Best Brushless Whoops of 2018 – Time to Retire the Tiny Whoop?

Brushless Whoops – No. More. Brushes.

Brushed Tiny Whoops have been around for awhile now and man are they a blast to fly indoors. However, if you are tired of swapping motors and need a little more speed the brushless whoop is the next step.

It’s important to note that brushless whoops (aka brushless micro quads) are still progressing and it seems like new options are popping up all the time. A couple of newer models have been released with all-in-one flight controllers and ESCs. This can be a big deal when you consider the added weight of each component separately. Below, we list out a handful of options that range from the first “brushless whoops” with 4 individual ESCs to the latest and greatest options.

Here are the qualifiers for the list:

  • Brushless motors
  • Wheelbase size = 85mm or smaller
  • Prop guards to protect props… and walls

Without further delay, check out the options below for your first (or next) brushless whoop!

Brushless WhoopProduct Link (Size)Price*Receiver OptionsWeight (grams)
w/o battery
Details
BetaFPV Beta75 Pro (75mm)$FrSky
DSMX
S-FHSS
No Rx
28Motors: 0703(15,000kV)
FC: F3 (MPU6000)
ESC: 5A (Integrated)
Battery: 1S 550mAH
OSD: Yes
Boldclash Whoop B06 (77mm)$FrSky
Flysky
DSM2
FM800 Futaba
No Rx
27Motors: 0703(15,000kV)
FC: F3
ESC: 2A (Integrated)
Battery: 1S 450mAH
OSD: No
HB68 Brushless WhoopHB68 (68mm)$No Rx (PNP)
Compatible with:
PPM
SBUS
DSM
25Motors: 0603(14,000kV)
FC: F3 (MPU6000)
ESC: 5A (Integrated)
Battery: 1S 250mAH
OSD: Yes
HB64 (64mm)$$FS-RX2A
Compatible with:
PPM
SBUS
DSM
24Motors: 0603(16,000kV)
FC: F3 (MPU6000)
ESC: 5A (Integrated)
Battery: 1S 250mAH
OSD: Yes
Brushless Whoop MoskitoFuriousFPV Moskito (Spektrum) (70mm)
FuriousFPV Moskito (FrSky) (70mm)
$$$$$DSM2
DSMX
FrSky
45Motors: 1102(10,000kV)
FC: F3
ESC: 7A (x4)
Battery: 2S 300mAH (not provided)
OSD: No
DYS ELF (83mm)$$$FrSky80 (w/ battery)Motors: 1102(10,000kV)
FC: F3
ESC: 10A (4-in-1)
Battery: 2S 600mAH
OSD: No
baby hawk Brushless WhoopEMAX Babyhawk (85mm)$FrSky
Compatible with:
PPM
PWM
SBUS
68Motors: 1104(5,250kV)
FC: F3 (MPU9250)
ESC: 6A (x4)
Battery: 2S 300mAH
OSD: No
OverSky Warlark 85 Pro (DSMX)(85mm)
OverSky Warlark 85 Pro (FrSky) (85mm)
$$$$FrSky
DSMX
66 (w/ battery)Motors: 1103(6,400kV)
FC: F3 (MPU6500)
ESC: 4.5A (Integrated)
Battery: 2S 330mAH
OSD: No
Eachine Aurora 68 (68mm)$$FrSky
DSM2/DSMX
Flysky
48Motors: 1102(11,500kV)
FC: F3 (MPU6000)
ESC: 10A (4-in-1)
Battery: 2S 400mAH
OSD: Yes
Eachine Revenger55 (55mm)$$FrSky (D8 or D16)
DSM2/DSMX
Flysky
49.5Motors: 1102(11,500kV)
FC: F3 (MPU6000)
ESC: 6A (2-in-1 x2)
Battery: 2S 400mAH
OSD: No
DustX58 SideEachine DustX58 (58mm)$FrSky25Motors: 0703(20,000kV)
FC: F3 (MPU6000)
ESC: 4A (4-in-1)
Battery: 1S 450mAH
OSD: Yes

*Pricing as follows (based on regular listed price): $ ($100-$120), $$ ($120-$140), $$$ ($140-$160), $$$$ ($160-$180), $$$$$ ($180+)

The Brushless Whoop King

BetaFPV Beta75 Pro

Our pick for the best brushless whoop is the BetaFPV Beta75 Pro. It comes from a company that is quickly establishing themselves as a leader in the micro FPV realm. This model is lighter than most on the list. The Beta75Pro has a form factor very similar to a traditional tiny whoop. The flight controller and ESC combo is also in a familiar package where the motors connect directly to the flight controller board with CONNECTORS! This means no more soldering single strand motor wires to the ESCs. What a relief!

The Beta75 Pro sports OSD, which was lacking on most of the micro brushless quads that came out in the prior year or two. As a heads-up, there were reports of the motor bells detaching on the Beta75 Pro, but they have come up with a solution to take care of this before units leave the factory. The shaft is now laser welded to the ring as shown in the photo below.

Overall, the Beta75 Pro has been a great attempt to bridge the gap between tiny whoops and the promising world of brushless motors.

Close contenders for the top spot included:

  • BWhoop B06 (Small 2A ESCs and no OSD)
  • HB68 (PNP instead of BNF and less known brand)

Most Likely to be Mistaken for a Brushed Tiny Whoop

HB68 Brushless Whoop

HB68

Even lighter than the Beta75 Pro is the HB68. It runs on a 250mAH 1S battery which is exactly what we use on our brushed tiny whoops. The flight controller is the Eachine Beecore Brushless model and is thought to be identical (or very similar) to the BetaFPV flight controller. The HB68 comes with 0603 motors (same diameter as 6×15 brushed motors) and the overall size is almost the same as most 65mm brushed quads.

Assuming good build quality, this one has the right ingredients to be a blast indoors and may even sneak into a tiny whoop race without anyone knowing!

Conclusion

Brushless whoops have come a long way in the last couple of years and we are excited to see what’s next! There are plenty of options in this category, but we like the newer ones. Mainly because they more closely resemble the whoops that we are used to seeing. The one piece frames and all-in-one flight controller/ESC combos make all the difference by reducing weight and complexity. Let us know what you have tried and if a brushless whoop has stole the thunder from your brushed whoops.

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