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Walkera 1 #B

Old 01-26-2008, 12:21 PM
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Default Walkera 1 #B

Well, during a drunken night of surfing the web, I decided 120 bucks was acceptable to blow on helicopter number 12, It happened to be one of Walkera's newest Heli's the 1 #B... my initial impression was that it reminded me alot of a Dark Knight...aluminum tail boom....not as thick as as the 22e..... but the flybar is about an inch lower than the main blades.....tha canopy is red.... and the reciever is alot cheaper lookin than the 22e.... 379 brushed motor...with a 1000Mah 2 cell lipo....same blades as the 22e too....that heavy lookin foam stuff....and finally....the radio is the same job as the 22e....
I didnt get off of work till after dark, but the UPS man graciously left it with my girl so I decided to fly it anyways.... the charger looks basically like the balance charger the Honeybee King came with...just a black rather than orange..... I got my green light....looked the little heli over...all looked good....laid it on the sidewalk and slowly spooled up....(it's got a nice sound to it...doesn't sound like the gears are fighting with one another....it's got the whoop whoop sound which is kinda uncommon with smaller helis)... applied more throttle and the little **** jumped off the ground effortlessly....super touchy on the controls....don't foresee noobs flying this thing easily....but needless to say it's fast....I couldn't do much being dark and windy...but from the feel of the sticks...climbing is not labored...and it should be able to loop..roll...pyro....or whatever you feel confident enough doing with a tail motored heli....I still say it feels alot like the 22e...but I'll have to wait another day or so to find out...raining today...sunny with high winds tomorrow....(but I haven't been known to let a little wind hanger me for a day...)
Basically I started this little forum in hopes to let you guys know...AS OF YET...walkera seems to have bettered there quality, releasing a heli that compete's with Esky....or Eflight...and didn't smoke any electronics in the first fifteen minutes...which was a plus coming from walkera... so add your thoughts on the 1B and let me know your experiences with the copter....also if anyone finds parts for this thing in the US...please let me know...I hate shopping on Ebay....and the US based shops seem slow to adapt.....I'll email RcandMe and Helidirect and see if I can't light a fire and get them to start stocking for this guy.....the best I''ve found so far are Aussie sites....so I'm kinda adamant about not wadding my heli up till I find some alternatives.....
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:57 PM
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Default RE: Walkera 1 #B

I have the 1#A wich is the belt version of the 1#B, great little helicopter Walkera has got a hit on their hands.
Old 01-30-2008, 02:05 AM
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I was actually considering purchasing the 1 #A ..... does the tail respond well? I don't really care if it locks in... Took me six months flying to realize you could adjust the gyro on the little heli's ....lol...so I've mastered fighting the tail...but I like it to be responsive when I throw out an input...I was trying to decide between the 22A or the 1 #A ......
Old 01-30-2008, 08:29 AM
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Default RE: Walkera 1 #B

I've had the 1#A for a few months now but I'm still in the learning stages. Compared to the 4#-1 that I started out learning with the tail response is...well...incomparable . Move the stick and the tail instantly moves, let the stick go and it stops dead. Control responses were all very fast but very smooth (I'm a beginner, remember) so it took me a while to adjust and fly it reasonably smoothly. Then I read the instructions more carefully and found out the default settings were for expert 3D flying. Oops .
Old 01-30-2008, 06:16 PM
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hello people! im expecting the walkera 1b in 2 days from xheli.com does anyone know of anybody installing an apache fuselage that is also sold at xheli.com? well i orderd it also. i was going to get the king2 but then realized that its belt driven. what im planning to do is getting the tail motor on the top rudder of the apache like its sapposed to be. i will cut the tail boom and add a coupling that turns up a few degrees then attach the other end with the tail motor! because the apache only looks great with the tail rotor up there! and as for the main gear, im thinking of fabricating my own by glueing 2 square flat wood pieces inside the fuselage and attaching the bendable wire through the wood pieces. same for the rear rudder wheel. please im new to this so if theres anyone else that might have a better idea on how to install the fuselage, modifiy the tail rotor, and make a set of main landing gear, it would be much appriciated. -chris
Old 01-30-2008, 11:20 PM
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I think this helicipter blows the Walkera 22E out of the sky when it comes to stability and responsiveness.
Old 03-07-2008, 08:07 AM
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i am new to rc flight (all rc actually ) and the 1#B looks scary as i got it out of box several people have said helis are very hard to fly. has anyone any tips for me or is there a good simulator out there for me annd my son to practice on . dont wish to destroy it on first flight maybe i should have started with a smaller heli.
Old 03-13-2008, 09:25 PM
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I bought a Walkera h1#b in Jan from Xheli.

So far so good... Well I have crashed it and had to wait for parts....

