On the first day of every month, I will post FPV related news from the past month including some interesting product releases and firmware updates. If I miss any important news please kindly remind me in the comment.
Last month’s news: FPV News in October 2022
09 Nov 2022
It’s been a while since the last Bluejay update. However in the new 0.18 update there’s no improvement or bug fixes mentioned, it seems it just added support for a new type of processors (BB51) that’s used in the latest Betaflight AIO boards.
Radiomaster Ranger ExpressLRS Modules
11 Nov 2022
Radiomaster released a new lineup of ExpressLRS transmitter modules: the Ranger, Ranger Micro and Ranger Nano.
DJI O3 Air Unit
22 Nov 2022
DJI’s new FPV system – image quality and advertised range have been improved, the new O3 Air Unit is basically like a mini action camera, with onboard recording and stabilisation capability, which could potentially replace your GoPro (although image quality is still not quite as good as the GoPro yet IMO).
Important: DJI FPV Goggles V2 v01.00.06.07 Firmware Update Warning
25 Nov 2022
The recently V01.00.06.07 firmware update is only for the DJI FPV goggles V2 and doesn’t apply to the V1 goggles.
If you update to this new firmware update on the V2 goggles, you will not be able to downgrade and you will not be able to root or install the WTFOS. If you have already rooted the V2 goggles beforehand, and upgrade to this firmware, we believe you may be ok and it will still work however it’s not something you should risk.
For more info see this post on our forum: https://intofpv.com/t-important-dji-fpv-goggles-v2-v01-00-06-07-firmware-update-warning
Walksnail Avatar 1S Mini VTX (New Design)
27 Nov 2022
Walksnail released a new re-designed Avatar 1S Mini VTX, same capability as before but is a few grams lighter than the previous version and is closer to the weight of the HDZero Whoop VTX. While it still has a 25.5mm x 25.5mm mounting, it appears to have a slightly smaller overall size with less of the board sticking out beyond the mounting holes, and the bind button has moved from the centre position on one of the sides to closer to one of the corners. There are two versions, the standard version (with standard nano camera) coming in at 10.3g and the lite version (with an even lighter camera) at 9.3g.
See my review of the old version. I will test the new version when i get hold of one.
EdgeTX “Flying Dutchmen” V2.8.0
27 Nov 2022
The new official release is packed with new UI design, features and fixes. As with any software/firmware update, please you back up your model and radio settings and fully bench-test your models after updating. Please also ensure you read the “UI/UX behavioral changes and/or new capabilities” and “Known Limitations and Issues” sections before updating.
Read more here: https://github.com/EdgeTX/edgetx/releases/tag/v2.8.0
28 Nov 2022
- Fix read of DPS310 coef C11 by @SteveCEvans in #12011
- 4.3 maint SteveCEvans (#12009)
- Refactor USB serial ring buffer code
- Simplify cliWriter structure definition as use of uint8_t data (flexible array member) at the end of the bufWriter_t structure is breaking the F411 build
- Unintended change impacting F7
- Raise upper limit of dyn_idle_min_rpm
- Allow dyn_notch_min_Hz as low as 20Hz
- MSC – Fix MSC on H7. Commit 9629f96, broke MSC. Details on #10747
- Do not automatically negate CS at end of SPI transfer (cherry picked from commit 92e50d5)
Read more here: https://github.com/betaflight/betaflight/releases/tag/4.3.2
ToolkitRC M7AC Charger Update
18 Oct 2022
New firmware available for the M7AC charger: https://www.toolkitrc.com/m7ac