Emax Babyhawk Review – is a micro brushless quadcopter. This is a great choice for beginners or FPV racers. In this article, we will help you evaluate its construction, as well as how the Emax Babyhawk works.
Emax Babyhawk Review
1. How little and lightweight would be your Babyhawk?
Size matters to get a micro quadcore a lot! And the bigger the greater:-LRB- However, the Babyhawk is considerably more significant than the Tiny Whoop or even the Moskito because of the larger frame and more giant props.
It’s a motor to engine space (diagonal) of 87mm, height including antenna is 65mm. This quad step’s width and length at 133mm (from prop shield to prop to shield).
The burden of this quad is:
- Babyhawk + 2.3″ Propellers = 63.9gram
- 2 Motor Guards = 7.1gram
- 2S 300mah lipo = 15.2g
- XM+ RX = 1.6gram
- AUW without prop guards = 80.7gram
- AUW with prop guards = 87.8gram
It may not be the tiniest micro brushless quadcore, but if you eliminate the prop protects, it appears much smaller differently.
Micro-USB port on the rear for simple access.
The camera holder supports are among my worries regarding crash-resistance.
2. Hardware and Length
The framework is constructed from durable PC plastic, which we view as durable propellers (based on Emax). The initial batch is white. In the future, more color choices will be accessible.
The camera lens is exposed without protection.
Prop guards are removable by simply taking out the screws. They’re flexible and not brittle like on any other micro quad eyeglasses. However, when you hit a wall from the prop guards with sufficient speed, it may touch the spinning props.
The Babyhawk utilizes two different sets of screws: M2 hex along with M1.4 hex. Ensure to have screwdrivers to get these if you intend to take them apart.
3. Flight Controller
The Babyhawk uses the newest Emax Femto F3 flight control, pre-loaded with Betaflight 3.0.1 firmware. The F3 FC has PDB capacity (80A present ) and features an on-board 5V 3A BEC.
It is an intelligent design: the FC and ESC are removable due to the header pins. This enables a speedy and straightforward fix.
Here’s a link diagram for the FC.
Considering that the FC is mounted on the ESC’s with header hooks and no screws to hold it in position, I discovered that the FC is likely to pop loose in crashes (not as awful as popping out entirely ).
As you can see in the next photo, the FC tilts to one side, which could occur after an accident. When I took off like this, It may not affect speed manner, but if you discovered it drifting in angle/horizon manner, this could be why. I could see they used double-sided tape, but I think it is not tacky enough.
Babyhawk 85 utilizes EMAX 6A Bullet ESCs. These are tiny and fit within the arms. They’re flashed with BLHeli-S 16.5 firmware, supports DShot, Multishot, and Oneshot from the box. They’re rated for 1S-2S.
5. Motors and Propellers
These are Emax RS1104 5250KV motors (or even 5000KV? Confirm later) using 2.3 inch T2345 tri-blade propellers. Collectively they could generate around 120g of push on a 2S package based on Emax.
6. Support for 3S? How about 4S?
For what it’s at this time, the bottleneck uses the ESC’s, which have a score around 2S. The motors support around 4S! The FC is rated as much as 6S!!
Emax said the 6A ESC might manage 3S, but it is untested and isn’t suggested. If you would like to conduct a higher voltage with no problems, you can replace them using 12A bullet ESCs.
This would let you conduct 3S, even 4S:-RRB- they’re small enough to fit within the framework. However, another consideration is that the propellers make sure they don’t draw too much current.
Spare and updated parts will be available soon for your Babyhawk 85mm, such as motors, ESC’s, FC, and different color propellers, frames, so it is possible to combine them.
7. Camera/VTX AIO combo
The added FPV installation is an AIO combo, in which the camera is 520TVL CMOS, whereas the VTX is a 25mW 40ch transmitter. The VTX includes a dipole antenna that may be more durable and lighter than the circularly polarized antenna.
I haven’t seen any worse multi-path or sign manifestation problems when flying indoors than the CP installation on a Tiny Whoop (like FX797).
However, I think Emax will change the dipole to get a CP antenna at the production model. But I would be concerned about protecting that lousy antenna.
The camera includes a PAL/NTSC switch supporting the lens PCB.
It looks like there are video-out and video-in pins about the FPV installation (detect the yellow cable around the JST connector). Therefore, I think it may be possible to bring an OSD inside there. (I will confirm later)
8. Installing Radio Receiver
I have been recommended to utilize Frsky XM+ RX using the Taranis. You will find three header hooks already soldered on the FC; all I needed to perform was to pile and solder the RX on the FC board.
However, I could not find any place to attach the antennas securely; therefore, I chose to hide them within the framework because it is only plastic, and I do not mean flying long-range.
For Spektrum users, you may use the satellite receiver. Also, there’s 3.3V about the FC you can utilize for this RX. (Assess FC link diagram shown previously).
Together with Turnigy 2S 300mah 35C, I receive about 3 to 4 mins flying about. The Babyhawk appears to be more pliable to batteries compared to the Moskito. It’s more punch on reduced C score packs.
The milder the battery, the better. More power gives more flight time, but it will not handle well. 300mah into 450mah could be a fantastic range.
10. How can the Babyhawk fly?
I’m pretty happy with the functionality!
Though I want the baby hawk may be made smaller in proportion, it flies amazing even on inventory PID’s and preferences. It’s much more punch than the Moskito; nonetheless runs considerably quieter.
I took it outside on a rainy afternoon (15mph), and it handled it like a champ. Though the mosquito could not stay flat, I had been doing flips and rolls with all the Babyhawk with no problems.
The very best way to explain it would be if the mosquito were a 4″ quadcore; the Babyhawk is a 5″ quad. After all, the Babyhawk operates considerably lower KV motors with larger props making it more effective and robust. I could imagine what sort of pleasure it is to conduct 4S with this monster.
11. Things That Could improve
It is an excellent value deal for what it costs. It’s some pretty large-quality parts, and the functionality is simply terrific! But I felt as though the construct isn’t as well thought out as the Moskito70. There is still a lot EMAX can do to improve the consumer experience. If they can tackle these problems that the Babyhawk could surely make it on the very top of my list:
- The most apparent and significant problem. No buzzer for missing version and voltage alert. There are buzzer pads around the FC, and I figure that this is DIY for today, including a buzzer (we want some voltage! Either OSD, telemetry, or just buzzer)
- The camera lens isn’t repaired in place. It may be twisted easily. A brutal crash can knock it out of attention. It requires a bit of adhesive to Repair this focus issue.
- Motor screws are too short using all the prop guards. Just about 1mm of screws to reach the engine. I stripped two engine screw sockets throughout the take-apart
- RX antenna can interfere with props.
- Battery connectors that came with the quad are too extended for 300mah batteries.
- When the battery is mounted on the bottom of the quad, the quad will not put flat on the floor.
- No battery protection. Maybe include some landing gears around the arms so that it might fix the last problem Too.
- The camera lens is vulnerable. It requires protection
- The camera holder may need some reinforcement
- FC may pop loose and tilt at an angle following the wreck because it’s just held in place by header hooks.
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