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Old Mar 23, 2011, 05:16 AM
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Walkera New Devention Devo 12 transmitter first impression:

Got a new toy in our office today. The new walkera Devention Devo12 12ch radio with LCD touch screen display. Very interesting as this is a high end radio from Walkera. Loaded with features like oversize color LCD display with backlight, 60 model memory, USB firmware update, programs for helicopter, plane and gilder, LIPO battery with charger, wireless data transfer, the list just goes on and on. These are only some of the features I can think of now as I am still trying to find out more regarding this radio….

The packaging look very nice as everything is housed inside the included aluminum transmitter case. Included in the package is LIPO tx battery, wall charger, 12ch 2.4G receiver, neck strap, etc. The first thing I notice is the screen is very big. Most items are display with large icon with name below it, btw: can choose between English and Chinese manual now, hope they add different language in the future. There are 2 timers on the main page which I think is very handy. When go into the the manual I notice I need to press it quite hard. Personally prefer softer input but it maybe safer as you will not press it accidently during operation. It is a little better after I remove the screen protective film but still need to press it hard compare to other touch screen radio. The manual is really easy to understand almost everything was explained by the icon or graph already. Incase you have large fingers like me you can still use the buttons beside the screen to operate the manual. The stick movement is very smooth. After I took the back cover off I notice all sticks was support by ball bearing. Makes it very accurate and the feel is very nice. After using walkera 2801 radio in my 450 and 500 for over one year already without one single glitch, I am very confident this system should work flawlessly. Next thing is get it into my 500 and see how it goes. 

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Large LCD touch screen
Selectable wall paper
Very smooth stick movement with ball bearing support
Hard case LIPO transmitter battery included
Included aluminum carrying case so everything fit nicely inside
The finishing and plastic used are sure top of the line
60 model memory

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Touch screen need to press hard
The size is quite big. Which could be little hard to hold for user with small hands, but there are rubber grip on both sides and the back so should not be a big issue
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Old Mar 23, 2011, 05:56 AM
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Looks good, my first impression are looks like the JR11X as far as LOOKS are concerned.
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Old Mar 23, 2011, 11:04 PM
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Yap, and think they both look very good. hehe
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 11:46 AM
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Walkera Devention Devo 12

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Got a new toy in our office today. The new walkera Devention Devo12 12ch radio with LCD touch screen display. Very interesting as this is a high end radio from Walkera. Loaded with features like oversize color LCD display with backlight, 60 model memory, USB firmware update, programs for helicopter, plane and gilder, LIPO battery with charger, wireless data transfer, the list just goes on and on. These are only some of the features I can think of now as I am still trying to find out more regarding this radio….

The packaging look very nice as everything is housed inside the included aluminum transmitter case. Included in the package is LIPO tx battery, wall charger, 12ch 2.4G receiver, neck strap, etc. The first thing I notice is the screen is very big. Most items are display with large icon with name below it, btw: can choose between English and Chinese manual now, hope they add different language in the future. There are 2 timers on the main page which I think is very handy. When go into the the manual I notice I need to press it quite hard. Personally prefer softer input but it maybe safer as you will not press it accidently during operation. It is a little better after I remove the screen protective film but still need to press it hard compare to other touch screen radio. The manual is really easy to understand almost everything was explained by the icon or graph already. Incase you have large fingers like me you can still use the buttons beside the screen to operate the manual. The stick movement is very smooth. After I took the back cover off I notice all sticks was support by ball bearing. Makes it very accurate and the feel is very nice. After using walkera 2801 radio in my 450 and 500 for over one year already without one single glitch, I am very confident this system should work flawlessly. Next thing is get it into my 500 and see how it goes. 

