Review: Rush Blade F722 FC, 50A/60A 4in1 ESC, Power Filter Board

by Oscar
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Rushfpv Blade Stacks F722 Fc 50a 60a 4in1 Esc Power Filter Board Review

Today we are going to check out the RushFPV Blade Stacks: F722 Analog / DJI Digital FC, Sport 50A / Super 60A 4in1 ESC, and power filter board. They can be bought separately, or together as a stack.

New to FPV? You can learn about flight controllers here, and ESC here.

Rush Blade F722 Flight Controllers

There are two versions of the FC, the Analog and DJI Digital, designed for the different FPV systems.

Rushfpv Blade F722 Fc Analog Digital Top Connectors

Where to Buy Rush F722 FC?

Analog Version

DJI Version

They come with a bunch of cables for the different FPV system, and for 4in1 ESC in case you want to use a different brand (different pin-out). There are plenty of options when it comes to soft mounting (different sizes of rubber grommets/spacers).

Rushfpv Blade F722 Fc Analog Digital Dji Versions Accessories Parts Unbox

Specs and Features

Both FC versions have almost the same set of features:

  • STM32 F722 processor
  • MPU6000 Gyro
  • 6x motor outputs
  • 5x UART
  • 1x I2C
  • BMP280 Barometer (Digital version only)
  • 16MB Flash Memory for Blackbox
  • Input Voltage: 7V to 40V (up to 8S)
  • 30.5×30.5mm mounting holes
  • Weight: 8.5g (analog), 9.5g (DJI)
  • Dimension: 36.5x38x5.2mm
  • BF targets: Rush_Blade_F7 (analog), Rush_Blade_F7_HD (DJI)

Close Look

Rushfpv Blade F722 Fc Analog Digital Bottom Solder Pads

The Digital version is designed specifically for the DJI FPV System. It has a dedicated 10V 3A BEC (alongside a 5V 5A BEC) for powering the Caddx Vista or DJI Air Unit. You also get the cable that connects directly to the Air Unit without soldering anything.

Rushfpv Blade F722 Fc Digital Dji Air Unit Caddx Vista Connect Wiring

With the Analog version, there is only a 5V 5A BEC, and you get the cables that connect directly to the analog FPV camera and VTX. If you are using one of the Rush VTX, it’s plug and play, no soldering at all.

Rushfpv Blade F722 Fc Analog Fpv Camera Vtx Connect Wiring

Note that the Analog version has the Betaflight OSD chip, but the Digital version does not. This means you should not buy the Digital version if you plan to use Analog FPV system, as Betaflight OSD will only work in DJI FPV system.

Here’s the included manual with wiring diagram.

Rushfpv Blade F722 Fc Analog Digital Manual Wiring Diagram Connection

Those 5V and 10V BEC are some of the beefiest I’ve seen on an FC. You can choose what voltage you want to use to power your FPV system and receiver by bridging the solder pads.

Rushfpv Blade F722 Fc Analog Version Solder Pads Close Up

If you don’t like using cables, you can also direct solder your wires to the pads on the bottom side of the board. The solder pads are well sized and easy to work with.

Rushfpv Blade F722 Fc Digital Dji Version Solder Pads Close Up The micro USB connector comes with a rubber cover so debris can’t get in.

Rushfpv Blade F722 Fc Analog Digital Micro Usb Connector Rubber CoverOverall it’s a well built and well designed FC.

Rush Blade 4in1 ESC

There are two versions, Sport and Super Editions.

Rushfpv Blade Sport 50a Super 60a 4in1 Esc Compare Top

Where to Buy?

50A Sport Edition:

60A Super Edition:

Both ESC give you the same accessories, including a 35V 470uF capacitor. There’s no XT60 pigtail provided, so make sure to get your own.

