EMAX Babyhawk Micro Brushless FPV Drone Review

Today I’ll be taking a look at the features of the new EMAX Babyhawk Micro Brushless Drone. The Baby hawk is a 2S, 85mm FPV quadcopter powered by brushless motors, which means this micro drone packs a punch! Could this be an alternative to the tiny whoop and other micro FPV drones? I think this could be one of the best FPV brushless micro quads out there, but read on to find out why.

Click here to get the EMAX Babyhawk or check out the full range of micro FPV drones.

EMAX Babyhawk Micro Brushless FPV Drone

EMAX Babyhawk 85mm Brushless Features/Specification

  • All-in-One Camera and VTX – CMOS Camera with 40 Channel, 25mW, 5.8GHz transmitter
  • Femto F3 FlightController/PDB board with built in 5v regulator
  • Bullet 6A BLHeli 2S-4S Plug-In ESCs
  • 1104 5000kv Brushless Motors
  • 2.3″ 3 blade propellers
  • 85mm Molded PC Plastic Body/Frame and Motor Guards
  • 2S 300mAh LiPo

There is a plug and fly option (use your own receiver) at the moment, but expect to see ready to fly options coming out

EMAX Babyhawk Micro Brushless FPV DroneEMAX Babyhawk Review

Pros:

  • F3 flight controller preloaded with Betaflight, so you have full control over flight settings (PIDs, rates and customisation of flight modes) and can do flips and rolls just like with full sized racing drones.
  • Brushless motors provide great power and agility compared to the brushed motors that are more common on micro drones. This makes flying the Babyhawk great fun and fast!
  • The included camera is reasonable quality for how small it is, but will be a step down if you are used to a Runcam Swift 2 or similar.
  • Plug-and-fly, so you don’t have to worry about assembling and soldering these micro components.
  • Guards can be removed to reduce the weight and give you even more agility.

Cons:

  • The video signal is not the best and the CMOS camera has a narrow field of view, so this is not a precision flying machine. However, this shouldn’t be a problem for short-range indoor flying.
  • No LEDs, so night/low light flying indoors is not as fun for spectators.
  • Relatively short flight times (about 3 minutes)
  • Guards rather than ducts, so you get some protection but not the increased efficiency that ducts would provide.
  • Not a racing quad, but quick enough to be great fun.

EMAX Babyhawk Micro Brushless FPV Drone

Check out this video from Bruce over at RCModelReviews for some flight footage.

EMAX Babyhawk Verdict

If you want a microquad for great indoor FPV fun, then the Babyhawk could be just the drone for you. If you want to fly around your house or office, then this represents pretty good value and will be awesome fun!

Click here to get the EMAX Babyhawk.

Pair this with the X4R-SB and FrSky Taranis Q X7 for a great, low cost package. If you need goggles to go with the Baby hawk, I recommend the Eachine VR D2 from Amazon or Banggood (you can check out my Eachine VR D2 review here).

 

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