The Best Tiny Whoop | Micro FPV Drones

Here is an overview of some of the best Tiny Whoops we have right now in the market. When talking about Tiny Whoops we generally mean those tiny little FPV drones that have ducts around the propellers. They are tons of fun to fly in the house especially on rainy days and  winter.

The Types of Tiny Whoop

Brushed vs. Brushless

There are two types of Tiny whoops: brushed and Brushless based on the motors used. Long story short:

  • Brushless whoop = more powerful, better motor longevity, supports turtle mode, 48KHz and RPM filter
  • Brushed whoop = motors are cheaper to replace, simplicity and light weight

It used to be a harder decision as to which motor type to use on a tiny whoop, but since RPM filter and 48KHz support are now added to BLHeli_S, it’s become a no-brainer. Brushless whoop all the way :)

1S vs. 2S

1S and 2S are the cell count in a LiPo battery. As you can imagine, tiny whoops that take 2S will be more powerful than 1S, but 1S whoops are quieter and causes less damage when you crash.

2S whoops are more pricey than 1S due to the higher spec components. so if all you want to do is casual indoor FPV flying, 1S is totally fine! (and the power is more manageable too)


The Best 1S Tiny Whoops (2020 Picks)

Here are the latest and greatest 1S tiny whoops in 2020! The table lists all the important specs, click link for more info:

ModelPrice (US$)Frame Size (mm)Weight w/o LiPo (g)FCESCMotor SizeKVPropeller SizeFPV SystemVTX Power (mW)LiPo ConnectorRadio Support
BetaFPV Meteor651196523F4 1S Brushless FC V2.15A08022200031mmFPV Cam + VTX25BT2.0FrSky FCC, FrSky EU, Futaba, DMSX, Without
Eachine UK65 / US65866522Crazybee F36A06031900031mmAIO FPV Cam25JST PH 2.0Flysky, FrSky
Eachine UZ65946522AIO Superbee F45A08021900035mmFPV Cam + VTX25, 100, 200PST PH 2.0FrSky D8 SPI, Flysky SPI, TBS Nano Crossfire, DSM2//DSMX
Happymodel Mobula6856520Crazybee F4FR Lite5A08021900031mmFPV Cam + VTX25PST PH 2.0FrSky D8, D16 Non-EU
Happymodel Mobula6 HD1176528CrazyBee F4 Lite5A08021900031mmFPV Cam + VTX25PST PH 2.0FrSky D8, Flysky, DSM2/DSMX
Happymodel Snapper7796529Crazybee F35A0703190001.5"AIO FPV Cam25JST PH 2.0FrSky D8 / D16 to Flysky AFHDS / AFHDS 2A
URUAV UR65786521Crazybee F35A06031700031mmAIO FPV Cam25JST PH 2.0Flysky, FrSky D8/D16

Mobula6

The Mobula6 offers two versions: the 19000KV “All Around” version, and the 25,000KV “Racing” version. (These are different motor KV)

I am impressed by almost every aspect of the Mobula 6 – low weight, high performance, great FPV camera, and it also comes with batteries and other accessories, absolutely great value for the money!

Where to Buy? Banggood
GetFPV
Amazon

The Mobula6 is blast to fly. It flies reasonably smooth out of the box, and very fast and nimbal thanks to the light weight. The performance is way better than any brushed tiny whoops I’ve tried.

However, for some unknown reasons Happymodel decided to use 25mW VTX in this model, which is definitely too low and undermines range noticeably.

Interestingly despite the 25000KV motor option, the power still seems lower than the BetaFPV Meteor65 with 22000KV motors. I think that’s because of the better battery connector used on the Meteor65 (BT2.0). For this reason, I really don’t think there is any point of getting the 25000KV version, unless you plan to upgrade the JST-PH connector to BT2.0. Getting the 19000KV version should be enough for most people, and it would also give you way longer flight time too due to better efficiency.

Pro’s

  • Great value for what you are getting
  • Excellent performance
  • 2 grams lighter than the UZ65, despite the smaller props, the Mobula 6 actually has better manoeuvrability in tight spaces
  • Less powerful than Meteor65, but more efficient (>20% longer flight time with 19000KV motors)

Con’s

  • Quality control is a hit and miss
  • Range is very limited due to the 25mW VTX

UZ65

The Eachine UZ65 might look similar to the Mobula6 and is the same size, but it actually has larger propellers! Despite having motors of the same specs (0802 19000KV), the UZ65 is more powerful than the Mobula6 because of this. Range is also better thanks to the more powerful 100mW VTX (only 25mW on the Mobula 6).

