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Old Jun 14, 2012, 12:46 PM
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I wonder if Walkera decided to do it this way for cosmetic, or for functional reasons.

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I believe they chose this configuration to have the smallest octocopter in the world... It's a standard configuration.

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Old Jun 14, 2012, 12:47 PM
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I believe they chose this configuration to have the smallest octocopter in the world... It's a standard configuration.

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Ahhhhh. Thanks. As it says, 'Live to learn. . .'.

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Old Jun 14, 2012, 01:21 PM
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This graphic on Walkera's website implies that it can run with just 4 arms:

http://www.walkera.com/en1/particula...QR_SPACEWALKER
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 02:49 PM
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If we look at this (under Connecting Motors and Servos):

http://www.multiwii.com/connecting-elements

the space walker is not that standard.

We cannot run with half of the motors as the rotation direction won't balance out.
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 03:04 PM
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You can buy it from these guys in the US. Shipping cost is cheap and they ship fast. Might be closer to 4$ for a meter of this stuff from them, but still darn cheap compared with buying quad arms from Walkera... I bought from them until I found a local supplier, here, in Taiwan.

http://www.rcfoam.com/index.php?cPat...280ea7653f4c7c

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Thanks. Are you sure it won't ask for $50 to ship a $2 order or insist in shipping the $2 order via UPS which means more or less the same for brokerage fee?

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Old Jun 14, 2012, 04:03 PM
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This graphic on Walkera's website implies that it can run with just 4 arms:

http://www.walkera.com/en1/particula...QR_SPACEWALKER
I thought the Ladybug's 4 arms was sufficient.
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 07:43 PM
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Thanks. Are you sure it won't ask for $50 to ship a $2 order or insist in shipping the $2 order via UPS which means more or less the same for brokerage fee?

Best.

All I remember is that I got something shipped overseas from them and the shipping fee was quite low. It's been a while.

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Old Jun 14, 2012, 08:15 PM
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Good question. I haven't heard yet, but seems like parts usually come 2-3 weeks after the model is released. If that trend follows, parts should be available soon.

Rafa

The Space Walker parts are available next Monday or Tuseday from Hobbyone.
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 09:42 PM
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If we look at this (under Connecting Motors and Servos):

http://www.multiwii.com/connecting-elements

the space walker is not that standard.

We cannot run with half of the motors as the rotation direction won't balance out.
Certainly this picture http://www.walkera.com/cn/pro_image/...ER_1000_en.jpg
shows all the inner motors going the same way... did Walkera just put the wrong props on the motors for the photo?
Rafa - can you confirm?

It seems to me that there should be 2 CW inner and 2 CW outer motors and 2 CCW inners, 2 CCW outers otherwise if all inners go the same way and all outers the opposite way then there will be a tendency to yaw in one direction or some motors working harder than the others no?
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 09:50 PM
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Certainly this picture http://www.walkera.com/cn/pro_image/...ER_1000_en.jpg
shows all the inner motors going the same way... did Walkera just put the wrong props on the motors for the photo?
Rafa - can you confirm?

It seems to me that there should be 2 CW inner and 2 CW outer motors and 2 CCW inners, 2 CCW outers otherwise if all inners go the same way and all outers the opposite way then there will be a tendency to yaw in one direction or some motors working harder than the others no?
All the inner motors turn CW and all the outer motors turn CCW.
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Certainly this picture http://www.walkera.com/cn/pro_image/...ER_1000_en.jpg
shows all the inner motors going the same way... did Walkera just put the wrong props on the motors for the photo?
Rafa - can you confirm?

It seems to me that there should be 2 CW inner and 2 CW outer motors and 2 CCW inners, 2 CCW outers otherwise if all inners go the same way and all outers the opposite way then there will be a tendency to yaw in one direction or some motors working harder than the others no?
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All the inner motors turn CW and all the outer motors turn CCW.
Confirmed. Inner motors are CW, outers are CCW.

I've sent an email to Walkera to ask for a manual or explanation. I'll let everyone know if I learn something.

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Old Jun 14, 2012, 10:24 PM
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Setup sheet that comes with the SpaceWalker.
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 10:55 PM
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This graphic on Walkera's website implies that it can run with just 4 arms:

http://www.walkera.com/en1/particula...QR_SPACEWALKER
I see what you mean.
Mine will not run on 4 arms but now I see what others have said - all inner run in the same direction.

I think I will try the four arm configuration (both long and short) again but try plugging two of them (appropriately) into the nearest different direction controller.

I hope that makes sense
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 11:18 PM
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I see what you mean.
Mine will not run on 4 arms but now I see what others have said - all inner run in the same direction.

I think I will try the four arm configuration (both long and short) again but try plugging two of them (appropriately) into the nearest different direction controller.

I hope that makes sense
Yes. And the props would be different as well.
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With what I am spending on the ladybird, I cannot imagine what the maintenance bill would be like on this one. Definitely has the wow factor though!
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