The BeastX Microbeast Flybarless Unit is my favorite rc helicopter flybarless system so far! To be fair I have only used the Align 3GX and Microbeast so far, but I in my rc heli career I will be sticking with BeastX. Honestly the 3GX and Microbeast are pretty intimidating at first glance and the manual is a bit confusing, but you can get clarification on the setup procedures here or on YouTube. The manual aside, the Microbeast FBL unit is very easy to setup once you go through it one time. There are three programming menus which are very clear. Each step of the setup is laid out on the actual unit with a series of labeled lights.
The status light to the left lights up and changes color showing you the option that you have chosen. If your mechanical geometry is on point, it is so simple to setup up in the Microbeast. Just go to the menu, throw on your pitch gauge, and use the rudder stick on your radio to dial in the pitch limits. Absolutely easy, if this newbie can set one of these up anyone can. It is also very compact in size. Fits perfectly inside a 250 size heli. I would do a pros and cons list, but I do not have any cons as of yet. Rock solid product, I will be buying these for my future builds.
Here is my Trex 250 DFC Microbeast setup. Tail servo mounted on the tail boom of course.
Updating Microbeast Software
Whenever the Microbeast has been updated, it is recommended that the entire setup be done again. That being the case if you just received your Microbeast, update it before you do anything. The update process for the Microbeast is one heck of a task too. That is why I am doing this step by step tutorial.
1. Go to www.beastx.com.
5. While you wait for your emailed update, we need to set up your computer to communicate with your Microbeast. Go back to the software download page and click -> Download under Software Bundle to download the .msi file.
32. Now if you look at your Device Manager the yellow error sign is gone and (COM 4) listed at the end of the device title. If this matches you, then you are good to go. If back trace the steps and double check that you did not miss one.
35. Now check your email and download the update that BEASTX emailed to you. DO NOT change the name of the update file. Here I put it on my Desktop to make it easy to locate. In the BEASTX window click -> Open File, locate the update file.