EMAX Tinyhawk II Freestyle – Fast, Fun, FPV
So before we get started. If you haven't already hit the subscribe button, please do if you like all types of drones, camera drones, racing drones, fpv, drones, etc. I'Ve had the good fortune this year to get to know a company called Blue Max and try out a lot of their time. Hawk products, which are a variety of different, tiny, whoop style drones like this one here this is the tiny Hawk 2, and this thing is quite amazing. It'S, actually, my go to drone for indoor flying it's got a run cam on it. So it's got a very, very nice picture. It'S got the ability to fly with a 1s or a 2's battery and it's just a beast. I mean I've bumped into so many things and it does very well now. This is the tiny hawk to race Edition, which you can see is quite dirty and the reason it's dirty is because I fly it a lot and I've flown it in lots of grass. It has a lot of speed. I did a full review of this guy. If you want to see it, it's on the channel I'll put the link up here but it's, something that you can learn how to fly a racing drone with very quickly. I wouldn't start with this one. By the way, the tiny hawk 2 race is is pretty powerful because it uses two batteries in parallel and gives you a lot of punch and a lot of speed.
If you wanted to start with something I'd suggest the tiny hawk s or the tiny Hawk 2 right here, but in this box is the tiny Hawk to freestyle. Now this is a freestyle quad. This does not have any prop guards like the regular, tiny Hawk. 2. Does and it's made of carbon fiber. It is very, very fast I've flown through about 20 battery packs on it, and I have to say this thing: just rips like crazy. Can it take a crash? Let me show you, Music Applause, Music. What comes with this thing is 2 1 s batteries, as well as the a van two and a half inch props. Now the tiny hawk race has the 2 inch props, so you can kind of see the difference in the size right there they're bigger. Now. What is this thing for? The name says it all it's for freestyle flying it's for doing flips it's for doing dives thanks for doing acrobatic stuff through small gaps. It is something that has a huge huge power to weight ratio which gives you the ability to fly. It like a maniac and recover from all kinds of crazy dives, as I learned in my short time of having this thing again. Carbon fiber frame the ability and actually requirement to plug in two batteries. At the same time, which connect up here onto the top it's got the run cam up here in the front. It is, of course compatible with Fr Sky radio, so frsky easy to bind with the bind button is right down here on the bottom.
It actually says, bind I've seen very few quads where it says bind by the bind button. I appreciated that when I was looking for it but it's down here on the bottom, and you need to hold a screwdriver down to bind it on this guy here you can bind it with the fr sky and I just took my model that I had created In the remote control for this one copied it and made a few modifications for this one now the propellers are bigger and that's been my one point of contention with this drone is I found that the props and the cables that are all over the place tend To hit each other quite a bit, you'll notice that when you start it, if you hear this clicking sound it's hitting it's hitting something it could be hitting the battery, it could be hitting one of the cables back here. It could also be hitting these little tiny cables right in here. I find these pop up sometimes, and they get hit just nicked by the prop, and you don't want that. So one thing that I'm going to do – I haven't done it yet is take these little cables and either put a really small, zip tie to hold them down here or perhaps even use, maybe some dental floss or something really thin to tie them off because they've Been problematic in getting hit, the battery strap has the potential to get hit and, of course, the battery itself you've got to really position it in a good spot up here and and manage this cable so that it's not it's clear of both the back props that's.
My one complaint about this drone, I would say not a complaint, but an observation is this thing is crazy, crazy, fast. The punch out on it is insane the power to weight ratio, as I said, is just crazy, so it's, not something that you want to start off flying for the first time. I'Ve said this before. I said this about the tiny hawk to race Edition here. This guy flying these two will make you a better pilot on this. One has been my observation or on any other tiny whoop and also again just with the speed on these things and the agility of them it's like driving a sports car and then going back to a kind of family sedan. With this thing now, don't get me wrong. This thing is fast and a ton of fun to fly, but after you've flown these, you realize this thing is pretty easy driving. So two other things to mention about the tiny hawk to freestyle number one. The run cam is adjustable. You can loosen these screws over here on the side and actually tilt it to the angle. You want I've got it at a good angle. For me, I was flying with it earlier today and this worked really well, so that is a very nice feature and then number two. It has an improved video transmitter over the original, tiny Hawk series and you can adjust it between 25, 100 and 200 milliwatts. So, if you're flying by yourself – and you want more range, more power, 200 milliwatts is pretty easy to adjust it to and you're gon na get a better picture and less drop out.
