Walkera Scout X4 Quadcopter
Model: Scout X4
Frequency: 5.8 GHz
Flying Time: 25 Minutes
Where To Buy: Check Price On Amazon
The Walkera Scout X4 drone is loaded with a number of impressive features, but one thing that impressed me most was its 25 minute flying time! This is by far one of Walkera’s most innovative drones yet to be released and is best geared towards those who already have some expertise when it comes to flying drones. Not only does it have great build quality and durability but really has all the features one could ever need in a drone.. In a few words, it’s like an all-inclusive resort for drones!
With features like a GPS, built-in FPV, and even its own bluetooth receiver, one could argue that its price tag is well worth it. On the other hand, a few people have experienced poorer than average functionality and have even broke their Walkera Scout X4 drone during flying. Although, I have not personally experienced this myself, it is something to consider despite the low number of complaints.
All in all, it seems that the Walkera Scout X4 is really one of those love or hate relationships. This review will hopefully give you a better idea if it is a drone you’re ready to spend your hard-earned money on. First, let’s go over the size of this Walkera before we get into its pretty awesome features.
Dimensions & Specifications
I found that the Walkera Scout X4 quadcopter was nearly perfect in size. I usually like my drones not too big and not too small. It comes in at about 13 inches long and 13 inches wide, so a little over a foot. The weight is a bit heavy. Coming at approximately 5 pounds, its flight was still nearly excellent.
All in all, my favorite aspect of this drone is definitely its sleek design. You’ll be surprised how well this drone will impress others just by how fancy it looks. It really is a beauty!
Camera & Quality
The first thing that amazed me about the camera was its functionality. It can be turned on or off while in the sky and you can even move around the camera gimbal up and down. The camera uses iLook+, which equates to some amazing 1080p HD quality. A type of quality that can be seen as rare in the majority of today’s drones.
If you’re looking for a quadcopter that can take amazing pictures and video with ease, you may want to consider the Walkera Scout X4. It’s even being used by many professional photographers for sports events and the like. It comes with an additional 5 inch monitor on the transmitter so you can take real live video feed.
Flight, Controls, & Durability
Overall, the Walkera Scout X4 is a very advanced drone. From features to FPV to waypoint mission planning, it’s no surprise that most drone enthusiasts have switched from the Parrot AR drone to the Walkera Scout. While it is more expensive, the features are rich and much more extensive.
The First Person View feature is something we only see in todays more expensive drones. Some have low quality FPV, but when it comes to the Walkera Scout X4 its FPV feature is touted as one of the most professional on the market.
The FPV can be used up to 128 various pre-planned mission points. Not only can the FPV be used on the transmitter itself, but on your iPhone or iPad itself for even more convenience.
Simply stated, the Walkera Scout X4 flies great. It has its own retractable carbon fiber landing gear, which makes landing so smooth. It uses the Devo F12E 12 channel transmitter which is just awesome and I love the amazing quality of these videos. But the best aspect of all, might just be its 20 minutes of flying time.. Possibly one of the lengthiest flying times on the market. All in all, the Walkera Scout X4 is a reliable and highly enjoyable drone that you can’t go wrong with!
Walkera Scout X4 Features
- Waypoint Mission Planning (Up to 128 routes)
- Flight Destination Through Phone or Tablet
- Bluetooth Capability
- Follow Me Mode
- Real Time Telemetry Monitoring
- One Key Return To Home
- Intelligent Orientation Control
- Waypoint Circling
- Failsafe Return To Home
- Devo F12E 12 Channel Transmitter
- G-3D Brushless Gimbal
- iLook+ With 1080P Video (shot at 30fps)
Walkera Scout X4 Overview
The Walkera Scout X4 might just be one of my favorite GPS drones on the market. It is powerful, elegant, and stable and very easy to travel with it’s silver aluminum case. Drone enthusiasts and photographers are going to love using the Walkera Scout X4. The only thing I wish the Walkera Scout X4 featured is a gimbal that could move left and right for the camera. Other than that, the Walkera Scout X4 is excellent in just about every aspect!