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Nov 20, 2012, 04:58 PM
What tree??.......Doh!!
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props, motors with arms, batteries, batteries, and batteries.

That said, in my two months of ownership- only thing I've used in that list are the batteries!
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Nov 20, 2012, 05:01 PM
What tree??.......Doh!!
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I got the one with 2402D Transmitter.

Which do you guys recommend- Devo 7 or 10?

As far as I read/understood- get the 10 if I want to use the telemetry?
Nov 20, 2012, 05:46 PM
alienfpv, warpquad, goby180
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Originally Posted by floete
hey all, i'm going to get a ladybird v1 as my first quad, probably from nitroplanes if they go onsale again. what i'm wondering is, what parts should i buy at the same time, to save myself future hassles when i crash and need stuff. thanks!!
A spare mainframe.

to be honest, you can get a second whole ladybird for around 50 bucks minus tx if you shop around, I did that mainly because my rx got damaged in a crash and a new rx cost almost as much as a whole new ladybird did and now I have a whole set of spare parts too..
Dec 03, 2012, 01:15 PM
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I wish I'd have bought this nano first, instead of the Ladybug. Though the ladybug was $40 w/radio, the fact that you can buy parts for the Ladybird makes up for the price difference. With this one you get a real gimbaled radio, wich is much easier to operate. And the 6 axis gyro instead of 3 in the ladybug, is much more stable.

The only thing I'll have to work out is how to mount the fpv stuff to the ladybird. The ladybug, not having connectors for the motors, left more room inside the shell, where I mounted the camera and vtx.

But I do like the fact that you can buy another quad w/o the radio. I like flying the Ladybird much better than the ladybug. I'm very new to flying anything rc, and the fact that the ladybird is so much more stable than the ladybug makes it so much more fun to hover.

I don't give a flip about flipping the quad so this thing is great. I wish I could get the devo 4 to work with the ladybug, but it doesn't. Oh well it still flies pretty good, even with the crappy sticks. I bought 6 of them thinking I would have to replace one after crashing it. But so far I'm still using the 1st one, even after running into stuff.

Once I figure out how to mount the fpv stuff to the ladybird, I probably won't be flying the ladybugs that much. The 300 mah batteries that came with the ladybugs fit snugly into the ladybird, so I didn't completely waste my money.

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Dec 04, 2012, 03:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Smokin_Joes
I got the one with 2402D Transmitter.

Which do you guys recommend- Devo 7 or 10?

As far as I read/understood- get the 10 if I want to use the telemetry?
Get a 10.
30 model memories means it'll be a while before you need a new radio... plus Deviation (an alternative firmware) is likely to be working soon for this which means it will fly stuff from other manufacturers as well as Walkera.
D10 has direct USB update, D7 you need to buy an adapter... menus on 10 are way easier than on D7. You get graphs... etc etc ... buy a 10.
Dec 04, 2012, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Smokin_Joes
I got the one with 2402D Transmitter.

Which do you guys recommend- Devo 7 or 10?

As far as I read/understood- get the 10 if I want to use the telemetry?
I like my Devo 7E (has telemetry) and nice small size.
Jan 07, 2013, 09:51 AM
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you're probably right, I just find it odd that it's not mentioned anywhere in the product description. that's prob cus it's very low/safe. safe is good
You can't fast-charge LiPo without a temperature sensor, because heat kills them.
Jan 07, 2013, 11:08 AM
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You can't fast-charge LiPo without a temperature sensor, because heat kills them.
I had to search back to August to find what you quoted me on. lol random
Jan 09, 2013, 10:13 AM
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I just got a Walkera Ladybird V1 and I want to check/upgrade my firmware. I found a US based seller for the up02 adapter needed, I found and download the updater software from walkera, but for some reason the firmware file link on the walkera website doesn't work. Does anyone have another link or website to download the 1.1 firmware from?? THX
Jan 09, 2013, 10:35 AM
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http://www.walkera.com/en/upload/hel...ybird_V1.1.zip
Jan 09, 2013, 04:09 PM
They call me plan B
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Hello all. Got a ladybird For my kids this xmas, and my 10 year old (girl) has been really impressing me, she has had about 10 flight with no big crashes, just today she went to easy mode , no dr. I have her hovering and now shes flying tail in circles, so cute , she want a login to,say hi ,lol we will see.....
I tryed flip mode , no dr and it was hard to handle with rtf tx, 2 flips 1 crash , still no damage , good little fun qc (quad copter).
Happy flying ,
Jan 12, 2013, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Heli Biggie
Hello all. Got a ladybird For my kids this xmas, and my 10 year old (girl) has been really impressing me, she has had about 10 flight with no big crashes, just today she went to easy mode , no dr. I have her hovering and now shes flying tail in circles, so cute , she want a login to,say hi ,lol we will see.....
I tryed flip mode , no dr and it was hard to handle with rtf tx, 2 flips 1 crash , still no damage , good little fun qc (quad copter).
Happy flying ,
cool, I have a 2 year old that I can't wait to get into flying

I found that the stock devo4 tx makes the ladybird harder to fly than it need be due to the toy grade gimbles on it. If you can pick up a devo7e, 6s or above either alone or with your next heli/quad purchase you'll find the ladybird much easier to controll, plus you can dial up the expo for even better control with the programmable tx's. The 7e is good for kids, it's the same shell as the devo4 so the size is good for small hands but has real gimbles and is programmable.
Jan 12, 2013, 07:14 PM
They call me plan B
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Thanks , i have a wk2801pro tx that i love , i use it to fly my trex 600 and v450!
Jan 13, 2013, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Heli Biggie
Hello all. Got a ladybird For my kids this xmas, and my 10 year old (girl) has been really impressing me, she has had about 10 flight with no big crashes, just today she went to easy mode , no dr. I have her hovering and now shes flying tail in circles, so cute , she want a login to,say hi ,lol we will see.....
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Originally Posted by candy76man
cool, I have a 2 year old that I can't wait to get into flying
I posted this in the other Ladybird thread, but in case you didn't see it, here's my 15 month old boy giving it his best concentration:

The boy seems to enjoy remote control. Part 2. (0 min 58 sec)


I've loaned it to a friend for now, but I have a spare DEVO 8S. About six months ago, I set up the trainer function, limited my3 year old to only throttle, and we had a blast for a few packs. I figured I would give her one channel at a time. She didn't show that much more interest yet, and I lent the radio, but we'll try again when she's a bit older.

Have fun,

Rafa
Jan 13, 2013, 09:12 AM
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Been out with my ladybird today, first attempt at doing a flip, few successful ones so well chuffed with that. Sadly now one of the motors will only spin up intermittently.. Any ideas? Do I need a replacement motor? Found a bit of fluff round the motor arm but removing that has made no difference. Wire appears to be connected to the board ok. Any ideas?


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