Blade Nano QX QuadCopter BNF
Part Number: BLH7680
The Blade Nano QX Quadcopter is the first Blade Helicopter to feature the new, revolutionary SAFE (Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope) software technology from Horizon Hobby. In addition to the multi-axis stabilization AS3X software that’s built into the Nano QX’s 4-in-1 DSMX Rx / ESCs / mixer / SAFE sensor Unit, SAFE adds further automated reassurance to the novice pilot as its electronic wizardry helps limit extreme flight orientation that would otherwise result in loss of control in other, non SAFE-equipped models.
With SAFE technology, the novice pilot can learn and grow accustomed to the flight control responses as the technology limits the bank angle or the climb or descend rate within preset limits regardless of the transmitter control inputs. SAFE can be programmed for to either enhance stability or agility and in both modes, the pilot has the added reassurance of the 6-axis stabilization software being also ever present thus making short work of changeable flight characteristics due to wind or turbulence and enabling a flying experience akin to a much larger model.
Though diminutive in size, the Nano QX packs a mighty punch, delivering a hobby-grade, premium flight experience thanks to its Blade tuned flight characteristics and the reassurance of it’s 2.4GHz DSM link between transmitter and model. It’s size and ultra lightweight means that it’s easy to fly indoors whilst the multi-axis stabilization software will also cope with gentle breezes if you choose to fly outdoors. It’s four plastic main rotor blades are protected from collision damage thanks to the ingenious chassis design that wraps a protective perimeter bumper around the outside extremity of the blades. Being lightweight also endows the Nano QX with incredible resilience but even if the unthinkable should occur and your Nano QX gets damaged, you can be assured that the spare parts are little more than a phone call away to any of our network of Horizon Hobby / Blade specialist retailers
Flight times of up to 8 minutes are made possible thanks to the inclusion of a 150mAh 1-cell 3.7V LiPo battery but the fun needn’t stop there. Courtesy of the included USB 1-cell LiPo charger, you can be up and running soon again once you’ve grabbed a charge from any handy nearby USB port.
- Features exclusive SAFE™ technology with stability and agility modes
- Small enough to fly in any room or office
- Tough, lightweight airframe with blade guards
- Potent brushed motors that provide smooth and powerful lift
- 4-in-1 DSMX Receiver/ESCs/mixer/SAFE sensor unit
- Includes two bodies with sharp Nano QX graphics
- Includes assortment of extra rotor blades
- Includes E-flite® 1S 3.7V 150mAh 25C Li-Po Battery
- Includes compact USB Li-Po battery charger
Needed To Complete
A 4+ channel DSM2 or DSMX transmitter
EAN Reference: BLH7680
|Main Rotor Diameter:||1.97 in (50.0mm)|
|Main Motor Size:||6mm brushed coreless|
|Battery:||3.7V 1S 150mAh 25C LiPo|
|Length:||5.5 in (140mm)|
|Width:||5.5 in (140mm)|
|Height:||1.2 in (30mm)|
|Flying Weight:||0.58 oz (16.5 g)|
|Approximate Flight Time:||8 minutes|
|Number of Channels:||4 channels minimum|
|Is Assembly Required:||No|
- David Hare, 03/07/13
I took delivery of my nano qx yesterday after speaking to RC Choppers online who were very helpful as RC Choppers always are!
I lean towards comparing the nano QX against the Blade MQX as both are very similar in terms of capability, price and both are from the same company (Blade).
Firstly, the nano QXis more fun to fly! Due to it's size and lower weight it zips around so quick! The turning circle for the nano QXi s better than the MQX too.
So far I have only flown in SAFE mode, which is not as restrictive as I would have expected - perfect for indoor flying! It basically stops you from slamming the nano in any direction at great angles, which results in a very smooth flying experience and does not feel in the least bit like it's holding you back, just keeping your little nano safe! :)
I also flew outside in winds of up to about 6-8mph and the nano QX coped very well. It's smaller, and lighter than the MQX so I expect 6-8mph is the limit before things get a little choppy, but certainly it can be flown outside in relatively light winds with no problems at all.
The design of the nano qx is one of the most impressive parts I feel. The shell has been designed to flex and due to the light weight of the nano overall, this means if you bump in to a wall mid flight it simply bounces, shakes it off and keeps on going. Sound is very inoffensive, it does have a slight high pitched whine to it, but nothing compared to say a Hubsan X4 or the MQX. My girlfriend managed to ignore it while watching Eastenders for 3 charges worth of flight - Impressive!!! The usb charger is great too. no more than about 30 minutes to fully charge, if that.
Thanks to RC Chopper - the only place in the UK I have found to stock these at the moment and thanks to Blade for designing a superb mini quad. I can see my mqx gathering dust already :)