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Old Apr 17, 2012, 11:12 AM
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@Warrior0465: The gyros are switched depending on your gyro settings, please refer to Tom Z's post regarding the quad here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...1325037&page=2

Mine is assembled from parts as it costs about 37% less than buying the BNF (I got the Ladybird in China off Taobao)

but there are two things I've noticed: one being that the quad isnt as stable as I thought it would be.. even in six axis mode (not really coax stable.. I think even my MCP doesnt slide as much as the QR)
another thing being that there really isn't a noticeable difference between three and six axis modes in terms of stability...

am I the only one having these issues?

The thing is SUPER stable in 6 axis and nearly as stable in 3 axis save for the fact that it will tip and flip in 3 axis mode.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 11:17 AM
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Hi Bill,

I like it. It is very stable, super fast, and fun to fly.
Getting better at flying it on my second day.
The problem I have is sometimes I can't tell
which way the Ladybird is facing due to it is square shaped.
Have any suggestions that can help with this?

Your #8 sounds nice with the marker lights.

Tom

I have the same issue, when it gets away its hard to tell where its pointing. That is why I wanted to do as bobepine did and put white led's on the front.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 11:05 PM
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Red lights are the easiest to see in daylight. I like to use red on the tail for orientation sake. Flying at night is a blast, too. Super fun. I'm expecting more lights soon, and I will then set my LB up with five lights instead of 3.

Nice review, Tom. Try more altitude, at first, when attempting flips.

Best,
Chris
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 11:47 PM
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Hi Bill,

I like it. It is very stable, super fast, and fun to fly.
Getting better at flying it on my second day.
The problem I have is sometimes I can't tell
which way the Ladybird is facing due to it is square shaped.
Have any suggestions that can help with this?
on my slightly larger custom quads i use different color rotors or two of the arms are colored different. maybe get some orange tape and wrap two of the arms.
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Old Apr 18, 2012, 09:18 PM
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on my slightly larger custom quads i use different color rotors or two of the arms are colored different. maybe get some orange tape and wrap two of the arms.
Grey color version available now, we call it "xiao hui hui" in Chinese :
http://www.hobbyone.com.hk/cn/product.jsp?id=11087
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Old Apr 18, 2012, 09:25 PM
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Grey color version available now, we call it "xiao hui hui" in Chinese :
http://www.hobbyone.com.hk/cn/product.jsp?id=11087

It almost looks like its cheaper for me to buy all the parts from you all and assemble it myself rather than getting another BNF. I love my first one but I kinda want to make my own LB with longer booms, and maybe some mqx motors. Just wanna try something crazy.
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Old Apr 18, 2012, 10:34 PM
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Grey color version available now, we call it "xiao hui hui" in Chinese :
http://www.hobbyone.com.hk/cn/product.jsp?id=11087
Can you sell only the gray canopy?

Chris
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Old Apr 18, 2012, 11:34 PM
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Red lights are the easiest to see in daylight. I like to use red on the tail for orientation sake. Flying at night is a blast, too. Super fun. I'm expecting more lights soon, and I will then set my LB up with five lights instead of 3.

Nice review, Tom. Try more altitude, at first, when attempting flips.

Best,
Chris

Thanks Chris. I'm glad I was able to do the review for it.
I will try more altitude when attempting flips.
I saw your videos of your Ladybird with the LED's. It looks awesome especially at night!
Do you have a post on where to get the LED's and how you hook them up?



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on my slightly larger custom quads i use different color rotors or two of the arms are colored different. maybe get some orange tape and wrap two of the arms.

I like the orange tape to wrap two of the arms.



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Old Apr 18, 2012, 11:36 PM
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Grey color version available now, we call it "xiao hui hui" in Chinese :
http://www.hobbyone.com.hk/cn/product.jsp?id=11087
Do you want to send me a grey canopy?
I will add to my review with pictures of it.

Tom
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 03:12 AM
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Do you want to send me a grey canopy?
I will add to my review with pictures of it.

Tom
I hope so , but no spare parts of Ladybird Grey canopy available now, only Gery version helicopter in stock.
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 03:16 AM
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It almost looks like its cheaper for me to buy all the parts from you all and assemble it myself rather than getting another BNF. I love my first one but I kinda want to make my own LB with longer booms, and maybe some mqx motors. Just wanna try something crazy.
LOL, you are so smart.
I just want to make you clear that a LB need four motors .maybe expensive then uha??
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 07:54 AM
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Hi Tom,
I made my own light set. I didn't use the tiny LEDs. Simple. A resistor to drop V to close to the LED's working range....doesn't have to be exact...the LEDs will outlive the craft...and some simple circuits to each LED. Only one trick. LEDs have polarity and WILL NOT work if wired backwards.
It has to be EASY, if I can do it!

regards,
Bill
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 11:47 AM
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Do you have a post on where to get the LED's and how you hook them up?
Hi Tom,

The fine poster named Onceafly put together the LEDs for me. I used heatshrink tubing and attached that under the booms with CA glue.Just a tiny bit of CA in a few spots so I can pull it off if needed. As for plugging them, there are two free female plugs on the RX. They both carry direct power from the battery. Not sure what else these connections are supposed to be used for. These connections have three wires, by the way. I used compatible male Walkera plugs and I just cut one wire off after testing which two wires are + and -. That's all you need for the lights. You can plug 4 or more lights in parallel all with only one connector. I used one connector for the front, and one for the back but only one connector is really needed.

Best,
Chris
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Old Apr 19, 2012, 06:19 PM
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Thanks Bill and Bob for the information!
I will start working on adding LED's soon.

Tom
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 10:22 PM
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Thanks Bill and Bob for the information!
I will start working on adding LED's soon.

Tom
maybe push walkera provide a LED for LB as a parts support for customers .
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