This version has been tested by DKFuji and approved by Wow Hobbies. Buyers beware, there are many versions of V450D01. Wow Hobbies has been working closely with Walkera in the R&D of the V450D01 and its 3-axis firmware to ensure close matchup with Align Trex450 3g flybarless.
Our special thanks to DKFuji for his tireless testing and 3-axis analysis of the V450D01.
The Walkera V450D01 flybarless comes fully assembled, tested and available at a fraction of the cost of other brands. It was first demonstrated at the AMA EXPO on Jan 18, 2011. Basically the V450D01 was installed with the Turbo Ace 804 motor at the show. It was the first time our pilot Jose Campos flew this V450D01 and we are honored that he had set aside the time at the show to do the demo for us. See the V450D01 in its maiden flight at the AMA EXPO
A history of the V450 development will help to unveil why the new Walkera V450’s flybarless is one of the greatest flybarless 450. Since the V450 Alpha version, numerous improvements were made and Walkera continued holding back the release date which was originally scheduled for September 2010. Since, Wow Hobbies continued working closely with Walkera in the R&D and testing stages of the Walkera V450D01. Perhaps, Walkera has learned its lesson from the serious set back of the V120D02 which were prematurely released earlier this year. Unlike any other Walkera helicopters, the V450D01 took the longest to finish since its beta version and Walkera took its time to make it right. Alpha version of the V450D01 was first tested by a Taiwanese pro and a complete report was generated (in Chinese) for Walkera earlier this summer. Since then Walkera has work desperately in perfecting the V450. The Alpha version of the V450 hardware made many improvements, particularly the cyclic and the tail servos. They are much faster, stronger and more accurate than its previous version. The technologies implemented were cutting edge similar to what JR, Align, Futa & Skookum are using today. Walkera is not a new comer in servo development, they have been doing this for years and they have one of the world’s greatest engineering team. As of today Walkera is the only manufacturer who can make reliable micro servos, not even Hi-tek, JR, Futaba or Align was able to come close. So Walkera has the hardware all nailed down by October 2010 but unfortunately the firmware wasn’t up to par. Several more samples were sent for additional testing and the feedback was disappointing. We all saw the first few videos and no one was impressed. Wow begged Walkera to further prolong the release date and to our surprise they were in total agreement. At that point we had no doubt that Walkera was determined to make a splash with their first 450. So, many testers continued the evaluation but no one could figure out what was wrong with the flight characteristic despite of the excellent hardware. Wow Hobbies started working closely with Dkfuji who spend countless time in analyzing the 3-Axis action. The result was nothing short of astonishing and the V450 took a complete 180 turn. We must say, Walkera was very patient with this model and they listened and implemented every thing we proposed. By November 2010, it has transformed from a barely flyable heli to one of the world’s greatest flybarless 450 ever created.
The hardware is superb and the 3-Axis performance is outstanding. Here are more details. Excellent 3-Axis gyro
Wow’s 3-Axis gyro performance comparison and ratings
Our 3-Axis ratings are based on how well the tail holds during the vertical climb out from 0 to 10 feet in approximately 2 seconds and how the 3-Axis performed in 3-D flight (The following receivers were installed on a 450 belt drive helicopter during the test). As you can see, the RX2702V used on the V450 is the best receiver Walkera has ever made.
RX2612V (HM-4F200-Z-43) $59.95 includes RX .....................C
RX2610V (HM-V120D02-Z-12) $59.95 includes RX ................C-
RX2610S (HM-4G6S-Z-42) $44.95 includes RX .......................C- RX2702V-D (HM-V18G01-Z-38) $149.95 includes RX ...........A
available at http://www.wowhobbies.com/hm-v450d01-z-17receiverrx2702vforwalkera4v450d01.aspx
COPTERX (CX-3X900) $169.99 No RX included ......................B-
ALIGN 3G (AGNH45109) $349.95 No RX included ..................A+ Outstanding hardware
Excellent tail gyro build-in the receiver. The build-in tail gyro has the best tail hold among all Walkera gyros.
The tail servo has CNC metal cooling case and runs at .08 superb speed. Again equivalent to the Align tail servo's in term of speed and performance.
The cyclic servos are digital. There has been some confusion as to the metal gears of the cyclic servos. There are 4 gears in each cyclic servo, this package contains cyclic servos that consist of 2 metal and 2 plastic gears. For the package with 4 metal gear cyclic servos and the upgraded Turbo Ace 804 motor goto http://www.wowhobbies.com/walkerav450d01rtfwwk-2801protxandstrap-wowhobbiestestedandapprovedlatestversion-shipfromusaatreduced-7.aspx
Precise flybarless head design- Super stable
Excellent grade of aluminum and carbon- It is no clone grade
Walkera V450 and Align 450 flybarless cost comparison
Align Super 450 Sports kit (not assembled) $375
AGNH45110 : 450 PRO 3G flybarless kit $349
AR7000 receiver $109
Assembly labor for the kit $20 X 5 HRS $100
Total for Align 450 FLYBARLESS heli $968
Total for Walkera V450 ARF heli $339
COST DIFFERENCE 285%
Why do you want to purchase a V450D01 flybarless heli from Wow Hobbies?
