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Old Jan 06, 2013, 10:00 AM
Quad guys are 4x the fun :)
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We also talked extensively about the upcoming plans WLToys has for 2013...and although I cannot tell you guys what they are specifically,I can say that I'm certainly going to save up for a few of them :P

It's going to be an exciting year!
Come on give us a few hints....
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 10:20 AM
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I was a little skeptical on MO's comment of the MP props making that much of a difference to the flight characteristics, but I am here to double check his findings and man, it really calms the 202 down indoors. Now I really think the 202 will give the X4 a run for its money!

I've sent feedback to WLToys and Mr. Tsai (Cai), the owner of the company, said he's going to buy some to try them out tomorrow. We also talked extensively about the upcoming plans WLToys has for 2013...and although I cannot tell you guys what they are specifically,I can say that I'm certainly going to save up for a few of them :P

It's going to be an exciting year!

What a quad tease.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 01:11 PM
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I'm looking forward to more WL models as long as James and Romeo are going to carry them. Count me in for 1 or 2 of each
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 01:25 PM
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I hope WL toys come up with something that'll give the Eye One a run for its money.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 02:42 PM
Quad guys are 4x the fun :)
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I can confirm that you can get a hands-off hover with the Mini Pet props.
Same result with LB props. Also seems to flip easier and recover quicker. I'm in a room with a 7' ceiling and I've gotten multiple flips in succession in the top third of the airspace. Maybe it's just a result of practicing them more

On another note, during very still hovering with no input, every now and then the 202 gets this odd little twitch like there was just a micro input to one of the channels and it just tics to one direction ever so slightly, again with no input.
I notice it mostly at 60 & 80 rates. I'm sure the only reason I've noticed it at all is because I've spent a great deal of flight time just trying to make it sit still, I'm still only indoors with it.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 02:55 PM
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Hey BD. I noticed the slight glitch today also. It happened several times in a stable hover, always the left front motor. It dips down just a little, then tries to correct, but usually ends up flying off in that direction.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 03:40 PM
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Same result with LB props. Also seems to flip easier and recover quicker. I'm in a room with a 7' ceiling and I've gotten multiple flips in succession in the top third of the airspace. Maybe it's just a result of practicing them more

On another note, during very still hovering with no input, every now and then the 202 gets this odd little twitch like there was just a micro input to one of the channels and it just tics to one direction ever so slightly, again with no input.
I notice it mostly at 60 & 80 rates. I'm sure the only reason I've noticed it at all is because I've spent a great deal of flight time just trying to make it sit still, I'm still only indoors with it.
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Hey BD. I noticed the slight glitch today also. It happened several times in a stable hover, always the left front motor. It dips down just a little, then tries to correct, but usually ends up flying off in that direction.
Yep, at first I thought it was something in the shop that was making them do that. BD you don't know what you're missing. It's funny it only does the veering thing when no input is being given like it's getting uptight and telling you "Please fly me somewhere I'm getting bored!!"
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 04:00 PM
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Hey BD. I noticed the slight glitch today also. It happened several times in a stable hover, always the left front motor. It dips down just a little, then tries to correct, but usually ends up flying off in that direction.
Sly it's the left front on mine as well. Mine dips ever so slightly and I get it corrected easily enough, just an odd little twitch. I was just curious if anybody else had experienced it. Good to know I'm not the only one.


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Yep, at first I thought it was something in the shop that was making them do that. BD you don't know what you're missing. It's funny it only does the veering thing when no input is being given like it's getting uptight and telling you "Please fly me somewhere I'm getting bored!!"
I know MO this things beggin me to take it outside, should be able to next week. The problem is I do not enjoy unscheduled landings in the snow. I've just got this phobia about frying a FCB after a snowy crash. These have to be the first version boards right MO? Just call us the shakedown crew.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 04:21 PM
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Alot of them veer to the left front, but not all of them. I haven't noticed veering to the rear yet. They all do it and the newer revision board has the same problem (I only have one in stock and can't see any difference between it and the older revision).

BD, get some Corrosion X. It's really good stuff and is made for electronics that get submerged under water, so it should be able to handle snow moisture.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 05:46 PM
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Yep, at first I thought it was something in the shop that was making them do that. BD you don't know what you're missing. It's funny it only does the veering thing when no input is being given like it's getting uptight and telling you "Please fly me somewhere I'm getting bored!!"
It definitely likes to be on the move I'm going to have to find some of the mini pet props and try on it. I believe if the yaw rate was a little better, this would be the perfect indoor micro quad.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 06:27 PM
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808 cam vid from Saturday's testing session. I didn't even expect her to get off the ground with the 808 cam strapped in 15mph winds.

WL Toys V202 with 808 cam in 15mph winds (1 min 54 sec)


I have over 1.5 hours worth of video from that day but am too tired to edit it. You all don't want the raw video do you? There's about 15 minutes worth of Bill and I looking for an H36 on the ground.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 07:43 PM
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Come on give us a few hints....
The trend is towards FPV.
Look at Hubsan, Walkera, RC Logger
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 10:02 PM
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The trend is towards FPV.
Look at Hubsan, Walkera, RC Logger
That's cool with me so long as we're talkin a certain level of quality in the cam gear, minimum 720p, small light betteries etc. I'd rather pay more for quality than less for convenience.
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 05:25 AM
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Then you may be disappointed. Keeping in mind WL, Silverlit etc. are toy companies.

You can always strap on a HD keychain camera along for the ride

Flying Toys Sky Eye Helicopter From Silverlit (0 min 31 sec)
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 07:26 AM
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@BD, sorry man I went to sleep right after posting the message. I didn't hear of an FPV project... I will confirm on what I can and cannot say once I talk to WLToys and the bunch again
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