I’m still flying only brushed micros. Right now i don’t have a big budget and i’m not in a rush, so i’m taking my time to research and find out what kind of brushless quad is the right one for me.
I found these videos from Kabab FPV talking about micro brushless models,
He’s very clear and says that he doesn’t like micros, mostly because the 5" class gives you a level of control that sub 5" quads don’t have. THerefore his reccomendation to a begginer is to never invest money in a sub 5" quadcopter, and always build your own quads. Kabab’s not the first one i hear similar comments and reccomendations. Mr. Steele has a very similar video saying the same.
I don’t question their opinions, and i’m sure they’re right when they claim that 5" quads will have a much better performance than smaller quadcopters… But i think the first thing that a begginer should do is to have fun. Also i’m sure that the best way to learn the hobby is to build yourself, but i don’t think either that’s the first thing a begginer should do. A begginer should have lots of fun with its first quad, and it doesn’t matter if it’s a brushed, brushless, toy or hobby grade, bnf, rtf… What i don’t think a begginer should do is to get frustrated because his first build doesn’t work.
That said, both 5" class and micro class have their own benefits. Micros may not have great flight characteristics and may be more difficult to repair or build, but they’re light and small, they require smaller and cheaper lipos, they’re not as dangerous as bigger quads (at least in people’s perception), so it may be easier to find places to fly them…
It’ll be nice to know what you think about this topic