New from Emax
Emax, a well-known and respected American developer of components and ready-made FPV solutions in the hobby, has updated the range of the popular Hawk FPV drone series with two new quads under the intriguing name APEX. The Emax Hawk Apex is offered in two versions, the main difference being the 3.5″ and 5″ frame sizes.
Both versions are based on quite a productive filling — this is an STM32F722 flight controller based on an F7 processor, stitched by Betaflight, with a built-in 4‑in‑1 ESC at 25A. The video part is built on a RunCam Nano HDZero FPV camera working in tandem with a Divimath HDZero Whoop digital video transmitter and an Emax Nano uFL antenna.
Emax Hawk Apex 3.5″
Its dimensions diagonally from engine to engine are 16.2 cm with dimensions of 145 × 145 × 30 mm and a dry weight of 172 grams. Engines: Emax ECOII 2004 at 3000KV working in tandem with AVIA 3630 three-bladed props. Powered by 4S.
Emax Hawk Apex 5″
Its diagonal size from motor to motor is 21 cm with dimensions of 175 × 175 × 30 mm with a dry weight of 183 grams. Motors: Emax ECOII 2004 at 2400KV (for 4S version) and 1600KV (for 6S version). Propellers 3‑blade AVIA 5030.
Price and availability
Both versions are available for purchase both through the developer’s branded stores and through various online trading platforms. Traditionally, quadrics are offered both without a radio, for those who already have their own, and with an ExpressLRS 2.4 GHz receiver installed. The 3.5‑inch version starts at $419. The 5‑inch version starts at $429.