Walkera-iUAS QR X350 Pro iLook+ with Mission Planner

I have explored the x350 Pro for about a month and tested it with Mission Planner.  I must say the X350 Pro flies very well, pre-tuned.  It Loiters perfectly out of the box.  Last year I built three APM F450 and it was nice for a change to have a RTF.

The x350 Pro Flight Controller Devo M, has a variation of Arducopter in it.   I have included a video recorded the first day I hooked up the x350 Pro to Mission Planner and sure enough, it did every standard thing with the Mission Planner.  Attached here is copy of the Full Parameter list extracted using Mission Planner. param-full-list-qrx350pro.txt

Included in the x350 Pro combo, is a Devo F7 radio transmitter, but I have tested it with my FrSKY Taranis and X8R and it works just fine (if you rather buy the BNF version).   The x350 Pro is capable of handling the 6 flight modes and 2 optional switches.  I tested some basic waypoint routes and it flies just as well.  The only thing, out of the box, without any modification I am not able to add telemetry module or osd.  However others have managed to solder them on.  I was told a newer version will be out and will include OSD soon.

The FPV videos shown here were filmed using the iLook+ 1080p.  I have the original iLook and iLook+, both version released under a span of 6 months.  I will definitely recommend going with the iLook+, as it makes a world of difference between the two.  The iLook+ comes built-in with a video transmitter, sized to be a GoPro so you can also use it with other gimbals.   Some people call it a FPV backpack, and have been packing them into a box to make it easily swappable for the convenience.   I have not flown beyond any further than what is shown on these video, but it definitely has some range using a Fatshark goggle or the F7, more than enough to film a football field and baseball field.  The signal strength of the video is on the side of the short F7 antenna.  For the Fatshark I use the matching 4 lobe skew planar wheel .  The G-2D gimbal is definitely lighter than the gimbal i purchased off eBay and a lot more refine.

All in all, a quadcopter to consider for a BNF at about $310 at www.bg.com/x350pro/bnf. The 5200 mAh LiPo gives me about 17 minutes of flight time or more.  The original battery can be expensive.

size comparison between gimbals.

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Comment by Aaron Curtis on June 28, 2014 at 2:20pm

Woah, Walkera is using APM:Copter?? Do you know if that's what's running on the HotenX too?

Comment by noeL on June 28, 2014 at 2:26pm
HotenX, not that i know. However maybe on the new hex H500 coming out anytime and recent x800, but i am not able to confirm until it is tested. if i get any new updates i will post here.

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Comment by Chris Anderson on June 28, 2014 at 2:57pm

Excellent! I think all the autonomous Phantom clones, including the great Quanum Nova, use APM. Ultimate compliment ;-)

Comment by Aaron Curtis on June 28, 2014 at 3:21pm

Wow. Android of the skies, indeed. Or maybe DOS of the skies, and everyone's making IBM/PC compatibles...

Comment by noeL on June 28, 2014 at 3:25pm
Chris, agree, i was thinking the same, a great compliment to what the diydrones/apm community have achieved and along with your continous support.
Comment by Jiro Hattori on June 28, 2014 at 4:14pm

"Walkera QR X800 FPV GPS QuadCopter" page of Hobby King, I found "FCS800 FC PCB design file" in Files tab.

FK1008F flight controller looks like another version of APM.

Comment by noeL on June 29, 2014 at 11:08am
thanks Jiro for looking into the PCB design file. 10,000mAh 22.2V Lipo beyond my budget right now.
Comment by Noli Sicad on June 29, 2014 at 8:56pm

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__53877__Walkera_QR_X350_P...

Is this same model?

I like to see the guts on this multi-rotor and how we can incorporate a telemetry for Mission Planner with waypoints.


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Comment by Chris Anderson on June 29, 2014 at 9:00pm

You can plug in Mission Planner and do waypoint missions via the USB now. To do it wirelessly requires adding a Bluetooth or 3DR radio, which means opening the case and doing a bit of soldering. It's probably very similar to the process for the nearly identical Quanum Nova.

Comment by noeL on June 29, 2014 at 9:23pm

I cannot confirm the accuracy of this diagram, but some users are following this diagram.  Devo M is the flight controller, shown on the right and using 3DR telemetry and OSD!

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