If you’re here then you probably alreaady know what the Tiny Whoop is and how addictive it can be to fly a micro indoor FPV drone. That said, the Blade Inductrix can sometimes feel a little underpowered, especially after a few flights (when you want to go faster!).
To give you some more options we made a list of the top 10 alternatives to the Tiny Whoop right here. Most of these options offer programmable flight controllers and thus, flight modes such as acro mode, airmode, etc., Basically, stuff that you can’t do on a typical Tiny Whoop!
10 best alternatives to the Tiny Whoop!
Let’s begin, shall we? The alternatives to the Tiny Whoop listed below are in no particular order. For attention’s sake, the first option is DIY!
The Blade Inductrix FPV is a drone specifically designed for indoor FPV flying in even the smallest places. It’s essentially a response to the growing popularity of the Tiny Whoop mod that used the Blade Inductrix.
There are two versions available; BNF and RTF. If you’re new to this then we recommend the RTF version; it costs more but it includes the trasmitter and FPV monitor with a screen size of 4.3″.
The Blade Inductrix FPV packs a 200mAh 45C battery which offers a flight time of about 3-4 minutes.
The Eachine X73 ia a micro FPV racing quadcopter based on the Naze32, with coreless motors. It packs a 1S 350mAh 25C LiPo battery and features a 600TVL 5MP camera, with a 1280 x 960p resolution (sensor size is 1/4″).
Eachine X73’s low weight gives the quadcopter a flight time of about 5-6 minutes, no always easy to achieve on these tiny devices. Another plus is that the X73 is one of the few hobby-grade indoor FPV quadcopters that features a prop-guard as default.
The Eachine’s Tiny QX80/90/95 are all very similar quadcopter but they differ in wheelbase dimensions, the QX80 has a wheelbase of 80mm, QX90 of 90mm and QX95 of 95mm (duh!). They all weigh around 39-40grams (without battery) and their propellers are 55mm wide. If you use the included 600mAh battery you can get up to 6 minutes of flight time.
5. JJRC H36/Eachine E010/Nihui NH010 with FX798T mod: < $50
Yes, you read it right. These are all the same quadcopter which has been rebranded not once, but twice and sold in different colors!
This quadcopter doesn’t include a camera, but you can easily solve the problem with a FX798T 5.8G 600TVL 25mW camera and there you have a fully working cheap Tiny Whoop alternative (we like to call it the Chiny Whoop mod here at RC Drone Arena 😉 ).
The camera itself weighs only 4.5g so it won’t impact a lot on flight time, which is rated at around 5 minutes (without camera) with the included 150mAh battery. With the AIO camera, you can expect to get 2-2.5 minutes of flight.
Keep in mind though that the JJRC H36/Eachine E010/Nihui NH010 won’t be the fastest fliers with an AIO camera on them.
6. Eachine H8 Mini/JJRC H8 Mini with FX798T mod: < $50
There we go again, different names, same product; this time it’s the Eachine H8 Mini (click to read review) a.k.a. JJRC H8 Mini. The quadcopter is really tiny and only weighs about 20g without battery, it’s powered by a 150mAh battery which gives it a flight time of around 5-6 minutes.
The Eachine Turbine QX70 is a ridiculously tiny quadcopter and is advertised as an “improved version of the Blade Inductrix FPV”. It has a distance from motor to motor of just 70mm and its flight control board is based on F3, running Cleanflight 1.13.0 as stock.
The quadcopter sports 40mm long propellers, a 520TVL HD CMOS 1/4 inch camera with Pal / NTSC output on a 5.8g 25mW connection. The 3.7 600mAh Lipo battery gives the Eachine Turbine QX70 a flight time of about 6 minutes.
Out of all quads listed here, the Eachine Turbine QX70 is perhaps the one that comes closest to the Tiny Whoop in terms of form.
Depending on your tastes you may find this cute or creepy, for me it’s the latter, sadly. 🙁
Still, the hardware in the Fatbee is still on par with other tiny quadcopters and that’s why we included it in this list. In fact, it is one of the few quads on this list to use a 2S battery as its power source!
The Fatbee sports a 90mm wheelbase and it’s powered by four 8520 2S brushed motors. Propellers are 40 mm wide and it packs a 520TVL HD CMOS 1/4-inch camera. The included battery has a capacity of 400mAh and runs at 7.4V.
The MJX X909T X-Series is one the smallest on the list with a size of 7.6cm x 7.7cm x 4.1cm. The quadcopter comes with a built-in HD 5.8Ghz streaming camera which transmits the video signal directly to the transmitter. The quadcopter packs a 3.7V 380mAh battery and can fly for around 5-6 minutes.
This is probably one of the cheapest way to do FPV as you don’t anything for it to work.
The Hubsan H111D is surprisingly tine and its dimensions are 6.8 x 6.8 x 2.5cm, with the insanely low weight of just 17.8g (including the battery). Because of that, the battery is pretty small with a capacity of 180mAh, still quad manages to ge a flight time of around 6 minutes, which is not too shabby.
The quadcopter has a pretty short 50 meters flight range, but given the size you probably wouldn’t want to exceed that anyway. The Hubsan H111D Nano Q4 can also transmit 720p video to the big 4.3-inch LCD screen on the transmitter (included), overall really impressing for such a small quadcopter.
10 best alternatives to the Tiny Whoop: Conclusion
Now that the list is over, what are your thoughts? Did you find any of these alternatives interesting? Let us know in the comments section below!