The HobbyKing® ™ Walrus is a very capable, fun model that appeals to both new and experienced pilots alike, easy to fly and easy to build, the Walrus is great value for money!
Made from tough EPO foam, the Walrus is simple to assemble, the colourful decals are pre-applied and the brushless outrunner motor, ESC and all servo's are pre-installed, even the folding prop and spinner have been factory fitted! As well as being easy to assemble, the Walrus is very practical and features a stiff, CF reinforced 2pc Plug-in-wing and a large canopy area that allows you to fit a wide range of lipoly packs, it's somewhat portly proportions also make the Walrus super easy to hand-launch. The great looking scheme is perfect for orientation and it's appealing size gives the Walrus plenty of presence, as well as the ability to handle a little wind.
There is no doubting the versatility of this superbly priced glider, it is perfect for some gentle grab n fly gliding but the Walrus is also surprisingly capable as a Sport flyer, making it perfect for new pilots to progress with as they get more confident. The speed of the Walrus at WOT is quite surprising and with flaps fitted as standard, it is also capable of amazingly slow flight, this combination gives the Walrus an impressive flight envelope for a "reasonably priced" foamy glider! There can be no doubt, regardless of your flying experience.....you can't go wrong with a Walrus!
• Plug and Fly - Just add your own battery & radio and fly!
• Super Tough EPO Foam Construction
• Easy and Fast to Assemble
• Flaps Fitted As Standard
• Wide Flight Envelope
• 2pc Plug In Wing for Easy Transport
• Scheme is Excellent For Orientation
• Stiff Wing with CF Joiner
Hook & Loop Tape
Wing Area: 22.30dm2
Flying Weight: 750g
Motor: 2212 Brushless Outrunner 1350kv
ESC: 20A w/BEC
Servo: 9g x 6
Your Own 5-6 Channel Transmitter & Reciever
2200mAh 3s 20c Lipoly Battery
I have it for a super price, on sale. Not yet maidened, but it si a nice plane. It come in perfect condition, well packed. Mounting the wings is a pain in the ass.I bought this plane when it was on sale. Quality is good, and it went together easily. It comes with Y-leads for the flaps and ailerons but I set it up on my computer radio so that the flaps were also used as ailerons, and could also have variable camber and crow flaps. Using a 3 cell 2200mah battery, the first flight lasted 45 minutes and used only 1000ma. It is very easy and forgiving to fly, and I have already flown it for more than 26 hours, with no flight being less than 30 minutes. I think that this is one of the most underestimated aircraft I have owned, and is now one of my favorites. The only thing that I have done is to add a strip of white duck tape under the fuselage from the nose to the cooling exit hole to give a little protection. It can do basic aerobatics (loops, rolls, stall turns) but IMO it is best flown searching for thermals once you have climbed to height. Brilliant plane!!I read all the customer reviews about the Walrus Glider and I only trust reviews given by other Walrus owners and NOT the professional reviewers because I suspect they get a free model to test and are expected to praise the model. My experience is exactly the same as what all the other owners say. Set the flaps to come down in two stages and I knew to add some down elevator with Mixing on the TX to prevent it from pitching up. I hand launched it and Just like all the launches I saw on you tube mine did the same It left my hand with a gentle throw and flew straight out. In the second it took to get my hand on the stick I had enough speed to climb and it climbed very well with all the thrust I had. In seconds I was high and I throttled right back to a quarter and no more than a third to hold level flight. It flew a dream. I lowered one stage of flap (Set to a small amount and it slowed down and gently flew about. I lowered full flap and it did not pitch up at all I must have got the down elevator mixing just right. I landed it without flap and it WAS floaty But I still got it close to me....FIRST TIME. The next few landings were with full flap and here is the best bit..... It was a super slow landing and it never stalled OR dropped a wing. It was flying so slow I could have caught it. Again I landed quite close! I put this down to the Walrus Not my skills I have only had my A certificate a few months. If you are THINKING of getting a Walrus then DO IT. The bad points are 1 ..If the stickers on the wing bubble and wont lie flat on the CURVED wing tips. Then simply peel them off and re stick them so as not to touch the polyhedral curved wing tips. 2 I used an extension lead from the ESC to the receiver and I shoved the receiver Back to the space under the wing BUT before you do this have an extension lead from the Bind port on the receiver to fit your bind plug into OR bind it first!
