Fun, Learning, Friendship and Mutual Respect
START  HERE


Unregistered
Go Back   HeliFreak > R/C Helicopter Support > Blade Helicopters (eFlite) > 350QX


350QX Blade 350QX Multirotor Information and Help


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-07-2013, 03:56 PM   #1
WilsonFlyer
Registered Users
 

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Wilson NC
Default Phantom v. 350QX

This is not intended to start a war, but I know a few of you have both. I would have, but I managed to put off the Phantom long enough to wait for the 350 to be released.

At the end of the day, I'd like to know what advantages one has over another. What features does the Phantom have that the 350QX does not and vice-versa?

Compare the experiences. Let's do it without bashing. That is sincerely not why I started this thread. I'd like to hear the merits and pitfalls of both sides.
WilsonFlyer is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2013, 05:03 PM   #2
fishycomics
Registered Users
 
Posts: 1,894
 

Join Date: May 2012
Location: USA
Default

1000% agree. People here can steer you clear of a perfect product. I love the Blade 350 QX, and would love to get the Phantom. And will follow the thread.
fishycomics is online now        Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2013, 05:11 PM   #3
setishock
Registered Users
 
Posts: 2,431
 

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: In the free skies
Default

This is not really fair to have a thread like this. The Phantom has been out as far as I know for a while. While the 350QX has only been out for what? A couple of weeks?
They both have their inherent issues and they will be addressed in time. I think once HH lets go of that proprietary business model, you'll see more people step up to offer after market items for the 350QX. Like the rotor hubs.
They're both obviously fun to fly. I own a Phantom. The reason is not the Blade design but rather a matter of being impatient to get a larger quad. I'm not down with preorder jazz. Got skunked with the vbulletin version 4 fiasco. Paid in advance, and it was a serious let down. Once bitten twice shy.

Let's just hope the masses put enough pressure on both camps to get issues rectified so we can do what we bought them for in the first place.
To have fun flying them.
See you in the sky's...
__________________
Contributor: TEAM LAVAQUAD
setishock is online now        Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2013, 05:16 PM   #4
WilsonFlyer
Registered Users
Thread Starter Thread Starter
 

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Wilson NC
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by setishock View Post
This is not really fair to have a thread like this. The Phantom has been out as far as I know for a while. While the 350QX has only been out for what? A couple of weeks?
They both have their inherent issues and they will be addressed in time. I think once HH lets go of that proprietary business model, you'll see more people step up to offer after market items for the 350QX. Like the rotor hubs.
They're both obviously fun to fly. I own a Phantom. The reason is not the Blade design but rather a matter of being impatient to get a larger quad. I'm not down with preorder jazz. Got skunked with the vbulletin version 4 fiasco. Paid in advance, and it was a serious let down. Once bitten twice shy.

Let's just hope the masses put enough pressure on both camps to get issues rectified so we can do what we bought them for in the first place.
To have fun flying them.
See you in the sky's...
So you don't agree that people will compare the two? Huh? Am I missing something here?

This is not about bitching about broken props. This is about fundamental things that one does better than the other and vice-versa. Fell free to ignore the thread if you deem it insignificant and unfair.
WilsonFlyer is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2013, 05:29 PM   #5
number_nine
Registered Users
 

Join Date: May 2013
Location: Minnesota
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WilsonFlyer View Post
So you don't agree that people will compare the two? Huh? Am I missing something here?

This is not about bitching about broken props. This is about fundamental things that one does better than the other and vice-versa. Fell free to ignore the thread if you deem it insignificant and unfair.
ouch!
__________________
Nano CPx, 130x, 350 QX, DX-Nine
number_nine is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2013, 05:38 PM   #6
ratherbflyin
Registered Users
 

Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: East Coast
Default

I don't own a phantom. Why i chose the blade?

Agility mode: Badass!
Parts availability. (Soon)
Common radio. I can use it for other birds.
It looks so much cooler
ratherbflyin is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2013, 06:11 PM   #7
mike4884
 

Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: bucks county, PA
Default

My buddy has the phantom and he like that more for video and the qx for all out fun. Plus the qx is faster. Dji support isn't so good he says and hh is second to none . while the phantom is fun to fly I find that the qx is more of a blast especially in agility mode. I don't like on the phantom how u have to turn the remote off for the return to home feature. When I seen that I was like what??? ....350 looks cooler also. And the price is pretty good for all the features even the phantoms price has went down I still would choose the 350 any day .....even with the prop issues. That can be fixed and is being fixed
mike4884 is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2013, 06:22 PM   #8
WilsonFlyer
Registered Users
Thread Starter Thread Starter
 

