Mods for the Eachine E010 Tiny Whoop – #1

In this post I will share 3 modifications I have done on the Eachine E010, hoping to make it fly better. Not all of them worked though but it was nice to try different ideas :)

The Eachine E010 is a great little quad that is dirt cheap, great alternative to the Inductrix.

Mod #1 – Transmitter Sticks Extension

I complained a lot in my Eachine E010 review about the TX, where the sticks are very difficult to control. Thanks to CesiumSalami who commented in my post, he showed me about a handle extension mod someone did in a different model. That TX is different, so I went ahead and designed one for the Eachine E010.

eachine-e010-handle-stick-extension-3d-print-tx

This TX extension mod hugely improve control accuracy. It’s still not as good as holding a proper TX, but it’s a lot better.

STL files can be found on Thingiverse.

Mod #2 – Chaoli Motors “Upgrade”

Got these Chaoli 0615 6mm motors for this quad, as they are branded as the Inductrix/Tiny whoop upgrade motors. Swapping out the motor is easy, it’s important to write down what colour wire is positive and negative before de-soldering.

chaoli-615 brushless-motor-6mm eachine-e010-swapping-out-motors-6mm

However the result isn’t as good as I expected. I even got slightly less flight time than the stock motors. It didn’t feel as punchy as well.

The Eachine stock motors are actually pretty decent already, so there is no need to change them out with the Chaoli (unless you are looking for replacement).

Mod #3 – 2 Blade Propellers

Quad-blade props are known to be less efficient than props with fewer blades, such as 2 blade. So here I tried to remove 2 of the blades from the stock propellers and see what happens.

I cut the props with a wire cutter, and then finished with some sand paper.

Only do this mod if you have spare props!

eachine-e010-propeller-2-blade-mod eachine-e010-2-blade-prop-modification-top

The result is surprising, I get about 25% more hover time!!!

Hover Time Original Motors Chaoli 0615
4-blade (stock) 3:35 3:30
2-blade (moded) 4:30 4:20

Maybe it feels a little less punchy, but it’s hard to tell. Another thing to notice is it’s noisier with only 2 blades, probably because of the higher RPM.

I think this mod should also work on the Inductrix/Tiny Whoop too, but i don’t have one to try :)

eachine-e010-2-blade-prop-mod

I definitely recommend mod #1 and #3 in this post, very happy with the result :)

No 3D printers?

I don’t know if there would be any interested in the 3D printed parts I designed. But if you don’t have a 3D printer I am happy to print them for you. I normally ship 1-3 days after order, excluding weekend.

Kit including:

  • FX797/798 VTX mount and antenna protector (choose tilt angle between 10, 15 and 20)
  • A set of stick extension (choose your preferred extended length between 15mm and 20mm)

eachine-e010-handle-stick-extension-3d-print eachine E010 inductrix tiny whoop micro quad VTX mount FX797

Price: £6.99 Postage £2.99 (worldwide)

Availability: IN STOCK


Camera Tilt
Sticks Extension


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27 thoughts on “Mods for the Eachine E010 Tiny Whoop – #1

  1. Mike

    RE: Stock TX controls — they do suck, pop them off, rough up a little bit on stick and inside button, then epoxy them back on with them pushed on just enough to be centered and glue setup. It raises them about 2.5mm, but it makes a very noticeable difference. Try it w/ out glue first, just back them off and compare how they feel.

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    1. Oscar Post author

      Yes i am based in the UK, but I am currently out of the country, they will only be available again after Feb.. maybe you can send the 3D print file to a print shop ? should be reasonably cheap..

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  2. Dirk

    Did you test the Bayangtoys X9 motors? They are dirty cheap! 3,23€ for four motors with the coupon RC18OFF! Ordered some and will see how they perform :)

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  3. brendan

    Hi do you know if the e010 or even the jjrc h36 tiny whoop clones can bind to a spektrum dx6i transmitter? thanks heaps

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  4. Mark Van

    Copied a mod seen on Ikki’s latest video: used a paper punch to pop holes in the ducts. Weight of holes was .3 grams, and seems to fly much faster. Also your page does not discuss using a Walkera Devo transmitter with Deviation firmware. The current version supports the E010 provided you have the right module added. I was looking for the split camera mod, where the VTX is separated from the camera and the antenna sticks out the back. This protects the antenna and drops the profile. Also think I saw two bladed rotors for sale somewhere, have to find ’em again. My whoop page is at http://mavn.us/quads/Frieda/frieda.htm.

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  5. dmitrii

    how to make work tunigy 9x transmitter with e010? what module type i need to choose on BG? frsky? have no idea what reciever on e010. basic transmitter is not useful.

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  6. RovingElectricCity

    My stick extension mod was quite simple and works great.
    I simply popped the buttons off and the tiny sticks underneath were just the right size to barely screw standoffs onto. I had short standoffs, so I then put a regular hex screw into the standoff for a tiny bit more length.

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  7. Kevin boyer

    Removed the blades and I can confirm that it gave me one extra minute. Thank you Oscar!!!

    Very good idea! (and because of you i bought the Goebish module and i have to say that i love it, Bought the DIY version as i already had arduino and antenna module ;) )

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  8. nizzamms

    i think 2 blade prop mod is a must, i had better control with stock transmitter n more flight time with stock battery and FX Camera

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  9. bob

    I have the eachine e010 and when i put the camera on it the thing wont stay up in the air.. it geeps falling slowly to the grounl I’m using the stock motors.. any advice would be great!! thanks

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    1. Cameron Nichols

      What camera are you using? Did you take the canopy off? I’ve built two of these now and with the FX798T camera and on stock motors and batteries they both fly fine.

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      1. Kees

        Hi I have the same problem with my E010. I took the canopy off, use the stock battery and used the QUANUM ELITE QB58 TX CAMERA COMBO MICRO CAM VTX 25MW 40CH 5.8GHZ (NTSC) without the housing.

        Kees

  10. carlos casas

    Hello
    I would like to know if I could bind this quad with my turnigy TGY i10 , would be necesary to install another transmiter? my radio is DSM2 capable.

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  11. Avaviel

    So there’s none of these things that use a normal transmitter? Or a cooler one, such as the more useful xbox360 style syma x11 controller?

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  12. CesiumSalami

    Woohoo! Glad you liked the suggestion! Thank you, Oscar, for maintaining such an informative blog and forum! It has been **incredibly** helpful.

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