How to Build a Tiny Whoop! a Super Fast Micro Fpv Quadcopter

Intro: How to Build a Tiny Whoop! a Super Fast Micro Fpv Quadcopter

Hello Everyone!

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

Motors - 4 Tiny Whoop Race Edition Motors Really Fast Speed

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

3D printed case - Tiny Whoop Case with Custom Case Embossing

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.

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    NathanielC23

    2 years ago

    it would be nice if you could give a shout out to flite test, but nice idea

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    JessefungNathanielC23

    Reply 2 years ago

    The qeestion is why jesse perkins made it flitetest just showed it

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    Matt FNanoRobotGeek

    Reply 2 years ago

    I didn't even realize Flite Test did a Tiny Whoop video!

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    RockstarAlchemist

    2 years ago

    Just to re-enforce Matt F's comment. Jesse Perkins invented the Tiny Whoop and the original concept video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_yRN3Q2oM8

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    RockstarAlchemist

    2 years ago

    I appreciate the shout out on the 3D printed parts. If anybody has any needs, just let me know. I'm always excited to hear the communities' ideas. Great write-up!

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    Matt FRockstarAlchemist

    Reply 2 years ago

    Very high quality prints. The box is super durable and it doesn't fall apart. I'm very impressed, I would recommend your shop to friends.

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    NathanielC23

    2 years ago

    cool step by step instructions of the flite test drone, im a big fan

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    Matt FDIY Hacks and How Tos

    Reply 2 years ago

    It is so much fun. Doing laps around my whole house and even flying between the branches of the trees in my front yard. It even has acro mode!