The Best Tiny Whoops and Accessories | Micro FPV Drones

by Oscar
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Here is a list of the best Tiny Whoops we have right now on the market. When talking about Tiny Whoops we generally mean those tiny little FPV drones that have ducts around the propellers. They are a ton of fun to fly and race around the house.

What’s a Tiny Whoop?

A Tiny Whoop is an extremely small quadcopter with a wheelbase of 65mm or 75mm, using a frame with propeller guards, and 31mm or 40mm propellers. The term “Tiny Whoop” is in fact a registered trademark of Jesse Perkins, but he has made this class of drones so popular, the FPV community just call every drone in this category “Tiny Whoop”. So that’s what I am going to call them on this page even though they might not be a “Tiny Whoop” product.

The Different Types of Tiny Whoop

65mm vs 75mm

Right: 65mm tiny whoop, Middle: 75mm tiny whoop

65mm and 75mm are the two whoop sizes. It’s the distance measured between the two diagonal motors, aka wheelbase of the frame.

65mm tiny whoops are the classic and more popular because they are smaller and easier to control. 75mm whoops came after and are more powerful. It’s harder to find good batteries for the 75mm whoop class than the 65mm, that’s also why many people prefer 65mm over 75mm.

Brushed Motors vs. Brushless Motors

best tiny whoop round up comparison

There are two types of motors used in a Tiny Whoop : 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 motors all the way :) In fact it’s very rare to find a tiny whoop using brushed motors these days.

1S vs. 2S

1s vs 2s tiny whoop

1S and 2S are the cell count in a LiPo battery. Tiny whoops that take 2S will be more powerful than 1S, but 1S whoops are quieter, safer and cause less damage when you crash.

Usually 2S whoops are more pricey than 1S due to the higher specs components, if all you want to do is casual indoor FPV flying, 1S is totally enough! (and the power is more manageable too) But some heavier whoops carrying a better camera or FPV system might need the extra power to lift off, so 2S or even higher voltage might be required.


The Best 65mm Tiny Whoops (2022 Picks)

Mobula6

I am impressed by almost every aspect of the Mobula6 – durable, high performance and great FPV setup. It also comes with batteries and other accessories in the box, it’s absolutely one of the best value tiny whoop packages on the market!

Product Pages:

ELRS Version (Recommend) Banggood
GetFPV
Amazon
Frsky/Flysky Version (old) Banggood
GetFPV
Amazon

 

The Mobula6 offers two motor KV options: the 19000KV “All Around” motors, and the 25,000KV “Racing” motors. (This article explains what motor KV is)

I recommend the 25000KV version as it’s more “future proof”. If that’s too fast for you, you can always turn the power down by scaling down motor output in the flight controller software (Betaflight).

The Mobula6 is blast to fly. It flies reasonably smooth out of the box, and very fast and nimble thanks to the light weight.

In the old version (with Flysky/Frsky receiver option), the VTX output power is limited to 25mW, while in the new version (ELRS receiver option), it’s been increased to 200mW which almost doubled its range! If you are getting the ELRS version, make sure your radio transmitter support ExpressLRS protocol.

See my full review of the Mobula6 here (old version with Frsky receiver).

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 way more efficient with the lower KV motors (>20% longer flight time with 19000KV motors)

Con’s

  • Quality control is a hit and miss

Acrobee BLV3

The Acrobee65 BLV3 by NewBeeDrone is what I would consider the closest competition to the Mobula6.

Newbeedrone Acrobee65 Blv3 Tiny Whoop

Product Pages:

Where to Buy? NewBeeDrone
GetFPV
RDQ

 

Yes it’s more pricey than the Mobula6, and the VTX output power is less (still adequate for indoor race by the way), but you get what you pay for – better hardware quality and quality control. Also NewBeeDrone is a US-based company with an excellent track record of great customer services, so that explains the higher price tag than a Chinese company with little customer support.

When it comes to flight performance, I personally prefer NewBeeDrone’s Acrobee over the Mobula6. Not only it’s better tuned, it’s actually faster with more raw power. In my opinion, the Mobula6’s main advantages are the built-in ELRS receiver option, higher VTX power and lower price. Both are great whoops, you won’t go wrong with either one.

See my full review of the Acrobee BLV3 here.


The Best 75mm Tiny Whoops (2022 Picks)

If you are looking for something more powerful for racing and outdoor acrobatic flying (on a calm day), 2S is the way to go.

