Emax Nanohawk

Emax Nanohawk
Brand: EMAX
Category: Drones
  • 1: Drone Weight: 20g
  • 2: FC Firmware: MATEKF411RX firmware
  • 3: Onboard Receiver: SPI RX
  • 4: Onboard ESC: 5A
  • 5: Onboard VTX: 5.8G 37CH 25mW VTX
  • 6: Brushless Motor: TH0802 II 19000KV Motor

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  • Features
    65mm 1S F4 AIO 5A ESC VTX Receiver Freestyle Tiny Whoop FPV Racing Drone BNF w/ 0802 19000KV Motor Runcam Nano 3 800TVL FPV Camera
  • Specification
    Brand Name: Emax
    Model: Nanohawk
    Item Name: 65mm F4 1S FPV Racing Drone
    Version: BNF
    Drone Weight: 20g
    Flight Controller: F4 Flight Controller AIO 5A ESC & Receiver & VTX
    FC Firmware: MATEKF411RX firmware
    Onboard Receiver: SPI RX, compatible Frsky D8 / D16 Mode
    Onboard ESC: 5A
    Onboard VTX: 5.8G 37CH 25mW VTX
    Brushless Motor: TH0802 II 19000KV Motor
    Propeller: AVAN Nanohawk 1201 4-Blade Propeller
    FPV Camera: Runcam Nano 3 800TVL FPV Camera
    Lipo Battery: 1S 300mAh LIHV Lipo Battery GNB27 Plug Connector
  • Package content
    1x Nanohawk 65mm FPV Racing Drone
    2x 1201 Propeller CW
    2x 1201 Propeller CCW
    1x 1S 300mAh LIHV Lipo Battery
    1x Charger
    1x Screwdriver
    2x Cable
    1x set of Screws
    1x Rubber Band
    1x Manual

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

8.5 4.3 1
  • Design 8 / 10
  • Features 9 / 10
  • Performance 9 / 10
  • Connectivity 8 / 10

Emax Nanohawk 65mm 1S F4 AIO 5A ESC VTX Receiver Freestyle Tiny Whoop FPV Racing Drone

This nano racer completes the Hawk range of the manufacturer Emax. This one is very small, so it is naturally called Nanohawk. It is a little bit larger than the class 65 aircraft (6.5 cm diagonal from engine to engine): Mobula6, Beta65, UZ65, etc. Indeed, it measures 8.8 x 8.8 x 3.5 cm. The scale displays 20.7 grams without battery, so it is a featherweight (a little bit more than the 19 grams announced by the data sheet). What is it really worth? Answer in this chronicle. Note that the Nanohawk was given to me by the manufacturer Emax. As usual, tell me if you think that the practice has influenced my judgment.

Emax knows how to stand out from its competitors with drone structures with slightly different looks, easy to identify at a glance. The Nano Hawk is no exception to this habit. It rests on a lightweight carbon plate that houses the flight controller, a square model. The rest is a plastic structure made of rather nice curves, including the propeller protections. It is fixed on the carbon plate with 4 screws. A fairing covers the central part, to protect the main electronics and hold the FPV camera. This fairing is very indented, which saves weight. It also allows to see everything inside – and there is not much!

The motors are very small brushless 0802 to 19000KV, which drive 1.2 inch four-bladed Avan 1210 propellers (actually 3.1 cm measured by ruler). The wires of the motors run along the carbon structure to join the flight controller on which they are welded. They are held in place with mini rilsan. The flight controller is an all-in-one based on an F4 processor and the Betaflight firmware, present in version 4.2.0, rather recent. It is associated with an ESC 4 in 1 of 5A. The camera is a RunCam Nano3 800TVL with a 140° FOV. It is associated with a 5.8 GHz analog video transmitter with 37 channels and a power of 25 mW (the maximum allowed in France). The video antenna is a dipole, the radio antenna is a strand, both come out of the central fairing at the rear.

The Nanohawk is designed to be powered in 1S, with a single battery. In fact, Emax supplies one of them, a LiHV 1S 4.35 V 300 mAh 160C LiHV 1S that weighs 8.8 grams. Its particularity? It is equipped with an ET2.0 connector. You already know it if you’re a Helicomicro regular, it’s the one that also equips the US65 Pro and DE65 Pro from Eachine (see the test here). By the way, I used the 250 mAh LiHV supplied with the DE65 Pro on the Nanohawk, they work perfectly. On this subject, Emax has taken over the method of fixing the battery of previous models, based on rubber bands. An excellent idea, since without a fixed size hatch, various battery models can be used, including Lipos that have ended up swollen a little.

The Nanohawk I tested is equipped with a FrSky compatible radio receiver integrated to the flight controller. In the Betaflight tab, this translates into a SPI RX Mode receiver in FRSKY_D and FRSKY_X, or FrSky D8 and D16 protocols. I chose to use it in D8 with a small radio control, the T8SG multiprotocol Jumper. To start pairing, it’s very simple: just connect the Nanohawk to a computer (or a smartphone) and use Betaflight Configurator. In the CLI tab, type the command bind_tx. On the radio control, the pairing procedure has to be started. It only takes a few seconds. Note that the microUSB socket is very easy to access, located on the right side of the device, but accessible from above.

If you are familiar with Betaflight, the Nanohawk is only a matter of minutes, the time to choose the arming method, the flight modes, the Flip Over After Crash. Emax took care of the PID settings, with two profiles (1 and 2), the frequency table of the video transmitter, and even the values displayed in the OSD. Actually, there is only the battery voltage, the flight time, and the settings information of the video transmitter. No RSSI, for example. There is no Blackbox on the Nanohawk. Please note that the engines run in the “props in” direction, i.e. the usual direction used by Betaflight.

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