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The Official Release of the F210 Racing Drone From Walkera

The official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera
The official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera

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.

Peculiarities

  • 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 official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera

Equipment

The devel­op­er offers six con­fig­u­ra­tion options:

  1. F210 BNF + addi­tion­al bat­tery (with­out Devo 7 con­trol equip­ment)
  2. F210 RTF + addi­tion­al bat­tery (with Devo 7 con­trol equip­ment)
  3. F210 + FPV remote DEVO-F12E + extra bat­tery
  4. F210 + FPV gog­gles Gog­gle 3
  5. F210 + FPV gog­gles Gog­gle 4 + extra bat­tery

The official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera

Included RTF:

  • Walk­era F210
  • 2 × recharge­able bat­ter­ies 4S 1300mAh with XT60 con­nec­tor
  • Devo7 remote con­trol (pow­er not includ­ed)
  • Charg­er
  • 4 × rotors (2CW/2CCW)
  • 4 × spare rotors (2CW/2CCW)
  • Tool
  • Dou­ble-sided tape
  • Train­ing Jack Cable
  • USB cable (for con­nect­ing drone to PC)
  • Drone man­u­al + CD man­u­al for Devo7 (in Eng­lish)

The official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera

Packed very well and with high qual­i­ty, such box­ing is not afraid of falling and blows, every­thing will be safe.

Specification

Drone

Rotor diameter:

128mm

Dimensions (L×W×H):

182×182×103mm

Drone weight with battery:

560gr

Remote control:

DEVO7

Receiver

DEVO-RX713

Flight controller:

FCS-F210(F3)

Video transmitter:

TX5825(FCC)/TX5824(CE)

On Screen Display (OSD):

OSDF210

Motors:

brush­less type WK-WS-28–014A (CW/CCW) 2500KV

ESC:

F210-Z-24 20A

Drone Power:

4S 14.8V 1300mAh 40C LiPo

Max. flight time:

9 min­utes

Working temperature range:

-10℃ to +40

The official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera

Camera

Camera:

700 TVL

Horizontal resolution:

700 TVL

Color rendering systems:

PAL/NTSC

Video output:

1.0VP‑p/75Ω

Power consumption:

DC 12V

The official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera

video transmitter

Image transmission:

5.8GHz wire­less

TX5825(FCC):

4 chan­nel

TX5824(CE):

8 chan­nel

Output Power TX5825(FCC):

200MW

Output Power TX5824(CE):

25 MW

Appearance

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 official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera

The official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera

The official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera

The official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera

Motors

The official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera

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.

The official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera

Camera

The official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera

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.

The official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera

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 official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera

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).

Food

The official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera

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 official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera

Control

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.

The official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera

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.

Test Drive

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:

  1. Enable Remote
  2. Turn on the drone
  3. 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!

The official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera The official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera The official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera The official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera

Flight qualities

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 official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera

Price

The devel­op­er offers the drone in 4 dif­fer­ent bun­dles at the fol­low­ing prices:

  1. F210 BNF + addi­tion­al bat­tery (with­out Devo 7 con­trol equip­ment) — $369
  2. F210 RTF + addi­tion­al bat­tery (with Devo 7 con­trol equip­ment) — $399
  3. F210 + Gog­gle 4 FPV gog­gles + extra bat­tery — $558
  4. F210 + FPV remote DEVO-F12E + extra bat­tery — $569

Conclusion

Walk­era F210 from $369

The official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera

Func­tion­al­i­ty

5/10

Flight time

5/10

flight qual­i­ties

10/10

com­pact­ness

5/10

Equip­ment

9/10

Reli­a­bil­i­ty

9/10

Price qual­i­ty

10/10

pros

  • 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)

Minuses

  • 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.

A photo

Pho­to with Walk­era F210 drone.

The official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera

The official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera

The official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera

The official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera

The official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera

The official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera

The official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera

The official release of the F210 racing drone from Walkera

Video

Video with Walk­era F210 drone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=videoseries

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