Walkera already has a QR X350 on the market however now the X350 Pro ads more bang for your buck. You get the same quality and design that you expect but with a load of new features included in the package. A bigger battery offers greater flight time and inbuilt program upgrades make that air time so much more enjoyable.
If you are in the market for a premium quadcopter with more advanced options but are also budget conscious then the Walkera might be a good option for you. This is a RTF (ready to fly) quad however some assembly is required. Plug in your Go-Pro for superb video capture.
The Walkera QR X350 Pro has all the features of the standard QR X350 only better. She comes with a 11.1v 5200mAh LiPo battery that extends flight time to over 25 minutes. There are a bunch of other cool features and additions too like low voltage detection and compass sensor. If your quad loses signal with the transmitter it will automatically return to base.
One of the really impressive developments is the free Mission Planner Software that you can download and use to plan your flight path. There is an automatic take-off and landing function as well as return to launch which will return the drone to its starting point at the flip of a switch. GPS Altitude Hold allows you to loiter or hover at designated locations.
Pre plan your flight path or use a wireless connection option.
Another exciting addition is the brushless 2D gimbal which provides you with smooth movement for optimal video feed. I would however suggest that you team up with a partner to control the camera movement while you control the drone’s flight.
More than twice the air time as the previous model thanks to the 5200mAh battery. Stronger construction and taller landing gear to help protect your camera on landings. For the features included the Walkera is a more affordable model.
The battery takes a long time to charge so you need to plan well in advance of taking it for a flight. Equally once you have flown the drone for 25 mins, you will need to wait 6 hours to recharge before going again.
The Devo 7 is an entry level transmitter. The Devo 7 is ok for beginners and will do what you need it to but serious drone enthusiast may want to bind their own transmitter or upgrade to a F12E for 12 channels and first person view capabilities. The finer workings of the X350 Pro can be a bit tricky to learn and master, this may be a bit of a challenge for beginners.
The Walkera QR X350 Pro has a lot of bells and whistles. If you are looking for features that you typically find on a more expensive model then the Walkera has it. However these same features may not be as intuitive and streamlined as those on the pricier brands.
It is actually a bit of a paradox.
The transmitter is mainly suitable for beginners however the drone it’s self is more complicated and better suited to experience operators. This bird will take time and patience to learn to fly her properly and learn all of the functions and programs. Rewarding, but not for the faint hearted.