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Wilson NC
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mike4884 View Post
My buddy has the phantom and he like that more for video and the qx for all out fun. Plus the qx is faster. Dji support isn't so good he says and hh is second to none . while the phantom is fun to fly I find that the qx is more of a blast especially in agility mode. I don't like on the phantom how u have to turn the remote off for the return to home feature. When I seen that I was like what??? ....350 looks cooler also. And the price is pretty good for all the features even the phantoms price has went down I still would choose the 350 any day .....even with the prop issues. That can be fixed and is being fixed
Good info. Thanks!
WilsonFlyer is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2013, 06:33 PM   #9
mabe01
Registered Users
 

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: colorado
Default

Curious myself about this one should be good. I passed on the phantom, and jumped on the qx. I freakin hate my qx right now because it is grounded again for being bad. Probably my fault though, but I do love it. Does that make sense?

mabe01 is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2013, 06:36 PM   #10
The ShOCkER
Registered Users
 
Posts: 748
 

Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Sarasota Fl.
Default

Not that we have that settled

Lets do Bacon VS sausage ........



Quote:
Originally Posted by mike4884 View Post
My buddy has the phantom and he like that more for video and the qx for all out fun. Plus the qx is faster. Dji support isn't so good he says and hh is second to none . while the phantom is fun to fly I find that the qx is more of a blast especially in agility mode. I don't like on the phantom how u have to turn the remote off for the return to home feature. When I seen that I was like what??? ....350 looks cooler also. And the price is pretty good for all the features even the phantoms price has went down I still would choose the 350 any day .....even with the prop issues. That can be fixed and is being fixed
The ShOCkER is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2013, 07:04 PM   #11
mabe01
Registered Users
 

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: colorado
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The ShOCkER View Post
Not that we have that settled

Lets do Bacon VS sausage ........
Dude, its bacon hands down.
mabe01 is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2013, 07:09 PM   #12
rminder
Registered Users
 

Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Ohio
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WilsonFlyer View Post
This is not intended to start a war, but I know a few of you have both. I would have, but I managed to put off the Phantom long enough to wait for the 350 to be released.

At the end of the day, I'd like to know what advantages one has over another. What features does the Phantom have that the 350QX does not and vice-versa?

Compare the experiences. Let's do it without bashing. That is sincerely not why I started this thread. I'd like to hear the merits and pitfalls of both sides.
This might not quite fit the topic of this thread but I'll give it a go. I don't have either one, yet. But I intend to get one. I thought I would explain why I'm 99% certain I'll end up getting a 350 QX. First of all, I am probably an average hobbiest. I own a Blade mQX and Nano QX. I also own an mCPX. I really enjoy flying the quads. I really don't need the video capabilities of either one, but it's cool and I may end up getting a GoPro and have some fun. I'll never be a super serious hobbiest. But I enjoy it and fly a couple times per week, weather permitting. And I enjoy learning about the hobby.

I suspect for many people like me, either the Phantom or QX would do just fine. We would be happy with either one and their capabilities probably far exceed our abilities to master them. Given all that I'm going to buy a 350 for the following reasons:

1. Horizon Hobby is an American company. I generally don't go in for buying American just because it's the patriotic thing to do. But HH has earned my business. Very few companies put the customer first like HH does, in spite of the fact that they often don't seem to do a very good job of QC.

2. HH seems to be a very transparent company. As near as can tell, they're not trying to hide their problems from their customers.

3. I have two hobby stores within 15-20 minutes of me and both carry HH products/parts and know HH products inside out. This is invaluable.

4. I have no great desire to support any China based company. I don't know this, but it wouldn't surprise me if the Phantom is manufactured in a sweat shop where employees are earning $2 per day. The engineers designing and developing the Phantom product line are probably doing ok, but I'll bet the manufacturing folks are not. If it comes down to an American company and Chinese company, and the products are both competitive, I'll go American every time.

Just my $.02
rminder is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2013, 07:14 PM   #13
mabe01
Registered Users
 

Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: colorado
Default

I think that would fit since you are not interested in video as much. Qx is a blast. I've been sad all day cause I can't fly
mabe01 is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2013, 07:26 PM   #14
fishycomics
Registered Users
 
Posts: 1,894
 

Join Date: May 2012
Location: USA
Default

man this goes back to when the corvette and t-bird era, or maybe Camaro and firebird.

