The Mini Beetle Quad features an advanced 3-axis gyro stabilization system making it quite stable yet aerobatic as well. Normally, building and setting up of a quadcopter requires lots of time, tuning and having to choose your own power system/components. The Mini Beetle Quad takes away all of the complicated setup and makes it as easy as opening the box, charging the batteries and flying!
The Mini Beetle is very capable with plenty of power to spare. It offers four different flight modes (selectable by transmitter) - 20%, 40%, 60% and 100%. In 20% mode, it's super stable flight characteristics make it stress-free for the less experienced/beginner quad pilot. Switch it up through the higher percentage modes and it becomes more and more responsive. Finally, at 100%, it is highly aerobatic and very responsive for those looking to push it to it's limits. When in 100% mode, the responsiveness is greatly increased which allows for tight flips, rolls and loops to be performed!
From basic flying to amazing quad aerobatics, the Mini Beetle can handle it all. All this and it's still small enough to fly inside the comfort of your home!
The Mini Beetle Quad comes completely ready to fly with a 2.4gHz transmitter included. The transmitter features an easy to read backlit LCD display. This package also includes the flight battery, battery charger and spare propellers.
Features: 3-axis gyro stabilization system Ultra stable flight characteristics Four selectable flight modes to suit your flying ability/preference Aerobatic flight mode allowing for flips, rolls and loops Compact and lightweight design Ready to fly including 2.4gHz transmitter
this is the quadrocopter available in HK probably will not appear... because they are available more recent version of the quadrocopter. "HobbyKing Q-BOT Quadcopter". but if you need this quad - you can buy him from another store. look in FILES tab, file name "spare parts". if you dont know where FILES tab - look at the picture under my avatar
mine arrived but have not had time to even fly it. Got so much going right now I even tool a pass on my indoor flying tonight Could you give me a reply to this Hermit since I changed E mails and want to dould check to see it is working
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got a Q-bot in the mail, hope it is here by next week. If it flies as good as the Beetle I will be very happy. I like the Beetle size since when you even get it 25 or 30 feet away when indoor flying it starts to get small.
That is one thing HK has to do is spare parts. That is why I have for by bigger planes gone with Hangar 9 or Great Planes. You can replace any part of the plane. If you have not looked at those sites have a look they are great.
good vid , thanks. The Q bot comes with a link system that fits on the back of Spectrum Futaba radios. I am interested if it is the same as ANY LINK that comes with Flyzone, TACTIC radias. You can also use the ANYLINK on Spectrum, Futaba and a few more Tx. I will give the Beetle a try to see if it links to the anylink of the HK Link when my Q BOT arrives. If it does then I will use that.
the box is just fine it has pictures of the quad on the front and what is inside. I have mode 2 model and it flies just as they say. For a newbie I would start on 20% stick rates , the silver button on the top left is where you can pick 20%, 40, 60, 100% On 100% you can do flips no problem
I have looked inside the Mode 2 transmitter for the WLToys V959, which is very similar to this Tx and made by the same company. I wanted to convert it to Mode 1, but there were many soldered connections, for the trim tabs as well as the sticks. It was clear it would be a very difficult and delicate job to convert it.
you can buy this quadrocopter with/without transmitter. look in picture. there are several different kinds of configuration. There is only copter, there copter with charger and battery. there is also a copter with transmitter, charger and spare propellers. If something else is needed - you can buy additionally
mode 1 and mode 2 refers only to the transmitter. for this quadrocopter is does not matter what mode in the transmitter. you can buy this quadrocopter without transmitter. Save your money on the transmitter. look in picture.
there are several different kinds of configuration. There is only copter, there copter with charger and battery. there is also a copter with transmitter, charger and spare propellers. If something else is needed - you can buy additionally
good vids you are good enough to do flips with it. I do with mine no problem just at first give yourself some room like 4 metres ( 13 feet) and be quick on the throt as it takes a second for the props to give you lift again after the flip.
These are brilliant value for money and yes anyone can fly these even my kids fly this in the house and crashed into things loads of times and the thing just keeps going you really cant go wrong with one of these
Almost none. Even if they were to receive the new shipment of these today, by time they pack it up, and ship it out to you, it would more then likely be after xmas, but I guess thats also dependent on your location too. Sorry, I see little hope for this. Happy Festivis tho.
Not a question: HK, we need Mode II back in stock ASAP.
It's a great quad-C for learning, and it takes some abuse. In the US, you can use many of the parts from the (H.H.)Blade MQX if you break something, such as a prop, prop shaft, motor mount/foot, main gear, motor cover, etc. However the motor's wire connector is not the same as the HK. Ditto on the wire-ends for the 4 "arms".
I hated the remote that came with mine, but lucky for me, this also binds to my TH9x. This is a pretty fun little quad to fly, and for the price, it cant be beat. Also love that lots of batteries will fit this, anything from a 400mAh to 1200mAh will get this in the air.
If you have a Turnigy 9x it will bind to that. Much better than using the stock transmitter.
You can search on the web for a Mode 2 as they are stocked elsewhere as well and also a BNF model - with free shipping too. Just Google V929 (the model that this is).
Have the 9X turned off. Plug the battery into the Beetle. It will automatically be in bind mode. Hold the bind button down on the 9X and turn on the 9X. Keep hold of the 9X bind button until the LED on the Beetle board stops flashing. Now it is bound.
