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Old 09-28-2013, 08:10 AM   #421
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I'd lean towards the Blade Nano QX. Easy to fly indoors, robust and fun. Switch off the safe mode stability and it's a handful! I think I paid $65 on ebay with extra batteries. I'd recommend that you get the bind and fly model and then pick up a used Spektrum DX6 or DX7 for $50-$70 so you have a good transmitter that can be used for a long while...or, if you get bored you can sell it for about what you paid for it.
+1 Awesome quad for the money. Best part about (most) hobby grade stuff is replacement parts and customer support.

Blade makes the nQX and is owned and distributed by Horizon Hobby which makes multiple other types of quads, airplanes, helicopters, boats, and cars.
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Old 09-28-2013, 04:49 PM   #422
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Here's a couple photos from tonight's flying. I have a video uploading to youtube that will explain the second one better.



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Old 09-28-2013, 05:47 PM   #423
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Video from above images.....the end is pretty good....

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Old 09-29-2013, 06:12 PM   #424
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Without going into detail, I'll say that I really like the return to home feature on this 350qx.

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Old 09-29-2013, 06:49 PM   #425
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Video from above images.....the end is pretty good....
Awesome! I will be attempting flips tomorrow! Wish me luck!

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Without going into detail, I'll say that I really like the return to home feature on this 350qx.

Me, too! So easy and accurate!
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:02 PM   #426
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I'd lean towards the Blade Nano QX. Easy to fly indoors, robust and fun. Switch off the safe mode stability and it's a handful! I think I paid $65 on ebay with extra batteries. I'd recommend that you get the bind and fly model and then pick up a used Spektrum DX6 or DX7 for $50-$70 so you have a good transmitter that can be used for a long while...or, if you get bored you can sell it for about what you paid for it.
Perfect. With all the options out there I was a bit after looking at 'em. I don't want to spend a ton of money, but sometimes spending a bit more gets a much better value, ya know?

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+1 Awesome quad for the money. Best part about (most) hobby grade stuff is replacement parts and customer support.

Blade makes the nQX and is owned and distributed by Horizon Hobby which makes multiple other types of quads, airplanes, helicopters, boats, and cars.
Nice. Always good to get a "second" on a recommend. I'll check 'em out.
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:15 AM   #427
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Careful with the 350QX! Lots of reports on the blades popping in mid air. The design on those props is pretty stupid looking.. Proprietary crap.

Pull them and check for cracks on the bottom side..
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Old 09-30-2013, 09:38 AM   #428
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Careful with the 350QX! Lots of reports on the blades popping in mid air. The design on those props is pretty stupid looking.. Proprietary crap.

Pull them and check for cracks on the bottom side..
Done did check 'em. Check em before and after every flight till someone puts 'em out in CF.
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Awesome! I will be attempting flips tomorrow! Wish me luck!
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Just remember to start at least 3 mistakes high!
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:33 AM   #430
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How does it fly otherwise?

I am waiting a frame set for my V-tail quad. Haven't flown it in a couple weeks!!

My VisionAire is a 4S beast now, it rocks. One of my favorite planes.
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:30 PM   #431
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Just remember to start at least 3 mistakes high!
Oh yeah! Tried it out! Double rolled it. 1.6++ works great! Much more enjoyable to fly now.

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How does it fly otherwise?

I am waiting a frame set for my V-tail quad. Haven't flown it in a couple weeks!!

My VisionAire is a 4S beast now, it rocks. One of my favorite planes.
Mine flies awesome! I have also been checking the props. It is fairly fast on stability mode and locks pretty well. Return To Home is just plain cool

Did you crash your V-tail?

I'm going to eat and maybe throw the Go Pro on the T copter to get some flipping video.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:25 PM   #432
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1.6 ++ is magic!


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Oh yeah! Tried it out! Double rolled it. 1.6++ works great! Much more enjoyable to fly now.



Mine flies awesome! I have also been checking the props. It is fairly fast on stability mode and locks pretty well. Return To Home is just plain cool

Did you crash your V-tail?

I'm going to eat and maybe throw the Go Pro on the T copter to get some flipping video.
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:06 PM   #433
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1.6 ++ is magic!
Yessir! I'll get better video tomorrow :)

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Old 09-30-2013, 11:35 PM   #434
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I'll have to check out 1.6++ - how do you load it? PC/USB?

Yeah I crashed the Vtail. Doing some nutty flying to show a buddy what it could do - I did a hard tail drag (unintentional! haha) on the concrete which buckled the rear motor mounts and balled it up a bit. haha.. It was pretty cool looking but too much for epoxy to fix.

I just got the frame in the mail yesterday so I should be back together soon!

I got the new Motor/ESC/BEC for the VisionAire last night and got that thing working. Swinging a 13x8 prop on 4S it should be a powerhouse. Lunch break is in an hour, everything is in the car ready to go, and the sun is shining ;)
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