**Please do not try to update the ESC firmware. If AIO is damaged, Flywoo does not support after-sales.
**Default ESC firmware: O_H_5_REV16_8-48K
Firefly 1S Nano Baby Quad is an 20g ultralight 1S Quad for freestyle and crusing. Pilots can enjoy up to 8 minutes and 45 seconds flight time with Flywoo's latest 1S 450mah ! Through a lot of tests, we found the best configuration for Firefly 1S nano baby quad！Suitable for cruising super long flight time
Last but not least, it is very quiet, like a mosquito, suitable for both indoors and outdoors.
Main Changelog from V1 to V1.2 : （Sept 14th ）
- Modified the design of the bottom plate. The structure of the bottom plate is more reasonable and strong . The battery can be placed horizontally or vertically.
- Upgrade to GNB27 V2 for better current flow from batt . ( Tips: GNB27 V2 is very tight, but it will become more suitable after a few uses.)
- Equipped with GOKU Versatile F4 5-IN-1 1S AIO W/250mw VTX AIO Flight controller, which is specially designed for 1S Nano Drone . reliable and stable
- No Propellers in view, NO Jello flight Footage, stable flight picture
- Ultralight 20g, Pilots can enjoy up to 8 minutes and 45 seconds flight time with Flywoo's latest 1S 450mah !
- Perfect for freestyle and crusiong
- it is very quiet, like a mosquito, suitable for both indoors and outdoors
- Item: Firefly 1S Nano Baby Quad 40mm
- Flight Controller: GOKU Versatile F4 5-IN-1 1S AIO W/250mw VTX BMI270
- Motor: ROBO 0802.4 16500KV
- Compatible Propellers: Gemfan 40mm
- Camera : 1.2g Flywoo 1S Nano Camera
- Battery: Explorer 450mAh 1S 80C Lipo Battery for tiny quad -PH 2.0
- Receiver： PNP \ SPI Frsky \ Elrs 2.4G \ TBS CRSF
- Flight time：8mins with Explorer 450mAh 1S 80C Lipo Battery for tiny quad -PH 2.0
- 1 x Firefly 1S Nano Baby Quad 40mm Drone
- 2 x set of Gemfan 40MM 1610-2
- 1X Screw spare packs
- 1x GNB27 to PH2.0 adapter Cable
VideoReview: Flywoo Firefly 1S Nano Baby Quad - Oscar Liang
Review: Flywoo Firefly 1S Nano Baby Quad
16th September 2021
Wanna get a tiny whoop but without the ducts? Check out the Flywoo Firefly 1S Nano Baby Quad, not only it’s faster and more powerful, it’s also super efficient giving you 8+ minutes of flight time on a single battery!
Specs of Flywoo Firefly 1S Nano Baby Quad
- FC: GOKU Versatile F4 5-IN-1 1S AIO FC BMI270
- 250mW VTX
- Optional Receiver: Frsky / ExpressLRS 2.4G / TBS Crossfire
- Motor: ROBO 0802.4 16500KV or 19500KV
- Gemfan 40mm bi-blade propellers (1mm shaft)
- Camera : Flywoo 1S Nano Camera
- 1S LiPo Battery
- Weight: 21.9g (without battery), 34.7g (with 1S 450mAh)
Here let me introduce you the flight controller and receiver used in the Nano Baby Quad.
Flywoo Versatile F4 1S 5in1 FC
- Input Voltage: 1S LiPo
- BetaFlight FC Firmware: FLYWOOF411FR
- MCU: STM32F411CEU6
- Gyro: BMI270
- Built-in BetaFlight OSD
- 2 UARTs (Uart2 is used for VTx control, so actually just one spare UART)
- Current Sensor: yes
- Buzzer pads: yes
- 5Ax4 BLHeli_S ESC
- Built-in VTX:
- Switchable VTX Output Power: 25mW / 100 / 250mW
- VTX Control: ImmersionRC Tramp
- Stack Size: 25x25mm
- Dimensions: 35x35xmm
- Weight: 4.2g
- designed for tiny whoops and tiny 1S quads
- motors can be soldered directly to the board, it doesn’t use connectors
- it has built-in RX, however the RX is only SPI Frsky (D8/D16 compatible). You can still hook up an external RX to this FC as it has a spare UART, such as Crossfire or ExpressLRS.
