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Blade MQX RTF Micro Quadcopter
- AS3X 3-axis stabilization system
- 4-in-1 DSM2 receiver/ESCs/mixer/AS3X sensor unit
- Durable and lightweight airframe
- Potent 8.5mm brushed motors with protective drive gear guards Can be flown in X or + configurations Sleek
- Low-profile body with sharp mQX graphics
- Includes MLP4DSM 4-channel DSM2 transmitter with batteries Includes E-flite 1S 3.7V 500mAh Li-Po battery
- Includes E-flite Celectra 1-cell DC variable rate Li-Po charger
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|Item Dimensions||8 x 12 x 24 inches|
|Shipping Weight||2.65 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
Please see below my original first impressions of the Blade MQX. While most of what I said still holds true, I thought it would be fair to come back and add my thoughts after about 30 flights. Here we go:
If you have never flown a quadcopter before, this will be a fun treat, but takes time and practice for the movements to become natural and second-nature. You are going to break parts, so you might as well order spares out of the gate. I recommend that you at least order one pack of thruster booms (it comes in a two pack) and a spare hull. You would be even better off to order extra landing gear and sprocket as well.
Now that I have a ton of practice with my Blade MQX, I find myself looking forward to flying it each day and have become bored with my RC helicopters now. In fact, the MQX has made me want to build a custom quadrotor.
Now that I have more flight experience, here's the bottom line:
If you are prepared to buy a few spare parts and to be patient as you learn, the Blade MQX is a BLAST!
I just got my Blade MQX--my first quadrotor--today and have had about 30 minutes of flight time, so keep that in mind as you read this review.
I got my Blade MQX as RTF with the included controller, from Amazon, for about $190 (it was on sale). I have been infatuated with mini RC helicopters for about 6 weeks and have never owned a quadrotor before this one. The mini RC helis are so much fun because they are cheap, easy to fly, and forgiving/durable.Read more ›
Being a beginner this machine should have died a terrible death from crashes weeks ago, but it's like the Ever Ready Bunny it just keeps on keeping on.
Durable is an understatement.
I do recommend learning outside on a grassy surface...helps w/ crashes. And I have replaced a few parts, but it's well made.
It's Fast, Responsive, and way FUN. I just learned how to do flips and barrel rolls. Really !
Did I mention way Fun?
The MQX is available in two versions. The "RTF" (Ready to Fly) version includes a very basic remote control.
The "BNF" (Bind-N-Fly) version comes without a remote control, and is intended for people who already own a Spektrum remote control. Spektrum makes a wide variety of remote controls that can be used with a wide variety of Blade brand helicopters and E-flite brand remote controlled airplanes. I use the Spektrum DX6i, which you can buy from Amazon.com for $139.99. It can remember ten different planes/helis at once, has a very nice display, and includes a timer, which is helpful to prevent crashes due to dead batteries. If you buy two of the DX6i, you can even connect them together and put them in training mode, which allows you to give and take control from another controller when you're teaching someone else how to fly.
Both the BNF and RTF versions include the MQX Quadcopter, a single battery, a single battery charger, and a user manual with a diagram that shows how all the parts go together and (more importantly) what each part is called. Each battery yields about ten minutes of flight time.
The MQX is a quad-copter because it has four independent motors that operate four independent blades. It flies by adjusting the speed of the blades to allow it to pitch forward and back, roll left and right, and to yaw (turn) left and right.
The MQX includes a stabilization system that Blade uses on its mid-level helicopters. It flies very well in no to light wind.Read more ›
Now I have zero real R/C Helicopter experience. I knew I'd likely destroy this during the maiden voyage. To my surprise, that wasn't the case at all. While I've now crashed it about 65 times, it still runs fine with the original blades and nothing else is broken. I get about 15-20 minutes flight time out of the included 550Mah Lipo depending on how brave I am.
After those 65 crashes, I usually only crater it every 3rd flight or so. It's a blast.
Included in the box are 4 spare blades.
My version is the one with the included transmitter as well. It works fine, as cheap as I'm sure it is. At least now if I end up with more Blades I'll have a remote already.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Blade is a nice starter to learn basic of flying. It is easy to fly. Tried to get parts,because believe me you will need extra blades, but the company I bought this from... Read morePublished on January 6, 2014 by Lupe Zizek
My son is an experienced RC flyer, and had a blast with this toy RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX. The controller is just like all the other BLADE controllers, even the lower grade... Read morePublished on December 30, 2013 by KatrinaK. Harrell
I just bought 3 of these for my birthday. (65) My sons and I have zero experience whith rc toys. We charged the batteries and had dogfights within an hour, flew (semi crashed)... Read morePublished on December 1, 2013 by James Knauf
Its winter here and I have not really had the chance to fly this outdoors due to the rain. Looking forward to trying this outside so I can get used to handling it. Read morePublished on November 19, 2013 by collin
Very good battery life, like 10 minutes of constant flying. Incredible transmitter range and extremely durable, another battery is nice too so you can keep flying. Read morePublished on November 9, 2013 by Miles & Abby Coate
It flew ok for a while. It was very stable, but one of the motors slowly burned out. Also it stalled under full stick. Read morePublished on October 25, 2013 by bigbadbob
I started gaining interest in quadcopters recently and saw an online video where the reviewer said that the Blade mQX RTF was a good beginner quad for learning to fly before you... Read morePublished on October 18, 2013 by JR Fent