cinewhoop 95mm

By painfpv on Mar 18, 2020

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Over the past 3 years we have built many tiny quads with the purpose of carrying things like Airbot a2, Runcam split and naked gopros with the purpose of being able to fly very close to objects and people (I must be one of the very few idiots on this earth who has bought an airbot a2 camera).

From the very first flight with this setup it felt amazingly well compared to all so called cinewhoops we tried so far (including larger 4" ones with propeller ducts and full gopros). You don't get that tinywhoop feeling of being underpowered or yaw moving around by itself for no reason and you don't get that horrible noise done by larger ones with propeller ducts. It flies well enough to allow you to get the shots you want without disturbing the environment or the people around you that much. I am hoping that people will perceive this as a toy and not some professional equipment and thus ignore me and let me get shots that I would otherwise not be able to take.

It is currently carrying a naked hero6 which will soon be replaced by a naked hero8. The hero6 is being powered as if it had its own battery (not through the USB port) and we can use its WiFi to configure the camera settings without having to plug the back screen. Surprisingly, the gopro's main chipset doesn't heat up. Usually we had a heat radiator on the chipset but because it is now directly exposed to the front airflow it stays cold all the time. This stands to show that the most simpler solutions are the best.

The TBS Unify VTX and Crsf RX are simply amazing. They are extremely small and light and perform perfectly. I would have no worries taking this to 1-2km away form me if the flight time allowed it. The antennas available today are also amazing.

It has a total weight of 162g (including a 4s 450mah tattu lipo) and it flies for 4min indoor.

Here is some indoor test footage from my first flight with it:

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Part List

Frame

Beta95X Frame Kit (6 builds)
Betafpv.com
$9.99

Flight Controller

Toothpick F4 2-4S AIO Brushless Flight Controller 20A(BLHeli_S) (19 builds)
Betafpv.com
$59.99

Motors

BETAFPV Moteur Brushless 1106 - 4500KV (4pces)
Drone-fpv-racer.com
$52.21

Propellers

Gemfan 2540-3 Flash 8pcs - Rotorama (5 builds)
Rotorama.com
$3.09

FPV Camera

RunCam Nano 3 1/3'' 800TVL 1.1g Ultra Light FOV 160° Wide Angle NTSC CMOS FPV Camera for FPV RC Drone (2 builds)
Banggood.com
$17.99

FPV Transmitter

TBS Unify Pro32 Nano 5G8 V1.1 500mW Video Transmitter (222 builds)
Getfpv.com
$29.95

Antenna

TrueRC Singularity 5.8GHz Short Bare Cable Antenna - RHCP or LHCP (6 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$14.99

Receiver

TBS Crossfire Nano RX - FPV Long Range Drone Receiver (699 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$24.95

Batteries

Tattu 14.8V 4S 450mAh 75C LiPo Micro Battery Battery - XT30 (23 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$10.11

Radio

FrSky 2.4G 16CH Taranis X9D Plus Transmitter SPECIAL EDITION w/ M9 Gimbals (50 builds)
Getfpv.com
$249.99

Goggles

Fat Shark Dominator HDO 2 FPV Goggles (21 builds)
Getfpv.com
$499.99

Goggles

Fat Shark Dominator V3 FPV Goggles (57 builds)
Getfpv.com
$299.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO8 Black Action Camera (9 builds)
Getfpv.com
$399.99

Video Receiver

Furious True-D V3.5 Diversity Receiver System Firmware 3.8A (FatShark Attitude Version)SKU: FPV-RX-TRUD3.8A (27 builds)
Furiousfpv.com
$68.00

Video Receiver

TBS Fusion Receiver Module For Goggles (5 builds)
Phaserfpv.com.au
$144.74

Radio Module

TBS Crossfire TX (15 builds)
Rc-innovations.es
$229.91
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