1. Our in-depth knowledge and experience with the V450D01 since we were closely involved in the testing and R&D of this helicopter.
2. 3-axis flybarless helicopter is complex & sophisticated, getting the correct version of the helicopter will make a world of difference in flight performance. Wow ensures you get our approved version.
3. Shipping a helicopter of this size is much quicker and cheaper than obtaining it from China.
4. No dead on arrival guarantee. If something ever goes wrong during shipping, the problem can be resolved much quicker within the USA.
5. All helicopters are flight tested and programmed for the ultimate flybarless 3-axis 3-D performance.
1) Main Rotor Diameter. : 731mm
2) Tail Rotor Diameter. : 150mm
3) Overall Length: 670mm
4) All-up Weight: 748g (Battery included)
5) Transmitter is not included.
6) Receiver: RX-2702V-D (Devo compatible latest version) Item HM-V18G01-Z-38
7) Brushless Speed Controller: WK-WST-40A-2
8) Battery: 11.1V 2200mAh Li-Po
End your constant stress and worry about low battery and protect your RC heli/airplane investment. This transmitter can receive the telemetry voltage data on board the aircraft wirelessly and the vibration alarm can be set to trigger at the voltage you defined. There is no way to miss a low voltage warning and you will never crash because you lost track of the battery power. The vibration alarm will remain on when the total voltage falls below what you set. You no longer need a battery meter and you no longer need to check your battery before each flight, the voltage can also be clearly displayed on the transmitter LCD.
New Generation Devo 10 Telemetry 10 channel transmitter
- More features than any high-end radios at 30% of the cost. Approved by Wow Hobbies with stringent test. Devo 10 is the new generation of radio which incorporates the latest in technology, offering significant improvements over the traditional 2.4gHz radios. It features telemetry to monitor voltage/temperature on board the aircraft and a vibration alarm which can be set to trigger on user defined time, voltage and temperature. It includes many of the features not seen on transmitters which cost over $500, such as smooth servo travel control dials and 7-point curve adjustments.
This Devo 10 is in premium upgraded anodized gun metal black version (not stock flat black version).
The Devo 10 radio comes with a high resolution LCD to display graphs like the WK2801-PRO. The backlit LCD screen is clearly visible under sunlight. The new generation features that replaces the traditional 2.4gHz radio are as follow:
Telemetry which displays voltage, temperature, RPM and GPS info from aircraft
7 point high resolution curve adjustments instead of the traditional 5 point
Easy to read extra large text
Vibration and/or buzz alarm set to trigger base on user defined time, voltage or temperature.
10 channels, including 2 channels with smooth servo travel control dials
Upgradable firmware online
30 model memory
This package contains the premium gun metal finish version, it has the elegant look and does not reflect the glare from the sun like the silver finish version.
For optional upgrade rechargeable Lipo battery for this transmitter go to http://www.wowhobbies.com/transmitterbattery-lipo2220mah15cbattery.aspx For telemetry to function, the optional telemetry module below is required for Devo compatible Walkera helicopters which are not equipped with this function. Walkera Mini CP and Ladybird already come with telemetry, therefore it is not required. Telemetry module together with Devo RX801, RX802 or RX1002 receiver, can also be installed on any brand of helicopter/airplane to work with Devo 6s, 8s, 10 and 12s transmitters. You can upgrade all your helicopters to telemetry including T-Rex 250, 450, 600, Walkera 1#A, Hiko, E-Flite Blades and helicopters larger than 180 size which can carry this module. Take advantage of the newest in RC technology, the optional telemetry module can be purchased below.
1). Encoder: ARM micro computer system
2). Frequency: 2.4Ghz（DSSS）
3). Output power:-5dBm~20dBm, long range 100mW power
4). Battery: 1.2VX4 NiCard or1.5V X 8 AA dry batteries
1). Easy to see under sunlight backlit LCD screen
2). Upgraded gun metal anodized plating. Same plate coating used on the Walkera Devo 8S. This is not the stock version.
3). Telemetry with voltage, temperature, rpm and GPS data display
4). Vibration and/or buzz alarm which can be set to trigger on defined voltage, temperature and time
5). 2 Model Types: Helicopter and Airplane. Improved programming with more mixes and better interface.
6). 7-point throttle curve provides more resolution than the traditional 5-point curve.
7). 30 model memory.
8). Online update function:Enjoying updating the latest program and copy model setup data with ease.
9). User friendly menu access with throttle curve graph..