iFlight Defender16 O3: Tiny 2S 4K CineWhoop

The Future of FPV: Shrunk DJI AVATA for tight spaces and indoor flights

iFlight Defender 16

iFlight just announced their most compact CineWhoop-style FPV drone with DJI O3 Air Unit onboard. The iFlight Defender16 follows its larger predecessor’s user-friendly modular design. It uses a customized “naked” HD digital VTX module to be super-light.

The Defender16 drone has a size of 121x117x47mm (81mm wheelbase) and a weight of 128 grams, including the 2S/ 900mAh battery pack. The expected flight time is around 6 minutes. The tiny 1002 14000KV brushless motors are equipped with 1809-3 propellers.

This micro Whoop is intended for tight spaces and indoor flights. The duct blade protectors will prevent damage if you bump into something.

iFlight Defender16: Top 5 features

  • [Remarkably Lightweight And Portable] The palm-sized, compact Defender 16 is just as portable as it can be. The whole frame is injection molded for durability and lightweight, equipped with a naked DJI O3 air unit (Supplied by DJI). The Defender 16 is by far our smallest and lightest 4K whoop drone with 128g takeoff weight. It’s regulation-friendly and the safest in its series, allowing you to fly anywhere and whenever.
  • [One-button Functional Power Switch] Better operation through one physical button, not only just power on and off but also inbuilt programmable RGB light colors and modes to visually display the battery power. We’ve added a protective circuit to extend the lifespan of the battery connector and prevent rapid voltage or current spikes, which can protect your electronics from damage.
  • [Innovative Quick-Release Battery with Type-C Charger] The iFlight Defender 16 comes with a stock 2S 900mAh providing up to 6min flight time: a crash-protected battery shell, and an innovative quick-release structure for easy replacement. Upgraded plug-and-play Type-C charger for user-friendly fast charging, get 80% charge in just 18 minutes. The battery has an inbuilt auto-discharge module; it will discharge itself when not in use, making it safe and worry-free.
  • [Extremely Convenient User Experience] No fear of dust. Take off boldly. By using dustproof port plugs to isolate the interface from the outside, ensure function properly. Extend the life of the interface. The drone can be disassembled with only 6 screws, making it much more convenient for maintenance and repair. Complete plug-and-play high-performance AIO, 30% increase in redundancy to cope with extreme operations—integrated beeper for quick retrieval of accidental loss. All ports and buttons are easy to access.
  • [Countless easy-to-use features let you get started right away]
    • Turtle Mode pre-setup
    • No soldering is required for the whole drone, motors, and propellers adopting the plug-in mounting method.
    • A dedicated VTX mount bracket with a central grille opening and the air duct design in the drone can dissipate heat when flying.
    • USER1 preset as video transmitter power supply switch, used to manually turn off the VTX when idle to save power and prevent overheating.
    • Customized vibration-damped O3 camera mount to keep your raw footage as smooth as possible and ensure good Gyro Data for the in-built or in-post camera stabilization, jello free.

Technical parameters

  • Flight controller: Defender 16/20 F411 AIO
  • Video Transmission: DJI O3 Air Unit (naked version)
  • Frame wheelbase: 81mm
  • Motor: Defender16 1002 14000KV motors
  • Prop: Defender16 1809-3 props
  • Max Speed: 55Km/H (Manual Mode)
  • Maximum Takeoff Altitude: 2000 m
  • Max Hover Time: Approx. 6 mins (with 2S 900mAh battery)
  • Max Wind Speed Resistance: Level 3
  • Takeoff Weight incl. 900mAh battery: 128grams
  • Dimensions (L×W×H):121x117x47mm


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