A phantom style quadcopter modified with FPV gears
Synopsis: We have been looking for a low cost, quick to assemble quadcopter, to
be modified with FPV gear. The Walkera QR X350 was our choice, as it was easy to
assemble. The Walkera QR X350 can be assembled in 2 minutes with no
tools on hand. It offers a flight time of about 10 minutes with a 3s 2200
mAh lipo battery and design to carry a GoPro camera. We paid under US$270,
free shipping. More review video will follow soon. Special thanks to hobbywow.com
for their superior customer service and support.
Walkera is not new to the heli scene and have made popular the ladybird, a mini
quadcopter copied by various manufacturers. This year Walkera has ventured
into the GPS planes and quadcopter 350 arena, giving other competitors a good
• Completely Ready to Fly
• GPS Auto Pilot function
• Altitude Sensor
• Compass sensor
• Utilizes an anti-vibration camera mount
• One Key to Go Home
• Stable Mode with GPS and altitude Hold
• Flight time 10-15 minutes
• Failsafe to return home & Landing
• Low voltage protection
• Devention DEVO 7-10 ch computer radio
• Balance charger with world compatible wall adapter
• Easy to see LEDs
Main Rotor Diameter: 556mm
Main Rotor Blade Length: 206mm
Main Motor Size: WK-WS-28-008A
Battery: 11.1V 2200mAh 25C LiPo
Flying Weight: <1000g
Approximate Flight Time: 10-15 minutes
Number of Channels: 5 channel up
Pros: Easy to assemble and transport for a fun flight. Love the lights.
Quiet and smooth flight.
Cons: If you are serious about UAV as a hobby,
QR x350 has it's limitation in areas of failsafe and waypoints.
ID: Assign fixed id in order to setup transmitter failsafe.
Battery adapter: [Coupon BUY
link] this adapter allows you to use Turnigy/Zippy/Rhino batteries without
modification, saving $10 for each battery. It also allows you to use your
own standard lipo charger. Free shipping limited time.
you have a fixed ID set, you can take advantage that you can plug your LiPo
battery first before you turn on your transmitter for any Walkera models with
gyro, instead of after. In that way, your binding model is level on the
ground when the system does a self calibration immediately when a radio
transmitter is detected. Do not move the model until a GPS is detected. It
is more likely you are still holding the model if you plug in your battery after
your radio transmitter is already on and that may cause the model to wrongly
calibrate it's leveling.
Drone Mission Lab ... behind the scenes October 2, 2013
Review of FPV: First-person view (FPV), also known as remote-person view (RPV), or simply video piloting, is a method used to
fly a radio controlled model vehicle from the driver or pilot's view point. Most commonly it is used to pilot an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or a radio-controlled aircraft. The vehicle is either driven or piloted remotely from a first person perspective via an onboard camera, fed wirelessly to virtual reality goggles or a video monitor. More sophisticated setups include a pan-and-tilt gimbaled camera controlled by a gyroscope sensor in the pilot's goggles and with dual onboard cameras, enabling a true stereoscopic view.