BLADE 180 QX HD Quadcopter with EFC-721 720p HD Flight Camera (Ready-to-Fly)

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BLADE 180 QX HD Quadcopter with EFC-721 720p HD Flight Camera (Ready-to-Fly)
Key Features
  • RTF: Pre-Bound Transmitter Included
  • 5 to 10 Minute Flying Time
  • Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope (SAFE)
  • 6-Channel, 2.4 GHz Wireless System
The 180 QX HD Quadcopter with EFC-721 720p HD Flight Camera from Blade is a ready-to-fly quad-rotor RC helicopter. "Ready-to-fly" means a pre-bound transmitter (radio controller) is included, and that you only need to attach a few parts, charge the battery, and follow the standard pre-flight configuration steps before you'll be up and running. New for this version, the 180 QX HD features the EFC-721, a detachable camera that captures 720p video and 1.3MP still photos from the air, recording them to microSD memory cards up to 32GB in capacity. The quadcopter powers from a 500 mAh LiPo flight battery that is included, along with a charger, and is estimated to fly for 5 to 10 minutes per battery.
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BLADE 180 QX HD Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2SAFE Technology
  • 3Three Flight Modes
  • 4EFC-721 Flight Camera
  • 5Receiver with Spektrum ASX3 Stability System
  • 6Bind-N-Fly (BNF) Compatibility
  • 7Low Voltage Cutoff (LVC)

The 180 QX HD Quadcopter with EFC-721 720p HD Flight Camera from Blade is a ready-to-fly quad-rotor RC helicopter. "Ready-to-fly" means a pre-bound transmitter (radio controller) is included, and that you only need to attach a few parts, charge the battery, and follow the standard pre-flight configuration steps before you'll be up and running. New for this version, the 180 QX HD features the EFC-721, a detachable camera that captures 720p video and 1.3MP still photos from the air, recording them to microSD memory cards up to 32GB in capacity. The quadcopter powers from a 500 mAh LiPo flight battery that is included, along with a charger, and is estimated to fly for 5 to 10 minutes per battery.

The 180 QX HD incorporates SAFE, an assisted flying technology that uses sensor data to help you avoid accidentally executing maneuvers that might send the aircraft into an unstable flying condition. In addition, three flight modes are available allowing you to select the level of maneuverability appropriate to your flying experience, from beginner up to free-form flyer performing acrobatic tricks.

As with any RC aircraft, proper calibration setup and pre-flight protocols must be followed to ensure correct operation of the assisted flying system.

SAFE Technology

Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope (SAFE) uses multi-axis sensors and software to keep aircraft bank and pitch within a safe region

Three Flight Modes

Allowing you to choose the most appropriate balance of assisted flying and maneuverability for your skill level:
  • Stability Low Angle Mode: The easiest to pilot, in this mode bank angle is restricted to a minimum
  • Stability High Angle Mode: Allows the pilot to achieve the aircraft's maximum bank angle
  • Agility Mode: An expert mode that gives the pilot the greatest maneuverability. It negates the benefits of the highly automated stability modes, relying instead on the ASX3 3-axis stability system. Although some stabilization assistance is still present, the margin for error is much therefore this mode should only be used by experienced pilots

EFC-721 Flight Camera

Weighing 0.5 ounces, the EFC-721 Gives you the ability to capture 720p HD video and 1.3MP still photos in flight, recording both to a MicroSD card up to 32GB in capacity. The camera can either be operated directly using buttons or wirelessly via an open channel on either the featured RTF transmitter or a compatible DSMX 5+ channel BNF transmitter

Receiver with Spektrum ASX3 Stability System

An advanced assisted flying technology that is designed to give experienced pilots maximum maneuverability without completely sacrificing the benefits of 3-axis stabilization. Because greater understanding of flight control systems is required to operate safely than when using the stability modes, modes that rely on ASX3 are not recommended for the beginner

Bind-N-Fly (BNF) Compatibility

In addition to the featured RTF transmitter, the 180 QX will also support many BNF-compatible transmitters. The BNF standard means a single controller can be used for many aircraft in your collection. A DSM2 or DSMX transmitter with at least 4 channels is required for aircraft operation and a DSMX transmitter with at least 5 channels, such as the Spektrum DX5E, if you also want to operate the flight camera remotely

Low Voltage Cutoff (LVC)

The aircraft automatically reduces power when the voltage approaches a minimum safety threshold to protect the battery from excessive discharge. Solid blue and red LEDs on the 5-in1 Unit indicate LVC has started and that you need to land immediately

