In this article I want to talk a little bit about battery connectors. Battery connectors - you wonder? Yes! What might at first sound like a boring topic with not much to say, turns out to be a quite interesting one, especially when it comes to brushless whoops.
Every mechanical connection is a place where electrical energy can be “lost” - or to be physically correct - translated into heat. You want your plugs to be as lossless as possible, so that all the energy can reach the place where it should be used - mainly the motors.
The GEPRC Stable 12A stack is intended as an all in one solution for toothpicks and microquadcopters.
Being an AIO, it is flight controller and ESC in one board. But this is not all - it would not be a stack without the video transmitter. The flight controller does not come with an onboard SPI receiver, so you have to provide your own receiver of choice.
When I first saw the Geelang Wasp85 on Banggood I thought: “Ah something different” - I want to take a look at that. Bangood was kind enough to send me one to check it out.
I was hoping that it is a bit of a sleeper and surprises by just being plain awesome, unfortunately that was not completely the case.
The total weight is 46.5g without batteries and 63g including two 300mAh, 1S batteries. I like to fly it with GNB 2s, 450mAh batteries and with those it weighs in at 75.2g.
The EMAX Tinyhawk 2 Freestyle is the third micro quad released by EMAX that is built on basically the same stack as the Tinyhawk 2 and the Tinyhawk 2 Race both of which I have reviewed before.
Both are super solid quads that you can have a lot of fun with. One to fly at home and one aimed at micro racers. I have put a couple of hundred packs through each of them and have especially been enjoying the Tinyhawk 2 Race. Now lets have a look at the newest addition to the Tinyhawk 2 family.
I have been asking BetaFPV for quite some time for an AIO with blackbox - obviously I was not the only one.
This toothpick sized flight-controller comes with 20A ESC’s and 8MB flash for blackbox logging. But the blackbox is not its only selling point. Apart from that it also comes with three full UARTS. Since it is tootphick sized, it will unfortunately not fit into most whoop frames.
The Tinyhawk 2 Race is basically the outdoor version of the Tinyhawk 2. They share a fair amount of components. The Tinyhawk Race is a 2S, 2” toothpick style quadcopter which you should definitely fly outside.
You can also fly it on 1S, but honestly - once you tried the Race on 2S there is no going back.
I was (and still am) a big fan of the first Tinyhawk, especially the RTF kit with goggles and controller. This is how got my wife into flying quadcopters. Now there is a new, improved version available - the Tinyhawk 2.
In this article I am going to take a look at what sets it apart from its predecessor and give you a general overview of this quadcopter.
There is a new version of the Tinyhawk coming out, the Tinyhawk S a 2S version of the Tinyhawk.
It is already listed on bangood as pre-order for less than $100. It is expected to ship June 19th.
It looks very similar to its predecessor but the features speak for themselves: This version, apart from being able to run on 1S or 2S will also allows for the camera tilt to be adjusted. Further EMAX decreased the size of the motors, so the Tinyhawk S 2S will be rocking 0802 15500KV motors.
The Tiny Leader is the first 3S capable brushless whoop. Definitely not your cheapest option out there but the frame is carbon fiber and plastic - pretty sturdy. The hoops can be swapped each on their own.
The Tiny Leader comes with a XT30 connector and you can power it with 1-3S. At least the ESC’s are specced for that - in reality you want to use 2S or 3S in order to use its full potential. Especially with the HD version you should go for 3S if you want to have some punch.
There are two different options regarding the camera. You can either get the version with a Caddx Micro F2 with 1200 TV lines that can be adjusted from 0° to 45°. Or you can get the HD option equipped with a Caddx Turtle V2 with 800TV lines and the possibility to record HD footage with your whoop - how awesome is that?
The video transmitter is switchable and outputs up to 600mW power - pretty impressive!
The Trashcan has first of all an very interesting name - but luckily it performs better than the name suggests. This model is made by Eachine and was released in late 2018. The name was chosen by the community which explains why it is, what it is.
The Trashcan comes with two PH 2.0 connectors so you can continue to use your 1S LiPo’s that you might have for your brushed whoop. Similar to the Mobula7 you have the option to fly it with one or 2S. This makes it a perfect fit for flying in and outdoors.