Single-unit price: $50.00 + shipping
Campaign scheduled end date: Mon, 07 Aug 2017 18:14:08 PDT
AlienWhoop V2 Flight Controller
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.
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*Acknowledgements: AlienWhoop V2 is a remix of AlienFlight F3 Quad Brushed V1
** 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 funded, scheduled end date: Mon, 07 Aug 2017 18:14:08 PDT
Two months Days
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 ;-)
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).
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.
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.
This is the full range version of the FrSky XM and boasts two antennae while still weighing only around 1 gram.
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.
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 T-Shirt, "Take Me To Your Leaderboard". Black preshrunk cotton. Sizes range from Small through XXL.
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.
1 AlienWhoop 3.5" Logo sticker for your car, laptop, etc.
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@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.