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Mar 25, 2017, 04:28 PM
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Can I have a free one just because I asked?.


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Originally Posted by UAS
Yes, yes.
Be in touch with folks by Monday.
http://www.ucdrone.com/Walkera-Furious-215-Racing-Drone
Well since everyone is asking for a free F215 and offering their skilled reviews after. I would like to get in line to get one also if possible. I can't offer any review though because I don't post videos on YouTube. But figured I could be a great candidate for a free one just because I asked and gave the honest truth that I would just like to have one for free and I would fly the #*%+ out of it.. if not I'm gonna buy one anyhow. Can't wait to get one like the rest of us. OH pm me I you have an extra free one to donate.. carry on!!
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Mar 25, 2017, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Axiom72
Well since everyone is asking for a free F215 and offering their skilled reviews after. I would like to get in line to get one also if possible. I can't offer any review though because I don't post videos on YouTube. But figured I could be a great candidate for a free one just because I asked and gave the honest truth that I would just like to have one for free and I would fly the #*%+ out of it.. if not I'm gonna buy one anyhow. Can't wait to get one like the rest of us. OH pm me I you have an extra free one to donate.. carry on!!
Gl with that lol.
Mar 26, 2017, 04:16 PM
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Big Conngratz to all the reviewers look forward to you'r info
I am formally petitioning to send an F215 to MERCH because he does an AWESOME JOB at reviewing RC Aircraft...Just saying!!
Last edited by TheMightyThor; Mar 26, 2017 at 05:58 PM.
Mar 26, 2017, 05:21 PM
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I enjoy Merch's videos too. I'm looking forward to seeing the reviews, at almost $500Cdn for bnf, I won't be getting it anytime soon.
Mar 26, 2017, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Irock1985
Well congrats!.... I guess I didn't make the cut but I'm glad for those that did.

What's your YouTube channel?

Who were selected then? I read they were looking for talented people with a passion for the hobby. I was hoping my passion would partially compensate for not being much of a talented flyer compared to those ace "stick jockeys" but I guess passion only gets you so far. Still had a nice day, flying some small brushed FPV stuff, one that needs some work, and one that is growing on me day by day. So got home with a smile again.

Btw, is there any chance Walkera will start using a really good camera on the R110 and R150? Or at least start selling a plug and play upgrade camera, that gives proper detail, and is well focused?
Mar 26, 2017, 06:12 PM
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I have this one on the way. http://www.banggood.com/1_2g-Super-L...?rmmds=myorder
Mar 26, 2017, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by TheMightyThor
I am formally petitioning to send an F215 to MERCH because he does an AWESOME JOB at reviewing RC Aircraft...Just saying!!
Aww.......... thanks Thor that means alot to me.

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Originally Posted by Mitchie
I enjoy Merch's videos too. I'm looking forward to seeing the reviews, at almost $500Cdn for bnf, I won't be getting it anytime soon.
Thanks Mitchie!..........I do my best glad you enjoy them.
Apr 08, 2017, 12:03 AM
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Walkera Furious 215 FPV Racer Drone Flight Test Review


If you're looking for a hassle free FPV racer that's ready to fly, right out of the box, this just might be it. Got it direct from Walkera here (not an affiliate link).

There are much cheaper racers out there. But cheap usually involves a lot of fiddling, modding, and tuning to get them to fly properly. It's even obvious that some of the cheap ones were never flown by the manufacturer before release. But not the Walkera Furious 215. It was really a pleasure to fly this. The work put into developing and fine tuning this racer is obvious.

and here is its flight demonstration
Walkera Furious 215 FPV Racer Flight Test Review (10 min 54 sec)


Pros
- Didn't need to change a thing out of the box. Mode switches were set just the way I like them, loaded with latest CF (1.14.2), and PIDs fine tuned for smooth yet responsive flying.
- SPRacing F3 flight control board. If you don't like the above, fine tune it further to your heart's content (including flashing with Betaflight).
- Thick 4mm carbon fiber arms. You're going to have a hard time breaking these arms in a crash (although I'm also sure that there's a concrete wall or pillar somewhere out there waiting to prove me wrong . And if you do, each arm is bolted on and can be individually and easily replaced
- 20A ESCs supporting Oneshot 125/42
- 2500 KV motor
- 600 TVL camera easily adjusted up (0 to 50 degrees) with 200 mW transmitter.
- CG nicely set. Rolls and flips are effortless.
- Beeper and on screen display (OSD)
- Comes with 4S 1300mah battery, with plenty of space for larger batteries.
- RTF version comes with Devo 7 transmitter.
- Although I didn't use it, it also comes with a camera mount for GoPro style action cameras.
- All versions include UB-001 simulator cable dongle and a serial number for activating the "MR Drone" simulator program.

