Mods for the Eachine E010 Tiny Whoop – #1

by Oscar
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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: Discontinued

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41 comments

babipsylon 7th June 2018 - 12:34 am

You can buy a multiprotocol module for your open tx transmitter and control it like that?

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Oscar 12th June 2018 - 2:06 pm

Yes you can.

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Simon 8th May 2018 - 11:57 pm

Same here – changed to new battery – changed all 4 Motors – tried new Props – tried other props – tried props mod – it happens only at speed 2 oder 3 – at speed 1 it works perfectly – but its to slow for outdoor

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JT 12th April 2018 - 6:10 pm

Hi Oscar, thanks for the ideas. I’m especially interested in the prop modification. I just started using these Eachines e010s about a month or so ago (finally decided to dive further into quadcopters and begin FPV). Waiting for my Taranis Q X7 currently and found a cheap way to mod the included Eachine controller. Dug through some old Legos and found pieces that fit the plastic posts almost tight. Two drops of Locktite each and they are rock solid. The improvement in control and flight is enormous and it only cost me the time digging through a bin of old Legos and a little Locktite. Thanks again!

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Robin 16th August 2017 - 3:49 pm

Hi Oscar,
First of all – Great website!!!!

Now my question:
The Eachine E010C is loosing control when i yaw.
It starts wobbeling and loses altitude.

I mountet the included cam with a rubber band.
I will print the cam holder and hope it will solve the issue.
Do you have any other suggestions or similar experinces?

Greeting

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Oscar 21st August 2017 - 2:39 pm

When yawing, only 2 motors are working (mostly), so when you yaw and loses altitude, it’s normal, you just have to give it more throttle. But even at 100% throttle you are still losing altitude it probably means there is something wrong with the power system: motors, props, battery etc… Also make sure the weight is as light as possible.

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Aaron D 15th July 2017 - 1:09 am

Super hyped you are offering printing these. I just ordered one, I hope you got the order OK. I’m very excited to get this.

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Oscar 16th July 2017 - 3:17 pm

thanks Aaron :)
I will print these for you and ship asap.

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0lavo 24th April 2017 - 9:01 pm

Hi, i have some like that.
You know if there is a way, to put always in acro mode? Maybe a hack in the remote control to keep pushing the buttom or something like this.

Tell me something if you found a way !! check my email please

Tks, regards

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jason strudwick 12th March 2017 - 7:35 pm

I have two eachine eo10 with micro vtx/cam from the eachine bee and keep having voltage sags. Cam wired straight to otherside of battery connection. Any ideas? Have the eachine 45c lipos.

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Oscar 24th March 2017 - 12:06 am

2 things I can think of:
1. motors are dying
2. batteries are crap – get some better batteries

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Mack 25th October 2018 - 8:43 am

The Eachine 010 has the jst 2.0 [aka Power Whoop] connector installed natively. That being said you can use the Inductrix FPV+ batteries [500mah 3.7v], you do have to make 2 simple cuts to the battery tray to make it fit. Even the “tiny whoop” batteries [150-220mah 3.7v] with the 2.0 plug will work with the foam adaptor. It’s a battery issue trust me…..I wish I would have never reverted the 010 I put a cam on back to stock. I did so without basic battery/connector knowledge. I’m about to rebuild the the same “whoop-ee” so I can use the stock controller instead of my larger tx out and about.

-M

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Terry 15th February 2017 - 12:23 pm

Interesting that a lot of people are finding the supplied Tx a problem some one will find the solution I am sure.

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Mike 10th January 2017 - 12:23 am

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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Nicko 5th January 2017 - 1:09 pm

Hi,

I’d like to know whether your mount will fit for an eachine TX02 (http://www.banggood.com/Eachine-TX02-Super-Mini-AIO-5_8G-40CH-200mW-VTX-600TVL-14-Cmos-FPV-Camera-p-1088368.html?rmmds=search) camera (looks pretty similar on the picture). If yes, what’s the best way to order them to you ?
Thanks and Best Regards,

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Colin lack 9th December 2016 - 10:15 pm

Hi how can I order a set of 15mm stick Extensions and are you in the uk can you please drop me a email

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Oscar 21st December 2016 - 8:15 am

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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Dirk 3rd November 2016 - 3:57 pm

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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brendan 27th October 2016 - 1:57 pm

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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Oscar 27th October 2016 - 4:13 pm

nope it doesn’t.

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Ryan Mckay 12th March 2017 - 6:19 pm

Yes, there is a spektrum E010

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Mark Van 21st October 2016 - 6:09 pm

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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dmitrii 16th October 2016 - 7:58 pm

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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RovingElectricCity 16th October 2016 - 4:03 am

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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Kevin boyer 28th September 2016 - 12:37 pm

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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nizzamms 21st September 2016 - 2:36 am

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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dmitrii 19th September 2016 - 9:16 am

how to understand that it’s time to land without problems for battery?

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Oscar 19th September 2016 - 3:58 pm

i normally just stop when it couldn’t take off anymore… seems fine so far for my batteries.

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bob 15th September 2016 - 5:17 am

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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Cameron Nichols 19th September 2016 - 12:57 am

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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Kees 23rd September 2016 - 6:54 pm

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

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Oscar 19th September 2016 - 3:04 pm

use a rubber band to hold the camera in place :) works like a charm!

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Mack 25th October 2018 - 8:47 am

Upgrade the battery.
If your handy with soldering, upgrade the motors. I love using 19,000+ Kv in my builds

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carlos casas 12th September 2016 - 5:08 am

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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dmitrii 9th September 2016 - 2:22 pm

what batteries i need for this setup? Give some links please

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Oscar 9th September 2016 - 3:15 pm

I did a quick review on the Eachine Tiny Whoop battery… and realize the stock batteries are best (link at the end of review linked)
http://intofpv.com/t-using-tiny-whoop-batteries-on-eachine-e010

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Ethan 8th September 2016 - 7:08 pm

Can you publish the camera tilt STL file as well? Will definitely print them both when mine arrives.

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Oscar 9th September 2016 - 3:11 pm

it’s on my thingiverse! :)

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Avaviel 3rd September 2016 - 6:58 am

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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Oscar 3rd September 2016 - 2:20 pm

there are ways, i am testing one of them, will do another post about this next week.

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CesiumSalami 2nd September 2016 - 5:08 pm

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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