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!

Eachine Tiny QX80 Review

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!

Update: There’s now a really attractive alternative available from Makerfire (for $60 RTF), more about which you can read here!

1. DIY (Do It Yourself!): $50 – $100

Tiny Whoop alternatives: DIY indoor FPV drone

If you have any experience building your own quadcopter, this is the option you want to go for. Why? Because this way, you get the most flexibility and thus, you can get closest to the desired result.

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)

Here’s one we recently built, based on the KingKong Q100 frame.

You can learn more about it in the build log.

2. Blade Inductrix FPV: $99 – $199

Tiny Whoop alternatives: Blade Inductrix FPV

  • Battery: 200mAh 3.7V
  • FC: Proprietary
  • Acro/Rate mode: No
  • Dimensions: 106 x 82 x 34 mm

Blade Inductrix FPV

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.

3. Eachine X73: $55

Tiny Whoop alternatives: Eachine X73

  • Battery: 350mAh 3.7V
  • FC: Naze32
  • Acro/Rate mode: Yes
  • Dimensions: 105 x 105 x ? mm

Eachine X73

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.

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4. Tiny QX80/90/95 with prop guards: $50-75

Eachine Tiny QX90 Review: Front

  • Battery: 600mAh 3.7V
  • FC: SPRACING F3 (Brushed)
  • Acro/Rate mode: Yes
  • Dimensions: Varies by model

Tiny QX80/90/95

>> Check out: Tiny QX90 Review || Tiny QX80 Review

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

JJRC H36 Mini quadcopter (Tiny Whoop alternatives)

  • Battery: 150mAh 3.7V
  • FC: Proprietary
  • Acro/Rate mode: No
  • Dimensions: 95 x 95 x 50mm


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

Eachine H8 Mini FPV 1 = Tiny Whoop alternatives!

  • Battery: 150mAh 3.7V
  • FC: Proprietary
  • Acro/Rate mode: Yes
  • Dimensions: 135 x 135 x 28mm

Eachine H8 Mini

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.

Also on this one you can add 5.8GHz FPV to the H8 Mini and get the full Tiny Whoop experience by spending a fraction of the price.

Speaking of, the Eachine H8 Mini is perhaps the most affordable quadcopter of all time, available for well under $15 shipped.

7. Eachine Turbine QX70: $60Tiny Whoop alternatives: Eachine Turbine QX70

  • Battery: 600mAh 3.7V
  • FC: SPRacing F3 (Brushed)
  • Acro/Rate mode: Yes
  • Dimensions: 97 x 97 x 75mm

Eachine Turbine QX70

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.

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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.

8. FatBee FPV Drone (Eachine and FuriBee): $70

Tiny Whoop alternatives: Eachine Fatbee

  • Battery: 400mAh 7.4V
  • FC: SP RACING F3_EVO_Brush
  • Acro/Rate mode: Yes
  • Dimensions: 118 x 118 x 70mm

Eachine FatBee

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.

9. MJX X909T: $70

MJX X909T Review: FPV transmitter and drone (Tiny Whoop alternative)

  • Battery: 380mAh 3.7V
  • FC: Proprietary
  • Acro/Rate mode: No
  • Dimensions: 76 x 77 x 41mm


>> Check out full review of the MJX X909T

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.

10. Hubsan H111D Nano Q4: $75

Tiny Whoop alternatives: Hubsan H111D

  • Battery: 180mAh 3.7V
  • FC: Proprietary
  • Acro/Rate mode: No
  • Dimensions: 68 x 68 x 25 mm

Hubsan H111D

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!

Meanwhile, head over to our list of the best budget brushless drones if you’re looking for something more powerful!

  • Blake

    Wow this might be the worst “article” I’ve ever read. None of these even come close to being as good as a TW, let alone better. Are you aware that what makes the TW great are the incredible Inductrix FC and upgraded motors? Or do you have no idea what you’re talking about and just thought “I’ll throw together a list of micro quads and use a moronic title”?

  • Frank Markovich

    The Acrobee v.2 should get a mention for sure!