Here is a list of the best Tiny Whoops we have right now on the market. When talking about Tiny Whoops we generally mean those tiny little FPV drones that have ducts around the propellers. They are a ton of fun to fly and race around the house.
What’s a Tiny Whoop?
A Tiny Whoop is an extremely small quadcopter with a wheelbase of 65mm or 75mm, using a frame with propeller guards, and 31mm or 40mm propellers. The term “Tiny Whoop” is in fact a registered trademark of Jesse Perkins, but he has made this class of drones so popular, the FPV community just call every drone in this category “Tiny Whoop”. So that’s what I am going to call them on this page even though they might not be a “Tiny Whoop” product.
The Different Types of Tiny Whoop
65mm vs 75mm
65mm and 75mm are the two whoop sizes. It’s the distance measured between the two diagonal motors, aka wheelbase of the frame.
65mm tiny whoops are the classic and more popular because they are smaller and easier to control. 75mm whoops came after and are more powerful. It’s harder to find good batteries for the 75mm whoop class than the 65mm, that’s also why many people prefer 65mm over 75mm.
Brushed Motors vs. Brushless Motors
There are two types of motors used in a Tiny Whoop : brushed and Brushless based on the motors used. Long story short:
- Brushless whoop = more powerful, better motor longevity, supports turtle mode, 48KHz and RPM filter
- Brushed whoop = motors are cheaper to replace, simplicity and light weight
It used to be a harder decision as to which motor type to use on a tiny whoop, but since RPM filter and 48KHz support are now added to BLHeli_S, it’s become a no-brainer. Brushless motors all the way :) In fact it’s very rare to find a tiny whoop using brushed motors these days.
1S vs. 2S
1S and 2S are the cell count in a LiPo battery. Tiny whoops that take 2S will be more powerful than 1S, but 1S whoops are quieter, safer and cause less damage when you crash.
Usually 2S whoops are more pricey than 1S due to the higher specs components, if all you want to do is casual indoor FPV flying, 1S is totally enough! (and the power is more manageable too) But some heavier whoops carrying a better camera or FPV system might need the extra power to lift off, so 2S or even higher voltage might be required.
The Best 65mm Tiny Whoops (2022 Picks)
These are small, relatively quiet and easy to control for indoor flying.
I am impressed by almost every aspect of the Mobula6 – durable, high performance and great FPV setup. It also comes with batteries and other accessories in the box, it’s absolutely one of the best value tiny whoop packages on the market!
|ELRS Version (Recommend)||Banggood |
|Frsky/Flysky Version (old)||Banggood |
The Mobula6 offers two motor KV options: the 19000KV “All Around” motors, and the 25,000KV “Racing” motors. (This article explains what motor KV is)
I recommend the 25000KV version as it’s more “future proof”. If that’s too fast for you, you can always turn the power down by scaling down motor output in the flight controller software (Betaflight).
The Mobula6 is blast to fly. It flies reasonably smooth out of the box, and very fast and nimble thanks to the light weight.
In the old version (with Flysky/Frsky receiver option), the VTX output power is limited to 25mW, while in the new version (ELRS receiver option), it’s been increased to 200mW which almost doubled its range! If you are getting the ELRS version, make sure your radio transmitter support ExpressLRS protocol.
- Great value for what you are getting
- Excellent performance
- 2 grams lighter than the UZ65, despite the smaller props, the Mobula 6 actually has better manoeuvrability in tight spaces
- Less powerful than Meteor65, but way more efficient with the lower KV motors (>20% longer flight time with 19000KV motors)
- Quality control is a hit and miss
The Acrobee65 BLV3 by NewBeeDrone is what I would consider the closest competition to the Mobula6.
|Where to Buy?||NewBeeDrone |
Yes it’s more pricey than the Mobula6, and the VTX output power is less (still adequate for indoor race by the way), but you get what you pay for – better hardware quality and quality control. Also NewBeeDrone is a US-based company with an excellent track record of great customer services, so that explains the higher price tag than a Chinese company with little customer support.
When it comes to flight performance, I personally prefer NewBeeDrone’s Acrobee over the Mobula6. Not only it’s better tuned, it’s actually faster with more raw power. In my opinion, the Mobula6’s main advantages are the built-in ELRS receiver option, higher VTX power and lower price. Both are great whoops, you won’t go wrong with either one.
The Best 75mm Tiny Whoops (2022 Picks)
If you are looking for something more powerful and faster, or a little bit of outdoor flying (on a calm day), 75mm whoops are a better choice than 65mm.
