Intro: How to Build a Tiny Whoop! a Super Fast Micro Fpv Quadcopter
The purpose of this Instructable is to show you how to make your very own Tiny Whoop micro fpv quadcopter. A Tiny Whoop is a Horizon Hobby Blade Inductrix with upgraded motors and a micro first person view (fpv) camera and video transmitter on top. This thing is wicked fast and super fun to rip around the house.
My current parts list is as follows:
Quadcopter - Horizon Hobby Blade Inductrix RTF
Fpv camera and video transmitter - FX798T Micro FPV Camera & 5.8GHz 40CH 25mW VTX
Upgraded frame - Rakon CNC AL and CF Upgrade Kit
Upgraded batteries - Nitro Nectar 210mah Battery
Fpv goggles - Fatshark Dominator HD V2 FPV Goggles
Fpv antenna - IBCrazy 5.8 GHz Mad Mushroom Antenna
3D printed camera mount - Tiny Whoop Camera Mount V3
3D printed antenna saver - Tiny Whoop Antenna Guard
Parallel battery charger - Tiny Whoop Parallel Charging Board for 1s Lipo
Battery charger - Turnigy Accucel-6 50W 6A Balancer/Charger
Step 1: Order Your Parts!
I started out initially only purchasing the Inductrix, the upgraded motors, and the camera module and it was awesome! Until I started crashing. This thing can take a beating, but with the upgraded motors I knew the cloverleaf antenna wouldn't last, neither would the plastic stock frame. But more on that later.
So lets walk through how to put this thing together.
Step 2: Upgraded Frame, Camera Mount, and Antenna Guard
After flying and crashing you will break some of those plastic motor struts on the stock frame eventually. So I picked up a Rakon aluminum and carbon fiber frame so I could crash hard and not break any motor supports. Then I picked up a 3D printed camera mount and a 3D printed antenna guard specifically designed for the camera/transmitter combo I have from the same place I got the awesome travel box.
If you don't want to spend the money to get the fatshark goggles, the Quanum DIY FPV Goggle V2 Pro setup is a super cheap and awesome alternative. I started with one of these and still have guests tap into my fpv frequency so they can fly along with me.
I hope this Instructable was informative! If anyone has any questions or if anyone wants to post their Tiny Whoop feel free to ask and comment away. Thanks for reading. Always have fun flying.