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Old Nov 06, 2012, 08:57 PM
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I will let you know after I play a bit more with it. There may be a delay of a few days as I'm waiting on some connectors etc.

My rods have some twist/give in them. I've used some small strips for reinforcing foamies, and rods for building IFOs before... but fairly limited experience otherwise. I would assume that limited twist and flex of a piece this shape is normal though. I'm sure you'll ave a more definitive answer when a few more people weigh in
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 01:28 AM
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Small LED's (5mm and under) colored Green, Blue and White run at 3V...Red LED"s run at 2.7V.
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LEDs can vary in their voltage. I have had some red LED's with a 1.6 to 1.7V drop.
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 08:28 PM
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noob questions

I'm a total noob so please be gentle...

Just bought LB v2 and still awaiting a delivery.
I think I made every possible mistake with this purchase: bought based on price, researched after I purchsed (I never do that!), bought from Hobby King who are temporarily out of stock.

Spent the last day and a half reading these forums and other reviews. (thanks everyone! great info here!)

Now I'm regretting not getting v1. Contacted HK but don't think they will let me get v1 instead.

My questions:
* Given that I'm a noob, haven't had experience in flying RC (except for my son's AR Drone 2.0), not planning to buy anothe heli for a while, and not planning to do any programming: is it still worth getting the v1 over the v2?
* Given all the above and the fact the price difference between v1 and v2 will be $35-40, is the the 2402D worth the extra $ compare to the Devo 4? (don't think I'll be doing any fancy acrobatics for a while...)

I am pretty much stuck with HK as shipping to Australia from any other store will make the purchase too expensive. I'm on a budget here...

Any advice will be appreciated.

Y.
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 08:32 PM
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I'm a total noob so please be gentle...

Just bought LB v2 and still awaiting a delivery.
I think I made every possible mistake with this purchase: bought based on price, researched after I purchsed (I never do that!), bought from Hobby King who are temporarily out of stock.

Spent the last day and a half reading these forums and other reviews. (thanks everyone! great info here!)

Now I'm regretting not getting v1. Contacted HK but don't think they will let me get v1 instead.

My questions:
* Given that I'm a noob, haven't had experience in flying RC (except for my son's AR Drone 2.0), not planning to buy anothe heli for a while, and not planning to do any programming: is it still worth getting the v1 over the v2?
* Given all the above and the fact the price difference between v1 and v2 will be $35-40, is the the 2402D worth the extra $ compare to the Devo 4? (don't think I'll be doing any fancy acrobatics for a while...)

I am pretty much stuck with HK as shipping to Australia from any other store will make the purchase too expensive. I'm on a budget here...

Any advice will be appreciated.

Y.
If they didn't ship it out yet you can still make the changes you want ,just go on luve chat,and v1 is much better
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 09:09 PM
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You will still get a good quad, but you get what you pay for. V2 is striped down inferior version of V1. Devo 4 is a toy compared to 2402D TX. Devo 6/7/7e/8s/10/12 are much better. That said Ladybird V2 is still better than any mico quad out there. You are getting a fine little flyer and Devo 4 does do its job, so enjoy it.
Most vendors sell all over the world, so whats the problem there ? Sometimes looking for the cheapest is not best deal. WL toys clones fly very well with
T9X . Even stock TX works fine as it has four rates to fly their quads. V2 is a fine little bird. I have two V1's and a V2 hooked up to Devo 7 TX.......> Wonderful little Quads.
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 09:25 PM
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personally if the V2 flies like the V1, then i would go with it and take the extra $ and buy a Devo7E. The 2402D is a fine radio but is missing the important stuff. I'm planning on a 7e in a week or so myself.
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 09:30 PM
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You will still get a good quad, but you get what you pay for. V2 is striped down inferior version of V1. Devo 4 is a toy compared to 2402D TX. Devo 6/7/7e/8s/10/12 are much better. That said Ladybird V2 is still better than any mico quad out there. You are getting a fine little flyer and Devo 4 does do its job, so enjoy it.
Thanks.
Contacted Hobby King and they said v1 is on backorder and will not be available for at least another 3 months! I'm keen to start flying so I'll stick to v2 for now.

Looked at costs of Devo 7/7e/10 and it's way out of my budget for now...
(might change my mind as soon as I start flying...)

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Most vendors sell all over the world, so whats the problem there ? .
Problem is shipping costs to Australia. And Hobby King were reasonable.

Thanks for your help!
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 09:33 PM
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 09:37 PM
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It was tempting but ppl complained about shipping time...
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 09:39 PM
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i wasn't sure if it was better to you. I bought mine from nitroplanes.com
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 10:22 PM
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Another question:

found a reasonably priced Devo 7.
Is there any advantage in flying the v2 with the Devo 7 as oppose to the Devo 4? (given that v2 has no telemetry and is only 3 axis?)
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 06:29 AM
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do i need to update frimware on the V1 to use telemetry?
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do i need to update frimware on the V1 to use telemetry?
No.
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Another question:

found a reasonably priced Devo 7.
Is there any advantage in flying the v2 with the Devo 7 as oppose to the Devo 4? (given that v2 has no telemetry and is only 3 axis?)
With the Devo 7, and thorough study of the manual, you'll be able to fine tune the control of the the quad. This is not possible with the Devo 4 or the 2402D. I would certainly get the Devo 7 and will at some point myself. I'm using the 2402D now and like you, wish I'd done a bit more reading prior to getting the package I did. I wouldn't have been quite so concerned with price and spent a bit more for a better radio. Live and learn.
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Old Nov 08, 2012, 11:50 AM
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Gents,
Sometimes it is all about waiting and then getting the best price and then growing and upgrading. At one time the pricier and more feature laden Ladybird V1 and 2402d(still the best of the toy Tx's packaged with most other micros) was originally $220,, then $150 , then $125, then $58, then $75, now it is $95 If it was packaged with the DEVO 7 or 7e it was $50-$100 more. Now you can get a DEVO 7 or 7e at Banggood for about $60. So if you jumped on the Ladybird V1 with the 2402d at the $58 or even $75 deal, you are still in the good deal arena You can wait for the Ladybird V2 packaged with a DEVO 7 to get in that ~$70 price range and you will have a spare I just saw that one Vendor has the Ladybird V2 and DEVO 8s for $250, so no doubt someone else out there must have it for even less
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