Moblite7

The Moblite 7 is an ultra-light 1S version of the Mobula7. It is one of the fastest whoops with the longest flight time thanks to the super low weight at the cost of durability. You can check out my full review of the Moblite7 to learn more.

Moblite7 Banggood
GetFPV
RDQ

There’s a smaller version called the Moblite6, but between the two, I’d recommend the Moblite7. It’s super fast and has super long flight time (over 10 mins!) The downside however, is that it is also harder to control due to the higher speed and momentum. The Moblite6 is more tame and offers more precise control, also more crash resilient because it’s lighter.

The Moblite 7 is probably the best in terms of flight performance, but if your priority is durability, then you might want to check out the Mobula6 instead.


Mobula7 1S

Released in 2022, basically the Mobula7 is the Mobula6 on a bigger platform. By using bigger propellers, it make the Mobula7 way more powerful and faster with longer flight time than the Mobula6. It also has some improvements in hardware too that makes it more desirable. Due to the heavier weight, it’s slightly less agile and precise than the Mobula6, but the Mobula7 1S can handle outdoor flying much better.

Happymodel Mobula7 1s Tiny Whoop

Where to Buy? Banggood
RDQ
GetFPV

With that said, either you are into racing or just casual flying, you will find the Modula7 more manageable compared to some other options in its class. Also it’s far easier to change camera tilt angle in this model.


Mobula7 HDZero

The Mobula7 HDZero is the first 75mm sized Tiny Whoop equipped with a digital VTX. HDZero is a digital FPV system that offers much better image quality than the traditional analogue video transmission. Unlike the Mobula7 1S, the HDZero variant runs off 2S LiPo, which makes it more convenient to power the HDZero VTX. There will be new HDZero VTX coming out in 2022 that will support 1S power and lighter, so we should expect HDZero making its way to 1S whoops, but for now the Mobula7 HDZero is the only one.

The main downside of the Mobula7 HDZero is the heavier weight because of the HDZero VTX, which weighs more than a typical analog VTX and it might hinders flight performance. That’s also one of the reasons it runs on 2S, the extra power will help carry the extra weight. If you are getting the HDZero version, you also need the HDZero video receiver as normal analog receivers won’t work.

Where to Buy? Banggood
GetFPV

The Mobula7 is a 2S whoop, if you find it too powerful, you can try to limit throttle either in your radio or in Betaflight.

Note that the frame seems to be less durable compared to the BetaFPV 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 and replace the V1.

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?

For value, the best 65mm tiny whoop in my opinion is probably the Happymodel Mobula6 ELRS version. Performance is great, comes with good accessories and they are very light weight and should hold up well to crashes. For a more powerful option, better quality control and customer services, I’d recommend the NBD Acrobee65 BLV3.

For something bigger and faster (75mm whoops) that you can fly both indoor and outdoor on a calm day, definitely consider the Mobula7 1S (2022 Edition). It’s an affordable 1S brushless whoop, with more power and potential than all the other 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.

Can’t decided between 65mm and 75mm whoops? I’d recommend going 75mm because they give you more flight time generally, are faster and more stable, and just handles outdoor flying better. But 65mm whoops are just more agile and can go through smaller gaps (but really the size difference is almost neglible), some races only allows 65mm whoops to compete, so that’s something to consider.

Tiny Whoop Accessories and Parts

Here are some useful accessories and parts related to tiny whoops.

Best Tiny Whoop Chargers

Vifly WhoopStor V2

Vifly Whoopstor V2 1s Lipo Lihv Battery Charger Bt2.0 Ph2.0

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Possibly one of the most feature-rich 1S chargers out there right now. It has both BT2.0 and PH2.0 connectors, and can charge up to 6 batteries at the same time. It can discharge and storage-charge batteries, charging current up to 0.9A per port! See my detail review of the WhoopStor V2 charger here.

BetaFPV 6-Port 1S LiPo Charger

Betafpv 6 Ports 1s Lipo Battery Charger Ph2.0 Bt2.0

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It’s a very versatile 1S LiPo charger as it has both BT2.0 and PH2.0 connectors. It takes input power from a USB-C connector. It’s a 30W charger, but it can only reach its maximum potential when you supply it with 12V as the maximum input current is only 2.5A. But even if you give it that, each port is still limited to 1A of charging current, so the real maximum power is only around 23W to 25W. With that said, having 1A of maximum charging current per port, it’s still one of the most powerful 1S charger available.