Where to Buy? Banggood

The UZ65 is a great tiny whoop, but it’s not perfect. The higher power means it’s not as agile and manoeuvrable as the Mobula6, and its camera angle limit is slightly too high for comfortable slow indoor flights.

Pro’s

  • Comes with almost everything needed in the box
  • Larger 35mm props than the typical 31mm tiny whoop props, gives you more power!
  • Decent tuning out of the box, overall great little quad, very fun to fly

Con’s

  • It uses the Runcam Nano 3 camera with a special lens, which seems to help reduce jello to some degree, but it also has a narrower FOV unfortunately
  • The camera angle is quite high and can’t be lowered, together with the narrower FOV, makes it harder to fly in tight spaces
  • Due to the bigger props setup, the overall weight is 2 grams heavier than the Mobula6. It might not sound like a lot, but it makes a big difference when it comes to tiny whoops as they normally only weighs around 20g, 2g difference is 10%! And so it just doesn’t feel as nimble
  • 35mm prop size is uncommon, fewer prop choices

US65 UK65

Not the latest whoop, but the US65/UK65 was the hottest model in 2019 and they deserve an honourable mention.

The US65 and UK65 are the upgrade of the popular UR65. Apart from the more colourful canopies, the motors have been upgraded from 17000KV to 19000KV. They’ve also added SmartAudio to the video transmitter so you can change channel through Betaflight OSD or LUA script, pretty awesome huh?!

However these have smaller motors than the Mobula 6 and yet the weights are similar, so I’d probably pass on these if you have a choice.

Where to Buy? Banggood

Meteor65

As mentioned earlier, the BetaFPV Meteor65 is probably one of the most powerful 1S models on the list thanks to the awesome BT2.0 battery connector.

Where to Buy? Amazon
GetFPV

If speed is everything you are looking for (doesn’t care about flight time) then this is my pick. See my full review of the BetaFPV Meteor 65.

AcroBee

The AcroBee from NewBeeDrone is a classic 65mm brushed tiny whoop. Yes, I only recommend brushless whoops now, but if you must get a brushed whoop, this is the one I’d recommend. It has the best performance out of all the ones I’ve tested and I am still flying it til this day!

Where to Buy? NewBeeDrone

It flies super stable and easy to control. Configuration is straight-forward as it’s running Betaflight. It flies on rail, very quiet and long flight time (5 mins on 300mah).


The Best 2S Tiny Whoops (2019 Picks)

If you are looking for something more powerful for racing and outdoor acrobatic flying, 2S is the way to go. Here are some of the most popular 2S tiny whoop options:

ModelsPrice (US$)Frame Size (mm)Weight w/o LiPo (g)FCESCMotor SizeKVPropeller SizeFPV SystemVTX Power (mW)Voltage SupportLiPo ConnectorRadio Support
Eachine Novice-I1447532Nano-X F45A11021350040mmFPV Cam + VTX25, 2001S, 2S2 x PST PH.20FrSky D8
Eachine Trashcan1017534Crazybee F4 Pro6A08031500040mmFPV Cam + VTX25, 100, 2001S, 2S2x JST PH 2.0Flysky / FrSky / DSM2 / DSMX
Emax Tinyhawk II1107831MatekF4115A08021600040mmFPV Cam + VTX25, 2001S, 2SPST PH 2.0FrSky D8, D16 Non-EU
Emax TinyhawkS1007528MatekF4115A08021550040mmAIO FPV Cam251S, 2SPST PH 2.0FrSky D8/D16
Happymodel Mobula7957529Crazybee F3 Pro5A08021600040mmAIO FPV Cam251S, 2S2x JST PH 2.0DSM2 / DSMX, FrSky Eu-LBT, FrSky Non-EU, Flysky
BetaFPV Beta65X12065292S F4 FC6A08031750031mmFPV Cam + VTX25, 2002S2x JST PH 2.0 (ou 1x XT30)FrSky, Flysky, DSMX, Futaba
BetaFPV Beta65X HD1706530MatekF4115A08021400031mmFPV Cam + VTX252S2 x BT2.0FrSky D16 Non-EU, FrSKy D16 LBT, DSMX, Flysky, Futaba, Crossfire
BetaFPV Beta75 Pro 21007527F4 Matek5A08021200040mmFPV Cam + VTX252S2x JST PH 2.0FrSky, Flysky, DSMX, Futaba
BetaFPV Beta75X16575402S F4 FC6A11031100040mmFPV Cam + VTX25, 2002S2x JST PH 2.0 (ou 1x XT30)FrSky, Flysky, DSMX, Futaba

