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Old Jul 04, 2010, 11:28 PM
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new heli from walkera HIKO400?

miricle mart is selling it for 269.90, I want to know is this the lastest walkera heli or it just a old model?
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Old Jul 05, 2010, 12:16 AM
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The Hiko 400 is the replacement for the 60#. So it is the newest model.

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Old Jul 05, 2010, 02:39 AM
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thanks man, I was thinking build a 450 clone, do you think it will be a good buy?
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Old Jul 05, 2010, 02:49 AM
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A LHS has them for at least a couple of months. I saw one when I went there to (a) grab a 5G6 for my gf and (b) wanted to take a look at the larger Walkera helis (UFLY, Creata 400, Hiko 400) to get one for the outdoor season. So it might be the newest larger CP heli, but not the newest model at all.

MMMMH, carbon fibre parts.

(I went out with only the 5G6, the UFLYs wasn't available, and as much as I liked the looks of the Creata 400 and the tech of the Hiko 400, I figured that it'll be better off with the UFLY, it will be a while until I'll think about trying some fancy 3D stuff)
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Old Jul 05, 2010, 02:59 AM
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The fiber frame looks like an improvement from the Walkera 60. I am still flying one of those (using a Trex 450 head). I hope Walkera updated the servo mounts so it can fit Hitec HS65 servos.

The trouble is that 450 clones are so cheap now - They are probably better value than a Walkera 400 size heli. I still have doubts about the quality of the walkera electronics, so once you buy proper radio gear the cost will add up.
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Old Jul 05, 2010, 03:14 AM
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I think it depends what you want.. if you have a good place to fly a larger heli in safety, then a 450 size clone is probably the best way to go. For a smaller machine the king V3 looks like decent package but I can't comment about the quality of the radio gear.

I like the size of the Walkera 60 / Creta 400 / Hiko 400. The layout is quite decent but it can require a bit of work for disassembly/repairs.
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Old Jul 05, 2010, 06:51 AM
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A LHS has them for at least a couple of months....So it might be the newest larger CP heli, but not the newest model at all.
It's the newest 400 size CP. (originally called the 60#C)

That being said if you really want a Walkera 450 size CP heli you might want to hold out for the new V450D01. It's an actual 450, has a 3 axis gyro and is flybarless. If it's anything like the 120/200 size helis from the same family then it should be pretty good, as those two have already got good reviews.

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Old Jul 05, 2010, 01:28 PM
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If it's anything like the 120/200 size helis from the same family then it should be pretty good, as those two have already got good reviews.

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Where did you see these reviews?
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Old Jul 05, 2010, 02:14 PM
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No one has done an in depth review, but based on the little bit of info posted here from people who have flown them it seems like they are pretty good little helis.

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Old Aug 30, 2011, 10:06 AM
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Has this thread gone DOA? I have a Hiko & like it very much.
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Old Aug 30, 2011, 12:36 PM
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I don't think Walkera actively markets flybar helis any more.
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It is not only that, it seems they have dropped the whole 2801 tx system.
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Old Sep 01, 2011, 01:37 AM
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It is not only that, it seems they have dropped the whole 2801 tx system.
I guess change is good, as long as they make progress in their development. I like the power and smoothness in the Hiko, the only problem I've had with it was the tail servo burning out, I replaced it with an Ino-Labs D201. I also have a set of Futaba S3114's for the CCPM. I'll probably buy another and set it up with aftermarket parts and keep it as a classic! The setup on the new V200DO3 looks good too, I'm just waiting on the Jury for the new Devo Tx. I could probably swap the Rx out for a 2618 from the 4F200LM and bind it with my 2801.

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I guess change is good, as long as they make progress in their development. I like the power and smoothness in the Hiko, the only problem I've had with it was the tail servo burning out, I replaced it with an Ino-Labs D201. I also have a set of Futaba S3114's for the CCPM. I'll probably buy another and set it up with aftermarket parts and keep it as a classic! The setup on the new V200DO3 looks good too, I'm just waiting on the Jury for the new Devo Tx. I could probably swap the Rx out for a 2618 from the 4F200LM and bind it with my 2801.

Happy flying!
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They could have made the new DEVO series backwards compatible with the 2801 system, just like Spektrum did with their different systems. Now all existing Walkera users feel left out. When the new DEVO 12 came out, vendors in Hong Kong just did not believe it was not backwards compatible.
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Old Sep 01, 2011, 01:46 AM
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They could have made the new DEVO series backwards compatible with the 2801 system, just like Spektrum did with their different systems. Now all existing Walkera users feel left out. When the new DEVO 12 came out, vendors in Hong Kong just did not believe it was not backwards compatible.
One would think! Just to keep their customers loyal!

Like I said, I may experiment with switching out Rx's and see how that works. I like the specs and setup of the new one, just want it a little bigger. I have 2 1#A's, a Hiko, and 2 59#DQ's. They are good size helis for me.

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