DYS micro racing drone

My DYS Elf Can Run Circles Around Your Tiny Whoop


Starting around $150

Overall Quality


Ease of Flying/Stability













  • PROS:
  • ▪ Powerful Brushless Motors
  • ▪ Durable
  • ▪ Great for Beginners
  • CONS:
  • ▪ Included Remote is Basic
  • ▪ Odd Battery Connector


  • Range: 300 m
  • Flight Time: 4-6 min
  • Weight: 80 grams
  • Size: Micro

The new DYS Elf is a small mean machine. If your Tiny Whoop was on steroids, it would be the new DYS Elf. Drones like the Inductrix and E010 are fun, but they can’t hold a candle to a brushless drone like this new DYS.

DYS Elf vs Torrent
Compare the 65 mm Inductrix to the red 83 mm DYS Elf to the 110 mm Blade Torrent.

What Can We Expect From DYS?

The DYS Elf is also referred to as the DYS 83mm Micro Brushless FPV Racing Drone. While that may be a mouthful, it does provide you with some insight as to what to expect. you  will get an FPV camer and some powerful motors with the Elf.

We also know it is small, just 83mm from motor to motor. That makes it bigger than the Blade Inductrix, which measures in at 65 mm, but smaller than an Eachine QX90‘s 90 mm motor spacing.

Take a look at the DYS Elf

The best news here is that it is a brushless drone. That means it performs way better than any brushed micro FPV drone. This little brushless micro quad really can run circles around the brushed Blade Inductrix and the slightly larger Eachine QX90. Brushless motors are both more powerful and more efficient than brushed motors. Brushless drones come with a higher price tag, but DYS found a way to squeeze brushless motors into this drone without costing you an arm and a leg.

DYS Brushless motor
Take a look at the powerful motors and ESCs.

DYS has been producing quality drones and drone parts for a while. This includes one of our favorite drones the Force1 FPV 220 Racer. It is a fantastic drone to get into real racing and acro. That is why we are so excited to see them release its baby brother, the 83 mm Elf.

Take a look at the Elf and its big brother the XDR220

The specs on this little machine are quite impressive. Powerful motors, digital ESCs, HD quality camera, carbon fiber frame all wrapped into a nice little package. You can even get a Frsky compatible receiver with the brushed micro racer for a few extra bucks. This really is one heck of an all-in-one package. The DYS Elf is a great first micro brushless FPV quad.

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These little guys come loaded with BetaFlight, so you’ll be able to tune them. Also they’ve included a beeper, so if you crash it while flying FPV you’ll be able to locate it easily. They’ve even included telemetry. It really is hard to find a little quad that has brushless motors, a beeper, telemetry, a quality FPV camera and a radio for under $200. The Elf checks in around $165.

DYS ELF drone
Take a look at the Elf and the included transmitter.

The DYS Elf has 5 blade propellers. They toyed with the idea of three blade props, but didn’t get very good results. They seem to be robust as they’ve survived a handful of crashes. Durable propellers housed in the ducts make this one durable little quad.

DYS Elf Quad
Take a look at the Elf from above

The 8-Channel Transmitter

DYS even has developed a Frsky-compatible transmitter that looks pretty good. Banggood sells the drone for $158 as a BNF (Bind and Fly) without a transmitter or $165 as an RTF (Ready to Fly) package with the transmitter. For just $7, why would you not add the transmitter? The BNF version is Frsky only. It is compatible with the D8R receiver protocol so you should be able to bind other quads to this transmitter.

DYS remote
Take a look at the DYS transmitter included in the RTF package

DYS Elf Specs

Flight Time: 4-6 minutes
Range: 300 meters
Weight: 80g
Wheelbase: 83mm
Receiver: Frsky
Brushless Motor: 1102 10000KV
Brushless ESC: 4 in 1 BLHeli_S 10A Dshot
Flight Controller: F3
Battery: 550mAh 2S 7.4V LiPo
Camera: 800TVL with 170-degree FOV
Video Transmitter: 5.8G 40CH 25mW

Should You Get a DYS Elf?

The Elf is probably the best beginner micro brushless FPV drone on the market today. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a brushless quad like this one in this price range. Horizon Hobby has another good option with the Torrent 110. The Torrent is bigger, with 110 mm motor spacing, and it will cost you $199 without a transmitter. The King Kong GT90 is a similar brushless quad with a lower price tag and is another good brushless option.

Elf vs GT90
DYS Elf in red and King Kong GT90 in black

The Elf, Torrent, and GT90 are all good options if you are looking for a smaller brushless quad. The Elf is the best choice if you don’t want to bother with binding, and probably the best for indoor flight. The GT90 is a good alternative to the Elf with some punch. The Torrent is the largest of the three and best suited for outdoor flight.

If you are looking for a good RTF brushless micro quad then you should definitely take a look at the DYS Elf. If you still aren’t sure then check out this article by the Drone Maniac. He’s done an excellent job of reviewing the DYS Elf.

Right now you can order a DYS Elf from either Banggood or GearBest.

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Brushless FPV
Take a look at the underside of the Elf

New to FPV Flying?

If you are new to FPV racing or you just want to learn more check out FPV 101. It covers what you’ll need to know about FPV or first person view flying. Click here to read more about FPV.

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