Got the BeeBrain Lite Friday and flew several flights in acro mode with it yesterday. It’s definitely an improvement over the Acrobee/BeeBrain V2. For acro mode I left the tune stock (it came loaded with Betaflight 3.5.4 and a custom tune) and just adjusted the super rate to get to the rates I usually fly. The high points I’ve noticed so far are:
Freestyle performance in acro mode is noticeably better than the V2. It’s easier to pull out of split S’s and dives and when diving straight down toward the ground it will stay locked in much better instead trying to right itself and get all wobbly. If you wanted to dive buildings or structures it’s going to be a lot better at that type of thing. I’m guessing all of this is a result of the lighter weight, active braking, faster F4 processor, and maybe some of it due to the latest Betaflight settings. It does exhibit the sideways yaw kick thing when pulling out of dives too quick, but if your smooth on the controls it’s fine. With the gold motors it’s still not quite as good at acro as some of the brushless 1S quads like the Emax Tinyhawk because it just doesn’t have quite as much power, but if you have the skills it is capable of some big air type freestyle.
The 3 programmable LEDs, one on top of the board and two on the bottom, are very cool. They’re really bright and can be configured in Betaflight to flash, Larson scanner (a quick double flash about every second), or just stay on. There are several colors that can be selected for each one. The clear frame and canopy really lights up with these also, so the whole thing basically glows. I have mine set with white, blue, and red lights on the Larson scanner setting so it looks like a police car.
NewBeeDrone sent it with 3 bladed King Kong props. I flew it with those and then swapped them for some Eachine 4 bladed props. The 4 bladed props gave more thrust and better punch/pull out from dives and didn’t seem to affect the flight time too much, so I’m going to leave the 4 bladed ones on there.
Overall, if you’re looking for the smallest and lightest quad to fly indoors in angle mode, but still be able to fly indoors or outdoors in acro mode for some freestyle action I think this is a winner.
I’ll try to post up some video soon. It was a little windy yesterday when I flew it outside, so I’d like to get some flights in on a calm day to see how it performs without the wind pushing it around.