What is a Tiny Whoop? Jesse Perkins, the man credited with starting it all, describes it perferctly:
“Tiny Whoop is a small first-person-view aircraft that truly allows you to feel the gift of flight and the feeling of being tiny. A small apartment becomes a vast terrain worthy of taming. The small tree in your front yard is a deep and engaging forest. With shrouded propellers we can now fly FPV around people and kids safely. It’s more fun than I’ve ever had.”
Strictly speaking a Tiny Whoop is a 65mm-sized quadcopter with ducts and FPV camera from the Tiny Whoop company. But the Tiny Whoop has become so successful that the term has become genericized. Today, a whoop is any nano or micro-sized quadcopter with ducts and FPV camera. And whooping is having fun flying around everyday places and people.
Quadspex did a series of motor thrust tests that shows the power of 716 motors vs 615 motors into perspective. I’ve computed the thrust-to-weight ratios and summarized the results in the convenient table below:
Total Thrust (g)
Stock 615 E010
RS 615 16000KV
RS 615 18000KV
MMW 615 17000KV
MMW 615 19000KV
Stock 716 E011
MMW 716 17000KV
*Assumes 25g take-off weight for 615 quad; 30g take-off weight for 716 quad
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