So this is the first time I build a “toothpick” style micro quad from scratch and not buying a pre-built kit :) This should be fun as I get to choose my own hardware!
There has been a lot of fuss about the Emax Tinyhawk Freestyle micro quad, so I got myself one and try to find out what’s special about it.
iFlight recently released two new micro models – the Turbobee 120RS V2 and 136RS V2. These are 2.5″ and 3″ micro quads that have been upgraded from the original Turbobee from a few months back.
I tested quite a few 2S and 3S LiPo and LiHV batteries in 300mAh, 350mAh, 450mAh, 650mAh capacities, to see which ones are the best for tiny whoops and toothpicks (ultra-light micro quad).
I am trying to test all of the 65mm propellers for ultralight micro quad (aka toothpicks), and giving each a rating based on the performance. I am planning to test propellers of other sizes too including 2inch, 2.5inch and 3inch.
The Diatone Mamba F4 Nano Stack (134) is a 16x16mm flight controller stack that support 2S to 4S LiPo voltage input. Build quality looks awesome!
Looking for a nano 16x16mm flight controller stack for your next micro quad? Check out the iFlight Succex F4 Micro Stack which has been around long enough to prove itself a reliable option.
Not sure what “gtb229” means, but basically this is another “toothpick” class ultra-light micro drone. What I have here is a prototype, so if you have any ideas please let them know in the comment below to help shape this product.
The Crazybee F4 Whoop FC is designed by Happymodel, originally for brushless Tiny Whoops but are now also used in ultra-light micro quads, such as my favourite Sailfly. It’s a compact and light weight solution, as the radio receiver, FC and 4in1 ESC are all integrated into one single board.
The Eachine RedDevil micro quad is basically the Sailfly with some improvements. I believe it’s also made by Happymodel, and rebranded by Eachine. Is it worth the extra over the Sailfly? Let’s find out.
The Phantom Toothpick from GEPRC is an ultralight micro quad featuring a full carbon fibre frame, 16x16mm stack, 1103 motors and Caddx EOS2 camera.