Tinyhawk II Freestyle 400mw 4K

By wind_rapport on Jun 21, 2023

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Decided to convert my TH2FS into a micro winter porch flyer to help get me through the snowy months. Ironic that I'm only getting around to posting this build on the first day of summer. Now my go-to is my Babyhawk 2 HD. Anyway for the Tinyhawk I added a 400 mw vtx, rhcp antenna, metal standoffs, a RunCam Thumb Pro (v1), and conformal coated everything. Range, video quality, and durability have been greatly improved. Has survived at least 2 crashes in deep snow, and I still get 3.75-4.5 minutes of flight time with the stock 2x 1S power system. Can definitely feel the weight as expected, but the quad flies far better than I imagined it would. I went through a couple different iterations for the antenna mounting, and ultimately settled on having it laid flat with the bottom plate (see last 3 pics). This solved the little bit of bobble I was getting with the ziptied vertical setup, and suprisingly has not effected transmission quality at least to a noticable extent. All-in-all very happy with how this turned out.

https://www.reddit.com/r/TinyWhoop/comments/11t4yw6/so_impressed_by_runcam_thumb_pro_4k30_on_my/
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charlie323a   Aug 14, 2023  

Has survived at least 2 crashes in deep snow, and I still get 3.75-4.5 minutes of flight time with the stock 2x 1S power system. Can definitely feel the weight as expected, but the quad flies far better than I imagined it would. I went through a couple different iterations for the antenna mounting, and ultimately settled on having it laid flat with the bottom plate (see last 3 pics). This solved the little bit of bobble I was getting with the ziptied vertical setup, and suprisingly has not effected transmission quality at least to a noticable extent. All-in-all very happy with how this turned out.

aboundingremember   Jun 28, 2023  
Rice_Bowl   Jun 24, 2023  

man this makes me miss my THFS. I loved that quad and I had so much fun with it. That was around the time i started experimenting with different frame designs too because of how durable that FC was. Took a whole 2 years, lots of crashing, and a dunk in a pool to die. Motor pads ripped off too but scratch off the lines leading to the pads and it would still work just as it did. Even the frame inspired all my current designs with the double braced format.

wind_rapport   Jun 24, 2023 

The double brace design is so rugged - Same with my Babyhawk 2 HD. I actually clipped a tree with my Babyhawk recently and had a good 50' drop onto concrete. Lost a ThumbPro v2 and killed the FC, but the vista and the frame were fine!

Rice_Bowl   Jun 25, 2023 

exactly why i believe in the double brace design! all my current designs have double braced arms but I just havent had the time to post updates on them

Micro enjoyer   Jun 22, 2023  

I would highly recommend to switch the dual ph2 connector to an xt30 and to use 2s batteries, It has made a huge boost in performance to my build

wind_rapport   Jun 22, 2023 

definitely planning on it; I've just delayed that mod for forever b/c I have a zillion of those 1S 450 RDQ packs

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