The Moblite 7 is an ultra-light 1S version of the Mobula7. It is one of the fastest whoops with the longest flight time thanks to the super low weight at the cost of durability. You can check out my full review of the Moblite7 to learn more.
There’s a smaller version called the Moblite6, but between the two, I’d recommend the Moblite7. It’s super fast and has super long flight time (over 10 mins!) The downside however, is that it is also harder to control due to the higher speed and momentum. The Moblite6 is more tame and offers more precise control, also more crash resilient because it’s lighter.
The Moblite 7 is probably the best in terms of flight performance, but if your priority is durability, then you might want to check out the Mobula6 instead.
Released in 2022, basically the Mobula7 is the Mobula6 on a bigger platform. By using bigger propellers, it make the Mobula7 way more powerful and faster with longer flight time than the Mobula6. It also has some improvements in hardware too that makes it more desirable. Due to the heavier weight, it’s slightly less agile and precise than the Mobula6, but the Mobula7 1S can handle outdoor flying much better.
|Where to Buy?||Banggood |
With that said, either you are into racing or just casual flying, you will find the Modula7 more manageable compared to some other options in its class. Also it’s far easier to change camera tilt angle in this model.
The Mobula7 HDZero is the first 75mm sized Tiny Whoop equipped with a digital VTX. HDZero is a digital FPV system that offers much better image quality than the traditional analogue video transmission. Unlike the Mobula7 1S, the HDZero variant runs off 2S LiPo, which makes it more convenient to power the HDZero VTX. There will be new HDZero VTX coming out in 2022 that will support 1S power and lighter, so we should expect HDZero making its way to 1S whoops, but for now the Mobula7 HDZero is the only one.
The main downside of the Mobula7 HDZero is the heavier weight because of the HDZero VTX, which weighs more than a typical analog VTX and it might hinders flight performance. That’s also one of the reasons it runs on 2S, the extra power will help carry the extra weight. If you are getting the HDZero version, you also need the HDZero video receiver as normal analog receivers won’t work.
|Where to Buy?||Banggood |
The Mobula7 is a 2S whoop, if you find it too powerful, you can try to limit throttle either in your radio or in Betaflight.
Note that the frame seems to be less durable compared to the BetaFPV 65X or 75X. There is now a V2, that comes with a more durable frame. I believe you can also get it separately on BG and replace the V1.
Whilst the Emax TinyHawk is on the larger spectrum of whoops, it has made a lot of noise in the whoop scene. A lot of people recommend it for its ease of use and variety of features such as turtle mode, smart audio and a nice camera feed.
|Where to Buy?||Amazon |
It can be bought in a bundle with a charger, batteries, receiver and FPV goggles for complete beginners costing around £130, or can be bought on its own for around £80.
However, it can leave some people that are more experienced pilots wanting more. Its a large whoop (75mm class) with quite a chunky frame coming in at 29g without a battery. They also recommend a 450mah battery and it can only handle a 1s, therefore being quite underpowered for the size.
Fear not, emax have responded and given the people what they wanted. They have recently released a ‘TinyHawk s’, which is of course a 2s TinyHawk. Slight alterations were made to the frame and the motors in this updated version, making it compatible with both 1s and 2s. As well as improving on the durability of the frame. The TinyHawk S can be picked up for around £85, so if you’re considering a TinyHawk regardless of if you’re a beginner or an experienced pilot, be sure to consider the TinyHawk S over the first version.
Only negative I see with this whoop is that it uses specific batteries, not just normal whoop batteries. Therefore, if you have other whoops in your arsenal, you will have to invest in other batteries to fly this whoop. Saying this, the design of the TinyHawks stands out against any other whoop on the list. The inverted motor design present not only adds to the structural rigidity and robustness, but is said to help with the aerodynamics, allowing longer flight times and greater precision over the traditional whoops. If nothing else, Emax should be congratulated on their unconventional design and trying something… different.
Even though the TinyHawk models are a slightly more expensive option over the UK/UR65, they do offer a solid build quality and ease of use with not only a BNF model, but also a RTF option, making it easy to use straight out of the box for beginners or pro pilots.
Which is the Best Tiny Whoop?
For value, the best 65mm tiny whoop in my opinion is probably the Happymodel Mobula6 ELRS version. Performance is great, comes with good accessories and they are very light weight and should hold up well to crashes. For a more powerful option, better quality control and customer services, I’d recommend the NBD Acrobee65 BLV3.
