Presenting the Drone Junkie edition TWR (DIY KIT)
Now you can choose your parts to Build your own TWR
We do all the hard bits for you
We solder the new better mcpX(PW) power lead to the fc
We remove the board LEDs and replace with our special long wire type for the ducts
We Mount and solder your camera to the fc
We add strain relief to all solder joints
You choose the parts you need and get building
"This is my ideal Tiny Whoop setup." – Jesse Perkins
"The Tiny Whoop Racer (TWR) is the best Tiny Whoop setup for speed, control, durability and safety. You'll find that you have considerably more control in angle mode flight – snapping to your desired angle much faster than any setup using any betaflight flight controller. It's the most control possible for racing and precision flight period."
This is a DIY Kit but we are doing the fiddly bits for you so you can get flying faster.
We are including –
The Pre wired for power and LED's flight controller (BLH8501) we also add a little strain relief to the solder joints to protect the solder, this is a key step when upgrading.
Every TWR needs a travel box to keep your TWR safe (exclusive Tiny Whoop and Drone Junkie case)
we are also fitting the 4 x LED's for you in your colour choice (see drop down listing) these will need to be glued to the side of your ducts, we reccomend welder for this. Please only use in tiny amounts or your ducts will get messy and heavy.
Find Welder here
The 4 blade props fitted will match the LED colour chosen as shown above (Unless you add a note to change colour when ordering)
You'll notice slight oscillations at the beginning of your batteries using this power system.
Jesse chose a setup that has maximum power on a board that cannot be tuned, so be aware this is normal. Your motors will be broken in for you so you can just go whoop some ass.
You can add your choice of canopy (while stock is available, please check drop down menus) to your TWR choose it from the drop down listing. You can add as many as you like, we normaly have a show canopy and a Race canopy.
Check out the collection of Stingray and Razor Skin Canopies Here.
There are subtle but important changes to the BLH8501 stock flight controller. It's tuned for slightly faster motors, but more importantly the angle mode (aka stabilized, aka autolevel) is now capable of reaching a steeper angle at max throttle. This means faster flight and more control, especially when you need to make snap corrections. With a computer transmitter and extended endpoints, this setup moves very, very fast.
We reccomend Jesse's ideal motors in this setup – the now-famous Tiny Whoop Special Sauce 17300kv motors. These motors are the fastest that this flight controller can handle without considerable oscillations. You may still feel a slight shake during a hover at the beginning of a battery, especially if you're charging to high voltage, but at max throttle you'll understand why they were chosen. The power is awesome.
All TWR aircraft come with the PowerWhoop Pigtail installed. This is the new McpX (PW) connector that has become the new standard after Benedikt Haak revealed to the global community that the original Micro JST pigtail was a bottleneck in the whoop's power system. That means you'll get longer flight times and more power.
The TWR uses the new, ultralight and canopy-ready FX900TW camera combo. Weighing in at 3.4g (reinforced circular polarized antenna) or 3.0g (dipole antenna) this setup is extremely light and small, fitting perfectly under our new Stingray Skin canopy.
Stingray and Razor Skin
The Stingray Skin canopy is the new canopy design by Tiny Whoop artist and musician Ben Shepard.
You can choose to get the stock white canopy or pick one of the many other colors and patterns.
It's beautiful. I mean look at this thing. They're available in a myriad of colors and designs.
Your new Tiny Whoop Racer will also include an additional camera mount for those of you that want a steeper angle for faster flight. The 10° mount will be installed and ready to fly.
This listing shows 2 batteries, both are HV – You can fly a TWR with normal 4.2V lipos too
the Tiny Whoop HV 205mah and the Tiny Whoop HV 255mah.
Both batteries can be comfortably charged to 4.35v, giving them an extra boost of power, or they can be charged to 4.2v (standard voltage) for more throttle resolution. Both batteries are made by MyLipo, the Tiny Whoop standard and the highest quality batteries in the Tiny Whoop world.
When Jesse and the Whoop crew hosted the Tiny Whoop Invitational 2017, 18 pilots traveled to colorado from around the USA and Canada. They showed up with all kinds of flight controllers and motors, but after day 2 literally everyone was flying this setup – with this flight controller, motor and battery combo.
It is the choice of professionals.
You won't be disappointed.
Note : All our TWR's are made using the stock flight controller from Horizon and are DSM only and will require a Spektrum transmitter to work.