The Blade 350QX combines all of the features that you want from a small, unmanned aerial Quadcopter with all of the ease of use that you’d expect from a Blade product, complete with Spektrum DSMX and SAFE technology.
Recently, the demand for recreational aerial image and video capture has been rapidly increasingly amongst RC enthusiasts but until now, many have required a prior understanding or level of knowledge that precludes the casual and hobbyist user. As you’d expect from a Blade heli, the 350QX is designed to excel without demanding a prior level of expertise as the Blade engineers have focused on creating a mid-sized Quadcopter that takes away all of the complexity hitherto associated with many camera-mountable Quadcopters, thus making the 350QX a novice-friendly proposition without affecting or diluting any of the characteristics that such a mid-sized camera-mountable Quad has to deliver.
Armed with SAFE technology, the Blade 350QX can be flown in three different modes, each with varying levels of SAFE assistance to help cater for the requirements of the burgeoning pilot. From Smart mode with full assistance through to agility mode with minimal assistance, the performance flight envelope of the 350QX can be set up to match the skills of the pilot or the requirements of the flight.
Smart mode provides the fullest level of assistance and makes the Blade 350QX ideal for novice flyers and recreational video enthusiasts. With self-leveling, altitude and position hold features, Smart mode can help the burgeoning pilot achieve a smooth and steady flight and reduces the risk of disorientation or pilot confusion and panic. The innovative SAFE Circle feature even prevents the 350QX from flying too close to the pilot whilst the Stick Relativity feature ensures that the 350QX will always follow the control stick direction according to the pilot’s location and it’s launch orientation – regardless of which way it is actually pointing at the time. This enables even the most inexperienced pilot to fly with the grace and poise of a professional.
With its inbuilt GPS and altitude monitoring, the 350QX can even return ‘home’ and land itself safely to its point of motor start up simply with the flick of a switch.
As the pilot progresses, Stability mode limits the flight performance envelope to allow the pilot to explore the boundaries of the flight performance whilst the GPS hold characteristics help keep it in a stable and consistent hover – even if you let go of the sticks. Whilst Agility mode provides an exhilarating flight experience whereby the 350QX will flip, loop and roll with the best of them.
Powered by a 11.1V 3S 2200mAh LiPo battery, the 1100Kv brushless motors provide more than enough power to ably fly the 350QX – even when a GoPro camera is mounted to the included anti-vibration camera mount.
Futuristic styling ensures that the 350QX looks as good as it flies whilst the Spektrum full-range DSMX 2.4GHz radio technology provides industry leading RF security and piece of mind.
Available in two completion levels, the RTF version comes complete with a Spektrum DX5e full-range transmitter whereas the Bind-N-Fly BNF version requires a compatible Spektrum DSMX transmitter to complete. Both versions come with a 11.1V 3S 2200mAh LiPo and a 2-3S DC LiPo charger meaning that you can get up and running once the battery has been charged.
Image shown is a prototype - actual version may vary. Camera not included.
Once you've flown this you will have long forget about the price. Review by Jim
Even with the camera on board the 350QX has stacks of power & the agility mode gives you the ability to do some awesome 3D maneuvers.
Would have given 10 out of 10 if the manual was little easier to work out the setup for bnf (Posted on 18/09/2013)