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Walkera Multicopters

Started by 2.4g shaun, Friday,June 29, 2012, 16:22:57

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2.4g shaun

Friday,June 29, 2012, 16:22:57 Last Edit: Friday,June 29, 2012, 17:11:58 by 2.4g shaun
Hi all,
I should have one of these in my hands in a about a week.. Also I have managed to get for review  from Walkera the Scorpion Y6  and Spacewalker Octo as well but unsure of the timescale on these..... can't wait.. I really like flying these micro copters...

I'll do a mini review on each  unless somebody gets one first. ;D.

Cheers,

Shaun

Gaza07


2.4g shaun

Wednesday,July 04, 2012, 12:41:02 #2 Last Edit: Wednesday,July 04, 2012, 12:46:59 by 2.4g shaun
Well... the Ladybird has arrived.. the scorpion ( Y6) and Spacewalker ( Octo with Quad option) are on their way from Hong Kong.

Initial impressions are .. impressive. The Tx is a copy of a DX7 but I opted for the 4 channel version.
Overall the feel is close to the DX7 and quality is pretty good.. far better than I expected from previous experience of Walkera gear, ( but to be fair, its at least 5 years since I had a Walkera product).

It's so tiny, 2" props and about 6" tip to tip.
With a 4 channel Tx you need to decide if you want it aerobatic or stable at the bind. 6 channel Tx's upwards you can change between modes using the Aux switch.. If you have a higer order Tx you can even get telemetry info on the Tx...

It flies great, it won't stay absolutely still in the hover , ( this is in aero mode.. I haven't tried it in stable mode yet  :P that's no fun...) but I'm sure this is down to its miniscule size and also possibly the way the air is displaced over the bug body.. but why would you want it to be stationary.. Loops , Rolls & Flips all possible at fairly low level, in fact with practice  and lots of throttle management, I recon I could do a flip in my living room.

If this is the standard, I can't wait to get the Y6 and Octo..

In fact I would recommend this over the MQX, but not for the novice, they would  still be better with the aformentioned MQX.

Check out Youtube for the numerous videos of the range.. Walkera also do a bigger quad... I can't believe I'm saying this but after the experience with the Ladybird, I may be tempted getting one for a look see... ~~

Cheers,

Shaun

Gaza07

Very nice post Shaun thanks for the info some pics would be nice  ::)  ~~

MadMax

yea some pics would be nice and a video even better  ;D ~~

2.4g shaun

I received the Scorpion and Spacewalker earlier this week....

The scorpion Y6 flies in a similar fashion to the ladybird but yaw response is a bit slower, loops, rolls flips all very similar to the Ladybird but take a little more height.
The batter is larger capacity but the charger is the same as the Ladybird so recharge time is extended by  approx 50%  Looks good in the air.

The spacewalker Octo handles like the ladybird but the yaw response  is quite poor. With all that extra draught though it will easily carry a keyfob camera. Again it loops, rolls flips fine but again takes a little more height. It can be converted to a quad, but I'm unsure why you would buy an octo and then take 4 motors off. It needs reprogramming using the UP02 interface and the remaining motor plugs  need repositioning on the F.C.

My main gripe with this is again the charger is the same as the Ladybird but it takes approx 2 hrs to charge. The saving grace is it uses a jst plug to connect to the f.c. so it can be charged by a lipo charger at the appropriate rate and charging time is reduced by 50% at least...


So.. the Ladybird is tops for me closely followed  by the scorpion.. I'm undecided about the spacewalker at the moment but it might grow on me...

One useful feature is all the models can be bound to the same basic Tx ( it doesn't have model memories or model match) and only the trims need minor adjustment, so additional models can be bought without the need for an additional Tx....

Have a look on youtube ,there are quite a few videos of all 3 models now.. I have just been informed that they have  just brought out a new  quad with brushless motors  running on 2s called the Hoten X....

Cheers,

Shaun

MadMax

We need some pictures and video's  ~~

icedfusion

agreed - no pics or videos, you didn't buy 'em!
:nananana:
ice

teslahed

Here's a video;



Unfortunately the cat didn't write a review.
One circlip short of a quadcopter.
 1 lobe short of an antenna.

Gaza07

Nice find very good  :bravo:

Also Vimeo embedding is now fixed  ~~