Mobula7

Where to Buy? Gearbest
Banggood
Amazon

Either you are into racing, or just general flying you will find the Modula7 more manageable compared to some other options in its class. It’s far easier to change camera tilt angle in this model.

Still too much power? You can consider limiting max throttle.

However please note that the frame seems to be less durable compared to the Beta 65X or 75X. There is now a V2, that comes with a more durable frame. I believe you can also get it separately on BG.

Eachine Trashcan

Where to Buy? Banggood

Many think the Trashcan is better than the Mobula7, and this is why.

The Trashcan comes with taller motors (0803) with proper bearings, unlike the sleeved bearings in the 0802 motors.

The TRASHCAN also comes with a proper, brand name camera – the Caddx EOS2 camera. Despite the arguably better image quality, it’s in 16:9 aspect ratio, so for people running 4:3 goggles, the image will get distorted.

The frame is tougher than the original Mobula frame, though the issue has been addressed in the V2 according to some users.

Finally the VTX is a 200mW in the Trashcan so that’s good news for those who fly a bit further away.

Beta75 Pro 2

Where to Buy? RDQ
Amazon

See my full review of the Beta75 Pro 2 here.

The Beta75 Pro 2 (27g) is much lighter than the previous Beta75X (41g) by using smaller motors.  Flight performance is awesome out fo the box! They also fixed the “yaw washed out” issue form previous models.

The speed is about the same but the capability to carry HD camera like a Caddx Turtle or Runcam Split Mini is lowered. But this is definitely a better option just comparing them straight out of the box, and it’s $50 cheaper too.

TinyHawk

Whilst the Emax TinyHawk is on the larger spectrum of whoops, it has made a lot of noise in the whoop scene. A lot of people recommend it for its ease of use and variety of features such as turtle mode, smart audio and a nice camera feed.

Where to Buy? Amazon
GetFPV
Banggood

It can be bought in a bundle with a charger, batteries, receiver and FPV goggles for complete beginners costing around £130, or can be bought on its own for around £80.

However, it can leave some people that are more experienced pilots wanting more. Its a large whoop (75mm class) with quite a chunky frame coming in at 29g without a battery. They also recommend a 450mah battery and it can only handle a 1s, therefore being quite underpowered for the size.

Fear not, emax have responded and given the people what they wanted. They have recently released a ‘TinyHawk s’, which is of course a 2s TinyHawk. Slight alterations were made to the frame and the motors in this updated version, making it compatible with both 1s and 2s. As well as improving on the durability of the frame. The TinyHawk S can be picked up for around £85, so if you’re considering a TinyHawk regardless of if you’re a beginner or an experienced pilot, be sure to consider the TinyHawk S over the first version.

Only negative I see with this whoop is that it uses specific batteries, not just normal whoop batteries. Therefore, if you have other whoops in your arsenal, you will have to invest in other batteries to fly this whoop. Saying this, the design of the TinyHawks stands out against any other whoop on the list. The inverted motor design present not only adds to the structural rigidity and robustness, but is said to help with the aerodynamics, allowing longer flight times and greater precision over the traditional whoops. If nothing else, Emax should be congratulated on their unconventional design and trying something… different.

Even though the TinyHawk models are a slightly more expensive option over the UK/UR65, they do offer a solid build quality and ease of use with not only a BNF model, but also a RTF option,  making it easy to use straight out of the box for beginners or pro pilots.

Which is the Best Tiny Whoop?

As the best 1S whoop for value, I would probably pick the Happymodel Mobula6 (for flying in the house) and Eachine UZ65 (for flying in more open space). Both are some of the smallest FPV drones, they are not overpowered and relatively easy to manage. They are also very light weight and should hold up well to crashes. For a more premium and powerful option, check out the BetaFPV Meteor65.

