User criticism of the Runner 250 prompted developers to create a completely new racing drone — the Walkera F210. In a number of significant differences, the high strength of the frame and the camera are adapted for flights in low light conditions. The line does not overlap with the Runner 250 as it comes with a 210 frame.
- Unique aerodynamic design
- Super strong and lightweight materials
- Equidistant position of drone beams
- 700TVL FPV video camera adapted for shooting in low light conditions
- F3 open source flight controller
- Powerful brushless power plant
- Weight with battery 560 grams
- Flight time up to 9 minutes
The developer offers six configuration options:
- F210 BNF + additional battery (without Devo 7 control equipment)
- F210 RTF + additional battery (with Devo 7 control equipment)
- F210 + FPV remote DEVO-F12E + extra battery
- F210 + FPV goggles Goggle 3
- F210 + FPV goggles Goggle 4 + extra battery
- Walkera F210
- 2 × rechargeable batteries 4S 1300mAh with XT60 connector
- Devo7 remote control (power not included)
- 4 × rotors (2CW/2CCW)
- 4 × spare rotors (2CW/2CCW)
- Double-sided tape
- Training Jack Cable
- USB cable (for connecting drone to PC)
- Drone manual + CD manual for Devo7 (in English)
Packed very well and with high quality, such boxing is not afraid of falling and blows, everything will be safe.
Drone weight with battery:
On Screen Display (OSD):
brushless type WK-WS-28–014A (CW/CCW) 2500KV
4S 14.8V 1300mAh 40C LiPo
Max. flight time:
Working temperature range:
-10℃ to +40
Color rendering systems:
Output Power TX5825(FCC):
Output Power TX5824(CE):
Appearance is the “calling card” of the drone and without exaggeration reflects the full potential of the F210. The FPV camera is located in front, covered with a plastic shield made of fairly strong plastic. All supporting elements of the drone are now made of carbon fiber. It is safe to say that he is not afraid of falls and blows. A powerful front-facing LED light works in tandem with a camera adapted to shooting in low light conditions. Everything is done in exemplary quality and unique racing style, taking into account aerodynamics.
The drone is equipped with powerful Walkera WK-WS-28–014A 2500KV brushless motors working in tandem with 20A high-performance ESCs. They are located on four 3mm carbon beams equidistant from each other, which allowed the developers to achieve the best stability and controllability for this model in all piloting modes. In practice, they provide “crazy” dynamics for a serial racing drone. It is unlikely that the closest competitors will find a stock rival capable of showing a similar flight potential.
On board the drone FPV video camera 700TVL with a viewing angle of 120° adapted for shooting in low light conditions. In practice, it provides an exemplary quality of flight from the first person. Operates in tandem with a 25mW (for CE) or 200mW (for FCC) analog video transmitter.
The position of the FPV camera can be adjusted. The maximum angle (for experienced pilots) is 45º.
CL antenna with SMA connector is mated with a flexible coaxial cable.
Most of the electronics are accessible from the bottom of the drone. For example: 5.8GHz VTX and OSD with 2.4GHz receiver. To access them, unscrew the three screws at the bottom of the drone.
The default video transmission frequency is 5733 MHz, channel #8. The frequency can be set manually using a three-position DIP switch on any of the eight available channels. There is also another two position DIP switch that activates and deactivates the on-screen display (OSD).
By default, the drone comes with a high-performance lithium polymer battery — Walkera 4S 14.8V 1300mAh 40C LiPo. According to the specification provides a maximum flight time of 9 minutes. In practice, this time was in mixed mode: 7–8 minutes, in the “Gas to the floor” mode: 3–4 minutes. Charging time from the supplied charger is 90 minutes. When the voltage drops below 14V, the buzzer turns on, which is impossible not to hear.
The XT60 connector is located vertically. The drone battery, as you can see, does not completely occupy the compartment, which gives us the opportunity to install a larger capacity battery. Battery compartment wall thickness: 1.5mm, execution material: carbon.
The unchanged Devo7 is not a bad 7‑channel remote, but it is very heavy. It can also be noted that the equipment itself is powered by eight AA batteries and, as practice has shown, they do not last long. Therefore, the control over the charge level of the transmitter with this type of power supply must be constant! Provides a distance of up to 700 meters in an interference-free area.
Note the fact that as soon as the connection with the drone is lost, it uncontrollably gains momentum to the maximum. Failsafe mode, like on the Walkera Runner 250, is not adjustable here.
The power on the remote control is turned on first, and only then the power on the drone. Linking the drone to the remote control will be accompanied by beeps and LED flashes on the back of the quad. The completion of the binding will be indicated by a permanently lit red LED on the left side of the LED block, and the beeps will stop.
In order to activate the drone motors, you need to:
- Enable Remote
- Turn on the drone
- On the remote control, move the left stick to the left (see illustration below). Activation will be indicated by a red light LED on the right side of the LED block with sound. Now two red diodes are lit on the block. The drone is ready to fly.
Be careful when you pick up the remote when starting to run. The drone is very fast and if activated carelessly, the user risks harming himself and others!
Driving the F210 proved to be very easy. The drone will impress any critic with its speed and maneuverability. Vertical traction at a height. If you lose contact with the drone, you can watch it take off into the sky with maximum acceleration, followed by a fall from a great height. Keep in touch! We hope that this bug will be fixed by the developers in the near future. FPV signal is excellent. Displayed information FPV display does not overload. Fantastic performance of flips. When the voltage drops below 14V, the buzzer turns on, which is impossible not to hear.
The developer offers the drone in 4 different bundles at the following prices:
- F210 BNF + additional battery (without Devo 7 control equipment) — $369
- F210 RTF + additional battery (with Devo 7 control equipment) — $399
- F210 + Goggle 4 FPV goggles + extra battery — $558
- F210 + FPV remote DEVO-F12E + extra battery — $569
Walkera F210 from $369
- Execution quality
- Aerodynamically designed design
- Durable (carbon base)
- Flight performance (fast and stable)
- Fly like a rocket with a GoPro
- FPV Quality
- Flight time
- Ready for a complete upgrade
- Flies out of the box (RTF)
- Not regulated by “Failsafe” (yet)
- Heavy stock control equipment
- Remote control batteries run out very quickly
Super drone, if not perfect, then certainly excellent. In any race will be a worthy opponent. Not adjustable “Failsafe”, but this will be resolved by the developers in the near future with a firmware update. Large range of adjustments. The risk of losing radio contact with the drone if you are flying within a radius of 400 meters is extremely small. Very durable. Decent FPV system. Ready to fly out of the box. Suitable for both an amateur and a professional, given that the pros love to manually configure the PC and work with a soldering iron in order to further upgrade the quad.
Photo with Walkera F210 drone.
Video with Walkera F210 drone.