I am using the Turnigy Nanotech 1S 600mAh 35/70C, SKU 9210000002. It is 10mm longer and about 2g heavier than the stock battery, but it has a lot more punch. It is a slightly looser fit so you might want to use sticky tape, a rubber band, velcro or a tiny wedge to make sure it doesn't move in flight. The extra length is not a problem
The connector an polarity are exactly the same as the stock battery. My impression is that the duration is better, but I haven't measured it.
There are several options available elsewhere, and a search for wlltoys v929 will reveal them. I have some Towers batteries, and they are fine, but not as good as the nanotech.
With a suitable wiring harness you could charge 2 or 3 in parallel, but of course they would take 2 or 3 times as long to charge. Also, you should only do it with batteries that are in a similar state of discharge.
I am using the Turnigy nanotech 600mAh 1S SKU 9210000002. It is 10mm longer than the stock battery and a slightly looser fit, so you might want to use sticky tape or a tiny wedge to make sure it doesn't move in flight. The extra length isn't a problem. It weighs 2g more than the stock battery, but has a lot more punch which more than makes up for the extra weight.
Lots of batteries will work with this. I've got a 500, 550, 600, 800, 1000 and 1200mah batteries that Ive used with this. Once you pass 800, the battery is too heavy for it to do flips with any control. the 500mah battery gives me about 8 min, the 1000 gives me about 19 minutes (no heavy maneuvers)
From an electrical point of view, a 2S lipo would be fine, as it would give a nominal voltage of 7.4V and a voltage at full charge of 8.4V, whereas this Tx is designed for 6x1.5V AAs = 9V at full charge. Current drain is not very high, so any reasonable small 2S lipo would do. However, the 18650s (you would need two) are much too fat and would not fit unless you used them with the rear cover off and somehow secured them.
If you can find a 2S pack that is thinner than an AA battery you might be able to put it in the battery compartment and still close it. However, there are plastic separators between the AAs and you might have to cut those away.
Another factor is that you should not discharge lipos below 3V per cell or you can kill them. The Tx does have a simple bar style battery meter in the display, and if you used a voltmeter to relate the bars displayed to the battery voltage you would then know at how many bars you need to recharge the battery.
Hi, has anyone attempted to mount a camera to this quad? Here is a simple light weight method of doing so, but I'm not sure if it is powerful enough to carry any extra weight. Cam someone weigh in on this? Ha ha
Yes, I have mounted an 808 #3 camera weighing 20g to mine successfully. It is not a keychain camera and had to be vertically mounted.I carved a canopy out of foam with a hole in the top to push the camera into, pushing it as close to the main board as possible for good balance. Total weight of beetle was then 98g. It flew OK, even went very high at my local park, but you could see it was close to the limit of its weight capacity. Mounting below as per this video would be easier, if you have a keychain camera.
lauriec, pretty is as pretty does! Ha ha! You know you can post pics by clicking the icon just to the right of the YouTube Icon below the text box. It would be cool to see some video from your bird. Happy flying!
No, I didn't know that. Thanks for the tip. I am not 100% happy with my video at present, as there is some vibration somewhere that is showing up in the video. You can't see it with the naked eye when the quad flies. I will try replacing a couple of the blades that may have some slight damage, and will post some video if that fixes it.
I put LED lights on the front two arms to aid in orientation and basically watched which way it was going. It it started to drift left, I gave it a little right and so forth. Descending is always problematic. Oscillation is very difficult to avoid on descent. I've found (even with my big multi rotors) it's best to be moving in some linear direction on descent to avoid oscillation.
what can i say, you really cant go wrong with this quad, very easy to fly, takes a beating, very stable, very crazy on 100pcnt mode!! nice one hobbyking!!!!
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I have flown planes and choppers before but this is my first quad. This one is, stable, fast (if you want), acrobatic and strong. Great price. I highly recommend this little beauty. Brilliant fun !
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Mine arrived today, only 10 days after I ordered it. Well done HK. Box had been turned inside out, so it didn't have to be wrapped, which is ingenious. Very well packed, quadcopter was held down within by two ties, and it would have had to have been grossly mishandled to get any damage.
I've never flown a multi rotor before, but within a few minutes both my son and I could control it. We have experience with the HK 136 and 190 micro helis. The documentation was a little short on how to change the flight modes, but it's very simple, it just toggles through the options when you press the silver button on the top left of the Tx. We have used the 20, 40 and 60pcnt modes indoors. When the wind is not a gale I will try the 100pcnt outdoors.
The manual is for the mode 2 version, doesn't cover Mode 1, but it wasn't a problem, we worked it out. Strangely, our TX said Mode 2 in the display but it wasn't.
The battery drives it well, plenty of power, and when I used my charger to charge it reported putting over the claimed 500mAh into it.
Very good product, going to have a lot of fun with it.
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Ciao, questo modellino di drone è veramente fantastico, con la batteria in dotazione vola 10 minuti è fà anche acrobazie, la radio è 2,4 giga e fà il binding automaticamente quando l'accendi, puoi selezionare i riduttori di movimento da 20-40-60-100-per averlo da lento nei movimenti a...razzo...sembra fragile ma abbiamo già impattato abbastanza duro senza romperlo, piegato una paletta è raddrizzata...la radio monta 6 batterie, il caricabatterie in dotazione è lento io uso uno rapido e 30 minuti si vola!!! Che dire ..da prendere...scrivete se volete. Ciao
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This is GREAT VALUE!!!! Loads of fun for practicing basic maneuvres inside when it's horrible out. Stabilise I find doesn't work as sharp as the Ladybird, tending to pendulum especially after a flip/roll, but at a quarter of the price, who cares? Perfect for those entering the field of multicopters, cheap and VERY resilient.