EMAX TinyHawk : Tiny Quad with Big Fun
EMAX TinyHawk Review
It’s Tiny Whoop season and EMAX has you covered. They just sent me this pre-release quad they are calling the EMAX TinyHawk.
- 1s brushless ball bearing 8×2.5mm 15000kv motors
- 29g dry / 42g with 450mAh battery
- custom 40mm tri blade props
- F4 flight controller with BetaFlightOSD
- 3A 4in1 ESC running BLHeli-s
- Built in FrSky rx in D8 mode
- 25mw 37 channel VTX with smart audio
- 600TVL CMOS camera
All the Tiny Whoop style quads I’ve seen are true X. The EMAX TinyHawk is the first stretch X whoop I’ve seen. The polypropylene frame looks beefy and weighs more than the 29g listed but if you look at the underside it’s hollowed out. It feels much more high quality than any other whoop style frames I’ve seen.
The most interesting part of the TinyHawk are the motors. The custom 0825 motors are mounted upside down. We’ll see if it flies any different.
EMAX designed custom props for these motors. The prop covers the entire bell. From a design standpoint it’s really smart. This design eliminates the weak point with traditional props where the blade connects to the hub. On these props the blade connects with the entire hub.
The EMAX TinyHawk uses a custom F4 flight controller with 3A 4in1 esc and FrSky rx on a AIO board. The VTX is soldered on the board using 4 small stacking pin heads and the camera is connected with a wire. The VTX is equipped with SmartAudio so you can change the channel/band from the OSD.
What’s interesting is that even though the TinyHawk came as a ready to fly, the AIO board has solder pads where you can connect a RX, buzzer and even motor pads on the ESCs. Maybe in the future they will release this board as a standalone for people to build their own custom quads.
I only had one battery for the TinyHawk so I didn’t get to fly it alot. If the conditions are right it can be easily flown outdoors.
The first few batteries I flew on the TinyHawk I didn’t like it. But that’s because I was flying it like a Tiny Whoop. The TinyHawk is a brushless whoop with some power. Once you learn to use that power that’s when the fun starts!
It’s easily has enough power to fly in acro mode and do simple flips and rolls even inside a garage.
One thing I can say for sure is that the TinyHawk is tough! I flew it into concrete walls many times in the garage and it just bounced off and kept going!
If you are looking for a whoop to fly indoor and outdoor I would recommend the EMAX Tiny Whoop.
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