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WarLark 80 Micro FPV Quad

WarLark 80 Micro FPV Quad

When I get the Warlark and opened it, there were no instructions or documentations of any kind. It came with four extra props, a charging cable and one 300mAh battery. I think if you buy one Warlark, yours will the same to mine, so I recommend you can collect this article if you want to buy a Warlark, this article will introduce your more about Warlark.

WarLark 80 Micro FPV Quad

WarLark 80 Micro FPV Quad

Specifications

WarLark 80 Micro Quad

Wheelbase: 80mm

Weight: 36.6g (with battery but without canopy), 38g (with battery)

Flight controller: Scisky Micro F3 Brushed FC+ receiver +VTX 25MW +Camera

Firmware version: Cleanflight 1.3.0

Motor: 0716 Brushed Motor

Prop Size: 35mm 4-blade prop

Battery: 250mAh~300mAh 3.7V (Recommend Tattu 3.7V Lipo battery)

Receiver: Built-in Frsky compatible 8ch SBUS receiver/ Flysky receiver/ DSMX/DSM2 receiver/Futaba SFHSS

OSD: VTX comes with an OSD

Camera: 600TVL HD CMOS 1/4 inch Camera

AV Wireless Transmitter: 5.8g 25mw 40CH

Flight time: 5 minutes

And next let me have a detailed introduction about WarLark 80 Micro Quad.

Frame

The frame is very durable, well made and designed with one major exception. The USB port is positioned very close to and right behind one of the frame members. This prevents a USB plug from lining up with it sufficiently to plug in. The only way I was able to get mine to plug in was to actually flex the frame a bit. That worked, but when you let the frame relax, it places upward tension on the plug which is transferred to the port on the board. In retrospect I should have shaved a little of the housing of the plug I was using. The frame member cannot be moved down as it would interfere with the placement of the battery.

WarLark 80 Micro FPV Quad

Flight Controller

The controller is a Scisky Micro F3 Brushed FC. It is fully configurable and as such is capable of configuration for acro flight. However, acro style flying is limited to a large degree by lack of motor torque. Additionally attempts at acro flying will noticeable shorten your flight time.

WarLark 80 Micro FPV Quad

Motors

This machine comes with 0716 Brushed Motors installed. So far they have been reliable and are adequate for the job. These motors plug into the FC so you don’t have to solder them. I have not (yet) seen replacement motors so I can only assume they are shipped with connectors already soldered to the wires.

Camera

This camera is somewhat proprietary in nature. The camera PCB is constructed with small “ears” on each corner so that it will fit into the mounting system (which is adjustable). The bottom two ears fit into slots in a piece that screws to the bottom of the two front ducts. By loosening these two screws the holder can be moved down and the camera rotated to any of five positions for optimum viewing angle.

WarLark 80 Micro FPV Quad

WarLark 80 Micro FPV Quad

Aside from having a proprietary mounting system, the camera has a very difficult time adjusting to changing lighting conditions. Additionally, the camera is blinded to a great extent by bright lights….even just light coming through the windows can make it almost impossible to see where you’re going in some instances. As the lighting conditions dim the camera switches to B/W, which is most of the time indoors.

WarLark 80 Micro FPV Quad

WarLark 80 Micro FPV Quad

This Unit is equipped with a fully functional OSD system. Unfortunately, mine stopped working early on. The machine took some pretty hard licks, so it well may have been my fault.

Battery

Mine was supplied with a 1S 300mAh 35C battery, and I recommend Tattu 3.7V Lipo battery. The battery comes down hot. Even during “mild” flying, the battery is very very warm. It also appears to be puffed slightly after each flight. Some of this may be “normal” just because of the high current drain from such a small battery.

WarLark 80 Micro FPV Quad battery

Conclusions

This is a very good little flyer. The frame is strong and it’s very stable and forgiving. However, it needs to be redesigned so that a USB connector can be plugged into the port without causing stress to the frame, the FC and/or the port itself. Control for the most part, is very precise. The F3 flight controller is a full function unit with the ability to change configuration settings either through Cleanflight, or on your FPV monitor (or goggles) using your transmitter. The VTX frequencies are charged in the same way and it is the only way (there are no dip switches on the VTX).

Overall, even with all the little issues, this is a lot of fun to fly. However, given the issues with the camera, and the frame, I am not sure I could recommend this quad.

 

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