Tinyhawk Freestyle 2 Ultimate

By CloslaRoche on May 30, 2021

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnAVWsbHJz4&ab_channel=BrapBrap

Bought this as a BnF, flew for a while then one bad crash the VTX died. Decided to upgrade the VTX and RC Link to a TBS Unify Nano Pro32, and went to ELRS on the RC link with the Tinysled sled. The ELRS RX has the ceramic SMD antenna, no whisker or tee antenna to mount and get chopped and I've personally gone just under a mile on 250mw in the city with it. The Happymodel PP RX or EP1 would be better here as the DIY Nano is pretty thick. Word of caution though, the Tinysled VTX sled SUCKS. I had horrible video reception, rolling image, constant static, loss of color, etc and hard wiring it with some short silicone wire fixed that. ELRS 500hz on a toothpick is quite fun. You NEED to take off that PH2x2 connector and use a XT30 with a good 2s, it makes it fly like a totally different quad. The GNB 500mAh 90c 2s that FPV Cycle sells is perfect for the quad, I get a solid 6 to 8 min of flight time depending on how aggressive I am.

The stock Avan 2.5x1.9x3 props are okay, little too much prop wash for my liking. The Gemfan 2512 (2.5x1.2x3) props are the best for freestyle. The HQ T65 bi-blades have a lot of response but lack some grip. They are great for longer range cruising as they are super smooth, but I think they lack the grip needed for freestyle. I used a RDQ 650mAh 2s and got 15min of slow, steady flight.

The frame is really really stiff for the quad style, I was able to turn off most of the filters and leave RPM filtering on. This little thing is too much fun for how small and cheap it is and its great not only for first time drone pilots but also experienced pilots who want something cheap to bash around where their 4" or 5" might not fit.

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Part List

Frame

EMAX BNF TinyHawk II Freestyle Quad - FRSKY
Racedayquads.com
$139.99

Propellers

Gemfan Hurricane 2512 Tri-Blade 2.5" Prop 8 Pack - Choose Your Color (4 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$3.69

Propellers

HQ Prop T65 Bi-Blade 2.5" Prop 10 Pack - Choose Your Color (9 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$2.99

Propellers

EMAX Avan Rush 2.5x1.9x3 Tri-Blade 2.5" Prop 4 Pack - Choose Your Color (22 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$1.59

FPV Transmitter

TBS UNIFY PRO32 NANO 5G8 V1.1 (365 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$29.95

Antenna

HGLRC Mini Hammer 5.8GHz U.FL Antenna - RHCP (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$8.99

Receiver

ExpressLRS 2.4Ghz DIY Nano (3 builds)
Fatboyfpv.com
See Site

Batteries

2 x GNB 550mAh 90C/180C 1S-6S LiPo Battery (12 builds)
Fpvcycle.com
$31.98

Power Distribution

TinysLEDs TinyHawk Freestyle / TinyHawk II Freestyle TBS Nano Pro VTX/RX Sled w/ LEDs
Racedayquads.com
$5.99

Radio

RadioMaster TX16S Multi-Protocol RF Module OpenTX 2.4GHz RC Transmitter w/ V3 Hall Gimbals (82 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$199.99

Goggles

Skyzone SKY04X V2 OLED Diversity 5.8GHz FPV Goggles - Choose Your Color (46 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$529.99

3D Printed

TinyHawk (2) Freestyle Arm Guard by Predue
Thingiverse.com
See Site

HD Camera

GoPro Hero7 Black — Waterproof Action Camera with Touch Screen 4K Ultra HD Video 12MP Photos 720p Live Streaming Stabiliza (26 builds)
Amazon.com
$389.99

HD Camera

GoPro HERO5 Session (300 builds)
Getfpv.com
$199.99

Misc Parts

XT30 Pigtail 16AWG 3" (11 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$1.29

Video Receiver

VAS 5.8GHz CROSSHAIR XTREME ANTENNA (RHCP) (2 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$34.95

Video Receiver

TBS TRIUMPH PRO RHCP (SMA) - LONG RANGE (3 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$19.95

Video Receiver

TBS Fusion (35 builds)
Team-blacksheep.com
$119.95

Radio Module

Happymodel 2.4g ExpressLRS ELRS Micro TX module ES24TX (6 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$28.99

Radio Module

TBS Peter The Penetrator - Tracer TX Antenna
Pyrodrone.com
$19.95

Battery Charger

Hitec X2 AC Plus Black Edition AC/DC Multi-Charger (6S/10A/100W)
Amainhobbies.com
$129.99

Soldering Iron

TrakPower TK955 Digital Soldering Station
$109.99

Tools

NewBeeDrone Tool Kit V1.5 (6 builds)
Newbeedrone.com
$49.99

Backpack

Pyrodrone Backpack Pro
Pyrodrone.com
$189.99

Backpack

Osprey.com
Osprey.com
See Site

Accessories

Camera Butter Glass ND filter for GoPro Hero 5/6/7 (Choose Density) (5 builds)
Pyrodrone.com
$9.99

Accessories

Camera Butter Stick On Reusable Glass ND Filter for GoPro Session 4/5 - ND8/16/32ND8 (3 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$9.99

Misc Supplies

QuadHands Jumbo Workbench- Massive 11" x 17" Steel Base - 6 Magnetic Base Arms
Quadhands.com
$77.97

Misc Supplies

Original Prusa i3 MK3S+ kit (2 builds)
Shop.prusa3d.com
$825.55

Misc Supplies

SainSmart TPU Flexible 1.75mm Filament 0.8kg Spool - Choose Your ColorWhite (10 builds)
Racedayquads.com
$29.99
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Discussion

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BillyChandler   10 days ago  

Thank you for the informative review. This makes the question of choice much easier

AllTheNope   Jun 06, 2021  

Hi! Would you mind posting a picture of how you managed to set the sled up? It is my project for the next weekend and your warning has got me a bit nervous. Thanks for a fun build!

CloslaRoche   Jun 06, 2021 
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Don't use the sled, de-solder the pins from the AIO board and then use 4 short silicone wires from the AIO to the VTX.

AllTheNope   Jun 06, 2021 

Will do. Thanks for the heads-up!

Imp   Feb 20, 2022 

Just bought it and hadn't looked at it under the microscope. Bought it, after reading and hearing about in a couple of TH2 upgrade guides...
After reading your words, I ask myself ,why I did buy it? I thought it was at least "highly recommended" for what ever reasons.
But it seems just that it only solves the issue of probably mounting and/or very clean and small solder points, am I right? There's nothing the sled really does?
But just a quick picture would be very, very appreciated . Just so I see what I've going to get myself into g
Best
ImpFPV

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