BLADE 180 QX HD Specs

Camera
LensNot specified by manufacturer
ResolutionPhoto: 1.3 MP(> 15,000 photos on 2 GB card)
Video: 720p (> 30 mins recording on 2 GB card)
CompressionPhoto: JPEG
Video: .MOV
MicrophoneYes
MediaMicroSD memory card up to 32 GB
Battery3.7 V, 150 mAh rechargeable lithium polymer (LiPo)
Connectors1 x Micro USB
Weight0.5 oz / 15 g
Wireless System
Transmitter RequirementsMLP6DSM SAFE RTF or 4+ channel DSM2/ DSMX
5+ channel DSMX required to operate Flight Camera
Included TransmitterNumber of Channels: 6-channel DSMX
Frequency: 2.4 GHz
ReceiverNot specified by manufacturer
Motors
Type4 x 8.5 mm brushed
General
ScaleUltra Micro
Completion LevelReady-to-fly (RTF)
Experience LevelBeginner
Battery Type3.7 V 1S 500 mAh 25C lithium-polymer (LiPo)
Flying Time5 to 10 minutes
DimensionsLength: 11.5" (292 mm)
Width: 11.5" (292 mm)
Height: 3" (76 mm)
Main Rotor Diameter: 14" (355 mm)
WeightFlying Weight: 3.4 oz (95 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)20.2 x 9.5 x 5.6"

BLADE 180 QX HD Reviews

Would not buy again

By Paul
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2016-07-12

If you are buying this because you want a drone that flies well and is fun to use -this is it. If you want a drone with a camera that works- this is not it. Returned one because the camera does not work, got the second and of course the camera does not work.

Most fun (and useful) quad.

By Imagine Imagery
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-12-05

I recently bought an Inspire Pro for my photo work, but didnt want to learn to fly with that, so I bought a few toys to train on. This one is by far my favorite, and is pretty much the perfect trainer/toy drone for 2 reasons: The 3 modes (beginner, stability and advanced) really allow this unit to grow as your skill set does. It goes from mild to wild with the flip of a switch. Its size. Small enough to fly indoors in a pinch but large enough to take to the park. I also got one of the little Husban X4's which are very highly rated, but are too small for my taste and not as stable as this Blade 180. It has really allowed be to develop my flying skills and is just a blast to fly.

Best bang for your buck!

By James Davis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-03-23

Bought this to learn how to fly quadcopters and the setup was just a breeze. I have zero experience at all. There are different modes you can choose from, Beginner, Medium and Expert (Agility) mode. So far I am comfortable with the controls but need more practice. I have crashed this numerous times and it's still kickin butt! If you want to learn how to fly, this is the one for you. No Regrets from the Blade Product!

GIRLS FLY DRONES TOO!!!!!!!

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-02-24

we tested the drone first in the house but soon after learning the proper techniqiue, took it outside and began flying. great drone, well built and durable. too a little time to figure out how to initiate the power by pushing in the joystick on the left but once engaged, wow, so much fun. i would highly recommend this drone to anyone. extra battery charger and memory card a plus.

Extremely Fun & Easy To Learn

By clearTwo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-06-28

I was hesitant to get to this model, even though it came highly recommended, because I was afraid it would be too toy like. I'm glad to say I was wrong. This drone is extremely fun, and its toughness has far exceeded my expectations. After many crashes, all my fault, the only part I've managed to break is the landing gear. This is my first drone, but found it very easy to learn and use; maybe all those years playing video games is paying off. The only thing I'd recommend is a spare battery or two, and maybe an extra set of landing gear. Both relatively inexpensive.

grampa loves it

By creative grampa
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-02-23

this thing is fun - pretty tough too ...... flys in a moderate breeze on setting 2 - keep it close at first so you can see which way it is facing - fun copter - 2 batteries is fine for me -

Fun for the BIG kids

By KDT
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-01-04

OK - all those videos you saw of people with Drones hitting the walls, stuck in the trees, slamming the ground, taking a dip in the pool, stuck on the roof. We could be ALL of those people. And after all of that - it still flys. It takes a little practice to get the hang of it, but we are having so much fun. This really is the perfect little starter drone to learn on.

Flies great but the wrong camera was included...

By dillnbee
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2015-12-25

I purchased this for my husband for Christmas. He's had many helicopters but kept saying how much he would like a quadcopter. Based on the reviews, it seemed like this would be a great one to start out with. He's been out flying it and having a blast. I neglected to buy a memory card for the camera so I just ordered one. However, the camera will not connect to the copter. When we checked the specs it would appear that the wrong camera was included and the cable won't connect. Now he will have to call the manufacturer and get this rectified. That's really disappointing.

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