The phantom, I cannot speak , for but I am not grounded wit the Blade...
fishycomics is online now        Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2013, 07:28 PM   #15
GoatRider
Registered Users
 
Posts: 1,622
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Maple Grove, MN
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The ShOCkER View Post
Not that we have that settled

Lets do Bacon VS sausage ........
Quote:
Originally Posted by mabe01 View Post
Dude, its bacon hands down.
Quote:
Originally Posted by fishycomics View Post
man this goes back to when the corvette and t-bird era, or maybe Camaro and firebird.

The phantom, I cannot speak , for but I am not grounded wit the Blade...
House vs Senate!
__________________
- Benton Jackson, Maple Grove MN
Roswell Flyer (retired), Concept EP (retired), Eco 8 (retired), WLToys V929 & V202, Nano CPx, Nano CPx mild BL, Nano QX, mCX2, 130x
GoatRider is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2013, 09:30 PM   #16
pixeltim
Registered Users
 
Posts: 2,771
 

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Madison, WI
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mabe01 View Post
Dude, its bacon hands down.
Bacon is much harder to cook just right, but damn, when done right, sausage doesn't have a chance!
__________________
My aerial photos are at pixeltim.com

Phantom 2 Vision and assorted other egg-beaters.
pixeltim is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2013, 09:41 PM   #17
nmdesertracer
Registered Users
 
Posts: 942
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: New Mexico
Default

Is the El Camino a car or truck?
__________________


nmdesertracer is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2013, 09:41 PM   #18
755 robert
Registered Users
 
Posts: 7,290
 

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: central coast of California
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pixeltim View Post
Bacon is much harder to cook just right, but damn, when done right, sausage doesn't have a chance!
Sausage wrapped in bacon has always been one of my favorites...
__________________
700 class nitro,2X 600class electric,2X 450class,250 class,130 class,a few mcpx class(
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
).Dx-7.All helis fbl...If I had a dollar for every dollar I've spent on heli's ...I would break even.
.Who is John Galt?
755 robert is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2013, 09:48 PM   #19
pixeltim
Registered Users
 
Posts: 2,771
 

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Madison, WI
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rminder View Post
This might not quite fit the topic of this thread but I'll give it a go. I don't have either one, yet. But I intend to get one. I thought I would explain why I'm 99% certain I'll end up getting a 350 QX. First of all, I am probably an average hobbiest. I own a Blade mQX and Nano QX. I also own an mCPX. I really enjoy flying the quads. I really don't need the video capabilities of either one, but it's cool and I may end up getting a GoPro and have some fun. I'll never be a super serious hobbiest. But I enjoy it and fly a couple times per week, weather permitting. And I enjoy learning about the hobby.

I suspect for many people like me, either the Phantom or QX would do just fine. We would be happy with either one and their capabilities probably far exceed our abilities to master them. Given all that I'm going to buy a 350 for the following reasons:

1. Horizon Hobby is an American company. I generally don't go in for buying American just because it's the patriotic thing to do. But HH has earned my business. Very few companies put the customer first like HH does, in spite of the fact that they often don't seem to do a very good job of QC.

2. HH seems to be a very transparent company. As near as can tell, they're not trying to hide their problems from their customers.

3. I have two hobby stores within 15-20 minutes of me and both carry HH products/parts and know HH products inside out. This is invaluable.

4. I have no great desire to support any China based company. I don't know this, but it wouldn't surprise me if the Phantom is manufactured in a sweat shop where employees are earning $2 per day. The engineers designing and developing the Phantom product line are probably doing ok, but I'll bet the manufacturing folks are not. If it comes down to an American company and Chinese company, and the products are both competitive, I'll go American every time.

Just my $.02
I'm very conflicted on this one.
DJI appears to be a Honk Kong based company and I do greatly prefer doing business with an american company whenever possible.
That being said, I just looked at the box for my Blade 350qx.
It proudly stated right below the barcode, Made In China.

is my Blade 350qx made in the same factory as the DJI? who knows?

How many americans even care?

I certainly do but it seems I am a rarity.
__________________
My aerial photos are at pixeltim.com

Phantom 2 Vision and assorted other egg-beaters.
pixeltim is offline        Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2013, 10:19 PM   #20
automap2002
Registered Users
 
Posts: 236
 
My HF Map location
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Default

BACON

Yes it is an American thing, 350QX!!!!
__________________
To many to mention! Phoenix V4.0, RF7,
More to come!!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
AMA 1017892
automap2002 is offline        Reply With Quote
Reply




Unregistered
Go Back   HeliFreak > R/C Helicopter Support > Blade Helicopters (eFlite) > 350QX


350QX Blade 350QX Multirotor Information and Help

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Copyright © 2004-2011 - William James - Helifreak.com