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Walkera Voyager 3 Review 25 Minutes of Flight Time

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Hello fellow drone lovers! Walkera is well known for producing RC and GPS capable mini drones and putting them on the market. The Scout X4 drone, the QR Ladybird V2 and the Tali H500 are a few models. There’s a new model on the market that can compete with the DJI Inspire 1. We at DronesWorld present you Walkera Voyager 3 Review. Find out more about this aircraft below through our detailed Walkera 3 Voyager review.

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Walkera Voyager 3 Drone

Inside the bundle

Back when Walkera Voyager 3 was first released, it created hype in the drone community. On one side, there are fans that like this product and regard it as the next superstar drone. On the other side, there are fans who consider Walkera Voyager 3 a rip-off of the DJI Inspire 1, which had an earlier release date.

Here’s your chance to become a professional aerial photographer. When you buy this product, you receive everything to start flying right away. It contains the aircraft combined with the battery and its charger. The Devo F12E transmitter is also included which provides FPV navigation. The design is nice and simple; it looks similar to the Inspire 1 model. It has a similar retractable landing gear and gimbal. The output quality is same as well.

Walkera Voyager 3 has a unique feature of providing a visual indicator of aircraft’s battery status. The Voyager 3 is a close competitor of DJI inspire 1.

Camera

Camera for Walkera Voyager 3 was manufactured by Walkera. Records 1080p with 60 frames per second, HD image transmission system, the 3D balance that comes with a gimbal stable technology. The Walkera Voyager 3 camera has a 360 degree shoot angle in the air with no dead angles. It can record smooth video for a long period of time. It records 4k videos up to 30fps and 1080p videos at 60fps. Both inspire 1 and Voyager 3 have same output quality. The Voyager 3 performs better in relation to Inspire 1 in terms of color. It has more vivid colors and better sharpness than its rival.

HD Real-Time Video Transmission

Walkera Voyager 3 is paired up with 4k HD Camera to record real and beautiful videos. The Voyager 3 has a built in 5.8 G long distance image transmission technology with a possibility of real-time footage on F12E radio.

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Navigation

The navigation is similar with Inspire 1 and the Voyager 3. The Inspire 1 has the option to fly indoor. The advantage of its rival is that it has Optical Flow technology that simplifies the flight through solid barriers. These are some cons of the Voyager 3 but it has many other interesting features that make up for it. For example, the Voyager 3 comes with a dual navigation system including GPS and GLONASS technology for a safer and more accurate flight. It has double satellite navigation and positioning system. The Voyager 3 has an option for flight planning. Some options include: automatic flight, smart take off and landing, follow me technology which makes the drone follow the pilot automatically. In terms of navigation, the decision of which drone is better depends on how you plan to fly the machine.

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Battery life

We might say that in terms of battery life it’s nearly the same for Inspire 1 and Walkera Voyager 3. Both aircraft have the same advertised flight time of 20-25 minutes. In real life scenario, of course, the flight time is dependent on the weather. But as far as the competition tests go, the Voyager 3 wins by a very small margin. The Voyager 3 comes with 2 29.6V LiPo batteries. It is nuclear battery lithium polymer technology. The battery level is displayed on a LED light. It provides an intelligent monitoring of working status via LED status lights. To extend the flight time, Walkera used a 29.6 V 3000mAh battery. The batteries have an ON/OFF switch and we recommend switching it OFF when not in use. Voyager 3, despite being heavy and bulky, is able to fly in the air at least 20 minutes, even with the occasional wind.

Safety

Regarding safety, the Walkera Voyager 3 is a little shaky. The aircraft is durable and can withstand minor crashes but the propellers might break at contact.

Some users complain about the high temperature the aircraft generates. Some users report that the motor tends to set on fire during extremely extended flights. The heat is something we have noticed. After an hour of aircraft usage, we recommend letting it cool down a few minutes before using it again.

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Self-inspection pod

Walkera Voyager 3 comes with a self-inspection pod that provides a status separately for power, GPS, barometer, compass and much more to detect any malfunctions when working.

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THE GOOD Walkera Voyager 3 has:

Excellent battery life
Interesting and intelligent features
Self-inspection pod
Retractable 4K camera with detachable gimbal
Dual Navigation

THE BAD Costs a lot
Bulky build
Heavy
Not for beginners
Safety concerns

The conclusion

Our Walkera Voyager 3 review found that this Walkera drone is a good buy. Each model has its own unique features that the other doesn’t have. In terms of design, both are very similar. However, these high-end features come with a high price. You have to make the most out of the drone.

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