Flywoo Firefly 1S Nano Baby V2 Review

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First-person FPV drone flying has exploded in popularity over the last few years. The thrill of seeing a bird’s eye view as you pilot a nimble quadcopter is unmatched in the RC world.

While full-sized FPV racers and freestyle quads are insanely fun, they require a hefty investment and should really only be flown outdoors or at dedicated tracks.

Thankfully, tiny 1S whoop-style FPV drones have also become prevalent, making the hobby more accessible than ever.

The latest and greatest option in this micro category is the new Flywoo Firefly 1S Nano Baby V2.

These tiny terror quads come loaded with high-tech components and features, providing an unbeatable experience at a bargain price. Flywoo sent me a couple of models to test out, so I’ve been putting them through their paces both indoors and outside.

Let’s dive into what makes these quads so special.

Overview of the Flywoo Firefly 1S Nano Baby V2

Flywoo has released two versions of the Baby Nano – an analog model and an HD digital model.

Within those options, you can select either an X frame for freestyle aerobatics or a dead cat frame for smoother camera stability.

This gives you a few combinations to choose from:

  • Baby Nano Analog – X Frame or Deadcat
  • Baby Nano HD – X Frame or Deadcat

On top of that, they offer several receiver options like FrSky, TBS Crossfire, ELRS, etc. The two models I received were:

  • Baby Nano Analog – X Frame – ELRS Receiver
  • Baby Nano HD – Deadcat Frame – ELRS Receiver

Let’s unbox these quads and see what you get if you decide to buy one!

Unboxing the Flywoo Baby Nano FPV Drones

Flywoo sent me three boxes – two contain the drone combos and the third has their new 1S 6-port battery charger.

The Baby Nano Analog X Frame Box

Inside the box, I found:

  • 4 x Prop Guards
  • Video Data Cable for FPV Camera
  • 6 x Flywoo 1S 450mAh V2 Batteries
  • Battery Holder
  • Battery Straps
  • Ziptie Cable Wraps
  • Micro Phillips Screwdriver
  • Assortment of Spare Screws
  • 2 Sets of 4-Blade Propellers
  • The Flywoo Baby Nano Analog X Frame Drone

The bright red unibody frame on this analog version really pops. Flywoo constructed it out of super rigid carbon fiber so it can withstand some abuse. Despite the tiny size, they still managed to fit an F4 flight controller and VTX that outputs 250 mW of video power. It comes equipped with their “V3” CMOS FPV camera as well.

Overall, despite the low price, they didn’t compromise on any components.

The Baby Nano HD Deadcat Frame Box

This box included the same accessories and spare parts. The only differences were:

  • It contained the Baby Nano HD Deadcat Frame Drone
  • The provided batteries were 750 mAh capacity instead of 450 mAh

This HD digital version sports a sleek black carbon fiber finish. The deadcat frame is ideal for keeping props out of your HD video feed. It packs the DJI Avatar HD FPV System, providing stunning image quality. They even included a short stubby antenna for improved range versus the stock whip.

The Flywoo 1S Battery Charger

To help juice up my quads, Flywoo provided their 6-port 1S battery charger. It can charge up to 6 batteries simultaneously via the two charging ports that accept different connectors. The simple design charges each battery individually and the LEDs glow red while charging and turn green when finished. It comes with a 100W USB-C power adapter as well.

Overall, Flywoo hooks you up with everything you need to get started except a transmitter/goggles. If you’re new to the hobby, I’ll include some recommendations later in the article.

Now, let’s get to the good stuff – flying these rockets!

Indoor Flight Test

To start off my review, I did some test laps around my house with both quads. This helped me get a feel for their capabilities and handling before taking them outside.

Baby Nano Analog X Frame

I powered up the analog version first using one of the 450mAh batteries. Despite the tiny powerplant, it had plenty of thrust to zip around my living room. The X frame design and light battery allowed it to make impressively snappy rolls and flips.

After navigating some laps around furniture, I took it through a trip from the living room to the back patio door and back. Transmission was solid, only showing minimal breakup when passing near electronics in my entertainment center. These quads transmit at such low power that they’re much less susceptible to interference inside versus typical 5.8GHz FPV drones.

Overall, the Baby Nano Analog provided an extremely responsive, agile flight. The live video from the CMOS camera appeared bright and crisp on my Fat Shark goggles. I can’t wait to take it outdoors and really open it up!

Baby Nano HD Deadcat Frame

Next up was the digital version with a dead cat frame design. Right away I noticed how much sharper the HD video feed was – it’s just on another level from analog resolution. However, the slight added weight meant it didn’t feel quite as twitchy as its 5.8GHz sibling. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing though, as the smooth flight characteristics let me cleanly cruise laps around the house.

