The new Blade mQX BNF Quad-Copter (BLH7580)

I typed in Quad Copters and girls and this is what came up.

What do you guys think of this?

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Comment by Ellison Chan on January 19, 2012 at 5:42pm

I don't see any reason why it should be restricted to girls, should be good boys too, young and old.  It think it might have problems with flight time though running 4 brushed motors on a 500mah battery.  Also doesn't sound like it has accelerometers, just gyros.  It's going to be harder to fly than Gareth's octocopter.  The software won't level it for you automatically. No radio transmitter, so you'd have to get a Blade radio.  Add another $30-$40 USD to the $139, maybe Gareth can build another mini Arducopter for almost the same price.

Comment by Karla Jean Fripp on January 19, 2012 at 9:42pm

Gareth has a few tweeks to make to his Quad copter and then I'm going to attempt to fly that. He's going to put the APM 2 on it.

Comment by Gareth Rens on January 19, 2012 at 9:54pm

This copter is an AR Drone clone. Something for children @ Christmas...

Comment by patrice.rance on January 20, 2012 at 12:01am

The motors are brushed so care when you plug the APM on this ;)

Comment by Jonathan Lederer on January 20, 2012 at 6:16am

I think that your comment is very funny.  only problem is that if this little "toy" flies as well as the mCPx, than it's probably a very good practice machine for rainy days and limited flying arena (indoor apartment, for instance).  While my hex AP machine is a Droidworx AD-6 HL, I'd actually be tempted to order one of these for orientation practice and such.  It's just too bad that (at least if it follows suit with the mCPx) it has ZERO external load capability since its made of toothpick sized plastics for the frame. 

but...as far as the OP is concerned: very funny.

Comment by Nick Mann on January 20, 2012 at 6:18am

If you'd typed in hexacopter and girls, you might've found this....  where RC nerds go to die..  happily.  Male ones, that is.  :-)  http://vimeo.com/15867732?ab+

Comment by Neil Baker on January 20, 2012 at 7:02am

I flew one of these yesterday.  They are shipping to dealers now.  This flies supprisingly well.  Very locked in.  Something for a rainy day.  Very simple design.  My dealer cost makes it even more appealing :)  It takes some skill to fly so it might not be for some men either.... 

Comment by Karla Jean Fripp on January 20, 2012 at 7:11am

Well I guess DIY drones is all about feedback. Thanks for the feedback glad it made some of you smile.

The only thing I can say is they need to work on a way to prevent the video being wavy. The girls are very hot though. Always helps to have pretty subjects :)

Comment by Ed Kirk on January 20, 2012 at 7:55am

I purchased one two days ago, can't put it down.  It really flys great, control response is like acro when applying sticks but goes to level when sticks are at neutral.  It feels like there is a govenor on the motors so it will only go so fast even though there is some power left over it does move along it keeps you on your toes.  All flights have been out doors, you will want some room to enjoy it.  not to windy, it wobbles a little when it encounters a little gust.

I take it up to about 30 feet and cut the throttle, let it drop until the motors stop and apply full throuttle and it levels off at it goes back up.  great bank turnes, I have quads and tricopters, it flys more like the tricpter.  Very good yaw response.

don't underestimate this little craft, built great too.  I tryed to flip it and crashed very hard (in grass), all that happened is the canapy poped off.  I have never tryed to flip my other machines, yet.

Ed

Comment by Gareth Rens on January 20, 2012 at 9:28am

I bought one of these to fly around the house...

Pity the thing is so difficult to fly........

Im thinking about putting my APM2 in it...

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