Rushfpv Blade Sport 50a Super 60a 4in1 Esc Unbox Accessories Parts

Specs and Features

  • Firmware: BLHeli_32
  • Current:
    • Sports: 50A (60A)
    • Super: 60A (80A)
  • Mounting: 30.5×30.5mm
  • Weight: 16.2g (Sport), 16.5g (Super)
  • Dimension: 45×36.5×7.5mm

Rushfpv Blade Sport 50a Super 60a 4in1 Esc Compare Bottom

Close Look

Both ESC have “Metal Armour”, which are basically a layer of metal cover on both sides of the board. It improves cooling of the MOSFET and protection from physical damage.

Rushfpv Blade Sport 50a Super 60a 4in1 Esc Metal Armour

Apart from current rating, the main difference between the two versions is the processor.

Although both 4in1 ESC run BLHeli_32 firmware and they are very capable, but the 60A version is the premium of the two as it has the faster STM32 F3 processor while the 50A version only has the F0. This means the 60A version can run at 96KHz PWM frequency while the 50A can only do up to 48KHz.

Originally BLHeli_32’s default PWM frequency was 24KHz and we found increasing it to 48KHz can generally improve smoothness and efficiency of our quads. So by doubling that to 96KHz can give you even more improvement in that aspect. You can learn more about ESC PWM frequency here.

Both ESC can take 6S LiPo battery. Onboard noise filtering is outstanding. Solder pads for motor wires can only be found on the top side of the ESC.

Rush Power Filter Board

You can purchase the Rush PFB (power filter boards) here.

Rushfpv Power Filter Board Module Spike Absorber Capacitor

They are made up of 3 high power TVS diodes and two “solid” 35V 330uF low ESR capacitors. The specs of the TVS diodes are not mentioned, but I’ve been told they are good for both 4S and 6S. They can provide extra protection against voltage spikes, similar to the FETTEC Spike Absorber but with two extra caps. This is especially useful for 6S builds where voltage spikes is more deadly and more likely to damage your electronic components.

Size: 33x10x13.5mm (with capacitors)

Weight: 4.5g

Rushfpv Power Filter Board Module Spike Absorber Tvs Diode

Simply solder them to the power of your 4in1 ESC (positive and negative).

Rushfpv Power Filter Board Solder 4in1 Esc

For the Rush stacks, I don’t think this is necessary on 4S, at least that’s what I have experienced so far. The onboard filtration on those 4in1 ESC, and with the supplied capacitor, are totally capable of handing 4S. But if you are planning to run 6S on a powerful build, this power filtering module can be a great addition. Think of it as an insurance for any potential issue you might have.

Beware that the filter board is not small, and it can get in the way of some compact frames. Make sure you check the dimensions before buying.

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7 comments

Matt 5th July 2021 - 7:52 am

It would seem.that there is no betaflight target for the blade fc, so watch out for that if you want to reflash for any reason.

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Kifayat Hussain 10th July 2021 - 1:07 pm

The Betaflight targets do exist depending on which version of the FC you have: BLADE_F7 and BLADE_F7_HD. They has it mis-labeled it as RUSH_ BLADE_F7 and RUSH_ BLADE_F7_HD on the back of the actual FC boards.

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Math46 30th June 2021 - 7:33 am

Rush Power Filter Card:

Name of TVS diode: “GEZ” is actually an SMCJ24A (1.5kW, 24V).
it is indeed a good protection for a FC in 6S.
Thanks Oscar

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Kifayat Hussain 30th June 2021 - 12:10 am

There is some confusion with most of the online listings about the Rush Blade F722 FC (Analog version to be specific): There is no onboard barometer.

The Digital version of the Rush Blade F722 FC has an on-board barometer.

Currently there is no official iNAV target for the board either and so anyone who wishes to use this FC for iNAV will need to compile their own custom firmware. This might change in the future :)

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Oscar 30th June 2021 - 1:08 pm

Thanks for the clarification, yes, the label does say that on the actual FC.

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Brett 29th June 2021 - 3:18 pm

Hi Oscar,

I notice they also have a “Speed” ESC in the same range rated at 60 amps. Only difference seems to the the MCU is different.

Do you know when that would be appropriate over the Super?

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Oscar 29th June 2021 - 7:18 pm

I think it’s the 50A 96KHz version? RushFPV mentioned it but they said they currently have no stock of that model. Basically the less powerful version of the Super.

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