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Walkera QR Y100 BNF 5.8Ghz 6 Axis FPV Hexacopter

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[Walkera-QR-Y100-BNF]

"Not a bad flyer. Have the 2.4G version as AliExpress
sent me the wrong one"

*****

Informal Review of: Walkera QR Y100 hex-copter:

I purchased one earlier this year (back in April 2015) hoping to use the FPV with some equipment I already have. It's not a bad flyer. Have the 2.4G version as AliExpress sent me the wrong one. I was looking around for the 5.8G version of this craft and only found a somewhat confusing advert on Amazon for both 2.4 and 5.8 so couldn't be sure which one I'd be ordering, so forget them. AliExpress already did this to me!!! by sending the wrong version when I was very clear regarding having a Devo F4 and needing the 5.8 version.

*****

"With TX control you just fly, with the phone you get
auto-take-off, auto-land, and follow me"

*****

I have a Devo F4 and a TX5805 (8 channel) so I will try and combine these for a better FPV experience.. just not sure if the 5v 5808 will work in this 3.7v plane. So, I WILL be ordering this 5.8G version from here, 00MODEL, this winter as my 2.4G doesn't fly well with the Devo F4, flies OK with the Devo4, and best with smart phone. With TX control you just fly, with the phone you get auto-take-off, auto-land, and follow me (which is basically a return-to-home/auto-return type feature). All work as advertised and are fun to execute.

*****

Informal analysis regarding flight with:

Devo4 -- had a problem with yaw stability, constant shifting of the yaw directional. Caused plane to change course at will which made it unpredictable and needed constant course correction. See my YT video, “Walkera QR Y100 ~@~ bad yaw demo “

Devo F4 -- less yaw problems, more drop-out. Craft seemed to loose signal at less then 50 feet away and then just fall from whatever altitude, without power.

Smart Phone Control: Casio G'zOne Commando 4G LTE C811 Android Smart Phone -- Good control, no loss of signal up to approximately 100 plus feet or more. No apparent yaw problems and no need to constantly correct course. All control features work as described, auto land, auto takeoff, and 'follow me'. Fpv view does show up in phone but lag is too great to use for accurate piloting. With vid-cam on, a recording of the flight video is transmitted to and saved on the phone for later use.

Laptop wifi – You can also monitor FPV transmission with a laptop with wifi. Just activate your browser and key in the IP for that craft in order to get the video. (192.168.10.1 - Monitor only, no control).

*****

"an extremely attractive, almost Star Trek-ish MR, structurally it is very weak and inherently 'breakable'"

*****

Check out my video of this and other 'copters and kayaking' on YT, it's TWO BROTHERS KAYAKING, here's a link to my video of the QR Y100 2.4G model flown with a Devo 4:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNnQ7rlq3uc

(Range tests and maneuverability results to be posted later this year.)

Chassis -- Although it is an extremely attractive, almost Star Trek-ish MR, structurally it is very weak and inherently 'breakable'. The arms are thin, about the size of a pencil, and hollow, and plastic! Falls or crashes from any height onto hard surfaces can and probably will cause damage. Mine lost signal and dropped from only about 20 feet and broke a motor clean off. The motors do install/snap into the arms end but this one took damage and I had to order upper and lower body parts. Best to fly this one 'carefully' and avoid crashes if possible.

*****

5.8G version (on OOMODEL)

So here it is, the 5.8G version and I can't wait to order here at OOMODEL, where apparently they do know the difference between 2.4 and 5.8 regarding FPV. This is the only site I found that seems to be clear on the QR Y100. Thanks OOMODEL.
JUST REMEMBER do not fly this one in the wind, too high and it will be GONE LIKE A KITE.!!!


Gene D

HAVE FUN ~o~ FLY A LOT!
Date Added: 11/13/2015 by Eugene Dimick
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