Photos from the F550

The F550 is flying great! Getting more adventurous as I gain more confidence in the craft – and myself. It’s a pleasure to fly and we’ve had some lovely weather windows providing oportunity to get creative. Can’t wait to get a better camera and gimbal on the hexacopter. Leaning towards the Gopro4 Black because of weight and price, also considering the Sony RX100 III for better  image quality for post proccessing. These are edited stills from the iLook+, you work with what you have 🙂

DruPointPhantom
Dru Point, Mike’s Phantom V2 Vision+ from the F550
MtWellington
Mt Wellington, over the edge.
Hobart Sunrise TF2sml
Dawn over Hobart.

 

Hobart Sunrise TF
Hobart sunrise

 

WaterWorksS
kunanyi from the Waterworks.

 

 

I’ve ditched the Scout X4!

After a pilot error with my Scout some weeks ago requiring around $450 to repair, I started researching other options and the DJI F550 Flamewheel Naza M V2 ARF kit caught my eye for just $650. I’d looked at this kit before purchasing the Scout X4 but didn’t think I had the experience then with multirotors to build one.
Since then I’ve had many factory errors with the Scout including:
– a fall out of the sky using RTL due to an apparent barometer error
– Taking off in manual mode to have GPS get a lock in the air and crash into my house!
– Leg retract worm servo switch break
– USB ports in the Scout, BT-2401B and padholder may detatch
– The sliding switch on one of my Scout Batteries has failed
These all required pulling the Scout apart to repair and I learnt a great deal – giving me no confidence in the Scout and the confidence to build a UAV from scratch.
I’ve now had 20 trouble free flights with the F550, not a single issue, flies great and I’m very happy and finally confident in my UAV.
Because of this, I will no longer be supporting the Walkera Scout X4 pages on this site or answering any question but I will leave them here for users reference.

For further support, please join the new Facebook Walkera Scout X4 and Tali H500 Support Group and ask your questions there.

I will be starting a new section on the F550 on this site shortly.
Good luck with your Scouts, you’ll probably need it!

The DJI F550 flamewheel rises with the sun on it's 20th trouble free flight.
The DJI F550 flamewheel rises with the sun on it’s 20th trouble free flight.