New Direction

Walkera QR X350 Pro with Devo 7 handset
After many weeks of frustration trying to get the auto-tuning to work on the Skywalker X5 I decided to take a break from it all. I was not enjoying the constant tweaking/testing cycle and longed for a complete working kit with full APM functions.

I decided to look into a new direction, multicopters and in particular the RTF versions that have just recently entered the market. So I purchased a Walkera QR X350 Pro, because it has a great flight time (25min) and also uses the same flight controller as the Skywalker X5 (APM).

Whilst the quad won't be able to cover the same mapping area as the fixed wing, it's going to be a more flexible platform and allow other styles of mapping/photogrammetry, this I am very excited about.