Firefly Baby Quad and BETAFPV SMO 4K - 4K aerial video FPV drone less than 100gFirefly Baby Quad is a FPV drone with takeoff weight of less than 100g. If you attach BETAFPV SMO 4K camera, 4K aerial photography FPV drone will be completed.
What is Firefly Baby Quad?Firefly Baby Quad is an FPV drone released by Flywoo in Shenzhen, China in July 2021. The wheelbase is only 80mm. Despite its small palm size, it is equipped with FC / ESC compatible with 4S battery and powerful 1203-5500KV motors, so you can fly lightly even with BETAFPV SMO 4K Camera , Insta360 GO 2, or GoPro naked camera. Since the takeoff weight (excluding the weight of removable accessories other than the battery) is less than 100g, this is exempt from Japanese "Flight Rules for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles" , which will be applied from June 20, 2022, to the regulations applicable to drones weighing 100g or more.
We are pleased to introduce the version 1.2 model with the motor enhanced from Robo 120 2.5 to Nin V2 1203PRo.
In addition to the analog VTX version weighing 47g, the Firefly Baby Quad series includes a digital VTX model compatible with DJI FPV goggles (59g weight, Polar Nano Vista) and a digital VTX model compatible with Walksnail Avatar and Fat Shark HD Dominator goggles (weight 62g, Avatar HD). And there are ELRS, Frsky FCC, TBS CRSF, and PNP (not installed) models as receiver types.
Also Firefly series includes 1S ultra-compact "Nano Baby" and 6-motor "Hex Nano" model. Please be careful when purchasing.
Flywoo Firefly Baby Quad 80mm 1.6" 4S Micro Quadcopter
Wheelbase: 80mm / Battery: 4S / Weight: 47g
Firefly Baby Quad , a nano- sized fpv drone designed to carry Insta 360go ，SMO 4K camera for some action flying. Weighing in at just 47g , the Firefly Baby Quad is small , flexible, stable , but is full of power and offers unmatched control . Pilots can quietly enjoy the fun of shooting a video without jelly.
BETAFPV SMO 4K Camera
BETAFPV 2020/12 USD239.99
Max resolution: 4k (4000x3000 pixel, 24/25/30fps) / Weight:30g
A high-degree ultralight action camera designed for your FPV Drones! Developed by BETAFPV using Insta360 technology, SMO 4K camera only weighs 30g and is perfectly fit for FPV drones.
Introducing Firefly Baby Quad
Drone has a battery strap and propeller guard attached, but propeller has been removed.
The battery I got this time is 300mAh version (HV 75C) and weighs 37.7g, but if you choose 450mAh version, it weighs 55.2g, so takeoff weight will exceed 100g.
Flight time with 4S-300mAh battery was about 4.5 minutes, and with SMO 4K camera installed it was about 3.5 minutes. You can fly with 3S battery as it is, but the flight time with 3S-300mAh and SMO 4K camera is about 2.5 minutes.
If you leave this type of optional cable free, it will get caught in the propeller and break. When not using the SMO 4K camera, protect it by rolling it into small pieces and taped it to the body.
Firefly Baby Quad Mini Review
As you can see in the video below, the flight performance is high, and you can fly as lightly as general 75mm Tiny Whoop. Since it is good at making sharp turns, you can enjoy flying not only outdoors but also at home as you wish. When SMO 4K camera is mounted, the lightness is slightly lost, but the feeling of maneuvering is almost the same. Even though it is so small, it is surprising that it can fly lightly with a camera weighing 30g. However, motor sound is very high and noisy. Also, it has a lot of power, so it may be difficult for beginners to handle.
Installed ELRS receiver is Flywoo's EL24P. Pre-installed firmware is ELRS version 1, but you can update to version 2 by updating via WiFi. Select "DIY_2400_RX_ESP8285_SX1280" as the device name when building firmware.
FC firmware is Betaflight 4.2.8. No special update is required. However, by default, Arm is not assigned to AUX1 (CH5). When using ELRS, you need to reassign it to AUX1 (CH5). Also, Air mode is always enabled by default, but with this setting, drone will jump on the ground immediately after Arm. Air mode needs to be turned off or changed so that it can be turned on and off during flight with a switch. If you want to use this drone as a Cinelifter, I think Air mode should be OFF.
Firefly Baby Quad Specifications
|FC & ESC||GOKU F411 16*16 STACK - ( FC+13A ESC )
STM32F411, 5V/2A BEC, black box, WS2812LED
Input Voltage 2-6S
|Frame||Firefly Baby Quad Frame (Analog Verison)|
|Motors||Nin V2 1203Pro 5500KV 1.5mm shaft|
|Props||Gemfan 1636 40mm-4 V2.0|
|VTX||Goku VTX625 450mw|
|Camera||Caddx Ant (Analog) / Caddx Nebula Nano V2 (Digital)|
|Antenna||Atomic 5.8GHz Antenna Length 30mm (RHCP)|
|Recommended Battery||4S 450mAh / 4S 300mAh|