For something even faster that you can fly both indoor and outdoor, definitely consider the Eachine Trashcan. It’s an affordable 2S brushless whoop, with more power and potential than all the 1S whoops can offer. If you find it too powerful to fly indoor, you can easily adjust the camera angle, and limit max throttle if you want to reduce the power.

Edit History

  • Oct 2018 – Post created: Mobula7, Beta65X/75X, AcroBee, UR65, UK65, US65, Snappy7
  • Jan 2019 – Updated list: Trashcan, Beta75 Pro2, Beebrain Lite
  • Jul 2019 – Added TinyHawk-S, QX65
  • Jun 2020 – Added Meteor65, UZ65 and Mobula6

12 thoughts on “The Best Tiny Whoop | Micro FPV Drones

  1. Chris S

    Boo hoo! my Trashcan overheats via core temperature and the screws under the motors are scalding hot after 1 battery. I want to be a fan of it, I really do.. but no reduction in d-gain, filtering, fc or motor replacement has helped.

    I’ll try the forums, but I’m disappointed I can’t make use of it in my fleet.

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  2. Yaron

    HI Oscar can you please mention what FrSky transmitter is capable to connect to a D8 receiver like the Mobula 6 or TinyHawk 2?

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  3. obelix662000

    Do not buy brushless whoops with 0603 motors. Replace them to 0802 (even for 1S ) and you will get 30 sec more flight time with exactly the same performance. If you already have 0603 motors consider flash ESC with mod firmware. Please see mshtools.c1.biz/2019/03/01/0603-vs-0802/ and mshtools.c1.biz/2019/02/14/30-more-flight-time-by-esc-fw-mod/

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  4. Franz P. Val

    Good article. Last year I bought a Eachine Aurora 68 and it flew not good out-of-the box. I had a lot of work (more than some 5″ builds) to bring it to good performance. It’s nice bit still a bit too powerful (2S) and heavy for tiny European living rooms. So I bought a UK65 this year (pre-sale). After applying the Mockingbird setting it flew very well but the frame is really fragile. After I broke the battery holder and a piece out of one duct I put “it” in a BetaFPV 65pro frame. Now its a great little whoop.

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  5. John A

    Loving the new 2S Whoop category. I have the BetaFPV 75X, and hoping to get my hands on a Mobula 7 soon. The 75X definitely rips around my small neighborhood, it’s on my par with my 2.5″ builds in terms of speed, but not quite there on agility. Still very impressive, and looking forward to trying out the Mobula 7.

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  6. Scott

    If you are in the market for a 2S wh00p, I suggest going to ebay and searching for the Mobula7. A few days ago, I happened to stumble upon a 24 hour 10% off everything on ebay coupon. Obviously that is expired, but with Black Friday coming up, and sites wanting to expand on the Black Friday hype train, I’m sure if you keep a tab open on your browser and casually click it once a day, you’ll be finding another coupon in not long. It took me a couple of days of thinking about purchasing it to stumble upon that coupon. Now, they’re only 77 bucks and change on ebay without coupon!! – with Free Shipping to the USA, so it’s not like the 10% off coupon saves you a ton! I got mine for $69.65 for the Basic, as I already have that stellar charger. Get the Standard version if you don’t have the charger as it’s easily worth the difference in price they want to upgrade.
    BONUS – both kits come with 4 of the stick 1S wh00p batteries! Good Luck, and stay warm and fly indoors this winter! :)

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  7. Chris C

    Great article! I love the new waive of brushless whoops that have arrived. Don’t some of the 2S whoops, like the Mobula7, also allow you to fly using just one 1S battery? Wouldn’t that the solve the problem with flying indoors by decreasing the power?

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    1. Ken Jancef

      I can speak for the 65x, as I have one. It doesn’t power up until you connect the second battery. So plugging just one in does not work.

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    2. Oscar Post author

      No, they have two connectors connected in series for two 1S batteries, so you’d have to connect both batteries for it to power up.

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      1. Henry Darr

        Mobula 7 came with a jumper so I can fly it 1s, I found reducing the rates made it not so twitchy so I could fly indoors without much crash landings.

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