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Old 10-24-2013, 01:09 AM   #1
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This new Blade 180QX HD RTF looks ok! being able to turn the camera on and off from the Tx sounds good too

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180 QX HD BNF

Key Features

Exclusive SAFE™ technology
E-flite® EFC™-720 camera with transmitter functionality
Includes 2GB micro SD card for use with EFC-720 camera
Small enough to fly indoors and powerful enough to fly outdoors
Flight battery and charger included
Durable lightweight airframe
Potent 8.5mm brushed motors with protective drive gear guards
Agile enough to perform loops, rolls, tumbles and more
Sleek, low profile body
Includes one full set of replacement blades

Overview

The Blade® 180 QX combines the latest in quadcopter innovations with HD video and image capture capabilities. Utilizing SAFE™ technology, the 180 QX maintains superior stability in three flight modes. With the included E-flite® EFC™-720 camera, pilots can experience aerial video and image capture by simply activating the triggers on a Spektrum™ 5+ channel transmitter after programming it. Ideal for both indoor and outdoor flight, the 180 QX is a personal eye in the sky from the experts in Heli excitement.

Image capture on the fly
With the included EFC-720 flight camera and a 2GB micro SD card included, 180 QX HD pilots can capture video and still images while flying. This intuitive camera can be activated at any time during flight and be switched seamlessly between video and still image capture. This functionality can be programmed into a compatible DSMX® 5+ channel transmitter.

Equipped to thrill
The 180 QX HD comes equipped with three SAFE enhanced flight modes. High and low angle flight modes were specifically designed to deliver stable video and image capture while the agility mode setting allows pilots to experience aerobatic flight with the assistance of the AS3X® stability system.
Product Specifications

Type: Quad-Copter
Main Rotor Diameter: 14.0 in (355mm)
Gross Weight: 3.35 oz (95 g)
Length: 11.5 in (292mm)
Motor Size: (4) 8.5mm brushed
Kit/ARF/RTF: BNF
Minimum Age Recommendation: 14 years
Experience Level: Beginner
Recommended Environment: Indoor/Outdoor
Assembly Time: Less than 1 Hour
Is Assembly Required: Yes









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Old 10-24-2013, 09:28 AM   #2
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"This lightweight camera is capable of software-enhanced 720p resolution video recording "

1.3 megapixel stills and software upconverted video aren't going to look great...

what is the real native resolution of the video?
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:03 AM   #3
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In a nut shell it is a key chain video camera-- THEY are not bad to be honest, they are not super high end no.. BUT they do great for You tube type videos to be honest.

In essence the 720HD enhanced is what You tube does anyway if it can with videos as long as the quality is decent enough.

MOST people do not use any video service past You tube anyway. SURE there is others and tons of people will want more but in the end you can get what you pay for.
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:11 AM   #4
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Looks really cool and I think it will definitely fill a good niche but it's not something that I think fits into my fleet. I would have preferred a brushless version with the camera being optional.
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:05 PM   #5
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There is also a BNF version for $149.99. I would love to see video of how this flies! Very exciting!

http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...bnf-BLH7480#t7
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:06 PM   #6
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Here ya go!
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:36 PM   #7
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Video looks zoomed in with a narrow FOV and very low quailty, certainly not the 720p advertised.

Airframe should be good though.
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:48 PM   #8
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I like it, I've been waiting for something like this. I hope it he video out wire is accessible to make this a fpv machine

Blade - do you know if this will be possible without much modification?
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:12 PM   #9
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I was just coming here to say we need a new forum for this one.

I wonder if we remove the OK camera and put on a Mobius or 808 if it could handle the extra weight...

the quality and angle of view from the included camera seems a little low. along the lines of the cam that came with my Helimax 1SQ Vcam.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:05 PM   #11
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Looks like a re-branded MQX with a landing skid, new board and a video camera. I noticed the MQX is nowhere to be found on the blade site now. Suspect it will have the exact same issues as the MQX with the gear driven props and poor motor life. I would have liked to see the nano qx copied to the 180 QX size with brushless direct drive motors. I like that the camera can be controlled from the transmitter, but hopefully it'll be available with or without the camera.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:54 PM   #12
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If you like how the Nano QX flies then you'll probably like the 180 QX. Basically we ported the Nano QX code to the mQX and added a camera.

The handling qualities are excellent.

Should be available early December.
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Id like to get the 350x before getting this one. But would like to add this to collection someday!
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If you like how the Nano QX flies then you'll probably like the 180 QX. Basically we ported the Nano QX code to the mQX and added a camera.

The handling qualities are excellent.

Should be available early December.
I will ask for this... as a gift and I will be hunting down santa if it does a (500x) time thing..lol
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:51 AM   #15
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What's Pros/Cons of Drive Drive vs Gearbox? The 180QX is still gearbox is there reason it was keep that design except to be compatible for MQX users. Also it doesn't have Altitude Hold so filming or camera may be not be as stable?
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What size did they call the original MQX? Cause I dont remember a number attached to it, but this does look same, no?
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:22 AM   #17
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It is the same size as the mQX. The booms, motors, and blades are interchangeable. I should also throw batteries into that group but I would recommend the 25C version over the 12C.
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Is the canopy interchangable? Id just get the original MQX dirt cheap and replace the canopy as the older one was ugly. This looks much better and matches the NQX.
I am not a fan of those landong gears and not interested in this one for camera useage. Already got two micros that do that, and looking at the 300 sized one.
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Is the canopy interchangable? Id just get the original MQX dirt cheap and replace the canopy as the older one was ugly. This looks much better and matches the NQX.
Zooming into the pictures, the attachment looks identical, but on a larger scale, to the nQX. There looks to be an attachment grommet on the sides, just like the nQX.

So, you'll have to perform some sort of modification to get it to work. I don't expect that to be difficult at all. Maybe 5-15 minutes if you have half-decent hobby/crafting/fabricating experience...

And yes, I'll probably get one too. I just received one of the MIA mQX canopies, and that looks really cool.

If the mQX had come with a better looking canopy, it probably would have sold much better...


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Will this come with an optional canopy like the NQX did? it would be nice to have a yellow one to match the nano.
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