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Emax Tinyhawk Freestyle -Don’t read this or you’ll buy one!

Spoiler alert! I love the Emax Tinyhawk Freestyle. I am a huge fan of the original Tinyhawk. The Tinyhawk S is a great little quad. I’ve enjoyed the many different versions of the Babyhawk. My buddy even accused me of becoming an Emax fanboy. That just might be the case.

Emax makes good stuff. While a lot of companies churn out product after product, Emax fine tunes their quads and has built a beautiful path for beginner pilots to follow. The Tinyhawk Freestyle is a toothpick class drone with some freestyle chops.

Emax Tinyhawk Freestyle

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The Emax Tinyhawk Freestyle is essentially a Tinyhawk S on a carbon fiber frame with some beefed-up motors. It is an excellent little quad for about $105 from Banggood. If you want to pick it up from Amazon it will cost you $110.

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It uses the same F4 flight controller, 25 MW VTX, and 600 TVL camera. The VTX comes locked so I recommend unlocking it before that causes issues. Power up the Tinyhawk while holding the VTX button for 30 seconds and it will unlock. The camera angle is adjustable and I found the original angle just a bit too tame for me.

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It gets its power from two 1S batteries connected in series for 2S power. It uses an upgraded dual JST 2.0 connecter to do so. This is nice if like me you are a Tinyhawk owner and you have a bunch of 1S batteries. If you prefer it would be fairly simple to replace with an XT30 for a standard 2S lipo.

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The Tinyhawk Freestyle gets its power from 1103 7000 KV motors.  They spin 2.5″ Avan propellers that give it a mean look. If Batman flew drones, it would be the Tinyhawk Freestyle. It uses a 4-in-1 5 amp ESC. Smart audio comes set up and you can bind in either D8 or D16 mode. You won’t have to use the bind button. Simply enter the CLI in Betaflight type: bind_rx_spi and be on your way.

The Tinyhawk Freestyle is small and light. It is only 46 grams without batteries and 79 grams when you add the two included 450 mah batteries. It isn’t the fastest or most powerful micro quad I’ve flown but it has plenty of power and punch to do all the acro tricks I want. I personally am not the world’s greatest acro pilot and I prefer flying a quad of this size over my 5″.

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Tinyhawk Freestyle vs 5″ quad

No, the Freestyle doesn’t have the power that a 5″ quad does. But it will certainly fly under the radar a lot better. (Pun intended) It is smaller and quieter than any 5″ I’ve ever flown. It can do all the tricks, flips and rolls a full-size quad can but it won’t be drawing a crowd. I love taking my drones to the park to fly but I don’t want the attention that bigger drones bring. This little quad is the way to go.

Tinyhawk Freestyle cons

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It is a really nice little quad but it does have a few flaws. I’m not a big fan of the antenna placement for the receiver or VTX. The batteries get in the way of the VTX antenna and I didn’t get a great RSSI feed from the original. I’ll be experimenting with better placements. I would have loved it if the VTX was capable of putting out 200 MW as I want to get a little more range on my video transmission. I’d love to have just a little bit more power but maybe that’s being a little greedy. It is a fantastic little quad.

Should you order the Tinyhawk Freestyle?

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If you are looking for a good drone to learn how to do flips and rolls then I’d suggest picking up a Tinyhawk Freestyle. It is an excellent beginner FPV drone and I would say a great step up from the Tinyhawk. If you need the power of a 5″ then this isn’t something I would recommend. However, if you want something that won’t draw attention to you flying at the park then again this is an excellent option.

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