For something bigger and faster (75mm whoops) that you can fly both indoor and outdoor on a calm day, definitely consider the Mobula7 1S (2022 Edition). It’s an affordable 1S brushless whoop, with more power and potential than all the other whoops can offer. If you find it too powerful to fly indoor, you can easily adjust the camera angle, and limit max throttle if you want to reduce the power.
Can’t decided between 65mm and 75mm whoops? I’d recommend going 75mm because they give you more flight time generally, are faster and more stable, and just handles outdoor flying better. But 65mm whoops are just more agile and can go through smaller gaps (but really the size difference is almost neglible), some races only allows 65mm whoops to compete, so that’s something to consider.
Tiny Whoop Accessories and Parts
Here are some useful accessories and parts related to tiny whoops.
Best Tiny Whoop Chargers
Vifly WhoopStor V2
Possibly one of the most feature-rich 1S chargers out there right now. It has both BT2.0 and PH2.0 connectors, and can charge up to 6 batteries at the same time. It can discharge and storage-charge batteries, charging current up to 0.9A per port! See my detail review of the WhoopStor V2 charger here.
BetaFPV 6-Port 1S LiPo Charger
- RDQ: https://oscarliang.com/product-hoyr
- GetFPV: https://oscarliang.com/product-i20d
- BetaFPV: https://oscarliang.com/product-6v8x
- Banggood: https://oscarliang.com/product-d0mn
It’s a very versatile 1S LiPo charger as it has both BT2.0 and PH2.0 connectors. It takes input power from a USB-C connector. It’s a 30W charger, but it can only reach its maximum potential when you supply it with 12V as the maximum input current is only 2.5A. But even if you give it that, each port is still limited to 1A of charging current, so the real maximum power is only around 23W to 25W. With that said, having 1A of maximum charging current per port, it’s still one of the most powerful 1S charger available.
It’s a very convenient charger, and you can set the end voltage to either 4.20V or 4.35V using a simple slider switch.
BetaFPV BT2.0 Charger V2
Not only a charger, but also a voltage tester. Input power connector is USB-C, it’s designed for batteries with BT2.0 connectors only, and it can charge up to two packs at the same time. Note that it always charges your battery to 4.35V, meaning it only works for LiHV packs. If you are using normal LiPo that should only be charged to 4.20V, you should stay away from this charger.
NewBeeDrone Nectar Injector Smart Charger
It can charge up to 4 batteries with PH2.0 connectors at once. The end voltage can be set to 4.20V or 4.35V for each side of two ports. It’s powered by 5V micro USB input, takes up to 2A of input current.
The benefits of this charger is that each battery is monitored and the charging current is constantly adjusted separately according its charging state. Also, it has a trickle charge mode that can bring back over-discharged batteries back to life if the voltage drops too low for chargers to detect it. No other 1S LiPo charger has this feature yet.
ViFly Whoop Series Charging Board
- NewBeeDrone: https://oscarliang.com/product-d3mu
- AliExpress: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_Dnn0omP
- Amazon: http://bit.ly/3VxGI5d
It’s not a charger, but a charging board. It basically connects all your batteries in series as a single battery.
Unlike parallel charging, with series charging, even if the batteries have very different voltage you can still connect them to the board, the charger will balance the voltage during charging.
Apart from charging, you can also discharge and storage charge these batteries, just like a normal LiPo battery. This is not possible in most other cheaper 1S LiPo chargers.
The only drawback however, is that all the batteries have to be the same type, i.e. they all have to be LiHV (4.35V) or LiPo (4.20V). It’s not really an issue anyway since most batteries we use on tiny whoops these days are LiHV packs.
Eachine 1S LiPo Charger
A convenient charger for 1S batteries. Most 1S LiPo for tiny whoops these days use PH2.0 connectors, so this charger is fully compatible. It also has a second Picoblade 1.25 connector just in case. It can charge both normal LiPo (4.20V) and HV type of LiPo (4.35V), which can be selected with the slider. Charging current (0.2A or 0.6A) can also be selected using a slider switch.
Powered by either a 2S to 6S LiPo battery via XT60 or power supply via barrel connector, you can charge up to 6 batteries simultaneously with this charger.
1S LiPo for 65mm Whoops
These are the two batteries I’ve used and would recommend, both have shown some of the best performance. They have the same rectangle shape and dimensions that would fit snuggly in standard tiny whoop frames.