The radio seems to work fine, no glitches. The battery seems to last a long time. The 370motor seems powerful enough for beginner stuff.

It came with the CCPM switch set off to normal, which meant it couldn't get more than about 2 inches off the ground. Setting the CCPM switch on fixed that.
Following a friends advice I set the blades to go to ~+1 degree on throttle off so I didn't bring it down too hard when learning. Seems to have helped prevent damage.

I have hit the ground with the blades once, in grass, with no damage at all.
Another time I hit the wall and broke 4 parts plus the blades. Parts are cheap, though I then broke the flybar guide ball when reassembling it. I hadn't ordered another, so I laser welded it back together. Seems to work.

It wasn't set up perfectly out of the box, some linkages were a little longer than others, and it wasn't symmetrical. Needed some adjustment.
It was set up for minimum travel from the servos at first. As you get more experience, you can move the linkages out on the servo horns and get more response.

The tail gyro seems to work ok, but it isn't a heading hold gyro by any means, the tail will drift. The tail rotor is just a fan on the h1#b so it only pushes one direction.

The supplied battery charger works well, and doesn't get too hot, and the batteries stay cool while charging. It works well as a balance charger.

Really no complaints.

When I crashed it I went and bought a Walkera 60B chassis for $30 on ebay with all the metal upgrades, then I bought all the 60B metal parts as replacements +4 blades for $27!
I also bought a Futaba 9CH for $180, a Futaba GY401 for $95, Elf hobbies brushless +ESC for the 60B for $40, a 1500mAh 3S 25C battery for $20, a Castle Creations berg7 receiver that weighs 9g for $44, and I am buying 3 Hitec HS-65 and a HS-81MG for the tail rotor. And I have all those parts that I can switch to another Trex or whatever when I want.

I still plan to use the h1#b to learn on.
Old 03-16-2008, 03:59 PM
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the 60b headset looks same as the 1#b could someone please inform me if cnc upgrade will fit as im struggling to find spares in uk . I have broken main blade holder but browsing ebay for spares (the pictures of 60 metal head seems to have same parts) i wondered if they are the same size.
On looking 1#b seems to be mixture of 60 head and 22e tail does anyone specifically know or used any parts from other walkeras for spares yors paul
Old 03-18-2008, 07:46 PM
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The h1#b and 60B heads are identical in design, but the 60B head is much larger, and the shaft is also larger. The parts will not fit on a h1#b or h1#a.

You can buy replacement parts from xheli.com for your h1#b and save a bunch of money with the exchange rate these days...

I also have bought parts for the h1#b from airborneRC.com in Australia.

Blades on the h1#b are the same as the H22E though
Old 05-25-2008, 01:58 AM
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hi i got the 2.4 ver with metal head , it blows off all competion inc older walkeras

i have flown it in force 4 wind and it is rock steady it compares with much larger heliys the gyro on the 2.4 rx is much better than the 35mhz ver
Old 05-26-2008, 02:38 PM
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I got the 1#B 2.4Ghz metal version in ehirobo, very good deal, just $119.99
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Old 05-27-2008, 07:05 AM
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ORIGINAL: VulcanGrey

The h1#b and 60B heads are identical in design, but the 60B head is much larger, and the shaft is also larger. The parts will not fit on a h1#b or h1#a.

You can buy replacement parts from xheli.com for your h1#b and save a bunch of money with the exchange rate these days...

I also have bought parts for the h1#b from airborneRC.com in Australia.

Blades on the h1#b are the same as the H22E though
what is diameter of main shaft on Walkera 1??? If it is 3mm than it probably have same head as 64#C had.
Old 05-27-2008, 12:56 PM
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I'll measure the H1#b and 60B shaft diameters tonight.
Old 05-28-2008, 12:16 AM
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The H1#B has a 4mm shaft, and the 60B has a 5mm shaft (lust like the Trex 450 SE V2)
Old 05-28-2008, 06:33 PM
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Default RE: Walkera 1 #B

Anyone try both the 1B and 1A? I have the 1A coming, maybe I should get the 1B too.
Old 05-28-2008, 07:20 PM
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Default RE: Walkera 1 #B

1A should be better!

Better gyro
better belt driven, variable pitch tail
more powerful motor
better battery
Old 07-07-2008, 09:22 AM
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ORIGINAL: VulcanGrey

1A should be better!

Better gyro
better belt driven, variable pitch tail
more powerful motor
better battery
1#B 2.4GHz version!
Old 02-27-2009, 03:02 PM
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Default RE: Walkera 1 #B

Anyone who has it, please can you measure the length of your mainshaft and the distance from top mast bearing to the Jesus bolt/pin hole at the top of the main shaft. Also, what is the diameter of the bolt holes on the main blades? I'm hoping its 2mm.

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