Walkera Ladybird V2 Review
Walkera Ladybird V2
- Maker: Walkera
- Battery: 3.7V 240mAh
- Flight Time: 6 – 8 minutes
- Radio Range: 98 feet (30m)
- Transmitter: Devo 7E
- Onboard Telemetry
- Charger: USB Dual Charger
- Transmitter Mode: Mode 1
The Walkera Ladybird V2 gets its name from its lifelike similarity to the lady bug beetle. Bright colors and stunning craftsmanship accompany its practical durability. This powerful mini quadcopter is only 8.5cm x 8.5cm x 3cm and can fit in the palm of your hand. Though the Ladybird is small in size, it has loads of power packed in the tiny drone and it’s actually quite fun to fly. Its sturdy aerodynamic design is rather resilient to crashes, an added bonus for those just starting out. Replacement parts for the Ladybird are rather inexpensive and the package already includes 4 replacement propellers for your convenience.
Real-time monitoring of the speed controls, receiver, gyro, and mix control are enabled from the onboard transmitter as well as integrated telemetry functions that allow for flight battery voltage monitoring.
The agility and stability in the Walkera Ladybird V2 enables the controller to perform aerial acrobatics and 3D maneuvers including flips, rolls, and pirouettes. Pilots can easily switch from the normal to stable mode, which allows for stress-free flying. You can also quickly switch over to the acrobatic mode to perform more technical maneuvers. Whatever flight mode you’re in, the Ladybird is equipped with a 6-axis gyro stabilization system so your quadcopter achieves superior stability during flight. Furthermore, efficient and immediate response is acquired with the 7mm coreless motors.
This quadcopter is compatible with the Devo radio series, though the transmitter requires the S type. A Devo7E controller with improved radio sticks makes flying smooth and easy. A backlit LCD display monitor is easily seen and highly ergonomic.
The Walkera Ladybird V2 comes completely ready to fly out of the box after charging the batteries. A USB dual charger, extra propellers, and tools are included with purchase.
Things We Like
Easy to Fly – As far as quadcopters go, the Walkera Ladybird V2 is extremely easy to fly. This makes it perfect for the amateur who is just starting out, as there aren’t any advanced features that can complicate learning. The transmitter itself is fairly basic with its joystick controllers.
Agility – Not only is the Ladybird extremely small, but it’s capable of performing very complex maneuvers and acrobatics with ease by utilizing the 3D mode.
Pricing – This mini quadcopter is priced affordably. Typically, you can purchase a Walkera Ladybird for about $50.
Resilient – The new aerodynamic design with canopy shell handles crashes well. Even if something was to break, the parts are easily changed out. This tiny drone does come with an extra set of propellers just in case.
Great Beginner Drone – This drone is excellent for younger flyers as well as beginners. The normal mode and beginner mode allow pilots to get comfortable with flying, prior to taking on the 3D mode. Its stability provides a stress free flight for learning and experimenting.
Things We Don’t Like
Transmitter Batteries Not Included – Unfortunately, in order to use the transmitter you will have to purchase 8 AA batteries. We’re unsure how long the batteries will last in the transmitter, but it’s likely that you will probably be replacing them often.
Telemetry Reduces Flight Time – Flight time is already limited at 6 minutes, and when you incorporate the telemetry, it greatly reduces the battery and flight time can be as low as 1.5 minutes. We suggest picking up a couple of extra batteries to ensure that your flight time isn’t cut short on a beautiful sunny day.
Pairing – Sometimes users complain about pairing the transmitter to the drone. If it doesn’t pair the first time, then I would suggest reading the instructions carefully and redoing the recommended steps.
Our Walkera Ladybird V2 Review is an essential tool for helping consumers select a drone that will match their needs and expertise level. As a drone for beginners, the Ladybird is perfect for someone just learning to fly or who has never flown a quadcopter previously. In addition, younger pilots can still have a great deal of fun, especially with the 3D acrobatics. This particular drone is so small that flying indoors isn’t particularly difficult.
In conclusion, we would recommend the Walkera QR Ladybird V2 to anyone looking to learn how to fly a quadcopter and have some fun. No, it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that larger, more advanced drones have, but it does have some fun features and will keep you entertained for hours.