Tiny Whoop is great, but how about running Betaflight or Cleanflight on it? Now it’s possible and there is more than one option.
Further Reading: Here are some of the best Tiny Whoops on the market.
With these small brushed flight controllers, you can swap out the original board on the Tiny Whoop.
The benefits of running these Betaflight or Cleanflight compatible FC on your micro quads are:
- It gives you total control on PID, Rates, Expo and other settings, even taking advantages of all the filters goodness
- It could support Frsky Radio (such as Taranis) without the need of a Spektrum module or radio, by selecting the RX you’d like
For Spec Comparison between this boards, check out this post.
Option 1 – NUKE Brushed Flight Controller by FuriousFPV
Spec and detail of the Nuke FC is pretty much covered in this post on IntoFPV. (IntoFPV is a great forum, me and many other members constantly post the latest FPV news and product info on there, so make sure you register an account and check it regularly :D )
The NUKE weights 1.5g, dimension is 16mm x 16mm. You have to buy a micro radio receiver, which normally weights around 1g to 2g, the total weight of the FC+RX combo would be around 2.5g to 3g with the NUKE.
FuriousFPV is also making their own micro RX that is compatible with Frsky radios. I am not sure if this setup or FC would support Spektrum though at this stage.
The NUKE actually has 6 FETS and supports 8.5mm motors, so it has a much wider applications such as a larger brushed quadcopter or hexacopter.
There is no news on the price yet on the NUKE or micro RX yet, but my guess is the combo would cost something between $40 to $50.
Option 2 – BeeBrain FC by NewBeeDrone
Designed specifically for the Inductrix blade frame, the BeeBrain runs Cleanflight or Betaflight. It has a built-in radio receiver also, which you can choose to get the DSMX (Spektrum) or Frsky (Taranis) version at purchasing.
This is probably an easier solution to the NUKE, as there seems to be no soldering required to get it to work by the look of it.
Product Page – Priced at $50, I don’t think it would be any cheaper than the NUKE setup.
Option 3 – AcroWhoop FC
Again by FuriousFPV, this is a F3 based FC for the Inductrix. It requires an external RX though compared to the Bee Brain. For more detail: http://intofpv.com/t-acro-whoop-flight-controller-by-furious-fpv
Option 4 – Beecore F3 FC
It’s only $29, available in Frsky/Spektrum versions. USB port appears to be on the top of the board so should be compatible with Inductrix as well as the E010 frames. For more detail: http://intofpv.com/t-beecore-f3-fc-for-inductrix-tiny-whoop-e010
How about an 8.5mm version Big Whoop?
Check out Whoopee – a 3D printed ducted frame that runs 8.5mm brushed motors.