The Eachine Trashcan and BetaFPV 75 Pro 2 are two leading examples of the fast growing ‘Power-whoop’ FPV racing drone category; micros small enough to fly inside but powerful enough to tackle outdoor obstacles. BetaFPV was first to establish the Power-whoop with the Beta 75X and the 75 Pro 2 is their newer, lighter and more affordable offering. In contrast, the Trashcan is the first Power-whoop from Eachine but a big contender for the 75 Pro 2. Though the Trashcan is almost 20% heavier than the 75 Pro 2, it has higher video transmission power (200mW versus 25mW), a more premium camera, more powerful motors and a lower price.
So is the 75 Pro 2 beat? Flying the 75 Pro 2 reveals its major advantage – lighter weight. This provides snappy direction changes with minimal throttle input and a 5 minute flight time using 2x BetaFPV 300mAh batteries (or 4.5 minutes on 2x BetaFPV 260mAh batteries). For comparison, the Trashcan barely manages 4 minutes on the 300mAh batteries and 3.5 minutes with the 260mAh batteries. Direction changes also require greater throttle input.
What the Trashcan loses in flight time and inertia, it more than makes up for in power. The 15000kv 0803 motors are stonking, delivering punch to rival larger 5″ quadcopters. The Caddx camera on the Trashcan also delivers richer colour than the generic item on the 75 Pro 2 and less of a fisheye perspective (though not all pilots will prefer this). Both the Trashcan and 75 Pro 2 proved robust, suffering negibible damage despite numerous crashes during 4 weeks of flight (the 75 Pro 2 canopy suffered some scratches).
The two power whoops take different aesthetic approaches; the elegant blue pod of the 75 Pro 2 contrasted against the more functional Trashcan pod (offering camera angle adjustability), with the Trashcan also sporting a Knight Rider style LED at the rear. Our scales find both power whoops close to their stated weights, with the 75 Pro 2 1g heavier than expected.
Which Power whoop should you choose? If you value flight time above all else, the 75 Pro 2. But in every other way, the Trashcan is the more capable Power whoop, and by some margin. If you’re new to FPV use our decision flowchart to get flying.