Got a new toy in our office today. The new walkera Devention Devo12 12ch radio with LCD touch screen display. Very interesting as this is a high end radio from Walkera. Loaded with features like oversize color LCD display with backlight, 60 model memory, USB firmware update, programs for helicopter, plane and gilder, LIPO battery with charger, wireless data transfer, the list just goes on and on. These are only some of the features I can think of now as I am still trying to find out more regarding this radio….
The packaging look very nice as everything is housed inside the included aluminum transmitter case. Included in the package is LIPO tx battery, wall charger, 12ch 2.4G receiver, neck strap, etc. The first thing I notice is the screen is very big. Most items are display with large icon with name below it, btw: can choose between English and Chinese manual now, hope they add different language in the future. There are 2 timers on the main page which I think is very handy. When go into the the manual I notice I need to press it quite hard. Personally prefer softer input but it maybe safer as you will not press it accidently during operation. It is a little better after I remove the screen protective film but still need to press it hard compare to other touch screen radio. The manual is really easy to understand almost everything was explained by the icon or graph already. Incase you have large fingers like me you can still use the buttons beside the screen to operate the manual. The stick movement is very smooth. After I took the back cover off I notice all sticks was support by ball bearing. Makes it very accurate and the feel is very nice. After using walkera 2801 radio in my 450 and 500 for over one year already without one single glitch, I am very confident this system should work flawlessly. Next thing is get it into my 500 and see how it goes.
Large LCD touch screen
Selectable wall paper
Very smooth stick movement with ball bearing support
Hard case LIPO transmitter battery included
Included aluminum carrying case so everything fit nicely inside
The finishing and plastic used are sure top of the line
60 model memory
Touch screen need to press hard
The size is quite big. Which could be little hard to hold for user with small hands, but there are rubber grip on both sides and the back so should not be a big issue