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.
The Mobula7 is a great choice if you are on a budget. But do not be fooled, it is a good performer and has some great features that are missing even with the more expensive options.
This model 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. Further you have the option to fly it with 1S or 2S. This makes it very versatile - fly it indoors on 1S and outdoors on 2S.
The cam is an all in one option, meaning that it is camera and video transmitter all in one small package. The cam tilt can be easily adjusted to your liking.
The Beta 65x is the small Brother of the Beta 75x a great Brushless Whoop made by BetaFPV. Known for quality this is the right choice if money is not an issue and you prefer a smaller form factor than the 75x.
This model 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.
It comes with a default cam tilt of 35° which is a little bit high for indoor flying, but perfect for tight outdoor spots. On thingiverse you can find cam mounts with different tilts. For indoor 25° cam tilt is quite a good choice.
The Beta 75x is a great Brushless Whoop made by BetaFPV. Known for quality this is the right choice if you want to be on the save side regarding support and spare part supply. It might not be the cheapest option but you really get what you pay for.
This model comes with either two PH 2.0 connectors if you want to continue to use your 1S LiPo’s that you might have for your brushed whoop or a XT30 connector for proper 2S batteries. The XT30 option is the recommended one, since it allows to push higher currents than the PH 2.0 connectors.
It comes with a cam tilt of 35° which is a little bit steep for less experienced pilots or indoor flying, but perfect for tight outdoor spots. On thingiverse you can find cam mounts with different tilts. For indoors, 25° cam tilt is quite a good choice.