Making the conversion from indoor to outdoor went flawlessly thanks to the improved penetration of the HD FPV system. DJI has this down to a science compared to analog solutions.

Overall, in terms of handling, the dead cat frame provided a more “locked-in” and floaty feel versus the ultra-nimble analog quad. Regardless, it’s still extremely maneuverable and fast – this thing absolutely rips!

Outdoor Flight Test

To really open up the throttle, I did a flight test outdoors on both quads. This involved longer-range flying up and down my street to see how well the video held up. I also swapped between the 450mAh and 750mAh 1S batteries to test the flight time differences.

Baby Nano Analog X Frame

I started with the analog quad, using one of the 450mAh cells to begin with. The CMOS camera does a good job of capturing colorful footage, but the video definitely gets more interference outside. Still, it managed to maintain a decent picture up and down the block.

Despite the tiny battery, flight performance felt similar to the indoor tests – very nimble yet relatively stable for its size. The high video transmitter power allows you to fly behind objects with minimal cutouts.

Next, I swapped to a full 750mAh battery to see how much extra flight time it provided. Much to my surprise, the heavier battery didn’t dampen the agility much at all. It had a touch more inertia, but not enough to impact the flying experience. I’d estimate it provided an extra 2 minutes or so of flight time.

Overall, the Baby Nano Analog was an absolute blast to rip around the neighborhood. Let’s see if the HD version can match the performance!

Baby Nano HD Deadcat Frame

After charging up the 750mAh packs, It was time to let the HD quad stretch its legs. Right off the bat, the view from the DJI camera is breathtakingly clear and detailed. It’s truly mesmerizing FPVing with HD. Having a dead cat frame meant my prop tips stayed out of the video while cruising around.

The flight characteristics felt nearly identical to the indoor tests – very smooth and floaty compared to the Analog version. There’s plenty of power to slice through the air at high speeds, and flips are easily accomplished thanks to the 1S power-to-weight ratio. Still, the handling prioritizes stability over pure acrobatics.

Testing the 450mAh versus 750mAh battery once again resulted in very little performance difference. I’d only choose the 450mAh if you really wanted to extend flight times. Otherwise, the 750s offer the best balance of flight time versus weight.

Just like the Analog, I was able to fly a full block down the street before the HD video started to get spotty. And that’s the key difference – the HD feed just doesn’t show any interference or breakup until you get quite far from the transmitter. Overall, an extremely fun outdoor ripper as well!

Final Impressions and Recommendations

After many packs through these two quads, I’ve got a good feel for their capabilities and how they compare. Here are my final takeaways:

  • The Analog X Frame is the ultimate 1S ripper if you want effortless flips and rolls combined with decent flight time. It’s so flickable and agile that it’s an absolute blast to fly FPV. Just be prepared for more video interference in harsh RF environments.
  • The HD Deadcat Frame prioritizes buttery smooth flowing lines and stability while still offering plenty of performance. The HD video is a game changer for immersing you in the experience. It’s the best option for cruising while still offering aerobatic abilities.
  • For batteries, the 750mAh V2 cells provide the best balance. They extend flight times with minimal weight penalty versus the 450mAh. Go for the higher capacity if you can’t decide between them.
  • The Flywoo battery charger is a simple no-fuss way to juice up multiple packs quickly without needing a standalone charger for each.

If you’re ready to get into FPV but don’t want to break the bank, the Baby Nano series offers an unbeatable blend of performance and affordability. These tiny rockets seriously rip through the air!

I’ll make sure to leave some links below to purchase whichever model you think suits your flying style. But first, let me quickly cover what other gear you’ll need to go FPV.

Recommended Gear for Getting Started with FPV

Beyond the drone itself, you’ll need a few other essential items:

  • FPV Goggles – to see the live video feed from the drone. I use the [Fat Shark Scout] and [Skyzone Sky02C].
  • Transmitter – to control the drone. The [TBS Tango 2] or [Radiomaster TX16S] are excellent choices.
  • Batteries & Charger – such as the Flywoo 1S 750mAh packs and charging hub. You’ll want at least 4-6 batteries to keep you in the air.
  • Battery Straps – to secure the batteries to the bottom of the drones.

That covers the basics you’ll need to go FPV! It does require an investment up front, but once you take your first flight, you’ll be hooked for life.

I hope you enjoyed this close look at the new Flywoo Baby Nano series. Let me know if you have any other questions before you buy, I’m happy to provide my thoughts and recommendations.

Clear skies and happy flying!

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Written By Daniel Henderson

My name is Daniel Henderson and I'm an avid FPV pilot and videographer. I've been flying quadcopters for over 5 years and have tried just about every drone and FPV product on the market. When not flying quads, you can find me mountain biking, snowboarding, or planning my next travel adventure.

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