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    TinyWhoop Build List

    Hi folks! I've had a couple people ask me for TinyWhoop recommendations and I'd like to put out the build list so I can potentially save somebody a little money.

    Usually, people go out and buy an FPV inductrix and fly it until they break stuff or want to upgrade - or both. So, you pay 60-200 bucks for the BNF or RTF versions of that thing, then realize you may want a betaflight powered flight controller, faster motors, etc....

    The best way, in my opinion, is to start with what you want from the beginning. Buy the parts, put it together... Assembly isn't even CLOSE to the same as a full size copter. You have to make TWO solder connections and pop in a couple motors... In the end, you have a flawlessly flying tinywhoop with fairly bad ass motors.

    The BeeBrain v.1 - Cleanflight/Betaflight compatible Flight Control fo
    (pick the version that matches the radio you want.... ie, Spektrum or FrSky)

    The FX805 Clove Leaf Pod Camera - Micro FPV Camera with 5.8G 25mW 40CH

    Inductrix Crazypony Frame with Red Prop Set and Foam Battery Converter – Kado's Micro Motors

    Chaoli (Kados Insane) 65000rpm 6x15mm Inductrix/Nano QX style micro-js – Kado's Micro Motors

    210mah Power Pack (6 Batteries Plus a 12 Port Parallel Board) – Kado's Micro Motors
    (These batteries are pretty dang good!)

    The ONLY change I would make is the frame/props from this list... but, that said, the Inductrix frames and props are like unicorns...If you see them in stock, grab them! They are, in my opinion, superior to the eachine versions listed above and are slightly lighter I believe. Otherwise, the link above is a perfectly acceptable thing to use in the meantime.

    If you have any questions or suggestions, please comment below! Let this be a living document of the best entry whoop build options.

    --Micah

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    Re: TinyWhoop Build List

    If you want to spend 1/2 that, try:

    Eachine E010 Frame Beecore F3 Flight Controller Chaoli 615 59000RPM Motor TX03 72CH VTX Camera Set Sale - Banggood.com

    You won't get a TPU mount for the camera, but I've been using double sided tape with success - more success than TPU mounts actually, but I think that's mostly that my mount and camera aren't ideally suited for each other.

    Batteries:

    5PCS Eachine E010-0006 RC Quadcopter Spares Parts 3.7V 150MAH 45C Upgrade Battery Charger Set Sale - Banggood.com

    $17 is almost half the price of Micah's suggestion, but it could be the batteries he suggested are twice as good, I haven't tried premium batteries in my whoops yet. I think until we have OSDs at this scale we are going to be abusing the living hell out of these batteries so I'm not worried much about it.

    As for the rest of the components, I'm flying a pair of the BeeCore / Eachine frames linked above, and the BeeCore is at least the equal of the BeeBrain board, arguably better since it is F3 / SBUS, although I'd be the first to admit it doesn't matter much at this scale.

    The camera may not be as good, but none of the cameras at this scale are an HS1177 so I'd be surprised if the FX805 were twice as good to justify its price. Still, it could be better.

    So $61 + $17 = $78 for the Banggood stuff, or $118 + $31 + shipping = >$150 for Micah's package. You are are going to break either setup eventually, I can promise you that, which is why I have two of my Beecore cheapies.

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    Re: TinyWhoop Build List

    It should be noted that your mileage may vary with Banggood and you don't support actual US businesses. It's worth the extra money to get support of any kind and the warm fuzzy feeling of not forking all of our money into China's economy.

    Just my 2 cents

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