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Jun 14, 2012, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Rafa's CB100

I wonder if Walkera decided to do it this way for cosmetic, or for functional reasons.

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

Best,
Chris

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Jun 14, 2012, 01:47 PM
Live to learn. . .
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Originally Posted by bobepine
I believe they chose this configuration to have the smallest octocopter in the world... It's a standard configuration.

Best,
Chris

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

Rafa
Jun 14, 2012, 02:21 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
Jun 14, 2012, 03:49 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.
Last edited by Wasp09; Jun 14, 2012 at 03:55 PM.
Jun 14, 2012, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by bobepine
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

Best,
Chris
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.
Jun 14, 2012, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Sudsak
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.
Jun 14, 2012, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Wasp09
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.

Best,
Chris
Jun 14, 2012, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Rafa's CB100
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.
Jun 14, 2012, 10:42 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Wasp09
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?
Jun 14, 2012, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by thwaitm
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.
Jun 14, 2012, 11:12 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thwaitm
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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Originally Posted by Sudsak
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.

Rafa
Jun 14, 2012, 11:24 PM
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Setup sheet that comes with the SpaceWalker.
Jun 14, 2012, 11:55 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sudsak
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
Jun 15, 2012, 12:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Xoxor
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.
Jun 15, 2012, 02:32 AM
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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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