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05/27/2014

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Bo Lorentzen

Hey Doc, you need to make sure its connected inside, but more importantly, the cable is probably missing, you need a long servo cable, plug it into AUX2 and then plug that cable into the fat cable you find in the kit. that is the start-stop control cable for the iLook+
Post the question on the FaceBook group I linked you to before. :-)

docBaliman

thanks bo! that's just exacticly what i have been doing for the past week...searching support forum on the net, but no luck so far...try my self to use the AuX thats normally assigned for starting stopping the camera, but nothing... so, if you have time-2-spare on any given sunday, besides watching NFL, I would really appreciate your help if u drop me a line -or 2- ;-)

thanks!

Bo Lorentzen

Doc, you need to pick a channel, like using the AUX thats normally assigned for starting stopping the camera. then you can use the switch on the remote. Its a bit more than one can explain in a blog post. you probably need to check out the 350pro support forum on FaceBook ;-)

Doc Baliman


Hi. There bo! The doc again!, i need help installing a simple and common micro servo to my walkera qrx350 pro. This is The second one (i take ur advice and buy a BNF brand new) and im installing a hand-Made parachute system, and i need to add a servo mechanism in order to make The parachute open!

I have The devo F7 controller, and The DEVO-RX703A receiver...

Can you please give me a hand? Thanks!

Bo Lorentzen

@ Sets, you need to follow the F7 setup instructions on the DVD that was included with your x350pro

Sets

hello,

i have a little problem in this model.

i bought one qr x350 pro and "DEVO 7" kit, then i bought walkera online site "DEVO F7" radio but unable to configure it.

do you have any config file or tutorial devo f7 configuration for walkera qr x350 pro?

thanks.

Bo Lorentzen

@ Doc. don't know what to tell you. the props on the 350pro have a anti-rotation design, they can not rotate, that means they don't loosen the screws during flight. accident investigation would have to conclude that the prop nuts were not firmly secured before flight. remember to check props before each day you fly. stuff happens.. they can be shaking against something in the back of the car while driving etc....
And STICK TO stock props, Matt & I have tested them a lot, the stock props are great props for the money. ;-)

That out of the way. Personally I would probably just buy a BNF 350pro, the $329 is a great price for anything that files. ;-)
BTW. keep in mind the controller, ESC's and motors, probably all work, and you can use all of it on a FPV build later if you like. or put it all on a cheap flame-wheel 450 frame.

Bo

doc Baliman

thanks bo!! unfortunately today i had a bad day...one of the propellers fall-off in middle air, and the quad came down like a rock!! crash & burn... Im still with doubts if I buy a new drone (339 usd), or buy each one of the parts separately and assemble myself, since the MAIN CONTROL ($229) apparently was not damaged….
WHAT DO YOU THINK... had to pay my newbie status on this!! :~)

Bo Lorentzen

Doc, check out one of Hobby King's self contained OSD's cost about $50. there are many systems on the market. these contain a GPS and a voltage monitor, you need to attach the gps and then run the video cable from the camera to the OSD, and then connect the video out to the VTX. finally you need to plug the power to the battery terminals so it can measure the actual voltage of the system.

doc Baliman

hi there bo!! when u say: "you would need to put inline a stand-alone OSD system. which is fairly cheap really."
can you please orient me where i can find this online for my walkera? thanks for all!!

Bo Lorentzen

Hej Joe, there is a CD in the kit, that one have the manual for the x350pro and also setup guides for several of the different DEVO radios.

Joe

Bo You were correct about the two pots on the gimbal. Thank you for your help.

Would you happen to know a good place to read or watch the set up for a Devo 10 and QR X350. I want to scroll through and confirm all of my settings are correct. Thanks again,
Joe

Bo Lorentzen

Hey Doc. In the current incarnation, the 350pro do not deliver GPS info.
you would need to put inline a stand-alone OSD system. which is fairly cheap really.

doc Baliman

HI THERE BO!! im from Chile, so first my English is not too good. I'm wandering if it possible to get an ALTIMETER MEASURE on mi DEVO F7 CONTROLER (with screen) from my QR X350 PRO? I would like to see in the screen how high i'm flying... thanks!

Bo Lorentzen

Hey Sarge, I rewrote the quick-start guide. link is on the top of the page.

Sarge

Where is the Walkera QRx350pro manual re-write you did can't find the download

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.

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