Meet Mr. Tiny Whoop: Jesse Perkins
Around the time that Horizon Hobby created the consumer-friendly, "toy" type Blade Inductrix, professional pilots and hobbyists alike loved the micro-sized drones, but the pros wanted more. That's where this story begins. Hear the story behind the Tiny Whoop craze from the company who created the first micro drone and the man who has become synonymous with Whoopin, Jesse Perkins.
Le Drib whoops it up in Minnesota
We may be biased, since it is our backyard at our Drone Video Awards, but we have to agree that this is one epic tiny whoop playground. Who better to rip it up than Rotor Riot’s own Le Drib. With appearances by NurkFPV, StingersSwarm, and more it’s an 8 minute video that is definitely beyond worth your time!
Whoopin' it picnic style
An easy day at the park turns into a day to remember thanks to a few battery packs, a Tiny Whoop, and a one skilled pilot. BluJ gives us the micro view from Lake Maria, flying under the picnic tables, looping through the swings, and alongside an R.C. car creating a video worthy of winning the Tiny Whoop Angle Mode category of the 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards.
Wakeboarding + whoopin'
We've seen fantastic FPV flights with pilots capturing extreme sports, most of which have been filmed with standard-sized quads. This one does so, but with the tiniest FPV quad of them all, the Tiny Whoop. Zipping around wakeboarders, through the crowd of on-lookers, and dancing around an inflatable water park this 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards Tiny Whoop Acro Mode Winner has it all.
Dives + Whoops
Nurkfpv and friends go rogue with a TinyWhoop inside a hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. Through whispers and crafty scheming, they attempt an elevator bank dive in the center of the hotel with great success. Props to these guys for taking on the challenge. Watch as their guerilla whoop dive plot goes down in this drone vlog!
Tiny gaps for Tiny Whoops
Micro drones can be flown almost anywhere, however, it takes serious skill to fly them through tiny gaps. Trainer Tallman FPV shows off his skills in his favorite place to Whoop - the rafters of a pavillion. The video taken straight from the goggles - no fancy editing here - shows just how good on the sticks this guy is. This video is a Micro Drone Acro Mode nominee in our 2nd Annual Drone Vide Awards.
Tiny Town / Tiny Whoop
This miniature train town is a perfect playground for FPV pilot SFPV's micro drone and he takes it over with this super fun flight. He performs loops and whirls all over the teensy train tracks with his insane Whoop skills, nabbing him a spot in our 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards' Micro Drone Acro Mode and Tiny Whoop Acro Mode categories.
Life of the party, the Tiny Whoop
If this is how Trainer Tallman FPV celebrates birthdays, we definitely want in next year. He seriously rips up the place! Using his 65mm brushless Tiny Whoop he'll zip from day to night with the party, heading out down a homemade waterslide, over the water (but not into it), and through the party tent full of partygoers.
Whoopin + Racing
Check out this awesome Tiny Whoop race track lit up with LED lights! StArn and his friends designed and ripped this course to celebrate his birthday!
Newest trick in the books...Whoopin' the library
Whooping through a library? From the noise, to the gates, to the distractions it sounds like something that would drive your Librarian crazy. But, Carp3x6 did and it looked awesome! Watch him and his friends zip around the bookshelves, through Tiny Whoop gates, and up and down the South St Paul, Minnesota Public Library - by the way, maybe invite us next time...we're feeling a little left out.
In your own backyard...
In a micro flying piece that brings us around the backyard, through a playground, and around an aerial artist, shoeface has a video worth its Drone Video Awards Micro Drone Acro Mode nomination. This epic flight is accomplished thanks to alienwhoop zero and betafpv boards, plus 6mm and 7mm motors, mixed with some serious skill.
Whoopin' up the homefront
One of the greatest things about a Tiny Whoop is you can fly them just about anywhere. Even through your entryway chandelier...which may not be for everyone, but for a pilot as skilled as joshevansfpv it's definitely doable. Watch him rip through the house in this Tiny Whoop Acro Mode 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards nominated video.
Tiny Whoopin' in the alley
Almost everyone has been bowling in their life times. However, very few of us have ever seen the pins quite like this. Take a ride down the bowling lane through the eyes of a micro quad - behind the ball, through the pins, even up the ball return line with this impressive Tiny Whoop angle flight. This is a Tiny Whoop Angle Mode nominated video in the 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards.
Tiny Whoop 101: Where to Whoop?
Tiny Whoop drones are small enough and safe enough to fly anywhere. Check out some places these pilots have flown these agile mini drones including - an aerial yoga studio, a boxing ring, the Fountains of Bellagio, a bar, a bowling alley, a arcade, night clubs, and more!
Cruising through a fun commute
Did you know a 6mm drone can be thrown out the window of a car driving 30 mph? OracleFPV shows us how it's done with this Tiny Whoop flight through the streets of the Bronx. He flies this tiny quad above a moving bus, then lands through the sunroof of the car into the pilot's outstretched hand, earning a nomination in the Tiny Whoop Angle Mode category in the 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards.
Raising the bar...with some whoopin'
Whooping the Materhorn? The Materhorn Bar and Grill, that its. This flight, though, is arguably more exciting than if KeleFPV whooped through the infamous mountain in the Alps. He'll rip through Maine's skier and snowboarder bar during a concert in this exciting edit, earning a nomination for the 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards in the Tiny Whoop Angle Mode category.
Off to the races, Tiny Whoop style
Would you have enough guts to rip around the heads of some of the most famous FPV pilots in the world? mrhappefpv did and the end result was pretty cool! He debuts his "BiClops" Tiny Whoop with a flight over said pilot's heads, then rips through several race courses in Japan, Malaysia, and home in Vancouver, B.C., Canada in this Tiny Whoop Angle Mode Drone Video Awards' nominated piece.
Free flowing in Acro Mode
Running on the Alienwhoop Zero Prototype, this one shot wonder is a flight to remember. Flowing this good in acro mode isn't as easy as it looks, but flow this easy has never looked so good. This video is a nominee in the 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards for the Tiny Whoop Acro Mode category.
'Cabin cruiser' (aka Tiny Whoop)
Earning him the title of FPV Pilot to Watch in January of 2019, this collection of flights by Afpvwolf is like a dream cabin-cation for any FPV pilot. Whooping through a racecourse in the cabin? Check. Surfing down the raging river in the woods? Also check. Flipping through the woods and over the cabin? Obviously. Show us any pilot who wouldn't want to be a part of this and we'll show you a liar.
Whooping around the Christmas tree
"Over the river and through the woods" are both the lyrics from the famous holiday song as well as the path Downtown fpv takes in this Christmas gift to himself - a compilation of his favorite acro flights of the year. He takes his Tiny Whoop gliding over the water, through a neighborhood park, and around the yard in the celebratory edit, which was a Tiny Whoop Acro Mode Nominee in the 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards.
DRL Pilot phluxyfpv whoops it in CO
You know that feeling when you find something you thought was lost forever? That’s how phluxyfpv must have felt when he found the SD card that stored footage he took while ripping through Jesse Perkin’s Tiny Whoop HQ in Colorado at the 2019 Tiny Whoop Invitational. The course, custom built by Mr. Tiny Whoop himself, is like the most epic jungle gym ever built but for a micro quad and makes for a killer backdrop for the resulting video.