It’s a very convenient charger, and you can set the end voltage to either 4.20V or 4.35V using a simple slider switch.

BetaFPV BT2.0 Charger V2

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Not only a charger, but also a voltage tester. Input power connector is USB-C, it’s designed for batteries with BT2.0 connectors only, and it can charge up to two packs at the same time. Note that it always charges your battery to 4.35V, meaning it only works for LiHV packs. If you are using normal LiPo that should only be charged to 4.20V, you should stay away from this charger.

NewBeeDrone Nectar Injector Smart Charger

Newbeedrone Nectar Injector Smart Charger 1s LipoProduct Pages:

It can charge up to 4 batteries with PH2.0 connectors at once. The end voltage can be set to 4.20V or 4.35V for each side of two ports. It’s powered by 5V micro USB input, takes up to 2A of input current.

The benefits of this charger is that each battery is monitored and the charging current is constantly adjusted separately according its charging state. Also, it has a trickle charge mode that can bring back over-discharged batteries back to life if the voltage drops too low for chargers to detect it. No other 1S LiPo charger has this feature yet.

Hobbyfly 1S LiPo Battery Series Charging Board

Hobbyfly 1s Lipo Battery Series Charging Board

Amazon (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/393l7P4

It’s not a charger, but a charging board. It basically connects all your batteries as a single battery. It’s not a parallel charging board, it’s a series charging board, meaning the connected batteries are not a single 1S LiPo, but instead, a 2S, or 3S, or 4S, or 5S or 6S LiPo depending how many batteries you connect to the board.

Unlike parallel charging, with series charging, even if the batteries have very different voltage you can still connect them to the board, the charger will balance the voltage during charging.

Apart from charging, you can also discharge and storage charge these batteries, just like a normal LiPo battery. This is not possible in most other 1S LiPo chargers.

The only drawback however, is that all the batteries have to be the same type, i.e. they all have to be LiHV (4.35V) or LiPo (4.20V). It’s not really an issue anyway since most batteries we use on tiny whoops these days are LiHV packs.

Eachine 1S LiPo Charger

Eachine 1s Lipo Battery Charger For Tiny Whoop

Banggood: https://oscarliang.com/product-hf2v

A convenient charger for 1S batteries. Most 1S LiPo for tiny whoops these days use PH2.0 connectors, so this charger is fully compatible. It also has a second Picoblade 1.25 connector just in case. It can charge both normal LiPo (4.20V) and HV type of LiPo (4.35V), which can be selected with the slider. Charging current (0.2A or 0.6A) can also be selected using a slider switch.

Powered by either a 2S to 6S LiPo battery via XT60 or power supply via barrel connector, you can charge up to 6 batteries simultaneously with this charger.

1S LiPo for 65mm Whoops

These are the two batteries I’ve used and would recommend, both have shown some of the best performance. They have the same rectangle shape and dimensions that would fit snuggly in standard tiny whoop frames.

Tattu 1S 300mAh

NewBeeDrone Nitro Nectar Gold 1S 300mAh

1S LiPo for 75mm Whoops

GNB 1S 380mAh

RDQ 1S 380mAh

2S LiPo for 75mm Whoops

Tattu 2S 450mAh

GNB 2S 450mAh

31mm Propellers for 65mm Whoops

Gemfan 1219-3 Triblade 1mm Shaft

I tested almost all tiny whoop props and found it to be the best in terms of power with only a slight sacrifice in efficiency.

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40mm Propellers for 75mm Whoops

This is some of the best performing props on the market with a great balance between power and efficiency. Make sure to select the right shaft diameter for the motors.

Gemfan 1610-2 Two Blade

1mm shaft:

1.5mm shaft

LiPo Battery Connectors

BT2.0 is the superior battery connector compared to PH2.0 because it has lower resistance and less voltage drop under load, but to be honest, PH2.0 is adequate for most pilots and it’s easier to find batteries of this type of connector. Anyway you should decide which connector to use before bulk purchasing your LiPo batteries as they need to have the matching connector.

