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:
|Model||Price (US$)||Frame Size (mm)||Weight w/o LiPo (g)||FC||ESC||Motor Size||KV||Propeller Size||FPV System||VTX Power (mW)||LiPo Connector||Radio Support|
|BetaFPV Meteor65||119||65||23||F4 1S Brushless FC V2.1||5A||0802||22000||31mm||FPV Cam + VTX||25||BT2.0||FrSky FCC, FrSky EU, Futaba, DMSX, Without|
|Eachine UK65 / US65||86||65||22||Crazybee F3||6A||0603||19000||31mm||AIO FPV Cam||25||JST PH 2.0||Flysky, FrSky|
|Eachine UZ65||94||65||22||AIO Superbee F4||5A||0802||19000||35mm||FPV Cam + VTX||25, 100, 200||PST PH 2.0||FrSky D8 SPI, Flysky SPI, TBS Nano Crossfire, DSM2//DSMX|
|Happymodel Mobula6||85||65||20||Crazybee F4FR Lite||5A||0802||19000||31mm||FPV Cam + VTX||25||PST PH 2.0||FrSky D8, D16 Non-EU|
|Happymodel Mobula6 HD||117||65||28||CrazyBee F4 Lite||5A||0802||19000||31mm||FPV Cam + VTX||25||PST PH 2.0||FrSky D8, Flysky, DSM2/DSMX|
|Happymodel Snapper7||79||65||29||Crazybee F3||5A||0703||19000||1.5"||AIO FPV Cam||25||JST PH 2.0||FrSky D8 / D16 to Flysky AFHDS / AFHDS 2A|
|URUAV UR65||78||65||21||Crazybee F3||5A||0603||17000||31mm||AIO FPV Cam||25||JST PH 2.0||Flysky, FrSky D8/D16|
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
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.
- 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)
- Quality control is a hit and miss
- Range is very limited due to the 25mW VTX
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.
- 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
- 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
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|
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
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.
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:
|Models||Price (US$)||Frame Size (mm)||Weight w/o LiPo (g)||FC||ESC||Motor Size||KV||Propeller Size||FPV System||VTX Power (mW)||Voltage Support||LiPo Connector||Radio Support|
|Eachine Novice-I||144||75||32||Nano-X F4||5A||1102||13500||40mm||FPV Cam + VTX||25, 200||1S, 2S||2 x PST PH.20||FrSky D8|
|Eachine Trashcan||101||75||34||Crazybee F4 Pro||6A||0803||15000||40mm||FPV Cam + VTX||25, 100, 200||1S, 2S||2x JST PH 2.0||Flysky / FrSky / DSM2 / DSMX|
|Emax Tinyhawk II||110||78||31||MatekF411||5A||0802||16000||40mm||FPV Cam + VTX||25, 200||1S, 2S||PST PH 2.0||FrSky D8, D16 Non-EU|
|Emax TinyhawkS||100||75||28||MatekF411||5A||0802||15500||40mm||AIO FPV Cam||25||1S, 2S||PST PH 2.0||FrSky D8/D16|
|Happymodel Mobula7||95||75||29||Crazybee F3 Pro||5A||0802||16000||40mm||AIO FPV Cam||25||1S, 2S||2x JST PH 2.0||DSM2 / DSMX, FrSky Eu-LBT, FrSky Non-EU, Flysky|
|BetaFPV Beta65X||120||65||29||2S F4 FC||6A||0803||17500||31mm||FPV Cam + VTX||25, 200||2S||2x JST PH 2.0 (ou 1x XT30)||FrSky, Flysky, DSMX, Futaba|
|BetaFPV Beta65X HD||170||65||30||MatekF411||5A||0802||14000||31mm||FPV Cam + VTX||25||2S||2 x BT2.0||FrSky D16 Non-EU, FrSKy D16 LBT, DSMX, Flysky, Futaba, Crossfire|
|BetaFPV Beta75 Pro 2||100||75||27||F4 Matek||5A||0802||12000||40mm||FPV Cam + VTX||25||2S||2x JST PH 2.0||FrSky, Flysky, DSMX, Futaba|
|BetaFPV Beta75X||165||75||40||2S F4 FC||6A||1103||11000||40mm||FPV Cam + VTX||25, 200||2S||2x JST PH 2.0 (ou 1x XT30)||FrSky, Flysky, DSMX, Futaba|
|Where to Buy?||Gearbest
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.
|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
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.
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
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.
- 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