After sticking an FPV camera on my Inductrix a few years ago, I dove headlong into the micro-FPV world. Well, I dove, but I didn’t hit the water, I guess. (Does that metaphor work?) I bought a ton of 6mm and then 7mm motors, tons of spare batteries and a Hitec charger, and a series of E010, H8 mini, and E011 quads from Banggood and elsewhere. Oh, and I built a couple of 8mm quads with that first edition Scisky board, a QX80 and a Q100. I also picked up a lot of used mini-brushless stuff, including a Swirlie and an 88mm frame and some old F3 boards, and some 1103 motors.
And then I got busy, moved to a new house, and basically everything has been gathering dust. This weekend I cracked everything open again, and realized that I had a number of half-built quads and old batteries. I got my E011 with a first-gen silverware flashed onto it going, and my E010, but they only stayed in the air for less than an minute before pooping out. (I did NOT make sure to set the batteries to storage voltage, sadly.) I fought with my old Scisky quads a bit, and lamented that my Hitec seems to have broken all my Inductrix batteries. I also did a familiar fight with trying to get my QX80 set up on Cleanflight.
So, my question is: what should I do at this point with my pile of questionable batteries and 2-3-year old micromotor tech? I had thought things were headed toward brushless, but the continual silverware upgrades seem amazing. Should I just ditch all my old stuff and start over? The fact that you can get something older like the Q100 for $25 on Amazon now with camera an F3 brushed controller is amazing to me, but I don’t need more half-functional quads. Are the new micros a big improvement?
I mean, I still have a Beecore 2.0, three or four E011 boards, and access to a good 3D printer. Is the newest silverwhoop the best option for me? I will mostly be flying inside, but there is a park and playground across the street.
Anything else I missed? (Turtle mode? New Beta/Cleanflight upgrades?)
Thanks for any and all advice.