Emax Nano Hawk – Best first 65mm 1s tiny whoop/micro drone to learn FPV? (vs. Tiny Hawk & US65 Pro)
I recently picked up two of these to fly. Fpv with my kids theyre, pretty much total beginners. They started off on the simulators. Then we uh picked up an emacs, tiny trainer kit. They did pretty well with that. Then we had a flyaway incident. The tiny trainer is no longer with us, and so it was time to move on and i picked out the nanohawk as a good option with brussels brushless motors that would hopefully be pretty durable for them and in this video i want to share with you my Experience uh give you some of the information that i would have liked to have known before i bought these um, including how does the nanohawk compare to something like the tiny hawk 2, which ive also reviewed on my channel as well as say the eachines u65 pro? How does this fly and, more importantly, how does it crash or how durable is it heres what you get in the box, the nanohawk itself, a single 1s 300 milliwatt high voltage battery with a gnb 27 connector, a 6 way usb charger with ph2 connectors. They do provide you with two of these leads that will adapt the ph2 to the gmb connector. So you can charge up your one single battery. They provide you with an extra set of props more on these later, a bag of spare parts with some rubber band screws and a tiny little screwdriver. They throw in a couple of stickers, as well as a link to their online support and manual.
The box itself is nothing special, but it might be useful to store. The drone in the nanohawk has a pretty unique design because it combines a plastic body with a carbon fiber plate, and the idea is that the carbon fiber plate keeps it real stiff. While the soft prop guards allow you to absorb shock, when you run into something, this is a 1s quad with 0 802 1900 kv motors and 4 blade props whats nice about a 1s quad. Is that with the multi charger they give you as long as you get some extra batteries, you can charge up several of them while youre running the other ones, and it makes charging and running the quad all day, simple, cheap and easy. The nanohawk has a 25 milliwatt vtx, which is pretty standard for a 65 millimeter tiny whoop. The emax, tiny hawk, does have up to a 200 milliwatt vtx, so thats worth uh thats worth mentioning youre going to get much better range out of something like this. I found that it was enough to get me around my house, but just barely the range wasnt. All that great i do have the version within fr sky receiver. The camera is a run cam nano 3.. I found the image quality to be okay, acceptable, considering how tiny and lightweight it is. Although i will say that the run cam nano 2, which comes on the tiny hawk, is going to give you a much better image but, of course, its um.
Its much larger and much heavier heres some footage from my first couple of flights to give you guys something to look at. While i share some of my first impressions with you. First of all, the quad is really easy to control. The nanohawk is a perfect uh. Beginner drone and, like i said in the beginning, i picked these up to teach my kids how to fly fpv. It feels a little bit floaty to me. The 19 000 kv motors on a 1s battery are its not as punchy as some of the other tiny whoops that im used to flying around my house, but that also makes it a lot of fun for flying indoors, around tight spaces and again for beginners its A great option, one problem that i did have is, after my second or third crash, i noticed some really bad fpv feed the image just got real fuzzy. In my goggles, i assumed that id screwed up the vtx in a crash. It turns out that i had bent one of the props. Now i was able to bend the prop back into shape, but as soon as one of those props got deformed, it was causing the quad to shake so much that thats what was causing the fuzzy fpv feed now thats an issue that kept coming up again and Again and its the combination of these prop guards that dont fully protect the props and the props themselves, which seem to me like theyre, just not very durable at all, i mean so the included props um really caused some problems.
For me all right, you guys this is the part of the video, where i give you the pros and cons of the emacs nanohawk. This is one that ive been flying around and testing over the last couple days. You can tell that its been its been crashed. A few times – and this is what it looks like brand new – so this is what it looked like out of the box. If you were to pick one up a few things to mention uh the uh vtx antenna looked like it was going to get chopped up in the props, and actually mine did get chopped over the prop. So i have it uh. I have it zip tied to the canopy, so you might want to do that if you pick one up – and another thing is like i mentioned, the included props just arent – that great. This is what they look like: theyre, four bladed, um, props and theyre. Just theyre not durable at all, they get they get bent out of shape as soon as you crash and theyre, not very good. So i actually used some three bladed props that i had from er excuse the camera movement. There i used some three bladed props that i had from a um. This is the eachines u65 pro and the three blade, not four bladed, because theres a 2s whoop, but they work fine. These are gem, fan, props and theyre much more durable.
