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08-08-2007 01:37 AM  10 years agoPost 1
R0XoRiZoR

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I decided.. after preaching about all the crap thats wrong with walkera, and convincing countless folks to skip walkera all together... that i was going to post some proof.

This picture is of the receiver. Note the highlighted area.

Top highlight: Extremely bad solder joints. Note the components not even flush with the boards.

Left center: I'm not sure who's idea this was... but come on... if you are going to improvise parts.. atleast attempt to hide that fact.

Right Center: This capaciter is literally wedged between the 2 boards. I could not move it... thats gotta be safe...

Left bottom: 2 caps, soldered together, then soldered to the board. I guess the 2 cent upgrade for a larger cap was out of the question... so they half assed it.

Right bottom: These wires (after researching it) are for the battery and motor controls for another version of heli. Instead of building a new board, or removing the wires.. they just cut them flush with the case. And yes.. for those wondering, they do carry current when the unit is powered on!

I am seriously suprised that it actually works... this thing is covered in resin from soldering... traces created with solder... parts barely tacked down... just really shotty work here guys.

Next!

This is of the gyro. HAHA! No wonder these gyros suck... look... its off on all 3 axis. lol. Held in with hard foam... sure.. that works... lol

Next!

A straight down shot of the gyro.. now you really can see the sloppy-ness. Seriously... i paid money for this??

Next!

lol... this one... haha... oh lord...
The sensor is off axis... harder to tell in this photo... use the top edge of the gyro in the background as a reference for "flat".
This one... had bad solder joints, a loose wire, AND you can see the whole gyro is lopsided. IT IS SITTING FLAT... lol

Anyways... this is only a couple of the many many many issues i just took pictures of. Seriously guys... save the money... forget Walkera.

I have a whole shoe box full of this stuff.. i was thinking that i might use it for a side project... but on closer inspection... this **** is going in the bin.

All of the walkera gear from 2 helis had some sort of defect.

Although... the servos... they are quite nice :-) I will keep those. NOT FOR A HELI THO!! Their resolution is horrid... haha

Enjoy!

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08-08-2007 07:50 AM  10 years agoPost 2
ROSSM

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Guess the old adage
"You get what you pay for" is still alive and well!
For you read we

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08-08-2007 11:24 AM  10 years agoPost 3
vortechZ230

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I have read many Horror stories regarding their products, Im so glad I never got involved.....

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08-08-2007 01:45 PM  10 years agoPost 4
R0XoRiZoR

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hehe yah... i was one of those guys that was like... "oh.. ill make it work somehow"

Good times... well.. atleast i have a $300 set of screws.

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08-09-2007 05:00 PM  10 years agoPost 5
SuperCobra

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At the fasion show mall in Vegas. This guy was selling rc stuff. I stopped by and he tried to sell me a $100 rc heli toy then I saw the heli with no name hanging on his booth. So I asked him how much was it. He replied "$500". I realized it was a walkera, but for $500! Im glad my first heli was a honeybee

Sammy

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08-09-2007 10:52 PM  10 years agoPost 6
lightningrc

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I took the back off one of there radios supplied with the Walkera 52 to change the modes , it looked like it had been built by some kid with an huge iron
Very poor , never mind quality but safety is the biggest factor with heli's .
Stay away !!!!!

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