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05/27/2014

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Bo Lorentzen

Hey Colin, I would suggest getting one of the 3S Lipo alarm from ebay, solder the two cables to the power board and drill a hole for the beeper, (about 3mm) then stick it on the inside. those do not need setup or anything, and always are connected when you connect the battery.

colin

Hi Bo,

Great review and ideas...thanks
I have purchased the same battery alarm as you suggest (left in your photo above, do you have advice on what level is best to set this to? And also in your picture with it connected to the quad it looks like you have not aligned all of the balance plug.
Cheers

Bo Lorentzen

Hey BaNe, the main change I do, is to turn OFF the low-voltage forced landing. however with that in mind, its important to use a lipo-buzzer to notify you of low battery. ;-)

BaNe

Hey, thanks for all the great information and guides! Really appreciate it. But, please include your "TWEAKS TO THE APM" configs for us. That would be very helpful. Thanks again.

Patrik

Hi i'm from Sweden thanks for review

so excuse my english...

when an RTH is ask, the walkera go to an altitude before come back?
and is this altitude can be change ?

Bo Lorentzen

@ Nathan simply follow the setup instructions in the manual.

nathan

hi, im new to quads. what setup should I have on my devo f7 for the 350pro

Bill

Hey Bo,

Great site! I'm new to quads and rc's. I have viewed many of your videos and have learned a great deal of information, thank you. I also made a decision to purchase the QR X350 Pro after watching your videos and some others. There is so much different info out there. Anyway I’m in the I.T. industry and love to tinker with configurations.

I have had my X350 for only about 2 weeks, but have completely taken it apart and dumped the F7 settings and rebuilt from scratch. I want to share my finds with you and your readers. I have solved the X350 Pro and iLook tilt and record issue.

I hope I write this without being a geek (I’m constantly asked to repeat what I’ve said in English LOL). Ok, I do not yet know the Walkera terms in the F7 so work with me.

QR X350 Pro should have the RX703A and the Walkera G-2D controller. The original wire configuration out of the box should stay the same with one exception.

On the RX703A: Move the existing cable in AUX1 (PIT) to AUX2. Plug the cable for the G-2D controller into AUX1 on the RX703A. AUX5 stays the same.

RX703A Wire configuration for G-2D tilt and iLook start/stop video recording:
DATA Bus – DEVO-M
AUX1 – G-2D controller cable
AUX2 – PIT cable
AUX5 – Roll cable

G-2D Wire configuration:
Exactly as the original config states, I plugged the AUX in just so it wouldn’t hang.

Devo F7 Radio settings:

Device Output page
Gear – Mix SW
Flap – Gear SW
AUX2 – AUX2

I hope this helps and works. I do not have many flight hours at all so if something in the flight operations changed I would never know because I suck in the air LOL (for now).

Bo, I’m local here, do you ever meet up with local flyers? I go to Van Nuys “you know the place” and up the hill from the Golf Course on the mountain in Burbank. It would be cool to fly with a pro!

Bill

Bo Lorentzen

@Dennis, Thank you for pointing out the Lotos use the battery beeper. really it is something any quad should have, and as you mentioned, those are loud and its hard to forget to land when you hear the beeper.

Dennis Rogers

You say no quad manufacture has not used a battery alarm beeper? I also have a lotus T580P+ which comes with a beeper, and man it is loud, you cannot miss it.

Bo Lorentzen

@Bryon, I have been messing with it, basically it looks like they "forgot" a cable ha ha. its not a big deal, but kinda annoying. I will have a bit on fixing this in the review video.

bryon kerslake

Bo,Have you found out from walkera about switching on and off the camera by using the transmitter,regards bryon.

Bo Lorentzen

Hey Joe, have you tried using the little pot to adjust the pitch on the gimbal base.? there is two next to each other, I seem to think the one closer to the edge is the pitch centering. turn it a little until gimbal centers.

Let me know if that do the trick.

joe gamboni

Good Sir, I have watched your videos and read quite a few of your blogs. I am searching for an answer to a gimbal problem I have with the Walkera 2g and Gopor. My camera points downward and I can only adjust it with the aux 4 know to come up ro only about 70 degrees ( assuming the horizon to be zero) I have not been able to find the problem. Would you know if it is a programming problem or one with the gyro. ANy help would be appreciated,

Joe

christophe

hello;

i'm from belgium, so excuse my english...

when an RTH is ask, the walkera go to an altitude before come back?
and is this altitude can be change ?

thank you.

Bo Lorentzen

@Ed - yes the downlink is SD or 640x480px nominally.

Ed Smits

Thanks for this review. Do you have any idea what the video downlink resolution of the iLook+ is?

Jérôme

Thank you for this review. I like the way you present things and your advice.

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