Tinyhawk Freestyle Ultimate *Decommissioned Frame*

By BaTTaN on Jan 03, 2021

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This is a Microheli Tinyhawk Freestyle frame which has mounting options for all most any kind of FC as well as 3 and 4 hole motor mouting options. I however had them mill me a couple of 2mm bottom plates as they are normally 1.5 - 1.8mm.

I fly in a lot of tight spaces and this is a perfect freestyle rig for me to sit at my front door and tear up the neighborhood without anyone noticing. Most of the time I’m running a throttle limit.

I run mainly 2s 450-550mah and get a regular 4 -7 mins depending on how aggressive I’m flying. I have also run up to 3s 520mah with about 8mins of moderately aggressive flying. I start to see power vs waight issues Motors do get slightly warm flying 3s as I've tuned for 2s.

Also if you are looking for the best Nano camara the Toothless 2 nano starlight is the shit!

As can be seen in a couple of the pictures. I plan on modifying the side plates to allow camera mounting on both ends then I'll use the vifly cam switcher and create a true micro cheater quad. https://www.viflydrone.com/switcher.html

This build is still going strong although I have now gone through 4 Microheli bottom plates as the carbon even at 2mm is not very good and they ALWAYS snap at the motor bolt holes. I have tried having Microheli leave out 3 motor bolt holes as I use 4 bolt motors and those extra holes are where the arms break every time. They had no interest in helping however I recently had some LEDDrone frames milled by cncmaddness and plan on moving this build to one of those even lighter frames milled out of good carbon stock. This build will be marked Decommissioned when that move is done.

This build has been decommissioned due to carbon quality as well as the fact having both 3 hole and 4 hole motor mounting made the arms grossly fragile. This frame was no doubt is an upgrade to a TH2FS frame it is not the best platform to add ANY additional weight to due to the bottom plate shortcomings. I made multiple attempts at reaching out to microheli for custom cuts or even to license CNCMADNESS to mill a few bottom plates minus the 3 hole motor mounting and using better carbon stock but was basically told no.

So time to move on to better designed frames that can be cut from quality carbon.

Parts from this build will be showing up on a Ledroneclub 3 inch as well as a 65mm Tadpole.

Decommisioned parts have been moved to One Spicy Pickle "EVO2 MK3" which is a kick ass 3 inch build. Loving how the micro deadcat layout performs.



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OptimaZe   Jan 04, 2021  

Nice build! I've been meaning to do a build on that frame, and your build has inspired me to order one.

BaTTaN   Jan 04, 2021 

Its a great frame kit for the money. They have a plastic or aluminium top plate options. Ive had no issues using either. The battery straps are betafpv which I'll link on the build later as not all straps will fit through the side plate opening.

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