Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter Review

Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter Review

Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter Review
Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter Review

One of the most seri­ous com­peti­tors in the world of house­hold UAVs in Octo­ber 2016 intro­duced its new prod­uct — the Walk­era Aibao intel­li­gent fly­ing plat­form. Based on cur­rent trends, the Walk­era devel­op­ers took into account all the impor­tant aspects and at the same time offered their own view on how they see the drone with the let­ter “Smart”.

Walk­era Aibao Drone is the first drone that allows you to play in real flight.

Peculiarities

  • 3 × game modes with aug­ment­ed real­i­ty ele­ments in real flight
  • 5.8G FPV high def­i­n­i­tion sys­tem with max. delay 300ms
  • Posi­tion­ing 2 × GPS/GLONASS mod­ules + 2 × ultra­son­ic sen­sors
  • 12MP 4K cam­era (with built-in mechan­i­cal image damp­ing sys­tem)
  • 2 × pre­pro­grammed flight modes
  • Alti­tude Hold
  • Auto takeoff/landing
  • Return to remote
  • Mul­ti­func­tion­al con­trol equip­ment DEVO F8E
  • Max. speed up to 72 km/h
  • Max. removal dis­tance 1.5 km
  • Max. flight time 18 min
  • Mobile App for IOS/Android

Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter Review

Equipment

The devel­op­er offers Aibao in two trim lev­els:

  1. Aibao
  2. Aibao + extra bat­tery

The simple kit will include:

  • Walk­era Aibao

  • Con­trol equip­ment DEVO-F8E
  • 1 × intel­li­gent bat­tery 7.6V 5200mAh 39.52Wh LiPo
  • 4 × rotors (CW/CCW)
  • 4 × spare rotors (CW/CCW)
  • Charg­er (for charg­ing the drone bat­tery and con­trol equip­ment)
  • Instruc­tion (in Eng­lish)

Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter Review

Specification

Drone

Positioning:

GPS/GLONASS + 2 × ultra­son­ic sen­sors

Flight controller:

FCS-280 AIBAO

Return home function:

Yes

Distance control function:

Yes

Point of Interest mode:

Yes

Waypoints mode:

Yes

Altitude hold mode:

Yes

Max. range of flight:

up to 1500 meters

Drone battery type:

7.6V 5200mAh 39.52Wh LiPo

Max. flight time:

18min

Max. horizontal flight speed:

GPS mode:

18km/h;

sport mode:

36km/h;

Altitude hold mode:

72km/h

Max. lifting speed:

18km/h

Max. sink rate:

11km/h

Max. removal distance:

up to 1.5km

Operating temperature range:

-25℃ to +60℃

Motors:

Brush­less type WK-WS-28–014B(CW/CCW)

ESC:

AIBAO(CW/CCW)

Drone lighting:

LED

Drone weight (with battery):

570gr

Flying environment:

Indoor/Outdoor

Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter Review

Control equipment

Multifunctional control panel:

DEVO F8E

Radio frequency:

2.4GHz

Gyroscope:

6 axis

Battery type transmitter:

7.4V 6000mAh LiPo

Transmitter power:

100mW

Sensitivity:

-93dBm

Max. effective removal distance:

up to 1.5km

Camera

Matrix size:

1/2.3 Sony

Permission:

16MP

Field of View (FOV)

100° F2.2–2.8

Photo resolution:

16M

(4640×3480)

12M

(4000×3000)

8M

(3264×2448)

5M

(2592×1944)

Video resolution:

UHD:

4096×2160p@25fps;
3840×2160p@30fps

FHD:

1920×1080p@60fps

HD:

1280×720p@120fps

Video Format:

MP4/MOV

Supported types of memory cards:

SD/SDHC/SDXC Micro SD

Working temperature range:

-10℃ to +40℃

Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter Review

FPV system

Frequency range:

5.8GHz (Wi-Fi)

Max. removal distance:

800m

Europe transmit power EIRP:

200mW

Video streaming rate:

>6Mbps

Delay time:

about 300ms

Operating temperature range:

-10℃ to +60℃

FPV display:

Smartphone/Tablet on IOS/Android

FPV Goggles:

sup­ports

suspension

Stabilization device:

built-in mechan­i­cal damp­ing sys­tem

Tilt angle:

13º

App

Mobile device:

IOS/Android

OS Requirements:

IOS8.0 and above/Android v4.4 and above

Application for virtual competition in real flight:

Walk­era GO

Air Flight Application:

Walk­era Drone

Appearance

Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter Review

Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter Review

Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter Review

Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter Review

Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter Review

Motors

Walk­era Aibao Drone is equipped with high-effi­cien­cy WK-WS-28–014B(CW/CCW) brush­less motors devel­oped by Walk­era Co.

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Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter Review

Autonomous flight modes

Aibao has two pre-pro­grammed flight modes:

  1. Orbit flight

    – per­forms an autonomous flight around the object select­ed for shoot­ing at a giv­en height, dis­tance and at a giv­en speed.

  2. Waypoint

    - allows the user to set the future route of an autonomous flight through a mobile appli­ca­tion, in order to sub­se­quent­ly con­cen­trate their atten­tion exclu­sive­ly on aer­i­al pho­tog­ra­phy.

Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter Review

The selec­tion and acti­va­tion of modes will become avail­able after installing and launch­ing the Walk­era Drone appli­ca­tion.

Game modes of flight

Allows you to play in real flight. Thanks to aug­ment­ed real­i­tyaug­ment­ed real­i­ty – AR) depend­ing on the game mode, the pilot’s FPV dis­play will dis­play vir­tu­al objects that will close­ly inter­act with the drone dur­ing a real flight.

Game modes become avail­able after installing and launch­ing the Walk­era GO app.

  1. Racing

    — allows you to set up a track with ele­ments of aug­ment­ed real­i­ty in real flight con­di­tions. Take flight by improv­ing your fly­ing skills.

  2. Battle

    - a pow­er­ful vir­tu­al fight­er will appear in the pilot’s field of vision, in order to win, con­duct vir­tu­al shoot­ing at ene­my air­craft. In the future, it will be pos­si­ble to play in the “Mul­ti­play­er” mode.

  3. Gold

    - col­lect all vir­tu­al gold coins on a giv­en route and get a reward to get access to the next route.

For a more com­plete expe­ri­ence of game modes, it is rec­om­mend­ed to fly with FPV goggles/helmets.

Camera

On board is a 12MP 4K cam­era with a built-in mechan­i­cal image damp­ing sys­tem. Pro­vides high-qual­i­ty pho­tos and videos with a wide range of set­tings. The dis­ad­van­tages include the lack of a full-fledged mechan­i­cal sus­pen­sion, image sta­bi­liza­tion is min­i­mal.

Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter Review

Food

The Aibao drone is pow­ered by a high­ly intel­li­gent two-cell lithi­um poly­mer bat­tery with a capac­i­ty of 5200mAh 39.52Wh. Pro­vides a max­i­mum flight time of 18 min­utes. Full charge time is about 2 hours. In addi­tion to the main teleme­try dis­played on the gadget’s dis­play, the drone’s bat­tery has its own exter­nal LED indi­ca­tion of the cur­rent state of charge, which is always wel­comed by users.

Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter Review

Control

Walk­era Aibao Drone is con­trolled by a mul­ti­func­tion­al 16-chan­nel remote con­trol with a built-in 6‑axis gyro­scope — DEVO F8E. The oper­at­ing fre­quen­cy range is 2.4GHz. Pro­vides a dis­tance of up to 1.5 km in an inter­fer­ence-free area. Pow­er is sup­plied from a lithi­um-poly­mer bat­tery 7.4V 6000mAh. In the “Stand by” mode, the oper­at­ing time is up to 48 hours.

Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter Review

FPV

First-per­son flight for Aibao is imple­ment­ed via Wi-Fi at a fre­quen­cy of 5.8GHz. The broad­cast qual­i­ty is ensured by the high-def­i­n­i­tion FPV sys­tem through the Walk­era Drone mobile appli­ca­tion pre-installed on a smartphone/tablet (IOS; Android). FPV qual­i­ty: 1280×720p with 300ms max laten­cy. In an inter­fer­ence-free zone, it pro­vides video stream trans­mis­sion over a dis­tance of up to 800 meters.

Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter Review

flight properties

Like all smart drones, Walk­era Aibao is not tied to the expe­ri­ence of own­ing a UAV. Due to its low weight, flaw­less elec­tron­ics, cou­pled with high-per­for­mance brush­less motors, Aibao Drone showed dis­tinc­tive dynam­ics and con­trol­la­bil­i­ty in the UAV niche in the test.

Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter Review

Price

Walk­era Aibao Drone is sold by the devel­op­er in two con­fig­u­ra­tions through store.walkera, as well as through well-known Inter­net trad­ing plat­forms:

  1. Aibao — $469
  2. Aibao + bat­tery — $495

Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter Review

Conclusion

Walk­era Aibao from $469

Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter Review

Func­tion­al­i­ty

9/10

Flight time

7/10

flight qual­i­ties

8/10

com­pact­ness

5/10

Equip­ment

8/10

Reli­a­bil­i­ty

10/10

Price qual­i­ty

10/10

pros

  • Qual­i­ty
  • Design
  • Com­pact
  • 2 × GPS mod­ules
  • Pre-pro­grammed flight modes
  • dynam­ic
  • Aug­ment­ed real­i­ty in FPV flight
  • FPV Qual­i­ty
  • Cam­era (cap­ture qual­i­ty)
  • Ready to fly out of the box

Minuses

  • No fol­low me mode
  • The cam­era does not have a full gim­bal (sta­bi­liza­tion is min­i­mal)
  • Bulky con­trol equip­ment
  • Does­n’t fly around obsta­cles

Walk­era Aibao is a drone that can give a game with ele­ments of the vir­tu­al world in real flight. A com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent look at the role of a drone in human life. The quad­copter will be appre­ci­at­ed by both begin­ners and advanced ama­teurs with com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent pref­er­ences — FPV flight, pho­to and video shoot­ing, AR enter­tain­ment. Ful­ly jus­ti­fies the mon­ey spent and is a “long-term” pur­chase. Age lim­it 16+.

A photo

Pho­to by Walk­era Aibao Drone.

Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter Review

Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter Review

Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter Review

Walkera AIBAO Quadcopter Review

Video

Video from Walk­era Aibao Drone.

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