The Micro Calypso is an affordable micro electric sailplane that assembles in minutes and is super fun to fly. It’s a fantastic plane for beginners and for those who don’t have access to large open flying spaces.
Our resident newbie, Stefan, test flew the Calypso line of sight to see what it can do! It handles well in the wind and flies great when it’s calm too.
We modified the Calypso for micro FPV using the Hyperion TVL and flew it through the woods behind our shop.
To modify the Calypso for FPV, remove the wing and pull the power cable through the top of the fuselage. Scrape the insulation from each power lead and solder on the micro FPV unit. Insulate the exposed wires, tuck the power lead into the top of the fuselage and route it out the bottom.
Hot glue the module to the fuselage, and you’re ready to fly!
The Calypso can handle a lot of abuse thanks to its magnetic wing. This causes the wing to fall off when the plane hits something.