- it has a built-in VTX with 250mW output power
- Antennas for both RX and VTX are removable – there are two IPEX connectors, the smaller one is for RX (Frsky SPI) and the bigger one for VTX antenna. If you are not using the Frsky RX, you can leave that antenna disconnected
- the solder pads are small but nicely spaced out, so it should be easier to work with than most other whoop FC out there
Flywoo 2.4GHz ExpressLRS EL24E RX
Cool features of Flywoo’s own ExpressLRS RX
- it’s almost the same size and weight as the Happymodel EP2, which is super tiny!
- it has built-in WiFi for firmware flashing
- Device Category is DIY 2.4GHz, Device is DIY 2400 RX ESP8285 SX1280.
You can learn about ExpressLRS here.
Procedure of flashing and binding are exactly the same as all other ExpressLRS receivers. You can learn how to do it in my tutorial.
Closer Look at the Nano Baby Quad
It’s basically a tiny whoop without those prop guards.
Although the difference is not huge, it actually benefits flight performance tremendously. The Flywoo Nano Baby Quad is slightly more powerful than a tiny whoop, and more importantly, it’s super efficient. I am getting over 7 minutes of long flight time on 1S 450mah, and almost 10 minutes on 1S 650mah!
It comes with ExpressLRS receiver (2.4GHz), so you can actually bind it to any 2.4GHz ExpressLRS TX module (even different brands), including the Happymodel and BetaFPV .
The frame is a deadcat design, which means the front motors are further apart than the rear motors, so you don’t get the props in the camera’s view.
The battery holder is 3D printed in TPU and it’s a perfect fit for the battery they sent me (the 1S 450mah). However it’s quite thin, and can wear out over time. Anyway I think you can replace it with just a rubber band.
The Flywoo Firefly Nano Baby Quad (what a mouthful) is absolutely tiny and quiet, perfect for flying in small parks. But beware it’s still just like a tiny whoop, it doesn’t handle the wind too well.
I think this quad is designed around flight time and efficiency, hence the use of two-blade props. Those props have 1mm holes , so make sure you get the right ones when buying spare. I do recommend getting some spare props as they can fly away in crashes, the fit on motor shaft isn’t super tight.
Get spare props here: https://oscarliang.com/product-re23
The bottom plate is quite thin, at 1.5mm. It does flex a bit when you try to bend the arms but it doesn’t seem to affect flight performance since it’s so light. It’s holding up well to a few crashes I had with trees and landed on grass.
How To Setup
FC Board Name: FLYWOOF411FR, pre-flashed with Betaflight 4.2.0. You can find the original CLI dump here.
Cool thing about this quad is that the ESC’s are already flashed with BLHeli_S 16.80. I am not sure exactly which custom firmware they are using, but RPM filter is enabled out of the box, and possibly 48KHz too.
To setup it up, first of all, bind the quad to your transmitter. Because I got the ELRS receiver, so I had to flash the RX to the latest version first with my binding phrase. You can learn how to do this in my tutorial.
Device Category is DIY 2.4GHz, Device is DIY 2400 RX ESP8285 SX1280. For some reason when I flashed it via WiFi, it didn’t want to bind to my TX although it came back with “flashing successful”. In the end I had to flash it via Betaflight Passthrough for it to work.
Once it’s bound and working (confirm in Receiver tab in Betaflight Configurator that the channels are responding to your sticks), you should make a few config adjustments.
In the Configuration tab:
- change PID Loop Frequency to 4KHz (it was on 2Khz originally)
- change ESC Protocol to DShot300 (from DShot600)
- disable Motor_Stop
- change motor poles from 14 to 12 (tiny motors have 12 poles, and 14 probably won’t work well for RPM filter)
- change arming angle from 25 to 180 (so you can arm the quad even when it’s on unlevel surface)
- Enable RX_SET under DShot Beacon, as it doesn’t have a buzzer, this will help you find it after you crash
In Modes tab, assign switches to Arm, Beeper and Flip Over After Crash.
In OSD, choose whatever elements you prefer on the screen.
That’s it! We are ready for first flight :)