Cons
- t'aint cheap. You get what you pay for.
- The LED's on the arms have to be installed by the user. It's easy to do, but at this price, I feel they should have been installed at the factory.
- FPV transmitter is only eight channels (5866, 5847, 5828, 5809, 5790, 5771,5752, and 5733 MHZ). These days most transmitters on even the cheap drones are 40 or 48 channels.
- Propeller tightening threads on the motor shaft are all clockwise direction tightening. There is a possibility of clockwise turning propellers loosening the nut and coming off if the nut is not properly tightened.
- Not sure if the simulator dongle will also work with FPV Freerider. At least I couldn't get it to work with Freerider on my computer. I couldn't try the MR Drone program that the dongle is intended for, as its download file seems to be corrupted on their website. Please let me know if any one out their was able to unzip the above link.
Last edited by t00nz843z; Apr 08, 2017 at 01:24 PM.
Apr 08, 2017, 03:35 AM
UAS
more photos coming in.

Everything in the box


optional LED for indoor racing


Pit Stop tool


Camera precise adjustments


40 Channels - 2 power settings
Last edited by UAS; Apr 10, 2017 at 04:04 PM.
Apr 08, 2017, 08:46 AM
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How many people got these? My impression reading your requirements was you were going to send them only to people who would be able to show racing footage. And while I enjoy Quadcopter 101 reviews, no one to my knowledge will mistake him for a racer.
Apr 08, 2017, 10:37 AM
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I'm waiting for mine to get here. I'm not a pro, but I race and run a MultiGP chapter.

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Apr 08, 2017, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Mitchie
How many people got these? My impression reading your requirements was you were going to send them only to people who would be able to show racing footage. And while I enjoy Quadcopter 101 reviews, no one to my knowledge will mistake him for a racer.
Yes I agree he's not the best with racing drones but nevertheless he has a very large following and of course that's also taken into consideration. There's always 2 reasons for review samples. 1.) Advertisement 2.) Tech support. True he's not showing​ the max potential but he is still a pretty valuable advertisement to pretty much all brands at the moment.
Apr 08, 2017, 01:25 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by t00nz843z
If you're looking for a hassle free FPV racer that's ready to fly, right out of the box, this just might be it. Got it direct from Walkera here (not an affiliate link).

There are much cheaper racers out there. But cheap usually involves a lot of fiddling, modding, and tuning to get them to fly properly. It's even obvious that some of the cheap ones were never flown by the manufacturer before release. But not the Walkera Furious 215. It was really a pleasure to fly this. The work put into developing and fine tuning this racer is obvious.

and here is its flight demonstration
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u08nehA48Jg

Pros
- Didn't need to change a thing out of the box. Mode switches were set just the way I like them, loaded with latest CF (1.14.2), and PIDs fine tuned for smooth yet responsive flying.
- SPRacing F3 flight control board. If you don't like the above, fine tune it further to your heart's content (including flashing with Betaflight).
- Thick 4mm carbon fiber arms. You're going to have a hard time breaking these arms in a crash (although I'm also sure that there's a concrete wall or pillar somewhere out there waiting to prove me wrong . And if you do, each arm is bolted on and can be individually and easily replaced
- 20A ESCs supporting Oneshot 125/42
- 2500 KV motor
- 600 TVL camera easily adjusted up (0 to 50 degrees) with 200 mW transmitter.
- CG nicely set. Rolls and flips are effortless.
- Beeper and on screen display (OSD)
- Comes with 4S 1300mah battery, with plenty of space for larger batteries.
- RTF version comes with Devo 7 transmitter.
- Although I didn't use it, it also comes with a camera mount for GoPro style action cameras.
- All versions include UB-001 simulator cable dongle and a serial number for activating the "MR Drone" simulator program.

Cons
- t'aint cheap. You get what you pay for.
- The LED's on the arms have to be installed by the user. It's easy to do, but at this price, I feel they should have been installed at the factory.
- FPV transmitter is only eight channels (5866, 5847, 5828, 5809, 5790, 5771,5752, and 5733 MHZ). These days most transmitters on even the cheap drones are 40 or 48 channels.
- Propeller tightening threads on the motor shaft are all clockwise direction tightening. There is a possibility of clockwise turning propellers loosening the nut and coming off if the nut is not properly tightened.
- Not sure if the simulator dongle will also work with FPV Freerider. At least I couldn't get it to work with Freerider on my computer. Sorry that I didn't try it with MR Drone, as I'm a devout Freerider fan

Great video...........the quad looks and seems to fly geat as expected nice review.
Apr 08, 2017, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by UAS
more photos coming in.

Everything in the box


optional LED for indoor racing


Pit Stop tool


Camera precise adjustments


5040 props
You posting a test flight up Leo?
Apr 08, 2017, 05:21 PM
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Drone Camps RC Review


Here's a very good review on it from Drone Camps RC

FURIOUS 215 - RTF QUAD THAT RIPS BALLS! (28 min 17 sec)


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