Monday, October 28, 2013

700 X Video Build Series

Our good friend and Team Horizon pilot, Edsel Labao, has put together a really nice build series on the 700 X.

Part 1 Rotor head assembly -
Part 2 Frame assembly -
Part 3 Tail Assembly and Final wrap up -

 Great work Edsel!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

180 QX HD - Fun Flying Camera-Quad with SAFE!

Introducing the Blade 180 QX HD, the newest eye in the sky from Blade!

Not only have we taken the extremely popular mQX and completely changed its flying characteristics for the better by adding SAFE technology, we've added a 720p camera in the box that you can control from the transmitter!

The Blade 180 QX Features the EFC-720 camera from E-Flite. This camera comes out of the box with a 2GB SD card and is capable of shooting software enhanced 720p video or taking 1.3mp photos! We have been getting around 30 minutes of video or 15,000 photos with the included card. Of course, you can expand the camera to a 32GB card if you wish too!

This camera can be completely controlled by the RTF transmitter or your Spektrum transmitter. Stop and start video and even take photos right from the transmitter. Switch between modes by holding the trigger for 4 seconds and the camera will swap into video mode. Hold it for 4 seconds again and it will jump into photo mode. The next really nice feature about the camera is that it can be removed and placed on any other model you choose. Got an open receiver channel? Yep, you can control it on another platform! Oh did we mention it has a microphone too?

The flight characteristics are extremely improved due to SAFE technology. Flown the Nano QX? Yea, the 180 QX flys just as good. Flat pirouettes, crisp flight control and the dual stability mode is pretty nice too. High-Angle Stability and Low-Angle Stability give the pilot two self leveling modes to choose from. Less bank angle provides a smoother flight envelope for filming. If you have the desire for aerobatics, Agility mode is perfect for you guys out there that just want to do some fun quadcopter aerobatics.

If you've flown or owned the mQX, the 180 QX is truely a step up in overall performance and the parts transfer over! There are only 4 new parts for the 180 QX HD.

We expect to start shipping this December. Just in time for the holidays!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Nano QX ROCKS!

If you are looking for a small quad copter that can be flown by just about anyone, you should check out the new Blade Nano QX. with SAFE technology, the Nano QX comes standard with two flight modes that will surely make it appeal to a variety of piloting skills . Stability mode limits the Nano QX from any adverse attitude and will not allow the model to flip upside down. This mode also features self level which will level the model back out when the sticks are released! Agility mode opens up the Nano QX to aerobatics such as loops, rolls and flips! If you have flown the mQX, Agility mode will be what you are used to flying in.

The Nano QX is available in BNF for $69.99 or RTF for $89.99 and will be available in June 2013

Check it out guys!!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Blade 550 X Video Build Series

Check out this incredibly helpful video build series from Edsel Labao of Team Horizon Heli.

Part 1 Introduction and Tools required for the build -
Part 2 Rotorhead assembly -
Part 3 Frame assembly -
Part 4 Tail Assembly -
Part 5 Wrap up and Flight video -

Friday, February 8, 2013

E-fest Weekend! and Juan Pablo Montoya and his custom 550 X!

This weekend Blade will be attending the E-Fest indoor event where we will have our pilots flying all our newest products including the mCP X BL from Blade! The new CX4 will be on display as well for your viewing pleasure and many of our Team Horizon Pilots will be in attendance to help you with any questions you may have. If you are in the area, come say hi to the Horizon Team!

E-fest information:

Recently Juan Pablo Montoya, F-1 and NASCAR driver and Horizon Team pilot built a brand new 550 X and has been loving it! His custom canopy looks pretty sharp too!

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See you next time!