After the huge success of the Tiny Whoop project, many more manufacturers have tried to emulate its success with a plethora of brushed and brushless micro quadcopters. Here’s a list of what we think are the best Tiny Whoop alternatives with brushless motors!
Best Brushless Tiny Whoop Alternatives (Micro FPV Drones)
1. Eachine Aurora 90
As the “90” in the moniker suggests, the Eachine Aurora 90 is a micro racing quad with a 90mm wheelbase. It comes with 1104 7500KV brushless motors, ESCs with BLHELI_S and Dshot support and a Halocube Betaflight F3 6DOF flight controller with built-in OSD.
It also features a particular carbon fiber frame design which protects both the propellers and the transmitters, much like a Tiny Whoop-style quadcopter.
The Aurora 90 mini FPV racing drone weighs 73g (without counting the battery), which is 7.4V 450mAh 80C LiPo battery. The frame of the Aurora 90 seems to have been heavily inspired by the AXC Halo 90.
However, it’s a really affordable brushless micro FPV quadcopter that anyone can fly (it even comes with an optional Flysky receiver!), and that makes the Aurora 90 a great brushless Tiny Whoop alternative!
2. Emax Babyhawk
The EMAX Babyhawk is an 85mm-wheelbase micro brushless quadcopter that packs a Femto F3 flight controller and an AIO camera with a 25mW VTX. It’s powered by four Bullet 6A BLHeli 2S-4S ESCs paired with 1104 5000kV brushless motors.
EMAX say the 85mm brushless motor produces about 500 grams of thrust using a 2S LiPo battery. Its propellers have been custom-designed by EMAX themselves and measure 2.3 inches.
In the RTF version you also get a radio receiver, a transmitter and FPV receiver/goggles — quite the killer combo! It also wouldn’t be unfair to say that the Emax Babyhawk is probably their most-awaited release for 2017. Word is that the Babyhawk brushless Tiny Whoop alternative will start shipping by March!
3. Eachine Chaser88
The Eachine Chaser88 is an 88mm FPV drone that only weighs 90 grams and features four powerful 1103/10000kV motors.
It packs a 4-in-1 ESC design which allows condensing all the circuitry in the center of the frame, leaving out just the cables to the motors.
The Chaser88 comes with an F3 Mini flight controller and a 5.8GHz 40CH VTX system with an 800TVL 1/3 CMOS camera. The VTX, camera and antenna all share the same orange support to save space. There’s also a 2S 30C 450mah battery which can be mounted below the frame with an handy-dandy rubber band.
FlexRC accuse Eachine of ripping off their FlexRC Pico X, but there’s no denying that the Chaser88 makes for a great cost-effective solution.
The XJB-75 is a 75mm wheelbase FPV racing drone with four powerful 1104 7500KV brushless motors.
The motors work in tandem with HGLRC XR396-25A BLHELI 2-4S 4 in 1 ESC, meanwhile the propellers are 3-blades R2030s.
The quadcopter also features a 600TVL HD CMOS 1/4 inch camera with a 5.8GHz 40CH VTX that can switch between 0/25/50/200mW. A PBF3-EVO Betaflight F3 flight controller with Betaflight 3.01 on it runs the show.
Packing a 11.1V 550mAh 35C LiPo battery, the XJB-75 has an advertised flight time of about 5 minutes. As you can see from the picture above, the cage-like frame of the XJB-75 quadcopter ensures that it’s a great one to fly indoors and in tight corners. Much like the JJRC H36/Furibee F36, it’s suitable for beginners too!
5. Eachine X73S
The Eachine X73S is a tiny brushless drone with a 73mm frame size and four impressive 1103 10000kV motors.
It packs a 1/4″” HD 1280 x 960 25mW FPV camera, Naze32 flight controller which can run BetaFlight software and is compatible with Futaba S-FHSS receiver/Frsky D8/DSMX receiver.
Eachine’s X73S doesn’t come with an included battery, but if you were to get a 1S 450mah 25c, it could fly for about 5-6 minutes. As the name of the quadcopter suggests, the X73S is an upgrade over the older X73 from Eachine which was a brushed micro. We guess 2017 is going to be all about brushless micro FPV!
6. Kingkong 90GT
The Kingkong 90GT is a 90mm wheelbase FPV racing quadcopter with some high RPM brushless motors and a 800TVL HD 25mW camera that offers a 150-degree viewing angle.
It packs a Micro F3 6DOF flight controller (with 32-bit STM32F303CC processor and MPU6050), making it fairly configurable.
It’s powered by four 1103 7800KV brushless motors paired up with 4-in-1 BLHELI_S ESCs, to save space and weight.
Kingkong’s 90GT weighs in at just 42.9 grams without the included battery, which actually is a 350mAh 7.4V 2S 25C. It doesn’t really have a ducted design or a cage-like frame, but the provided prop-guard makes the Kingkong 90GT a nice choice for indoor as well as outdoor micro FPV.
7. (Generic) LP90
The LP90 is a micro FPV drone with a very peculiar design. Its frame is made of carbon fiber and protects the propellers from every angle, thus making it super safe to fly anywhere (much like item #4 on this list, the XJB-75).
It packs four DYS 1104 7000kV brushless motors powered by LittleBee 12A ESCs. The on-board flight controller is a F3 6DOF, while the FPV camera is a 25mW AIO.
The LP90 is probably the least popular quadcopter from this list, which is why we really recommend getting any one of the other eight unless you’re really digging something about this one!
8. FuriousFPV MOSKITO 70
The FuriousFPV MOSKITO is one of the smallest — if not the smallest — brushless FPV drones on the market. Coming with a slender 70mm frame size, the MOSKITO 70 packs four 1102 10000kV brushless motors, lightweight 7A BLHELI-S DSHOT 300 ESCs and a proprietary RACEWHOOP flight controller with built-in PDB and integrated current sensor.
The MOSKITO 70 can achieve a 1km range with the integrated LR1000 receiver which compatible with FrSky and features an high quality special edition (basically, a modded) FX806T VTx and camera. Basically, it’s like a supercharged brushless Tiny Whoop alternative!
The drone only weighs 45 grams without battery — not included either way — which is they suggest should be a 2S 300mAh.
9. FlexRC Mini Owl
The FlexRC Mini Owl is an 88mm wheelbase FPV drone most suited for indoor racing thanks to its carbon fiber frame that protects the 1.88-inch propellers.
The quadcopter is powered by four 1104 6500kv brushless motors and FlexRC Pico Core (FC + ESC).
You can mount any AIO FPV camera on the Mini Owl as it doesn’t come with one, they suggest getting an Eachine TX02 200mW or an Innova FPV kit.
This proximity racing quadcopter will work with any 2S battery and 450-850mah 3S batteries, also not included.
FlexRC’s Mini Owl also requires some DIY skills; you’ll need a hex screw driver, soldering iron, electric tape and wire cutters to properly assemble the drone.
Best Brushless Tiny Whoop Alternatives: Conclusion
This concludes our list, what do you guys think about these Tiny Whoop alternatives? Would you consider buying them or are you a Tiny Whoop hardcore fan? Let us know in the comments below!
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