Questions about runner 250

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    Hello friends, I just bought a r250 basic 3 from B&H $179. I'm not completely new to quads, but I am to hobby grade type. I hope someone will be able to answer some questions I have about this one.

    - Battery life seems awful short, maybe 4 min until the leds flash, and that's with very mild flying. Is this normal? -

    -How the hell do I figure out what firmware the quad is running?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Thats normal.

    If by mld flying you mean slow flying / hovering. Thats is the greatest drain on the battery.

    Rotary wings get lift from the advancing blade in forward flight thus reducing engine demands. So flying fast = longer batteries.
     
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    That's good info to know, thank you. How about the firmware, how do I know if I'm on the current version?
     
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    It won't be. You will need to upgrade.

    With Most Walkera FCs they will only advise the boot loader version not the FW version.
     
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    Ok. How does one upgrade? Also I'm not sure I understand your last statement
     
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    Download the FW package from the Walkera Site. In it is a PDF instructions file. read it at least 4 times carefully. Do not speed read. Do not just look at the pictures.

    Most people fail the upgrade as they don't read the instructions.
     
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    Cool, and is there any real benefit to upgrading?
     
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    Yes. There ares some changes to flight stability. But you have standard I will have to find the FW files for you.
     
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    Aren't they posted on the update page?
     
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    Not any more. Just the GPS version. They may have put it back but it was going last time I checked.
     

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