They are you guys so heres, some pros and cons on the good side. The nanohawk is super easy to set up pretty much. All you have to do is bind it to your radio and youre good to go. Assuming you get the version with the onboard fr sky receiver, which i recommend another advantage of this quad, is that its super easy to fly emacs. Has it set up out of the box for beginners, which is for me? I thought it was fine flying indoors, although if i took it out to a park to fly acro, i probably would change the rates a little bit, but i think for most beginners or people who are going to fly indoors, the factory rates are just fine. Another thing that i liked about this is that the the carbon fiber frame keeps it pretty stiff and durable. I really like that, and i also liked how the prop guards are really squishy. It kind of reminds me of my tiny hawk 2, where the ive crashed. This a million times and the frame never breaks because its just real, flexible material that will give on crashes the durability of the frame was a real plus for me, because i bought this to teach my kids fpv, and so i like, knowing that, if they run Into the wall all day, we will go through the props, but we wont break the frame okay now time for some of the cons, i dont love the runcam nano 3.
, its okay, its lightweight, but no matter how i fiddled with the settings of my goggles. It always seemed too contrasty. It seemed a little bit dark and when i bump up the contrast it just its artificial and over bright, i didnt really care for the image that much. I actually prefer the caddux ant, which comes in the eachines u65 pro, maybe thats subjective, but i like the image in the codex ant a little bit better. Another disadvantage is that you cant really change the camera angle. The way the frame is designed the cameras kind of locked in at one angle, you cant change that very easily and for flying indoors. I thought the angle was fine, but if i took it out to a park, i would want a little bit more aggressive. Camera angle – and you just cant – do that with this frame. Another disadvantage, i noticed, is that the vtx antenna is soldered onto the board and my antenna actually got sucked into the props and got chewed up a little bit, which is why i have it zip tied right there and i would prefer if it had a standard. Ufl connector that i could unclip and change out as necessary, because of course you can, you can solder on a new antenna but its not easy to solder onto these little tiny wood boards, and so i i wished it wasnt soldered directly onto the board. Another thing to mention is: while they do give you this handy, usb charger, the one single battery they give.
You has a gmb 27 connector and the charger has a connector for the ph2 plugs and they give you two leads and one single battery. But on this type of on this type of tiny whoop, you want a lot more. This is how im running my nanohawk. This is a pack of gnb 300 milliamp uh 1s batteries with the gmb connectors that i picked up on amazon, very inexpensive and this charger. Actually came with the eachine u65 pro and having a six channel charger for 1s batteries is really the way to go. You dont want to charge these things one at a time. Itll drive you crazy. Since flight time is only two or three minutes. The final thing to mention are the props. These are the props that they give you in the box and they fly great theyre. They fly just fine. The problems they dont crash very well theyre, not very durable, and these prop guards do not protect the props completely, and so i was just constantly having problems with the props getting bent out of shape and even if you bend them back with your hand, theyre just Never the same again, and so it really deteriorates the fpv feed and deteriorates the whole experience of flying all right. Final verdict, time if youre on the fence about this one heres my honest advice, if youre an absolute beginner if youre just getting into the hobby. This is not a bad option: its got brushless motors, its small, durable, its pretty stable, to learn fpv.
You might actually be better off going with something like this and then picking up some entry level, goggles from skyzone or another company and a real radio, as opposed to one of those all in one kits that give you like a radio box goggles and a usually A quad with brushed motors like the um. What is it the tiny trainer kit? I think all the manufacturers have some sort of all in one combo like that, because what happens with those combos is you tend to outgrow the components pretty quickly? If you go with something like the emax nanohawk youre, getting something pretty decent out of the box and those brushless motors are going to stand up quite a bit better than the brushed motors on something like the tiny trainer. Now, if youre, comparing this to something like the tiny hawk 2, i think the tiny hawk 2 is actually a little bit more stable. It feels a little more floaty because it has larger props and of course it has the advantage of a 200 milliwatts vtx and a better camera, but its going to be a little bit bigger, bigger and heavier, and so the the nanohawk might actually be easier for Flying indoors, because itll get into smaller spaces now, if youre a more experienced pilot and youre looking for a more aggressive, tiny whoop, you might want to consider something like the eachines u65 pro i know, eachines has a reputation for not being the most durable quads out There but mines held up pretty well and since it has a 2s setup, its a little bit more aggressive and where i really notice the difference is when i fly out outdoors, this flies acro way better than the nanohawk.
Does. The nanohawk has a hard time pulling out of dives or aggressive maneuvers its just that that super lightweight 1s setup is just its not its its better suited for indoors its not as well suited for outdoors so experienced. Pilots might want to check out something like this, but if youre a beginner getting into the hobby or like me, if youre trying to get your kids into the hobby or a friend or family member or something the e max nanohawk is not a bad way to Go just plan on picking up some extra props. All right, you guys thatll! Do it for this one thanks a lot for watching and if you have any suggestions for what youd like to see in future content.