Introducing the Emax Babyhawk O3: A Durable, Long-Range FPV Drone Built for Aerial Videography

The new Babyhawk O3 from Emax elevates their popular FPV drone line with DJI's latest digital transmission tech. Lightweight yet ultra durable frame, same responsive motors, now with HD low-latency video and extended range.

10 months ago   •   3 min read

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Emax has just released the Babyhawk O3, the latest evolution of their popular Babyhawk drone line, now equipped with the DJI O3 Air Unit FPV system. This lightweight yet durable carbon fiber drone can capture stunning 4K aerial footage for over 15 minutes of flight time. Read on to learn more about this exciting new ready-to-fly FPV drone.

The Emax Babyhawk O3

Emax has built on the success of the Babyhawk II with their latest release, the Babyhawk O3. This new version takes the versatility, durability and long flight times that made the Babyhawk series so popular and adds cutting-edge FPV technology with the DJI O3 Air Unit.

Enhanced Carbon Fiber Build

The Babyhawk O3 features a redesigned carbon fiber frame that increases durability for intermediate pilots and traveling drone enthusiasts. Emax sourced higher quality carbon fiber to make this compact 3.5โ€ prop drone even more resilient to crashes and daily use.

Familiar Propulsion System

While the airframe has been updated, the powertrain remains the same reliable system from the previous Babyhawks. The brushless motors and 3-blade propellers provide an optimal balance of power and long flight times. Emax tested newer designs but stuck with the tried and true combo that provides over 15 minutes of flying.

DJI Air Unit FPV System

The biggest upgrade on the Babyhawk O3 is the inclusion of the DJI digital FPV system. The Air Unit camera provides a crystal-clear HD low-latency video feed and stabilization for incredibly smooth footage. Pilots can capture 4K video direct to a memory card without needing an action camera like a GoPro.

Long Range Capabilities

By pairing the Air Unit with he inlcuded ExpressLRS receiver, the Babyhawk O3 can fly much farther than analog systems allow. This makes it easier to explore new areas or maintain a solid video downlink when zipping through courses. The reliable video link gives more confidence to fly fast and far.

What Haven't They Changed?

Emax knew customers loved the overall design and flight characteristics of the Babyhawk II, so they only made targeted improvements. The Babyhawk O3 retains the ducted prop guard design that makes it flexible for indoor and outdoor use. And it still only weighs around 120 grams, so it can fly in more jurisdictions that restrict heavier drones.

Who is the Babyhawk O3 For?

With its upgraded durability, long flight times and built-in 4K camera, the Babyhawk O3 appeals to:

  • Intermediate FPV pilots seeking a durable, do-it-all drone for day-to-day flying and travel
  • Videographers who want high-quality aerial footage from a portable, long-endurance platform
  • FPV racers looking for a micro class drone to hone their skills or compete
  • Anyone wanting the latest tech in a proven airframe without building from scratch

Despite the advances, the O3 remains easy and fun to fly thanks to the Babyhawk pedigree. And it comes factory assembled, so new pilots can start capturing cinematic FPV footage minutes after unboxing.

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FAQ

What size batteries can be used with the Babyhawk O3?

The Emax Babyhawk O3 is designed for 4S 850mAh LiPo batteries.

Does the Babyhawk O3 come fully assembled?

Yes, the Babyhawk O3 comes pre-built and ready to fly out of the box. Just bind your ELRS radio to the drone, and plug in your battery and you are good to go.

What props come with the Babyhawk O3?

It includes a full set of 48 Emax 40mm 3-blade propellers. These are the same durable props used on the Babyhawk II.

How far can I fly with the video transmission from the Air Unit?

With ideal conditions, the O3 can transmit HD low-latency video up to 6km away. Real-world range depends on factors like obstacles and interference.

Food for Thought

The Emax Babyhawk O3 brings together the reliability and performance that made its predecessors great drones for beginners and advanced pilots alike. Now with the DJI digital FPV system onboard, it unlocks even more potential applications for aerial videography and long-range flight.

Try out the Babyhawk O3 yourself to experience its durable design, long flight endurance and stunning footage and camera capabilities. Take your FPV skills and videos to the next level with this ready-to-rip drone. Let us know your impressions after you take the O3 out for its maiden flight!

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