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Old Jan 17, 2014, 01:32 AM
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Walkera QR X350 Pro

Walkera QR X350 Pro : Further, longer, gimbal, FPV, Fatshark goggles and more!

WALKERA NEWS:
We recently looked for a low cost, quick to assemble quadcopter, to be modified with FPV gear, something to travel with, overseas on rescue projects. So we purchased the Walkera QR X350 which can be assembled in 2 minutes, with no tools on hand. Today, our SAR teams were informed of another exciting version of the 350 size, the QR X350 Pro which will be compatible with Arducopter Mission Planner. We have included some photos of the final development and will update again. This new thread is designated for QR X350 Pro.

We have transferred this blog to a discussion, as requested. See:
*** http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2085032 ***


iLook+ 1080p FPV. Walkera QR X350 Pro & Devo F7 (4 min 50 sec)

Walkera QR X350 Pro APM Mission Planner. How-To (10 min 36 sec)


Features:
• Quick assembly
• Completely Ready to Fly
• Up to 2 km / 1.24 miles
• Up to 25 minutes flight time
• Gimbal ready for camera anti-vibration 2-axis stabilization (new Walkera G-2D)
• New FPV camera called the ILook included in the FPV1 Pro package
• First Person View (FPV) flight
• FatShark compatible (multi bands)
• WIFI option for smart phones
• GPS and "One Key" Return to Home
• GPS Auto Pilot functions
• Failsafe auto RTH and Land
• Low voltage protection
• Devention DEVO F7,10 computer radio
• Easy to see LEDs
• Balance charger with world compatible wall adapter for travel

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For those who submitted your questions about the QR X350 PRO for Walkera
here are the Q&A Updates (Jan 20, 2014)
• What high capacity battery size will it come with the QR x350 Pro for 25 minutes?
5200-5800 mAh LiPo

• About how much will the QR X350 Pro cost?
Here are the estimated prices of the different version MAP (manufacturer's Minimum Advertised Price)
Basic Pro: usd659
FPV1 Pro:usd899 (FPV all in one)
FPV2 Pro:usd759
Wifi Pro:usd879


• Devo F7 http://banggood.com/~f7
• BNF $310 http://banggood.com/~bnf
• BNF http://Amazon.com/~bnf
• Devo 7 http://Amazon.com/~devo7
• WiFi http://hobbywow.com/wifi
• Devo 10 G-2D http://banggood.com/~devo10
• Complete FPV with Monitor http://banggood.com/~devo10FPV

• What is the advantage of the new propeller design?
Fast and longer flight time

• How much is the G-2D gimbal if purchased separately?
MAP: usd119
and G-2D with ILook camera will support DEVO F7.
Walkera will release a new camera called the ILook for FPV version as an alternative to a GoPro, together with the Walkera Gimbal G-2D version (FPV1 Pro). iLook discussion at: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2108176

• Can you control the gimbal from the Devo F7 and 10 transmitter?
Yes you can and the new version will be set with the new design DEVO 10 transmitter in White color, DEVO 10 white would get 2KM control range.

• When will it be available for sale?
Now

• Can existing owners easily upgrade from the QR x350 to the QR X350 PRO with the parts?
Yes, upper cover is completely the same, but you will need to replace many parts to make a PRO. It will be available to the public when the PRO is available.

• Will there be addition functional use with the GPS?
Yes, a complete new platform for GPS and more precise. You will have the new v2 flight controller.

• Other related topics
GPS Plane (new): http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2082093
ILook camera: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2108176
Unlocking a Devo - Deviation: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2130645
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FatShark goggle compatible






Review: we should have more details in the next few weeks, continue to submit your questions.

Blog:
Your discussions, questions will be useful to our SAR flight engineers, as well as feedback to Walkera.