Like:
Large LCD touch screen
Selectable wall paper
Very smooth stick movement with ball bearing support
Hard case LIPO transmitter battery included
Included aluminum carrying case so everything fit nicely inside
The finishing and plastic used are sure top of the line
60 model memory

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Touch screen need to press hard
The size is quite big. Which could be little hard to hold for user with small hands, but there are rubber grip on both sides and the back so should not be a big issue
When will it be available and how much will it cost? Should bind with all walkera Helicopters?
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 10:07 PM
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When will it be available and how much will it cost? Should bind with all walkera Helicopters?
It is available now. To bind it to older walkera heli you need to upgrade the 4in1 which will be available shortly......
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Old Mar 25, 2011, 12:21 AM
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Does it have telemetry like thank Hitec Aurora?

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Old Mar 25, 2011, 09:17 PM
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Does it have telemetry like thank Hitec Aurora?

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Le fou
No telemetry on this one....
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Old Mar 26, 2011, 06:56 PM
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absolutely gorgeous radio....but $620? really? i dont think walkera is going to have any luck taking part of the radio market when this radio is $200 more than a futaba 8fg, $300 more than a hitec A9, etc.
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Old Mar 27, 2011, 10:30 PM
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I think it is better to compare this radio to the 14MZ level with the touch screen colored LCD, bearing supported control stick, etc......
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Old Mar 30, 2011, 10:27 AM
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I think it is better to compare this radio to the 14MZ level with the touch screen colored LCD, bearing supported control stick, etc......
Yes, absolutely. And it is so far from JR11X (except for case look, but not the same always).
I'm using 2 Tx2801 now and I think DEVO 12 could be a high performance radio at a very interesting price.
USB port, touch screen, high quality sticks are the most notable "plus".
Unfortunately it is not backward compatible with older RX (at least it should be usable on RX 2801!).
I wouldn't use DEVO 12 on my 4G6Ss or 4#3B helis, but I have 6 RX 2801 installed, and I wouldn't change them at whole.
Maybe Walkera can offer to me an RXs substitutions with newest RXs? If they do that, I'll buy the new trasmitter immediately! :-D
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Old Mar 30, 2011, 12:21 PM
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I think it is better to compare this radio to the 14MZ level with the touch screen colored LCD, bearing supported control stick, etc......
Come on... It's still only Walkera. I bet that the 80% of the MZ's price comes for the FUTABA sticker. Touchscreen LCD is not a big deal nowadays, nor is ARM MCU controlling it.
Then it's the firmware that makes the good transmitter and bad transmitters apart. Anyone seen a real review of the capabilities of the Walkera's software?

I highly doubt that the Chinese can make a complex (software-wise) device with Western intuitiveness.

Don't get fooled with the BLING

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Old Mar 30, 2011, 10:20 PM
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Come on... It's still only Walkera. I bet that the 80% of the MZ's price comes for the FUTABA sticker. Touchscreen LCD is not a big deal nowadays, nor is ARM MCU controlling it.
Then it's the firmware that makes the good transmitter and bad transmitters apart. Anyone seen a real review of the capabilities of the Walkera's software?

I highly doubt that the Chinese can make a complex (software-wise) device with Western intuitiveness.

Don't get fooled with the BLING

Michal
Hello mikon: I do agree with things like 80% of the price goes to the sticker. And I got my first touchscreen radio around 15 years ago..... I personally think the walkera software is ok as I am very familiar to the 2801 software and the Devo software is just one step further. To be hornest if you give me a JR radio I will be totally lost. lol Well, for now I would say it is a good, glitch free radio with very good stick "feel". Let see if I or someone can find any issues so we can report back to walkera.
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Old Mar 30, 2011, 10:39 PM
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I'm using 2801Pro TX, and I admit it is a great TX. But $620 is too much for me. I'll stick with 2801
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Old Apr 01, 2011, 06:39 AM
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lol Well, for now I would say it is a good, glitch free radio with very good stick "feel". Let see if I or someone can find any issues so we can report back to walkera.
Hi,

is it compatible to the other Walkera 2.4Ghz receivers, like the ones from M120D01 or V120D02?

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Old Apr 01, 2011, 09:13 PM
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Hi,

is it compatible to the other Walkera 2.4Ghz receivers, like the ones from M120D01 or V120D02?

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Nope.... for other Walkera 2.4G system you need to change the 4in1/ receiver.
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