But if you're flying with buddies – and you want to race together, you can do the 225 milliwatts and race on the race band. So according to Emax, this has a seven minute cruising time. What that means to me is seven minutes of pretty docile easy cruising. I would imagine, if you're really punching it and doing some crazy tricks and stuff like that, you're gon na end up getting more like five minutes, but it's still pretty good for a drone with this much power and it's pretty easy to bring this thing back land. It right in front of you and swap out the batteries in a matter of seconds now the big advantage, if you don't already know if the runcam Nano is you just get better picture better color, better contrast than you did and all three of these actually have The runcam, the original tiny Hawk series, has just a standard, fpv camera which again, I think, I've said this before. I think these are used as like backup cameras on cars. There are not great quality there. Okay, but the run cam is a big improvement, so that's one of the areas where they invested on the second line. Another thing I really like about this quad is the fact that the camera is pretty well protected. You can see these two bars go out. Just a little bit beyond it and that helped me today, I actually ran into a fence once and I ran into a tree once and both times was pretty much a head on hit and the camera came out of it.
Just fine their propellers pull on and off you don't need screws for them, they're pretty tight when you put them on there. I think there are optional screws that you can put into them if you wanted to, but you don't really need them, I've flown it. Quite a bit without them and haven't used screws on my race either and I've done just fine. I also really like the black and white kind of I heard somebody call it stormtrooper decor here it looks like stormtroopers on the planet Hoth. You know where they have. The white more white with accents kind of uniforms, it's it's, a cool look, and it has a very, very easy access to the insides here, it's just four screws up here on the top that you can pull this top plate off and get into the insides. So I know there's a lot of reviewers that'll go into a lot more depth than I did about the mechanics of it, the electronics. You know the types of motors and the types of esc s and all that stuff, and i would encourage you to go watch those I might even put some links to their videos at the end of this one. But overall, as a I'd say, advanced beginner, fpv pilot, this thing is a ton of fun it's challenging in a way that I like, because it makes me a better pilot and it also is fun to know when you're flying and you're dropping out of the sky.
That you have so much reserved power that you can just you, can take right off and and pick up from just about any kind of fall out of the sky. So who is this thing for? First of all, I don't recommend this as your first fpv quad. As I said before, I'd buy a tiny Hawk S or a tiny Hawk too long before I would buy this or this as your first fpv quad. But if you're looking to get into the micros and you're already pretty comfortable flying fpv, especially an fpv racer, then this is a good option: it's not very expensive, for what you're getting for the quality of the build and it's tuned, pretty well right out of the Box, so those are my thoughts about the tiny hawk to freestyle, really well made very fast and fun to fly, wish that had a little bit more clearance for the cables. But again, I think I can fix that with some zip ties, just something to be careful of, and also note when you spin it up. If the cables aren't getting hit it's, actually pretty quiet, it doesn't make a whole lot of noise when it's idling on the ground it's. When you hear that clicking noise that you know it's hitting something. But aside from that, I think this is a really cool addition to the tiny Hawk family I'm excited to have it and to get to try it and fly it.
A bit more I'm really excited that. I have all three of these and, as I said the more I fly these two, the better. I seem to get it flying this one, so ed Ricker I'm. Coming for you, thanks for watching, if you like this video, I hope you'll hit the like button and if you want to know more about drones and fpv, please subscribe to Ready, Set drone.