Tiny Whoop is a small FPV(first-person-view) micro brushed quadcopter, its propellers are protected by EDF ducts that also makes it a very efficient little machine, we can fly FPV around people and kids safely. It allows some insane indoor FPV flying: chasing people, annoying your pets, cruise around the house without hurting anyone or damage anything. Compared to mini quads, the tiny size opens the horizon for new possibilities in FPV hobby. It’s more fun than I’ve ever had.
What are their advantages?
- Tiny size, making them ideal for flying indoors, through shelves, under desks, wherever.
- They are Efficient, with up to 4 minutes of flight from a tiny battery.
- Acrobatic Performance, capable of flips, rolls and fast climbs due to their power to weight.
- Robust, their ducted design also allows them to shrug off most wall impacts.
- Inexpensive to purchase and repair. Even the bigger-budget bundles represent great value.
- Many on the market are ready to fly, and such accessibility is rare when it comes to FPV.
- They are just awesome fun, seriously even if you just want to fly and not tinker.
What do we need know when we build a Tiny whoop?
You can choose to go full-blown with 2S motors and batteries, or even opt for brushless motors (more on this another time!).
A typical build will contain the following parts:
- A frame (80-100mm should be good)
- A flight controller (the SPRacing F3 Brushed is a great choice)
- Motors (8.5mm brushed) & propellers
- Battery (400-750mAh; 1S/2S)
- Receiver (depends on what transmitter you have)
- AIO (all-in-one) camera (the FX798T is a proven champ)
You can read our Quadcopter frame, lipo battery, motor and propeller size matching table to know more about how to build quadcopter.
Tiny Whoop use 1S 150-205mah LiPo batteries and flight time is about 1-2 minutes. Between different brands and discharge rates there might be a difference in flight time. It’s best to get loads of them. I think 10 to 15 of them is a good number to for a living room FPV racing session.
There are two types of upgrade 0615 motors sold by micro-motor-warehouse: medium & fast. Type of upgrade motors has an impact on performance and battery life. Because stock PIDs on the Inductrix main board are not adjusted to fly with neither medium nor fast so when flying in acro mode motors sound like they struggle and also there are some oscillations. I didn’t have a chance to test the stock motors with FPV gear on so can’t confirm how they perform in acro.