New FPV/Canopy for your whoop - smart audio and up to 200mW on the Boldclash F02H PRO
Boldclash have recently released a new all in one plug and play fpv solution for brushed and brushless whoops called the F02H PRO following on from the F02H which I reviewed here. This includes:
What has changed?
So what makes the pro version different to the regular version? Simply put it is the VTX and the changes are impressive. Unlike practically all other whoop AIO or split cam and vtx units this one has smart audio control and the ability to adjust vtx power between pit, 25, 100 or 200mW. This is a big deal because with the advent of brushless whoops, flying longer range is more commonplace and so the extra VTX power is becoming more of a necessity. Having smart audio means that of course this adjustment can be made through your OSD which I find to be my main use for OSD VTX adjustment.
Installation is very straightforward and Boldclash do not skimp on the hardware. Included is:
Unfortunately I dont currently have a whoop running with OSD and smart audio so you will not see this in the DVR below. I can confirm I have tested both in a full sized mini quad just to confirm it is working as expected (it is).
Camera and VTX performance is on par with other good AIO cameras. Below I have included DVR from indoor during the day and outdoor at night in tricky conditions. I was actually quite impressed with night-time performance which is actually quite a useful option for whoops - with days getting shorter it is not uncommon for me to fly a whoop a night because of the lower noise levels.
Understandably this FPV unit really shines when you are pushing range limits or wanting your VTX signal to penetrate walls, trees or other object simply because it has more power output options available. 100mW was a good improvement but found 200mW to be disadvantageous on my B03-pro because I had no benefit in signal quanity because of my limited battery range and the battery life suffered on the small 260mah 1s power supply. I would think a 2s brushless whoop (like the mobula7, beta65x or beta75x would most benefit on longer runs at 200mW.
I really put this canopy through its paces and it held up to an awful lot but is not indestructable. When looping my house I lost a prop and fell 2 stories down on the corner of my deck. This cracked my canopy but left everything else functional and intact. My guess is that with more basic 3d printed mounts as I have run in the past the damage would have been much worse.
Based on my testing the F02H pro offers no real advantage to the F02H standard on a regular brushed whoop. However, given the additional smart audio and power adjustable VTX, this is a great option for brushless whoops that tend to have more battery capacity. This means the VTX can be run at higher power levels which is a definite benefit when travelling the larger distance brushless whoops with larger batteries can manage. Like the regular F02H, the canopy is excellent - durable high quality injection moulded plastic that will bold directly to practically any brushed or brushless whoop. It is a shame the camera angle is not adjustable given the speed at which you can fly the new brushless 2s whoops but this would have added complexity and weight to the current setup.
I would recommend the F02H pro for 1s or 2s brushless whoops but would probably stick with the F02H standard for brushed since it is 0.4g lighter and costs $2 less unless you really need smart audio and pit mode for racing.
The Boldclash F02H pro can be bought exclusively here from boldclash.com
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