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Fire Fighting Drone Walkera Zhun FE15

Wallkera FE15

Happy 4th of July and we are not here to talk about a cannon for fireworks but a cannon for Fire Fighting, called the Zhun.  Walkera has began developing and testing with their local fire agency to secure a bid for a full scale deployment.  The Zhun has an ultra strong load capability and anti tremor design, folds up ready for a fire fighter’s deployment. The quadcopter carries a high magnification telescope and the high frame rate night vision camera. With high precision, it can launch the fire extinguisher projectile accurately in a complex fire weather environment.  I had the privilege to preview the testing and edited this video.

It is amazing the Zhun is able absorb the amount of force created from the cannon. The real-time target control points are displayed on the ground control points, which greatly improves the accuracy of shooting and improves the efficiency of rescue…

Walkera Furious 320 Racing Drone

Furious-320

At the Photo Expo in New York, we got a sneak peek of the prototype Tilt Rotors Fixed Pitch racing quadcopter, According to Walkera the 320 size recorded high speed can reach 120km/h, with 1700kv motors. The recommended radio to pair this racing drone is with a Devo 7 or 10, since you will need an additional channel to tilt the rotors. When the rotors are tilted forward, the quadcopter gets a boost in speed.

The battery suggested is 14.8V 2600mah to give a flight time of about 9-10 minutes.  This is not the first fixed-pitch rotors that Walkera  has developed, the company had gain a lot of experience when helicopters were the best sellers a few years ago.  A GPS version is on the plans…

Walkera Drone VR Games Devo F18

drone virtual reality

2016 might be a great time to get those Gamers outdoor for a new challenge. We have been wondering what it would be like to bring Gamers and First Person View (FPV) Pilots in one room or rather in one field for an intense world of Virtual Reality competition. Walkera Drone VR Games are not only Virtual games, but a Reality concept that is applied to GPS Racing Drones. Pilots actually fly their GPS drones into virtual Funnel Gates or shoot on virtual targets using the new advance Devo F18 radio transmitter.  See these initial tests we recorded.

If this has not caught your attention yet, I am sure it will with the AMA or FAA. First in the world, Walkera initial beta test included three Real Flight modes: Battle mode, Race mode, Classic Collecting mode. In Battle mode , FPV pilots will get on their F18 and begin an intense battle with targets. In Race mode, pilots compete on an Agility Course featuring various obstacles, funnel gates and hairpin turns…

JJRC H5C Mini Quadcopter

jjrc h5c

We have test piloted large scale commercial multirotors over the last 2 years and have not tested a new mini quad since our video Hubsan H107D that attracted 401,623 viewers . A lot have changed very quickly, a greater selection, more competitors have entered the market since then. So last week, a friend from GearBest.com sent us a JJRC H5C, a mini quad, a 6-axis, at 23 cm, just the size of a Tali H500 propeller, to show how mini / micro quads have progress today.

FIRST IMPRESSION is the mini quad is really light, and it floats quietly in the air. It was actually so surprisingly light. This is of course the direct outcome of the brushed motor used, old school but it fits the purpose of achieving better flight time and cost of production. The frame has a texture that felt like a recycled egg carton, but made of a strong thin plastic molding. It carries the 3.7V 500mAh rechargeable LiPo battery for 6 minutes of flight time. We tried putting a smaller Ladybird or H107D LiPo, and it worked perfectly fine…

Understanding propellers directions on multicopters

If you find your multi-copter flipping on take-off or just don’t seem to take off, the first thing to check is your propellers or motors. If your propellers are spinning on the wrong direction, the thrust might just be pushing your copter down instead of lifting it up. If you have the propellers in the same orientation next to each other, it may just topple your copter. Propeller are usually marked with the spin direction and they should match the diagram illustrated below…

Walkera QR X350 Pro

Year 2014, time to look for a low cost, quick to assemble quadcopter, to be modified with FPV gear, something to travel with, overseas. So we purchased the Walkera QR X350 which can be assembled in 2 minutes, with no tools on hand. Today, our SAR teams were informed of another exciting version of the 350 size, the QR X350 Pro that uses Mission Planner. Lets see how hardy this drone is, as we take it for a stress test in every way… yeah.. in extreme ways..

First Impressions: I must say the X350 Pro flies very well, pre-tuned. It Loiters perfectly out of the box. sure enough, it did every standard thing with the Mission Planner. The only thing, out of the box, without any modification I am not able to add telemetry module or osd, however others have managed to solder them on…

Hubsan H107D FPV X4 Quadcopter

Hubsan H107D

Synopsis: Occasionally we have the opportunity to test out some of the new entry level quads in our lab. So this month we have something special, the smallest First Person View (FPV) ready-to-fly quadcopter made by Hubsan, a contender to the popular Ladybird. It is quite amazing how Hubsan is able to pack everything, including a camera and video transmitter into a quad, smaller than a Ladybird, with 6-axis gyro flight controller. The package even comes with a radio transmitter, video receiver and a blight large LCD screen, ready for beginners to start flying first person view and filming.  This may be one of the best seller of all time, this model enters the market at the right time and right place.

Hubsan X4 H107D actually comes with one of the more impressive printed Instruction Manual I have seen for a while, it actually explains everything you need to know in great detail and well written…