* DroneMission is a search and rescue team based in the USA represented in 5 countries *
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Old Jan 17, 2014, 02:08 AM
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Nice one (Y)
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with the larger battery bay, what size lipo battery will it use?
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Old Jan 18, 2014, 05:42 AM
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How on earth will we get 25 min flight time....there gonna use 2 8000mah lipo's on it ? Or have they taken the phantom vision battery ? I must first see this . With a 3000mah i get 13 minutes so the same as with a 2800 mah....to much weight.
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Old Jan 18, 2014, 11:43 AM
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How on earth will we get 25 min flight time....there gonna use 2 8000mah lipo's on it ? Or have they taken the phantom vision battery ? I must first see this . With a 3000mah i get 13 minutes so the same as with a 2800 mah....to much weight.
This is definitely a wait and see situation. If they came up with some big technology that allows 25min of flight with this setup they will be a billion $ company soon.....
I have a feeling there is a helium balloon option that will make it float
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Old Jan 18, 2014, 12:37 PM
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How on earth will we get 25 min flight time....there gonna use 2 8000mah lipo's on it ? Or have they taken the phantom vision battery ? I must first see this . With a 3000mah i get 13 minutes so the same as with a 2800 mah....to much weight.
I see they have pretty much copied the Phantom Vision props. The Phantom Vision props alone gave me an extra 3mins of flight time when I tested them on my Phantom. The gimbal looks interesting?
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Old Jan 18, 2014, 04:11 PM
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Why are Walkera promoting Fat Shark goggles when they are releasing their own shortly? Is it because theirs will only support certain Devo's? I would also prefer Walkera to add their own camera similar to the DJI Vision 2 (albeit on a better Gimbal) The customer of tommorow will demand a complete out of the box aerial photographic platform. I don't want a rig that I need to go elsewhere to complete, if that was the case I would stick to the DIY option and save money. Whilst I waiting for delivery the company emails me a flight simulator and manual so when the Quad arrives I charge the batteries pop in the SD card and I'm up in the air Hubsan will be entering this space with the 109S and by all accounts the DJI Phantom FC40 is a great entry level platform. So Walkera MUST get this model 100% as their previous efforts have fell short of the mark. I have 5 Walkera micro Quads that I absolutely love but to compete with DJI in this space they need to get their act together quickly with a quality product with innovative features. They are presently playing catch up and firms like 3D Robotics with their IRIS will pose serious challenges.
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Old Jan 18, 2014, 05:46 PM
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Why are Walkera promoting Fat Shark goggles when they are releasing their own shortly?.
Actually this is the direction most manufacturers are going. example 4 Bands and 32 Channels, so you are compatible with all popular video receivers.

Wow you guys have good eyes... those props sure look different in shape.
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Old Jan 18, 2014, 08:00 PM
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How on earth will we get 25 min flight time....there gonna use 2 8000mah lipo's on it ? Or have they taken the phantom vision battery ? I must first see this . With a 3000mah i get 13 minutes so the same as with a 2800 mah....to much weight.

Hi Schiksie,
You will notice how the QR PRO extended it's belly, for that you can use bigger battery on it I am just hoping that it is same size to the version 1 so that we can upgrade our old version simply changing the bottom fuselage and legs.
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Old Jan 19, 2014, 01:24 PM
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Hi Schiksie,
You will notice how the QR PRO extended it's belly, for that you can use bigger battery on it I am just hoping that it is same size to the version 1 so that we can upgrade our old version simply changing the bottom fuselage and legs.
Yes so lets say it will fit a 4000 mah.....that will still no way give us 25 min i think ? Iam interested in the props on it
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Old Jan 20, 2014, 06:55 AM
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Im interested in the gimbal - they look cool and very well priced
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Old Jan 20, 2014, 08:20 AM
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Yes so lets say it will fit a 4000 mah.....that will still no way give us 25 min i think ? Iam interested in the props on it
hmm... maybe it can give us 25 min with 5200mah and the new prop.. I am also interested in the new prop. It is similar shape to GRAUPNER but i think it's plastic. If i am not mistaken that is the anti-gravity prop
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Old Jan 20, 2014, 09:39 AM
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It would be very nice to get the GPS data in the video screen: gps position, speed, altitude, distance from home, even an arrow pointing home. Also the battery voltage and mA.
In this way you will not need to buy an OSD with an extra GPS. Seems foolish to have two GPS.
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Old Jan 20, 2014, 11:54 AM
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For those of you who have little knowledge of the power systems (props/motor/battery balance) - 25 min flight time is unlikely on such a small quadrocopter, since it uses small 8" props. So the rule of thumb is if you double the size/weight of the battery, you only get extra few minutes, not double the flight time. In order to significantly increase the flight time is either to increase the size of the craft to fit the larger propellers, or use lighter battery technology.
Not sure why the claim these unrealistic numbers. expect 15-18 minutes realistically if you install a large expensive battery. And with Gopro camera and FPV gear, the time will be even shorter.
It's not Walkera's fault. Just physical limitations.
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Old Jan 20, 2014, 04:37 PM
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Phanton Vision already claims and gets 25 mins flight time and it is the same size.
But you are right about the added weight, the more weight the less flying time.
We'll see what the real flying time is with the fpv gear, the gimbal and the gopro.
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For those of you who have little knowledge of the power systems (props/motor/battery balance) - 25 min flight time is unlikely on such a small quadrocopter, since it uses small 8" props. So the rule of thumb is if you double the size/weight of the battery, you only get extra few minutes, not double the flight time. In order to significantly increase the flight time is either to increase the size of the craft to fit the larger propellers, or use lighter battery technology.
Not sure why the claim these unrealistic numbers. expect 15-18 minutes realistically if you install a large expensive battery. And with Gopro camera and FPV gear, the time will be even shorter.
It's not Walkera's fault. Just physical limitations.
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