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Written by Greg Gimlick.
Blade 350 QX3 AP Combo with SAFE Technology.
Flight video and abridged review.
Full review in the July 2015 issue of
Model Aviation.


Specifications

Model type: Electric RTF quadcopter
Skill level: Beginner to advanced
Main rotor diameter: 22.8 inches
Rotor blade length: 8.27 inches
Motors: Four 1,100 Kv brushless outrunners (included)
Length: 18.3 inches
Height: 7.48 inches
Width: 18.3 inches
Weight: 33.7 ounces
Frame material: Plastic
Power system: Four 1,100 Kv brushless outrunners (included); 10-amp brushless ESC (included)
Battery: E-flite 3,000 mAh 3S 11.1-volt 30C LiPo; 12 AWG EC3 connectors (included)
Radio system: Full-range Spektrum DX4 transmitter with mobile device mount (included)
Battery charger: 3S DC LiPo balancing charger; 3.5-amp AC adapter (included)
Camera: Blade CGO2 GB 16-megapixel 1080p/60 camera; 8 GB micro SD card (included)
Gimbal: Integrated three-axis brushless (included)
Other features: 5.8 GHz Wi-Fi link for compatible iOS and Android devices
Optional accessories: 350 QX carrying case (optional at $139.99)
Flight duration: 15 minutes
Street price: $929.99



Camera Specifications

Dimensions: 3.00 x 101.62 x 129.12mm
Sensor resolution: 16 megapixels
Recorded video resolution: 1080p/60 frames per second or 1080p/48 frames per second (adjustable via app)
Live video resolution: QVGA 330 x 240/30 frames per second
Field of view: 155°
Gimbal pitch range: -90° to +45°
Gimbal roll range: ±45°
Media storage: 8 GB micro SD card (included)
Weight: 5.75 ounces



Pluses

• Very cool looks!
• Return Home function for loss of signal or orientation (in GPS mode).
• Availability of four flight modes.
• Excellent GUI interface.
• USB interface cable included.
• Excellent video quality and stabilization.
• LEDs for day- and night-flying orientation.
• Includes one battery and balancing charger.
• Complete package ready to fly.



Flight Video




1 comments

I was very interested in the article for the Horizon Hobby Blade 350QX3 as I was comparing it to my DJI Vision 2. I am thinking about getting a new Quadcopter as I am having a hard time getting a simple repair made to my camera. A power cord has been on order for the gimble for two weeks now and the hobby shop in Dayton Ohio says they still don't have it in. I would like something I can get a repair completed on without wasting a whole summer.
Thanks for the article.

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