Walkera Ladybird nanocopter clone for $49 with RC!

I love my Walkera Ladybird nanocopter, which costs $129 and is incredibly fun to fly. But now you can get a clone for just $49, complete with RC unit. This one does flips, too!

BTW, you should check out all the other crazy microcopters in Walkera's UFO line. This is just a sampling:

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Comment by Crasher on August 9, 2012 at 11:39pm
Chris,

With respect, if this was an APM 2 clone, you'd be less than enthusiastic, what's the difference?
Comment by Johnny Yu on August 9, 2012 at 11:53pm

Actually APM 2 clone is selling at ~US$80 in China.


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Comment by UnmannedTechShop.co.uk on August 10, 2012 at 12:41am

The walkera QR spacewalkeris pretty cool because you can easily switch between quad and octa mode by removing the arms

Comment by CrashingDutchman on August 10, 2012 at 12:55am

I saw other clones on DealExtreme a couple of days ago:

Creative 2.4GHz Remote Control 4-CH Ladybug Style Flying UFO w/ Gyr... - US$ 49.10

Mini Rechargeable 3.5-CH 4-Propellers Quad-rotor R/C UFO - Black + ... - US$ 50.80

Both with free shipping (well, I think shipping is include in the price)


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Comment by John Arne Birkeland on August 10, 2012 at 1:29am

I have the UDIRC 130mm mini-copter shown in the first pictures, and it's crap..  Pitch and roll stabilization is fine, but faulty altitude stabilization makes it unreliable. There is a big lag in the feedback so that you either run it into the roof or drop it to the ground (when trying to prevent it from flying into the roof). Getting a steady altitude in hover requires some kind of clairvoyance skill, since you actually have predict behavior and do throttle adjustments before it happens..

On the other hand I also have a 220mm Ladybird clone, and that one flies great...

Comment by Rana on August 10, 2012 at 2:54am

Johnny Yu, can you paste the link of APM2 in US$80 ?

Comment by Rana on August 10, 2012 at 2:57am

Crasher, you are mistaken, please read the blog again, it is not the clone of APM2 !

Comment by Crasher on August 10, 2012 at 3:13am
@Rana
You are mistaken, please read my comment again. "If this was".
Comment by Rana on August 10, 2012 at 4:25am

What sort of Moderator you are Crasher ? You should maintain healthy environment. People will understand what you write but won't be able to make out what was in the thinking, which is not written.

Comment by Crasher on August 10, 2012 at 4:33am
@Rana
A good Moderator will question all content, even that from Chris. APM clones have met with a very frosty reception around here, and perhaps rightly so. But if we are to question APM clones and promote others, is that objective? I will not be entering into a lengthy debate on this, i'm happy to question the promotion of some clones and a negative reception to others.

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