Introduction

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This page is a translated version of the page Manuals:MBPlusFblV52:Intro and the translation is 100% complete.


MICROBEAST PLUS - What's that?

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MICROBEAST PLUS is a gyro system which is used to stabilize and control your flybarless RC Helikopter on all three flight axis. It can be used with many different types of helicopters like 3D aerobatic helis, F3C competition helicopters as well as scale helicopters with 2 or more rotorblades. The system comes with basic flybarless stabilization functionality and can be upgraded by paid update to the "ProEdition". This enables additional features like AttitudeControl for recue bailout or constant leveling and a feature called Bank Switching which allows to change between different parameter presets in flight to serve different flight conditions or flying styles.

  • wide input voltage range from 4 to 9 Volts
  • supports nearly all types of radio systems with conventional receiver wiring as well as lots of different serial signal receivers like SBUS, XBUS, EXBUS, iBus, UDI, SRXL, SRXL2, SPPM, SUMD, Spektrum/JR/ALIGN remote satelite
  • preset swash plate mixing for mCCPM and 90, 120, 140 eCCPM + fully customizable swash mixing with up to 4 swash plate servos and virtual phasing for scale helicopters
  • swash plate servo update rate with up to 333Hz
  • integrated tail gyro with torque precompensation ("RevoMix") supports all types of rudder servos with 760, 960 and 1500(1520)µs pulse width and up to 560Hz update rate
  • integrated head speed governor for electric and nitro/gas driven helicopters (requires rpm sensor pickup or esc with rpm signal output)
  • optional upgrade to "ProEdition" with bank switch feature for full customization and AttitudeControl for rescue bailout and selfleveling
  • MICROBEAST PLUS HD comes with a switchable high power input for large helicopters with power hungry standard servos and additonal vibration resistance due to aluminum housing


To setup MICROBEAST PLUS there is no need for any additional devices. All you need is your radio system and your helicopter. Thanks to the well proven EasySetup system you can do all the necessary adjustment directly at the device and in very short time. If you like to get more insight into the system and like to have a more visualized type of setup you can also use the StudioX App for PC/Mac or StudioXm for your smartphone/tablet in combination with the USB2SYS interface (PC/Mac) or BLE2SYS interface (smartphone/tablet) (optional available). These apps are the source to get even more out of your device like saving/restoring paramaters, firmware updates, loading preset heli configurations and making advanced adjustment to fully customize your MICROBEAST PLUS to your needs.


Additional guides

This online manual is very extensive and covers all topics in detail, i.e. radio setup, mechanical helicopter setup, power distribution, description of additional features and of course all the menu adjustments and what these do and what they are necessary for. So reading this manual can give you a detailed knowledge about the system and should help to give answers to almost all questions you may have. Anyhow, for a first start you may just go with the quick start guide and only refer to the online manual if you have some specific question. Also the quick reference card can give you a good overview for the different menu structures and adjustment procedures that can be performed directly at the device.


Firmware version 5.2.x

Please note that these instructions are only valid for the MICROBEAST PLUS firmware version 5.2.x!

The firmware version can be detected by connecting the device to a computer using the USB2SYS interface (optional) or tablet/smartphone using the BLE2SYS interface (optional) together with the StudioX App. During initialization also you can directly read from the display of the device what firmware version it is running: After power up when the Status-LED lights red, for a few seconds the Menu-LEDs A to G display the first digit of the firmware version and the LEDs H to N the second digit.


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Firmware version 5.2.x

In the left row menu LEDs A and C indicate major version "5".
In the right row LED I lights up which stands for minor version "2".

(Click here to see what's new with MICROBEAST Version 5.2.x compared to older firmware versions.)



Hardware options


MICROBEAST PLUS MICROBEAST PLUS HD
Power supply connection Standard servo ports High power input
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Casing Plastic Aluminum composite
Recommended heli size 250 - 700 550 - 800



Software options


Basic firmware ProEdition firmware
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Upgrade Price - 99,- €