IdeaFly Octopus F90 micro FPV quadcopter with F3 flight controller
Like many Chinese drone manufactures, IdeaFly also announced their own TinyWhoop clone called Octopus F90. While its name suggests that we are dealing with an octocopter, it has only 4 rotors.
The IdeaFly Octopus F90 comes in a nice black/green color combination. In front of the drone is located a bright LED light that will help you track the aircraft during LoS (Line of Sight) night flights.
Featuring F3 flight controller you can set multiple flight modes on the Ideafly F90. While “Angle” mode is recommended for beginners, “Acro” mode will be loved by experienced FPV pilots. BTW, nothing is mention in the specs regarding the fact that it comes with BetaFlight or CleanFlight firmware.
In my opinion, the Tiny Whoop drone became very popular not just because its excellent flight performance but also due to its safe design. Thanks to the ducted propeller protectors they are perfectly safe for indoor flights. Lately few pubs started to organize FPV competitions in their location. Great fun along with a cold beer :)
IdeaFly Octopus F90 features and specs
- 90mm carbon fiber frame;
- Large propeller protectors (ducted fans);
- Bright frontal LED;
- Versatile F3 flight controller;
- BetaFlight and CleanFlight compatible;
- Multiple flight modes;
- Optional radio protocol (FrSky, FlySky or DSM2/DSMX);
- 8520 coreless motors;
- Tri-blade propellers;
- Compatible with 2s batteries;
- 600TVL camera with integrated 5.8G 25mw 40CH VTX;
- About 6 minutes of play time (I would like to test this!!!).
Although the package includes an USB charger I recommend to charge the Octopus F90’s battery with a dedicated balance battery charger. This way the 2-cell Li-Po will last more.
Included with the Octopus F90 drone
- 7.4V 300mAh flight battery;
- 1 set of spare propellers (2CW and 2CCW – All black);
- USB Charging Cable;
- Propeller removing wrench;
- Manual in English.
Do you know what firmware this board runs? The board got wiped on mine and I’m not sure which flight controller version to flash to it. Thanks in advance!
Looks like a cool drone. Being safe, I think the RoboWhoop would be a perfect first quadcopter for kids.
Really is fascinating how quickly this hobby is moving forwards. 5 years ago, there were only large drones with very expensive flight controllers. Now there are things like this, smaller than your palm and ore than 100 times cheaper than the old ones. I hope it continues like that :)