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Blade 350 QX3 AP combo
Blade aims to make image capturing a rewarding experience with the 350 QX3 AP Combo RTF C-Go2 quadcopter.
Those searching for a reliable drone will have burning questions about this one.
The quadcopter’s image capturing and aerial capabilities will definitely arouse curiosity. In all, users will want to know if it is worthwhile buying.
A. Blade 350 QX3 AP combo RTF features
This revolutionary quadcopter has a host of features that are definitely enticing.
1. SAFE Technology
This drone uses SAFE (Sensory Assisted Flight Envelope) technology. The 350 QX3 gives users two aerial nodes that allow it to capture top quality images.
SAFE mode enables self-leveling. It also activates the craft’s altitude and GPS sensors, which prompt it to hover in place.
2. Smart Mode
Smart mode gives novice pilots greater control of their devices. Smart mode makes sure that the device flies in the direction the user wants it to.
When the craft is in smart mode, it creates a barrier, or safe circle, that stops it from flying too near the pilot. This is a welcome feature that prevents injury.
3. Aerial Photography mode
Experienced pilots and those who want to try advanced flying moves may use the aerial photography mode.
In this mode, the Safe Circle is off. With no automated features, the pilot has complete control of the craft. He can also fly it at steeper angles.
4. Return Home feature
The Return Home feature makes sure that the craft returns to its take-off point if the pilot loses the remote control signal. This is a boon for new flyers who have not mastered control of their planes yet.
5. Intuitive Programming Interface
The Intuitive Programming Interface makes tracking the drone, calibrating. flight settings and checking on the craft’s software easy. The interface has four screens.
a. Sensor Information Screen
The Sensor Information screen lets users track the drone’s sensors and speed controls. Pilots can also check how much power the battery has left.
The calibration screen allows pilots to calibrate the compass, speed controls and the camera gimbal to tilt at an intended angle.
The GPS Screen helps pilots track flight paths and locations. It verifies the accuracy of GPS information. It also pinpoints the plane’s latitude, altitude and longitude. This functional screen makes sure that the drone does not get lost.
The device’s Information screen helps pilots check on the drone’s hardware and software. It shows when the plane’s software needs updating.
6. Adjustable flight limits
This quadcopter flies within set geographical boundaries. The default settings are 328.08 feet(100m) away and 164.04 feet(50m) above the plane’s starting point. These limits are adjustable.
7. The Blade CGO2 GB 3-Axis stabilized camera
At 16 megapixels, the CG02 gimbal camera has one of the highest resolutions. The three-axis gimbal stabilizes the camera and lets it take aerial videos steadily.
The DX4 RC transmitter has a throttle that lets pilots tilt the camera, allowing them to take photos from more perspectives.
8. User-friendly DX4 RC transmitter
The spring-loaded control stick gives a user more control of his craft. It gives the craft more stability. Photographers can hover it at an intended altitude when the control returns to a neutral position automatically.
9. Dynamic flight battery and charger
The 3000 mAh battery is lasting and gives the craft 15 minutes of flight time. With the help of a functional charger, it allows the craft enough time to capture high-quality images.
10. WIFi Link
The 5.8 WIFI link lets users share photos between their cameras and smart phones. it is compatible with Android and IOS phones.
B. Blade 350 QX3 AP combo C-Go2 specifications
- Length: 465mm (18.3 inches)
- Width: 465mm (18.3 inches)
- Height: 190mm (7.5 inches)
- Weight: 955 g (2.11 pounds)
At only 18.3 inches, this is a small, manageable craft that will not daunt novice pilots. With a height of 7.5 inches, it is fairly compact.
The 350 QX3 is light, at only 2.11 pounds. It is less intimidating for new fliers and makes take off easier.
Its winsome features and specifications aside, this drone has definite draws.
A great boon of this craft is its extremely high stability. The DX4 transmitter and SAFE features give users firm control of their craft.
Though the craft does not come ready-to-fly, it is easy to put together. It comes with a set of instructions for users to follow.
It is also user-friendly. With the RC transmitter’s springboard controls and SAFE feature, anyone can fly this drone.
4. Stabilizing gimbal
Video enthusiasts do not need to worry about shaky images. The three-axis gimbal allows them to capture stable, clear ones. The smooth videos please users.
It is also more affordable than other higher-end drones; the 350 QX3 costs less than other drones in this price range.
Like all devices, this quadcopter is not perfect. Manufacturers could have made it better in some ways.
1. Enhanced camera
The drone could have a more enhanced camera. Having said that, it takes sharp pictures for a camera within its price range.
2. Time to assemble
Some users report that the drone takes some time to assemble, though the process is not difficult at all.
3. Return to home feature from a close range
The drone flies accurately within six feet, or 2 meters. However, it may miss its landing point slightly if its flight path is within a limited range. In such cases, users should prepare to catch it as it lands.