emax nanohawk

Emax Nanohawk | The BEST Tinywhoop that I don’t recommend

I love Emax drones. The Tinyhawks are all excellent flyers. Emax has been making excellent FPV quads for years. They don’t generally skimp on the details. When I heard they created a new lightweight whoop in the Emax Nanohawk I was pumped. Then I flew it and I was even more excited. Then I crashed…

Emax Nanohawk

The Emax Nanohawk is a lightweight 65mm Tiny Whoop. It weighs only 20 grams. With its 0802 19,000KV motors it has power to boot. The F4 flight controller works with the integrated 5 amp ESC to provide a smooth experience. The Runcam Nano 3 camera is connected to a 25 MW VTX.

GNB27 vs BT2.0 vs PH2.0

It even has an upgraded GNB27 battery connector for a smoother transfer of power to the motors. It is superior to the standard PH2.0 connector of most whoops and on par with the new BT2.0 connector on BetaFPV drones. On paper it is excellent. It even flies fantastic. However, I have a hard time recommending it.

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Nanohawk Design

The Nanohawk has a carbon fiber underbody. On top of that is a plastic shell with some plastic prop guards. The guards aren’t true ducts and do not protect the propellers in a crash. Not even on a light crash. On my first flight (and crash) I bent a propeller. Even after bending it back there were vibrations in the video.

After swapping props, (thankfully you’ll get two sets) the vibrations went away. That is until my second crash. This isn’t a problem that is unique to me. This is a design flaw. Yes, this drone flies fantastic, but after a crash, you’ll have to swap props or deal with shaky video. Don’t think you can use any old tiny whoop propeller. Standard props won’t work, you’ll have to order Emax replacements.

emax nanohawk

I really wanted to love this drone. But if you buy tiny whoops to fly around your house this isn’t likely the best option. It performs great but not as a whoop.

My recommendation

meteor65 vs nanohawk

I would recommend looking into an alternative whoop. Currently, I’ve been flying the BetaFPV Meteor65 and it is an excellent flyer. I’m a huge fan. Don’t get me wrong, any Tinyhawk will do as will the Mobula 6. It is hard to recommend the Emax Nanohawk with so many excellent options out there.

Check the price of Meteor65Check the price of Tinyhawk II

tinyhawk vs nanohawk

The flight characteristics of the Emax Nanohawk are excellent however. If you don’t plan on crashing or don’t mind changing props then by all means pick one of these little guys up. Just understand its limitations.

Check the price of the Emax Nanohawk

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