AlienWhoop flight controller for Tiny Whoop, Blade Inductrix, Eachine, BetaFPV, and other micro brushed quadcopter frames. Fully complete and hand assembled in the USA. Best in class flight controller running BetaFlight 3.2 release candidate (upgradable)--no surface mount soldering required.
Choice of the top performing ARM processors:
High-performance ST Microelectronics ARM Cortex-M4 core F4 168 MHz CPU
High-performance ST Microelectronics ARM Cortex-M7 core F7 216 MHz CPU
(NOTE: STM32 F7 availability has been hit or miss in 2017. We have 20 in stock after a 2 month drought)
Latest BetaFlight firmware running the ALIENWHOOPF4 or ALIENWHOOPF7 target. Capable of 32kHz gyro sampling and potentially 32kHz PID loop when overclocking for F4 is released with BetaFlight 3.2 (32kHz gyro sampling rate has been flown on prototypes for several months now at up to 16kHz PID loop without overclocking the F4).
Fairchild Semiconductor FDMA410NZ MOSFET with 9.5A continuous and 24A burst brushed motor insanity (8.5mm coreless scream)
UART4 solder pads for programmable LED strip (SUPER COOL) using WS2812B RGB or RX/TX for Micro MinimOSD
Choice of external receivers. Officially supporting FrSky XM and XM+ (SBUS), LemonRX DSM2 and DSMX (SBUS), and FlySky FS-A8S (iBUS) satellites.
Please let us know if you prefer a 3-pin satellite connector to be soldered on the board or left off with exposed through holes for soldering your own directly. If you're chosing an addon receiver below let us know if and how you want us to install it.
** Active duty and honorably discharged veterans take $10 off the price. Contact via Facebook for a refund.
AlienWhoop is open source hardware licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 International. Enthusiasts are encouraged to build their own from scratch. Recognizing that building a flight controller is not always possible for each person due to time, disability, funding for tools, or comfort we have decided to make it possible for people to still enjoy flying an AlienWhoop and share in the community spirit.
AlienWhoop V2 brushed quadcopter flight controller with BetaFlight 3.2 pre-loaded, MPU-6500 gyro, PowerWhoop pigtail pre-soldered, and any upgrades/accessories purchased. Due to stock shortages the F4 processor (168MHz) will be used.
Campaign Part #
Campaign funded, scheduled end date:
Mon, 07 Aug 2017 18:14:08 -0700
Factory Lead Time
Two months Days
GroupGets will handle the shipment of orders for this product.
Options and Add-Ons
F7 216 MHz Processor Upgrade
As of today, a limited number of F7 chips are available after a month or two global shortage. If you are interested in trying out this chip please note stock may change between the start and end of the GroupGets and availability may change. Currently, the F4 chip is outperforming the F7 in BetaFlight 3.2. Developers are working hard on the 3.2 release candidate and bringing F7 performance up to and beyond F4. Just be aware that although more expensive and better on paper it may be some time before this chip lives up to its potential. At least you'll have bragging rights about having one of the few F7 whoops in the world clocked at 216 MHz ;-)
Upgrade to MPU-9250 (include compass)
For most everyone the MPU-6500 6-axis motion processor will be the ideal match of price and functionality. If you fancy experimenting with a compass you might consider upgrading to the MPU-9250 which is basically the MPU-6500 with an additional 3-axis magnetometer (compass).
Micro Motor Warehouse Alien Receiver Cable
For those who prefer a no-soldering-required approach to adding the external receiver this is the perfect solution. Designed by Benedikt at Micro Motor Warehouse specifically for micro brushed builds like the AlienWhoop.
Banggood.Com FrSky Ultra Light XM Receiver Up To 16CH
This is hands down our favorite external receiver. It comes out of the box without a case (unnecessary weight), builtin bind button, and 16 channels and is a perfect match with the Taranis Q X7 remote for an affordable full featured whoop experience.
Banggood.Com Frsky XM+ Micro D16 SBUS Full Range Receiver Up to 16CH
This is the full range version of the FrSky XM and boasts two antennae while still weighing only around 1 gram.
Lemon-RX.Com Lemon Rx DSMX Compatible Satellite
For Spektrum users we love the Lemon RX series for the price and ease of use. Remove one or two screws and pop off the plastic housing. Weight watchers may prefer to desolder the 3-pin header plug. Or use the Micro Motor Warehouse satellite cable and plug directly into the AlienWhoop. DSMX should give slightly better performance compared with DSM2. On a whoop you may not notice.
Lemon-RX.Com Lemon Rx DSM2 Compatible Satellite
Same as the above LemonRX except DSM2 only and a few bucks cheaper. We have used these for many months with Spektrum transmitters and they have a bit of a micro brushed builder cult following.
AlienWhoop Leaderboard T-Shirt (B&W)
AlienWhoop T-Shirt, "Take Me To Your Leaderboard". Black preshrunk cotton. Sizes range from Small through XXL.
AlienWhoop Tiny Whoop Decal Set
1 sheet Tiny vinyl decals to decorate your whoop, goggles, transmitter, and more. The words ALIEN and WHOOP fit in the front ducts to show your alien pride on FPV DVR footage.
Large stickers and t-shirt not included.
AlienWhoop 3.5" Logo Sticker
1 AlienWhoop 3.5" Logo sticker for your car, laptop, etc.
Tiny decals, t-shirt, and colored logo sticker not included
This is a group buy campaign that needs to acquire at least the stated minimum amount of pledges from backers like you before the Unit Deliverable and any Add-Ons ship. We do not charge anyone until the Progress above hits 100% or greater, otherwise there is no charge. All campaign products are vetted as existing and functional so your order will be fulfilled within the Factory Lead Time if the campaign succeeds. Please see our FAQ page for more details on our billing process.
I have just created the GroupGet for AlienWhoop V2 Flight Controller!
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Please don't hesitate to ask if you have questions! :)
So once 20 is hit, then the production begins. Is it really going to take 2 months to get our boards?
Post last edited: almost 2 years ago
@MaTTGRaNT: turnaround might be faster depending upon receipt of components and blank circuit boards. OSH Park usually takes about 3-weeks to deliver the 0.8mm 2oz copper PCB--it's worth the wait for weight savings and excellent power distribution from twice the copper. Once the boards are received they will be hand assembled, tested, packaged, and shipped so at minimum assume 4 or 5 weeks if everything falls into place as fast as possible.
Uggg the wait is going to kill me =)
@MaTTGRaNT let me write OSH Park and ask if there's a way to get the swift service on the thin boards :D You are not alone!
No huge rush! I would rather have perfection instead of speedy delivery. But as fast as you can get a perfect product would be nice ;)
Thanks for your support! <3
I just made a second order for my brother and I added a tshirt, but it does not ask what size. How do I choose the shirt size? I need an XL. Thanks!
Thanks @MaTTGRanT! We'll update our spreadsheet with the size. @GroupGets was designed more for electronics than apparel so we'll improvise. :)