Betaflight has a mode in which a flight controller can be used as an input device on your computer. This mode basically makes every radio transmitter a simulator compatible radio - even if you can normally not plug it in via USB to your computer. This feature is called HID Joystick Support.
The EMAX Nano Hawk is EMAX’ first attempt at a 65mm indoor brushless whoop - they advertise it as a “Beginner Indoor Nano Racing Drone” - at least that is, what the package states. Let’s see how true this is.
This is one class smaller than their super successful 75mm Tinyhawk series, which was - and still is - one of my favorite entry level whoops.
The Nano Hawk weighs in at just 20g without the battery, which is rather on the light weight side when compared to other “BNF” (Bind and Fly) whoops of its size.
In this article I want to show you some neat Betaflight CLI “secrets”. Actually they are not really secrets at all since all of those commands can be found in the manual, but let’s be honest - who reads the manual?
First things first - what does CLI mean? CLI is the abrevation for Command Line Interface. Usually it is an alternative to the GUI - the Graphical User Interface. Usually you can do more via CLI than via GUI - this is especially true for BetaFlight. Sometimes it is simply hard to build a graphical user interface for a setting that takes a lot of parameters or a setting which needs a couple of commands to run in succession.
The Happymodel Crux 3 is a super light weight 3” toothpick based on Happymodels CrazybeeX all in one board. And light weight is not just a buzzword in this case - the model weighs in at just under 42g without a battery (just 70g with a 2S 450mAh GNB battery).
The FullspeedRC TinyPusher is, as the name suggests a pusher whoop, meaning that the motors are mounted upside down and are pushing the air down. This is done in order to have more space on top of the whoop to mound an HD camera platform of your choice, making it a cinewhoop.
Instead of going for an all in one cam, which is responsible for FPV feed and HD recording, this model is intended to be used with a dedicated HD camera. There are mounts available, one for a naked GoPro and for the Insta360 Go.
When I first saw the URUAV UZ85 on Banggood, I could not believe it - a 85mm copter for 78$? I have to try this one! When I received it, I was wondering about the package - why is it so small - did I get the wrong item?
The Geelang Anger 85X 4k caught my eye, not only for the 4K recording. Also I liked the previous Geelang product I reviewed - the Geelang Wasp 85X quite a lot - currently my favorite toothpick sized quadcopter - so I had very high hopes for this one.
As the name suggests, this is a 85mm sized whoop, very similar to the iFlight Alpha A85, with one major difference - it can record in up to 4K to the onboard DVR.
A lot of brushless whoops came out lately, but which one is the best? In my opinion there is no one single best brushless whoop - it depends on what you want to do, this is why I decided to go with different categories.
Are you just starting out, do you want to fly indoors or do you prefer to fly outdoors, do you want HD footage or is DVR enough for you?