Review: Boldclash BWhoop B06 Brushless Micro Drone

The BWhoop B06 micro quad is made by BoldClash. Similar to the famous Tiny Whoop, all the propellers are protected by ducts on the BWhoop so you don’t need to worry about crashing, but it’s bigger and more powerful.

The BWhoop B06 Micro Quad is available at BoldClash.

BWhoop v.s. Tiny Whoop

The BWhoop is bigger than the Tiny Whoop and using larger 40mm propellers rather than 31mm.

The BWhoop B06 also uses brushless motors rather than brushed motors. Brushed motors is known to burn out easily, and if not, they do wear out after about 10 hours of flight time in average.

One of the main benefits of using brushless motors is longevity as they usually last much longer than brushed motors. Furthermore brushless motors are more powerful than the 6mm brushed motors, however you might also find them a bit noisier too.

Spec and Features of the B06

  • Runs on 1S LiPo battery
  • Using M0703 15000KV motors
  • F3 FC (SPRacing F3 target) with built-in 2A ESC’s (3A burst)
  • It comes with a 1S 450mAh “80C” LiPo battery (13g)
  • Camera: 800TVL 120 FOV
  • VTX: 48ch 25mW with Dipole antenna

Unboxing

The B06 comes in a really nice plastic box, perfect as a traveling case, or storage box. Inside the box we have:

  • The BWhoop B06 Micro Quad
  • 3 sets of propellers (12 in total)
  • 1x 1S 450mAh Battery
  • Battery charger
  • Props remover
  • Manual
  • Micro USB cable
  • Spare Canopy (White)

A Closer Look at the BWhoop B06 Micro Quad

Motor to motor distance is 77mm and the quad weighs at 28g without battery. The overall design is really nice, the FPV system and the rest of the electronics are very well protected under the canopy, and it looks great.

The BWhoop is a bigger than the traditional Tiny Whoop due to the larger 40mm propellers. But I find this motor and propeller combination more efficient and powerful in my testing.

The quad is pre-flashed with Betaflight 3.1.6, and the ESC’s are BLHeli ESC (not BLHeli_S) so you can only run Oneshot125 with them. If you want to update the firmware on the flight controller, please select SPRacing F3 board.

The FC is soft-mounted to reduce vibration caused by the motors.

The radio receiver is located on the bottom of the FC.

There are many options for radio receivers when purchasing this quad, including Flysky, Futaba and Specktrum. Mine comes with the Frsky XM receiver pre-installed.

Brushless motors require ESC to work, and the ESC’s are built into the flight controller. The design and layout of the FC are great, the motors can be plugged into the FC with solder-free connectors, and the USB port can be easily accessed from the bottom of the FC for connecting to Betaflight configurator.

Battery connector is the 2 pin JST PH (2mm), same as the one used on the Eachine E010. I wish they could’ve used LOSI instead, as LOSI connectors are more common in batteries of this size. But it’s easy enough to make an adapter if required, or simply replace the battery connector.

The motors are Boldclash 0703 15000KV motors, which are made in the same factory as the Racerstar BR0703, that’s why they have the same design, just different branding.

The ducts are a bit flexible but strong enough to protect the props in crashes.

By removing the 2 screws on the canopy, we can easily take it off.

The FPV system (VTX and camera) is installed right under the canopy, and it’s connected to the FC by a JST connector for power.

You can change VTX channel and band by pressing the button on the canopy.

On the back of the camera there is a button to change NTSC/PAL setting. I wish they could make the antenna pointing upward vertically which could make the signal more reliable. At the moment the signal gets really weak when the quad points away from the pilot.

(What to know why? check out our guide on FPV antenna)

It’s such a coincidence that I am recently also looking into building a 1S brushless micro quad, I have been testing 0703 and 0705 motors too, so it would be interesting to compare this quad with the ones I have built.

Here is my build log of the Angry Oskie, a 1S brushelss micro quad.

Setting up

The manual is well written, by following the instructions should get you flying in no time. Here I will outline what I did to set mine up.

  • Charge your battery (takes about 30 to 60 mins to charge)
  • Bind RX to TX (confirm this is working in the receiver tab in Betaflight Configurator)
  • Setup a switch for Angle mode (and Arming mode if you don’t like arming with your stick)
  • Enable “Motor Stop” in Betaflight to minimize the chance of burning out motors in a crash

That’s all!

Flight Performance and PID/Rate Tuning

I’ve flown this quad indoor a few times now, it performs exceptionally well and I am well impressed.

The battery says 80C on the label, I call that BS yet it has more punch than my Eachine 500mAh 40C and have about the same flight time. That’s a very good battery overall despite the questionable C rating.

Everything is plug and play and no soldering needed. The quad has lots of power, yet being very efficient and has over 4 mins of flight time with the stock battery.

It actually flies a lot quieter than I expected, I would say the noise level is similar to a Tiny Whoop. I don’t know exactly why my self-built brushless micro is so much noisier, maybe something to do with the motors, or soft-mounting the FC actually makes a big difference in these micro quad too.

I will try it outdoor, take some footage, and come back for a more detail update soon.

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