PH2.0

BT2.0

VTX Antenna

TrueRC Singularity 5.8GHz Antenna with Short U.FL

Most BNF Tiny Whoops come with a simple light weight dipole antenna (linear polarized). In most cases it works just fine, but if you are struggling with video signal you should consider upgrading to a circular polarized antenna. One of the lightest options with great performance is the TrueRC Singularity. I explained why circular polarized antenna are better for FPV than linear polarized antennas here.

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Spare 65mm Whoop Frames

Both options listed here are some of the most durable frames available. They also come with many colour options.

BetaFPV Meteor65 Frame

NewBeeDrone V2 Cockroach Frame

ExpressLRS Receiver with Ceramic or Flat Antenna

Elrs Lite Receiver Ceramic Flat Antenna

Left: ceramic antenna; Right: flat antenna

If you are running ELRS, then installing an ExpressLRS receiver in your tiny whoop makes sense. The range is FAR better than Frsky D8/D16, telemetry is fully supported, the RX is very slight weight, and the antenna is compact and doesn’t require mounting. Make sure to get the ones with ceramic antenna (or flat antenna).

ELRS receiver with ceramic antenna:

With flat antenna:

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
  • Mar 2021 – Added Moblite6 and Moblite7
  • Apr 2022 – Updated products, added tiny whoop accessories and parts

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23 comments

Tim Newman 15th January 2022 - 4:41 am

can u please add the meteor pro 65 now?.. mainly because they are now using 35mm props?
i find it interesting that you say that the 35mm prop whoop isnt as nimble. it really should be as whilst there’s an extra 10% of weight, there is an extra 25% of thrust. that thrust is used in extra torque for yaw and more than makes up for the extra inertia from the 2g increase. it doesnt make sense to be honest.

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oermens 6th November 2021 - 4:09 pm

The Mobula6 actually has 25mw, 100mw, and 200mw VTX output power. It’s on 200mw out of the box but you can use lower power by adding power options in betaflight. 25mw is suitable enough for a whoop and sometimes even better indoors than using 200mw because of multipathing. The SPI RX is more limiting than the VTX. I get failsafe issues before the video gets bad even on 25mw.

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Yaron Shkop 8th October 2021 - 12:01 pm

It seems moblite is discontinued and you can’t find it anywhere… That’s weird…

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Rick S 14th July 2021 - 3:44 pm

I am looking for a timing system for whoop fpv racing. Do you have any suggestions? Most systems I have found are out of production or the app is not available.

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Daniel D 26th June 2021 - 10:30 am

Hi I am very new to fpv drones so just bought a Dji fpv set (drone, goggles, remote, motion controller). However I’d like a small drone for flying indoors. Will any of these connect to my Dji remote and goggles?

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JB 11th July 2021 - 3:40 pm

no, none of these will connect to your DJI

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TR 7th October 2021 - 3:00 pm

I too have the DJI setup. I am interested in indoor flying. Is there a small, prebuilt whoop that is compatible with digital HD for indoor use? Beta95x and GEPRC Cinelog25 are probably too powerful for indoor use?

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William J McEwan 12th January 2021 - 12:44 am

What’s with the removal of VTXs above 25mW at 1S?

25 mW is so limiting….

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BusterRoberts 25th September 2020 - 10:05 pm

can you tell me about a good video to bind a mobula6 to a tx16s I tried to do it but it run fast even on low throttle. I have done something wrong .. I don’t know how to fix it and If I wear goggles and it takes off real fast I may never find it.. Please help me

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Chris S 7th August 2020 - 5:53 am

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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Yaron 5th August 2020 - 7:19 am

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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Oscar 17th August 2020 - 6:04 pm Reply
obelix662000 12th September 2019 - 3:37 am

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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Truck G 9th November 2018 - 8:41 pm

I have the Mobula7 it can work in 1s using a plug for the other connector

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Logan 31st October 2018 - 3:47 pm

31mm props or it ant a whoop!

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Tim Newman 15th January 2022 - 4:42 am

ill counter that and say a whoop is 65mm from motor to motor in the frame diagonally. it is possible to cram 40mm ducted props on there. THATs a whoop!.

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Franz P. Val 31st October 2018 - 12:01 pm

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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John A 31st October 2018 - 1:55 am

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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Scott 30th October 2018 - 6:45 pm

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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Chris C 30th October 2018 - 6:02 pm

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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Ken Jancef 1st November 2018 - 4:10 pm

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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Oscar 6th November 2018 - 12:51 pm

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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Henry Darr 24th November 2018 - 2:08 am

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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