Tattu 1S 300mAh
NewBeeDrone Nitro Nectar Gold 1S 300mAh
- GetFPV: https://oscarliang.com/product-jcny
- NewBeeDrone: https://oscarliang.com/product-7ih4
- RDQ: https://oscarliang.com/product-qrnp
1S LiPo for 75mm Whoops
GNB 1S 380mAh
RDQ 1S 380mAh
Emax 1S 450mAh
- GetFPV: https://oscarliang.com/product-cfaw
- RDQ: https://oscarliang.com/product-xbkw
- Banggood: https://oscarliang.com/product-ac20
- NBD: https://oscarliang.com/product-3yba
GNB 1S 450mAh
RDQ 1S 450mAh
Tattu 1S 450mAh
- Banggood: https://oscarliang.com/product-xtwm
2S LiPo for 75mm Whoops
Tattu 2S 450mAh
- GetFPV: https://oscarliang.com/product-vzzk
- RDQ: https://oscarliang.com/product-uhx5
- Banggood: https://oscarliang.com/product-fqiz
GNB 2S 450mAh
31mm Propellers for 65mm Whoops
Gemfan 1219-3 Triblade 1mm Shaft
I tested almost all tiny whoop props and found it to be the best in terms of power with only a slight sacrifice in efficiency. These are great for below 22000KV motors.
- BG: https://oscarliang.com/product-0da5
- GetFPV: https://oscarliang.com/product-9k66
- RDQ: https://oscarliang.com/product-6q9s
- NBD: https://oscarliang.com/product-1bu5
Gemfan 1210-2 Two-blade props
These are great for over 22000KV motors.
- BG: https://oscarliang.com/product-hatc
- GetFPV: https://oscarliang.com/product-cs7a
- RDQ: https://oscarliang.com/product-0r3x
- NBD: https://oscarliang.com/product-uofa
40mm Propellers for 75mm Whoops
This is some of the best performing props on the market with a great balance between power and efficiency. Make sure to select the right shaft diameter for the motors.
Gemfan 1610-2 Two Blade
- NBD: https://oscarliang.com/product-18le
- GetFPV: https://oscarliang.com/product-6jdv
- BG: https://oscarliang.com/product-u5do
- BG: https://oscarliang.com/product-u5do
- NBD: https://oscarliang.com/product-qaaz
- GetFPV: https://oscarliang.com/product-6oa8
LiPo Battery Connectors
BT2.0 is the superior battery connector compared to PH2.0 because it has lower resistance and less voltage drop under load, but to be honest, PH2.0 is adequate for most pilots and it’s easier to find batteries of this type of connector. Anyway you should decide which connector to use before bulk purchasing your LiPo batteries as they need to have the matching connector.
- NBD: https://oscarliang.com/product-hr8f
- GetFPV: https://oscarliang.com/product-hfwp
- RDQ: https://oscarliang.com/product-pedr
- BG: https://oscarliang.com/product-od5y
- BetaFPV: https://oscarliang.com/product-awi0
- GetFPV: https://oscarliang.com/product-mi5n
- RDQ: https://oscarliang.com/product-nltm
TrueRC Singularity 5.8GHz Antenna with Short U.FL
Most BNF Tiny Whoops come with a simple light weight dipole antenna (linear polarized). In most cases it works just fine, but if you are struggling with video signal you should consider upgrading to a circular polarized antenna. One of the lightest options with great performance is the TrueRC Singularity. I explained why circular polarized antenna are better for FPV than linear polarized antennas here.
Spare 65mm Whoop Frames
Both options listed here are some of the most durable frames available. They also come with many colour options.
BetaFPV Meteor65 Frame
- BetaFPV: https://oscarliang.com/product-j3ax
- GetFPV: https://oscarliang.com/product-03gl
- RDQ: https://oscarliang.com/product-5kfe
NewBeeDrone V2 Cockroach Frame
ExpressLRS Receiver with Ceramic or Flat Antenna
If you are running ELRS, then installing an ExpressLRS receiver in your tiny whoop makes sense. The range is FAR better than Frsky D8/D16, telemetry is fully supported, the RX is very slight weight, and the antenna is compact and doesn’t require mounting. Make sure to get the ones with ceramic antenna (or flat antenna).
ELRS receiver with ceramic antenna:
With flat antenna:
- BetaFPV: https://oscarliang.com/product-mu6z
- Oct 2018 – Post created: Mobula7, Beta65X/75X, AcroBee, UR65, UK65, US65, Snappy7
- Jan 2019 – Updated list: Trashcan, Beta75 Pro2, Beebrain Lite
- Jul 2019 – Added TinyHawk-S, QX65
- Jun 2020 – Added Meteor65, UZ65 and Mobula6
- Mar 2021 – Added Moblite6 and Moblite7
- Apr 2022 – Updated products, added tiny whoop accessories and parts