Mobula6 🐟 Tiny Whoop Review: Is it actually the best tiny whoop?
December 31, 2019
About a year ago Happymodel introduced the mobula7, a 75x brushless whoop that quickly become very popular as it bought impressive performance to the table for a very reasonable price. Since then, Happymodel have released a few other quads like the Mobula7 HD which brings back some customer support nightmares for us (the first version […]
About a year ago Happymodel introduced the mobula7, a 75x brushless whoop that quickly become very popular as it bought impressive performance to the table for a very reasonable price. Since then, Happymodel have released a few other quads like the Mobula7 HD which brings back some customer support nightmares for us (the first version of this was basically a time-bomb as it used an under rated ESC for the motors). They then released two toothpick class quads, the Sailfly which was meh, and the larva X which although decent, did not realy stand out. But its the end of 2019 and Happymodel have released a new 65x brushless whoop, and on paper it seems ideal, read on to find out what we think.
The mobula6 is one of the best whoops around. Not only is it one of the cheapest in its class, it also flies exceptionally well thanks to the super lightweight design. The canopy is also of of the best ones we have seen so far. If you are looking to grab a new 65x whoop, get a mobula6.
Super lightweight design means it flies well. You can easily do acro with the mobula6
Available in two motor kV options. 19000kV and 25000kV variants. 25000kV is best for whoop racers who want insane whoop perforance, but it comes at the cost of shorter flight times. I think the 19000kV is best for most people as it still rips enough to do acro but you still have good control and longer flight times.
Canopy is the best one I have seen yet. Not only does it look cool, it is also super strong.
Happymodel are using branded parts such as the runcam nano 3 camera, and gemfan props, making the FPV feed and flight performance so much better than before.
SPI receiver means binding is super easy via CLI, and you can switch between FRsky_D or Frsky_X depending if you use an LBT reciever or not. Also comes with a flysky receiver variant too.
You get 3 batteries in the box
The frame itself is fairly weak, but at an all up weight of 20g for the mobula6 you cant complain much. Plus replacements are fairly cheap too. I dont think this frame is any weaker than other frames.
It ships with betaflight 3.5.7. A fairly old release, but its not all that bad as it flies great out of the box.
Charger is a super basic single USB charger. It will work ok, but you will want to get a proper whoop battery charging bank.
In a few words the mobula6 is basically as good as a BetaFPV quad but way cheaper. The performance and component quality are great and when you combine this with a super cheap price what is not to love. If you want a new 65x class tiny whoop, get a mobula6.