I love the emax tinyhawk, even though it is 'only' 1s it is well suited as an indoor racer and they've recently started a spec class near me just for this. My full review of it is here. One one common furstration however is that the FPV camera can come loose in a crash and if you try to push it back in the wrong way you can easily snap the tabs on the frame that hold it in. I've prepared a simple step by step walkthrough heretht will allow you to fix it safely in less than 5 minutes (I timed it!).
First you need to know that the camera is attached to the frame by two pastic tabs on the frame that holds it in the right place at the right angle. in a crash the camera can easily pop out of one or both of these tabs. Below are the steps needed to correct this, click on any of them to embiggen.
So that is it really. While you are in there with the board out you also have to option of making the VTX antenna external (I tried, no noticeable improvment) and the rx antenna external which you can probably see in steps 9 and 10 when you expand the image. I haven't yet tried this out.
If you are looking for other improvements I'd recommend my step by step article on upgrading to the 4 bladed props that improves thrust and allows for turtle mode.
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Nice tip but too complicated to perform in the field. And once the camera pops it starts poppin out more frequently. Me and my flying buddies just fill up the camera housing with pieces of foam left-overs from the TinyHawk casing. It will keep the camera in place and even protect it from breaking on hard impacts (as the foam dampens the impact),
5/4/2019 05:36:09 pm
Agree completely. Sounds like a good fix but I'd probably go one further and recommend the 3d printed had on thingiverse or from RDQ as an insurance policy. Happy flying!
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