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Old Apr 16, 2012, 07:46 PM
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Thanks guys mine arrived earlier than expected! It's a real blast
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 09:03 PM
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HobbyCool is getting a shipment very soon. And if you pre-order now you can get $10 off.

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Old Apr 16, 2012, 09:39 PM
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$79.00 at Wow Hobbies in stock.
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Old Apr 16, 2012, 11:32 PM
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the $79 model from WoW does not include Tx. Its $145 for that. The one from HobbyCool is $139 RTF which includes the transmitter. and if you pre-order its $129
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Old Apr 18, 2012, 12:15 AM
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Aw man, wife was in eyeshot of iPad when I opened email from helipal...ladybird all red...she exclaimed that's so cool...and ordered one....now mind you, she has never in 7 years never wanted even try my rc stuff. Ah, I guess there's always krylon....he he
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Old Apr 18, 2012, 09:29 PM
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Hi Guys I am new here and have bought a QR LadyBird with DEVO 7 TX. After making sure all the settings were correct and watching several utube videos showing how stable and manoeuvrable they are I ventured out for a flight.

Pushed the thrust forward and instead of lifting up and hovering (as I thought it should) it quickly raced off at a tangent. No matter what I tried it would either zoom off or continue to rise even though I only had thrust at 60%. The only thing I could do to stop it disappearing was to cut thrust completely and of course it landed (well crashed) about 100 m away.

I have no idea what I am either doing wrong or not doing to get stable flight. Any help greatly appreciated. Kopteri2010 made flying it look so easy and fun.
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 12:43 PM
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@loquacious

I myself have my Ladybird and Devo7 on the way so im no expert (yet) and since the pro's have not responded yet ill have a throw at it.

- Could be that the ladybird needs to be flat on the ground when you turn it on and it finds its level calibration. and yours was not when you tuned it on.

- Maybe 1 of the motors is faulty, lets hope not

- Maybe the calibration switched on your TX are not set right?
I think they should be all in the middle except the vertical 1 on the left stick (in mode 2)

good luck hope it helps
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 03:36 PM
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My Ladybird : )
It's very easy to fly...
http://youtu.be/NXMWz25oDmQ?hd=1
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 09:34 PM
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I don't think that's the case. I remember playing with this in the early Genius days. It's not that the rx wants flat, it wants still. I understood it better after someone pointed me to an iPhone app called 'sensor monitor', which shows the outputs of the iPhone's various sensors, including it's '6-axis gyro', which is really a 3-axis gyro and a 3-axis accelerometer. The accelerometer acts like a plumb bob on it's own, which is why it looks for still, not level. To test this, I just bound my ladybird with it up on it's side, but still. It flew fine. Give it a whirl, have fun,

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Old Apr 19, 2012, 10:01 PM
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Hi Guys I am new here and have bought a QR LadyBird with DEVO 7 TX. After making sure all the settings were correct and watching several utube videos showing how stable and manoeuvrable they are I ventured out for a flight.

Pushed the thrust forward and instead of lifting up and hovering (as I thought it should) it quickly raced off at a tangent. No matter what I tried it would either zoom off or continue to rise even though I only had thrust at 60%. The only thing I could do to stop it disappearing was to cut thrust completely and of course it landed (well crashed) about 100 m away.

I have no idea what I am either doing wrong or not doing to get stable flight. Any help greatly appreciated. Kopteri2010 made flying it look so easy and fun.
Have you tried holding it in you hands and throttling up? You can feel it trying to maintain level flight. This way you can see if all the motors are running. If it flipped all over the place I would suggest a motor was faulty. But if it shot off in one direction I would guess that your transmitter settings are wrong. check a your trims are centred and that your transmitter is calibrated. My ladybird flew out of the box with transmitter setup for a v120d02s or genius cp. just throttle up slowly and you can see which direction it is going to go before it lifts off. If you have to hold your sticks in a particular direction to stop it trying to tilt you may have to look at your settings and all the transmitter switches again. Have look and see if the light on the ladybird is green or red
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 03:01 AM
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. But if it shot off in one direction I would guess that your transmitter settings are wrong. check a your trims are centred and that your transmitter is calibrated. My ladybird flew out of the box with transmitter setup for a v120d02s or genius cp. just throttle up slowly and you can see which direction it is going to go before it lifts off. If you have to hold your sticks in a particular direction to stop it trying to tilt you may have to look at your settings and all the transmitter switches again. Have look and see if the light on the ladybird is green or red
Hi, thanks for the advice. My ladybird wants to shoot off in one direction. I can sort of get it hovering briefly by using the right stick to counteract it but that does not last.

I just re-calibrated the sticks but my batteries are flat so cannot test it. I have ordered another ladybird to see if the one I have now is faulty, cannot hurt to have two lol.

If the new one does the same things I'll have to put it down to me being a crap pilot.
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 08:13 PM
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I think I found my problem. I noticed this morning two cracks in the main frame where the motor arm connects. I am pretty sure this is causing the drift I am getting. I have ordered a new main frame … hopefully it will arrive soon.
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Old Apr 20, 2012, 08:48 PM
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Ladybird mini quad is now available at Hobbycool

http://www.hobbycool.com/walkera-qr-...rtf-p-467.html
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 02:26 PM
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Will a Devo 6 work for this? It seemed like a good idea at the time to get the 6.
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Old Apr 21, 2012, 02:49 PM
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the $79 model from WoW does not include Tx. Its $145 for that. The one from HobbyCool is $139 RTF which includes the transmitter. and if you pre-order its $129
http://www.hobbycool.com/walkera-qr-...rtf-p-467.html

$129,$139 or $149?

Saludos,
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