Walkera Genius CP V1 Brushless Helicopter Review

 

Walkera Genius CP Helicopter

 

RC Pro Review by: Tom Zadar

 

Transmitter Setup Guide

See my Transmitter Setup Guides for transmitter setup. The setup guides have all of the transmitter settings needed to make a model completely from scratch.
The Tx Setup Guides have different difficulty settings depending on which setup guide you choose. For Helicopters there are Standard Settings, Beginner Settings, 3D Settings. For Quads there are Standard Settings, Beginner Settings, 3D mode settings.
Each setup guide includes everything needed for setup including Model Type, Swash Type, Servo Reverse, Travel Adjustment, Gyro Gain, Throttle Curves, Throttle Hold, Pitch Curves, Pitch Curve/Throttle Hold, Subtrim, MIX, Switch Assignments, Dual Rate and Expo.
I added a bonus to every setup guide with a Dual Rate and EXPO settings guide I made for Helicopters and Quads.

 

Review

C05 motor w/9T pinion and WK-WST-10A-LT ESC/Converter.

 

Head Speed:

First C05 Motor. 11,500 KV.

5,070 RPM at mid stick 100% throttle. Stock Battery

5,340 RPM at mid stick 100% throttle. Hyperion 240 Battery

Second C05 Motor.

This is as very high KV motor. I estimate the KV is 12,400. 400 RPM more than my first motor which is rated at 11,500 KV.

5,280 RPM at mid stick 100% throttle. Stock Battery

5,730 RPM at mid stick 100% throttle. Hyperion 240 Battery

 

Thrust Test: – C05 11,500 KV Motor.

These sound a little low to me and so did the thrust tests for the stock motor I tested which were in the 50’s. I checked stock thrust and BL thrust a number of times.

67.3 Grams full negitive pitch in stunt mode. Stock Battery

79.2 Grams full negitive pitch in stunt mode. Hyperion 240 Battery

 

Flight time:– Stock Battery. C05 11,500 KV Motor.

  • 3 Minutes: 3.7V
  • 4 Minutes: Tried to go for 4 minutes but shortly after 3 miutes the heli had a huge RPM drop and I had to land it. Voltage was at 3.68V.

Flight time:– Hyperion 240 Battery. C05 11,500 KV Motor.

  • 3 Minutes: 3.75V
  • 4 Minutes: 3.68V
  • 5 Minutes: Tried to go for 5 minutes but shortly after 4 miutes the heli had a huge RPM drop and I had to land it. Voltage was at 3.59V.

 

Weight:

AUW = 44.4 Grams with stock battery and canopy.

Note: You will have to lift up the RX of the foam pad and move the RX forward so the BL motor clears it.
I had to slightly trim the CF RX plate on the top right corner so it would clear the motor base.
Removing the motor and ESC plugs to cut weight left me one inch shorter on the wires and I had a hard time mounting the ESC to the RX as I needed
more wire length.

There are two different 1mm shaft C05 motors. One has the first 1mm coming out of the motor a 1.5mm shaft then it is 1mm after that.
The other has an additional 2mm coming out of the motor a 1.5mm shaft then it is 1mm after that. You do not want to get this version. I did and I couldn’t slide the
pinion down far enough to line it up with the Genius main gear. I had to drill out the pinion to get it on the 1.5mm section of the motor shaft .

My BL is very loud. The canopy is acting like a loud speaker making the motor/gears very loud. If I take off the canopy it is nice and quiet.
I am using the motor wires to keep the canopy from touching the motor.
This is directing the motor and gears sound through
the canopy. I may have to have something else to stop the canopy from touching the motor.

 

Final Thoughts:

The Genius is very powerful and the climb out is about double. The C05 runs very smooth. The heli is super quick now and also more twitchy.
There was only a one minute lose of flight time going to BL.
I don’t recommend going BL for beginners. The high head speed will make it super fast and very twitchy. I think it would be best to start with the stock motor
and when you are ready for a much more powerful heli then convert it to BL or DBL.

 

 

Parts for Brushless mod needed:

1. WK-WST-10A-LT
You want the version with a single white signal wire. The other version has a 3 wire signal wire and you don’t want that version. See picture.

2. C05 motor w/1mm motor shaft

3. 9T 1mm shaft size M0.5 pinion
You can use the one off your stock motor. That is what I am going to do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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