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Old 01-09-2015, 09:39 AM
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Default Walkera Ladybird V2 Unboxing and Crashing!

Here is a little vid I just made, looking to make this an fpv bird, and possibly upgrade the FC board to my nqx fc?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3_U0uB7PIs
Old 01-12-2015, 07:08 AM
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I would get a Blade 180QX and the new VA 1100 fpv camera instead. More flight time, better handling, and more power. I have a Nano QX fpv and that's what I'm doing to have something that will fly outdoors as well as the nano qx flies indoors. Someone even makes a camera mount for it now.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/131335767690...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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Old 01-12-2015, 07:44 AM
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Nah, the range on the VA1100 from the reports is not that great, the RMRC fpv system Im using will go farther than the radio will. The 180qx is 4x the cost of the ladybird.
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Originally Posted by JohnVH
Nah, the range on the VA1100 from the reports is not that great, the RMRC fpv system Im using will go farther than the radio will. The 180qx is 4x the cost of the ladybird.
I'm getting easily 300 feet with my VA 1100 and Skyszone goggles. I don't know where you are getting your info from but with a RHCP antenna on your receiver it's great. Lots of people make the mistake of using cheap Chinese clover leaf antennas, most of which are left hand circular polarized (LHCP) and they will work poorly at best when mixed. I have a set of Skyzone goggles with diversity and using both a RHCP and the included whip, I'm easily getting 100 yards outdoors. Indoors I can go almost anywhere in my house with barely any dropouts.
This video from a VA 1100 shows some pretty good results range wise.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uxtaceVcuY The advantage that I do see with your rmrc setup is being able to move stuff around. It's also going to be a bit heavier due to the extended cables and bigger camera. The rmrc combo weighs 8 grams while the spectrum weighs only 4 grams.
The Ladybird is ok but the flight duration isn't that great and with a load it's going to be worse. You would have been better off to get something with more lift and duration like a WL Toys V222 or a JJRC H8C. Those will easily go 10+ minutes with onboard fpv gear because of the geared motors and bigger props.
I have a V222 and have a 180QX as well as an H8C coming. I've also got a HH Duet coming. I might have to try an rmrc setup on the duet but it appears that rmrc is out of this system at present. Both are the same price at 99 dollars.

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Old 01-12-2015, 09:17 AM
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My info comes from threads on the system. Some people may have better luck. 300 feet isnt very far/not far enough for me. Besides I dont run 5.8, so Id have to go backwards and buy another vrx... I have the same fpv system on a UMX stryker and I can break 2000' with solid video.

I put my whole FPV system on the ladybird and did a hovertest, and Its 5.5 minutes hover, and thats with the smaller batteries Im going to use. Its going to work great. Thanks.
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What is the frequency of the system you are talking about? The only micro system I saw on rmrc is 5.8 ghz.
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1.3G and its amazing, weighs .5oz, thats why I needed a little bigger airframe like the ladybird.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iir-HXWf7r8
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Ah ok. I did a search under "pico" and I didn't see that one. Pretty cool setup. All my stuff is 5.8 ghz
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Id love a little bit bigger chopper like the 180, but I want to fly it in my house and what not, I think if I get too much bigger Ill be getting props stuck in the drywall, haha.
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I have the Nano QX for indoor flying. I really like the bumpers. I hear you about bumping into things. I got the Duet and the 180QX coming for outdoor use. I can see that the FAA is going to be such a pain that micro will be the way this is all headed in order to keep them happy. I was never into flying up in the clouds anyway. I have a Deadcat 450 and a Blade 350 QX which rarely if ever go above 100 feet AGL. I can see myself selling the Deadcat eventually. Flying around trees and under picnic tables is SO much fun
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Maybe you should consider an H8C in the future?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/161518913720...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Under 50 bucks without the camera and they have prop guards. One thing I like about the H8C is that they can handle bigger batteries. Not sure how the motors are going to hold up though.
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Check this out

http://micro-motor-warehouse.com/col...-custom-builds
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I have them saved already. I'm considering an upgrade to the 11's if the motors on my Nano QX go bad. It's so hard to believe sometimes how fast this part of the hobby is evolving. Check this out. I can only imagine how much this is going to cost.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgkbhjXTbOE
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And this one. Not a quad but still very cool.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0Np7SfX4yM
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The only thing holding any of this stuff back is battery technology. Once that catches up it will be like magic. It's already like scifi. Can you even imagine in your wildest dreams what the government already has?
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The wave of the future that will eventually criminalize all RC activity.
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Originally Posted by flycatch
The wave of the future that will eventually criminalize all RC activity.
Doubt that.
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Originally Posted by flycatch
The wave of the future that will eventually criminalize all RC activity.
Agreed and it takes no skill to fly these toys
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Originally Posted by f16man
Agreed and it takes no skill to fly these toys
More so with the phantoms, put it in gps mode and do stupid things, as seen in the news these days.. I have yet to see a micro quad in the news
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Mater of time I would suspect
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Originally Posted by flycatch
The wave of the future that will eventually criminalize all RC activity.
That's where you are wrong. Micros will be the only thing that the FAA won't try to mess with.
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Originally Posted by f16man
Agreed and it takes no skill to fly these toys
Obviously you have never tried low level fpv.

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