QR Ladybird V2
The Ladybird V1 had a red bodyshell and the new V2 has a green one. There are some other differences as well but more about these later on.
The included screwdriver is meant for adjusting the handling and the binding plug is naturally used to bind the supplied radio transmitter with the radio receiver inside the ladybird. This way there can be several Ladybirds flying in the same area. Gone are the days when one needed to match crystals for the radios to work properly.
The Ladybird is quite small (8.5*8.5 cm). This is both a pro and a con as the size makes it perfect to carry it with you but also makes it bit harder to fly. Small size means that the wind does not affect it that much but it makes it even harder to see the orientation of the quad when it gets further away.
I still believe this is the perfect size for type of flying it is meant for. Small size equals light weight so it is very tough to break even when doing acrobatic flying, bumping against furniture, crashing against the walls etc.
The major difference in terms of technology between the V1 and the V2 is the "brains" of the Ladybird. V2 does not offer telemetry, it is not upgradeable and it has "only" a three axis gyro compared to the additional accelerometer chip found in V1. Also the radio in the RTF package has been replaced with a unit that does not offer a LCD screen.
Is this a good or a bad thing? Well, it depends really. I personally haven't flown the V1 but what I have read from experiences of others, there is not that much difference when flying. Both handle more or less the same and the V2 isn't crippled at all. As there are several manufacturers that are doing knock offs of the Ladybird and other small quads, it was only natural for Walkera to try to cut costs and in the end, I believe that they pulled it off nicely. The price is right and the product delivers what it promises.
In the photo, on the bottom, that short black piece of wire is the antenna for the 2.4 GHz radio system. Just above it is the gain potentiometer that is used to tweak the handling of the quad.
On the bottom of the Ladybird we can find the battery tray. This holds the single cell (1S) 3.7 volt battery nicely.
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