3... I positioned the ESC across the aircraft in the nose and it lies across the back of the motor THUS the cooling air that goes over the motor also cools the ESC PLUS you have a lot of room for your Battery. I fitted a 2200ma as far forward as possible and it balanced perfectly. You can use Velcro BUT here is what I did. Made a tray the size of the battery and I glued it down to the floor of the cockpit as far forward as possible. BUT BEFORE you glue it Lay a length of either Velcro OR Knicker elastic under this tray and glue it all in. Job done. Now you place the 2200 ma battery on the tray and lying flat it is UNDER the servo arms so they are clear of the battery.
Fasten the strap of elastic OR Velcro and the battery won’t move. The position of the receiver is perfect.
Expect 10 mins flight time and up to 15 if you climb and glide. Loads more if you find lift.
OH one last thing this is NOT a glider that is easy to dismantle and rig so I leave mine fully assembled and it fits in the car a treat. I own a Visionair and love it BUT this 60-pound Walrus is so much more fun and so much easier to fly. YES the Visionair will 3D fly But if you are not a 3d flyer then you will get more fun with a Walrus...IT HAS NO VICES... GET ONE
Maidened the Walrus today and I was exceptionally pleased. Glides along as if on rails. Left my hand on launch with perfect stability and only needed a couple clicks of down to trim it out. Mine was the ARF version and I have to admit making room for a 2200 3s took a bit of work rearranging the ESC but after adding 6" to the motor leads and moving it rearward to the rear most ventilation hole I had all the room I needed. I mounted my receiver on top of the fuse after cutting a 1/2" hole in the top to feed the servo leads through mounting the receiver upside down over the hole. Laid a strip of velcro from the forward air vent hole back between the servos. Plenty of room and balances the bird great using 1800 to 2600 mah 3s batteries. The flaps slowed the bird down nicely for very controlled landings. Its been my experience that foamy's are somewhat "touchy" with surface movement so I cut my expo to 50% when setting for flight. Seems perfect.I've bought this plane months ago and I've been quite surprised about the quality of the plane the EPO is very strong and it well forgives bad landings. I'm not a very experienced pilot but I found this plane really easy to control. my setup is all stock and I use a 3s 2200mah battery, the esc ventilation i's not the best so I've cutted a "shark" vent underneath the motor and now all it's corŕectly cooled. After sime really bad landings caused by gusty winds, I've just ordered another one because I really like it.Love it. Easy to launch and fly. Will float or do aerobatics such as inverted etc. It will clime quickly on a 3s 2200mah battery. If I prang it I'll buy anotherHad an amazing time maidening this glider! Must have for new people getting into the hobby!This is a great powered glider for the price, all goes together very well, me and 2 friends got one each, we put them together at our flying field, but one thing i much say to anyone buying one and also to HK is, The four screws that hold the motor in are not done tight enough, "Please check them" and add some tread lock too, one of my friends almost lost his on the first flight today due to the motor coming lose, I managed to land it for him and we found 2 of the motor screws had come out completely & the motor was lose, The 2 screws were found in the rear of the fuselage (( see my photo in the files section )). If the Walrus had crashed due to this would Hobbyking have said sorry or offered a refund, I don't think so !.Das Modell hat mich wirklich überrascht. In ca 2h waren die Leitwerke geklebt und die Ruderanlenkungen für Querruder und Flaps montiert. Der Motor ist etwas laut, zieht mit 3Zellen erstaunlich gut durch. Der Regler wird dabei recht warm, scheint jedoch zu halten. Mit Flaps ist der Flieger recht langsam zu bewegen gerade beim Landen sehr angenehm , ohne Klappen geht Walrus echt flott. Das Modell hat mir schon viele Stunden Freude bereitet und auch schon üble Landungen hingenommen. Ein Punkt Abzug für die schlechte Verpackung. Das Modell war mit gebrochener Leitwerksaufhame und defektem Servo für das Höhenruder angekommen. Ansonsten Daumen hoch für Walrus! ( Kleber nicht vergessen!)
First flight and the motor came away from nose... and crashed. I received 2 different wings too. And for HK it's my bad.
So buy at your own risk, for myself, i won't in the future.
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