Build Your Own Tiny Whoov Hovercraft from Micro Drone Parts

Alex from BadAssDrones has come up with a fun way to recycle your older TinyWhoop drone parts by turning them into a clever micro hovercraft.


Use Your Spare Parts to Build This Cool Hovercraft

Alex from BadAssDrones has come up with a fun way to recycle your older TinyWhoop drone parts by turning them into a clever micro hovercraft. You can cut out foam for the body or 3D print it from his file on Thingiverse. You'll then use the motors and control board from your micro drone, putting the front motors into the lifting position and the rear motor in the thrust/steering position and you are done. There is no fancy radio programming needed and by the looks of the video below, it handles great!

Learn more about the Tiny Whoov here

Tinywhoov Mariokart (0 min 55 sec)

How to Make A Tiny Whoov (6 min 30 sec)

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Feb 01, 2018, 09:44 AM
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That is so cool! Lol. Ima have to try this.
Feb 01, 2018, 10:02 AM
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Fun. It obviously works great. I am curious why the lift motors are so high out of the ducts? Would taller ducts that cover the prop tips improve efficiency?
Feb 01, 2018, 03:05 PM
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This would be so much fun with several of them FPV racing
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Feb 01, 2018, 06:59 PM
When pigs fly rc
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Im starting mine tonight
Feb 01, 2018, 07:15 PM
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The revolution has begun :)

These are so much fun
A lot of people are racing them LOS but for me it has to be FPV

Tiny Whoovers! - A Tiny Whoop Hovercraft Conversion (1 min 53 sec)
Feb 01, 2018, 07:20 PM
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Race night

Lots of builds and fcs shown

It is a super easy build.
You must follow the prop rotations
rear ducts down front ducts back.
A few easy mixes on your tx and your off

I hope you guys enjoy them as much as we do
Feb 01, 2018, 10:37 PM
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I began working on mine a couple weeks ago. I'm hoping to be running it in the next few days. Can't wait! These are just awesome!
Feb 01, 2018, 11:57 PM
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I'm starting my print on the frame tomorrow. Should be a fun quick project.
Feb 02, 2018, 01:27 AM
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Looks fun.
Feb 02, 2018, 03:20 AM
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Looks awesome!
Thanks so much for sharing this.
Curious how it works so well using yaw.

I was expecting it to need reprogramming for left and right movement.

Now to go look if I have any EPP foam laying around
Feb 02, 2018, 07:15 AM
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so cool~
Feb 02, 2018, 07:58 AM
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Hmm I wonder if I can scale for a Estes Proto quad?
Feb 02, 2018, 05:19 PM
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Im in

Made a quick and dirty one out of scraps and i must say this is fun but the cat hates it
Feb 02, 2018, 08:09 PM
My hovercraft is full of eels.
Printing one now. The flattest side was too thin to print vertically. I feared it would pop loose and fall over long before it finished. Had to lay it down and use supports. Gonna take a while.

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