FuriBee Dinosaur Q95 Micro FPV BNF Quad Review
Well folks, my outdoor flying season is nearing its end but I’ve still got a few new toys to review, like this – the FuriBee Dinosaur Q95 brushless micro FPV quad from Gearbest. I decided to dive into the world of brushless micros, so I ordered this little 95mm quad from Gearbest. How does it stack up to a Tiny Whoop? Can it compare to flying a real 5″ quad? Give me four minutes and I’ll give you an ear full! AND BOTH EYES TOO!
Out of the box the q95 does not have prop guards, but they are included so you can swap them out if you wish. It sports 2045 four-blade props, 1104 6000kv motors, a 4-in-1 20A D-Shot600 compatable ESC, an F3-based flight controller with integrated OSD, and an FrSky XM+ micro receiver with diversity antennas. Also included is a 40ch. all-in-one FPV camera/transmitter combo that is switchable from 25-200mw – BUT they didn’t wire it to the OSD… so there’s that… but it’s a cool looking quad that fits in the palm of your hand.
I ordered the Bind-and-fly version, which required me to press a tiny button on the receiver in order to bind with my Q x7 transmitter. Easy enough, but there’s more to getting this bird in the air than that which I’ll cover in a sec. The Q95 can fly on 2 or 3s, so I picked up a few of these Tattuu 450mah 3s lipos because who’s got time for flying slow? The quad itself weighs in at 64 grams, bringing my all up weight to a measly 105 grams.
Now I wanna say that Bind-and-fly meant it really was as easy as that, but lets be honest that is rarely the case these days. After binding the receiver to the transmitter I still needed to configure the flight controller for SBUS on the correct port and set up my flight modes. I left my PIDs stock, because I’m lazy but also because most quads perform well at stock these days. I was pretty let down to discover that the OSD was not connected to the FPV gear, and can’t be without some major surgery to the unit. There are plenty of all in one camera/VTXunits out there that have OSD compatibility so I’m, not sure why they wouldn’t use one from the get go – but then I don’t work at Gearbest, so what do I know.
Out at the proving grounds, my first impression was “wow, this FPV camera kinda sucks”. My second impression was “Dang, this little thing can scoot!” This was my first experience with a micro brushless and let me tell you, I am NEVER going back to tiny whoops. Ever. This little guy flies like it’s 5″ freestyle build, but it floats FOREVER. It was ridiculous how much fun I was having with something this small (that’s what she said)! Another side effect of the size is that I wasn’t afraid of anything. The bird doesn’t have enough mass to do any real damage, so go ahead and rip!
Having flown the Q95 for a few days now, I can tell it is quickly becoming one of my favorite birds. For one thing it is faster than I expected, and it’s low mass means you can toss it around like you wouldn’t believe. parts are cheap, as are batteries, and with 3S I was getting flight times similar to by 5″ builds. It’d be simple to find a small case just large enough for goggles, transmitter, batteries, and the quad and take it with you anywhere! Plus the fact that it is running Betaflight on an F3 with DSHOT means you’re going to get some real performance out of it.
My only complaints are the included camera is less than stellar, the OSD isn’t wired in and requires surgery and/or a new camera/VTXto get it working, and Bind-and-Fly really means bind, configure, tune, and fly – but we’re all probably used to that by now.
In spite of these minor issues I totally recommend this quad to anyone looking to scale down and get into the brushless micro scene, but maybe isn’t ready to build just yet. The FuriBee Dinosaur Q95 is available exclusively at Gearbest, so clickie clickie and get yours now!