The Blade 350 QX3 is available in three versions, from basic quadcopter to a camera drone with all the bells and whistles.
Please note that that this model is now discontinued!It has been replaced by the Blade Chroma-Click here for more details
The BNF Version
The BNF (Bind And Fly) model does not have a transmitter included in the package. It is intended for flyers who already own a transmitter. If the transmitter is a computer radio then all the better because the possible programming features can be useful on the Blade 350 QX3.
The BNF does NOT come with a camera (However it is GoPro ready) or a gimble but GPS software is included.
SAFE® Technology Explained
The SAFE® technology can make this quadcopter very easy to fly (Good for beginners) and also it can be switched to aerobatic mode for the more adventurous flyer!
Two flight modes are available for photography that gives a stable platform for good video and stills.
The beginner to drone flying will enjoy the 'Smart Mode" and 'Return Home" features and for the more advanced flyers the stabilizing features can be switched off and then the model can do flips rolls etc.
Another feature of the Smart mode is that the model will always fly in the direction the stick is moved even if the nose is pointed in another direction. It also features a "Safe Circle" barrier that prevents the quadcopter from flying too close to the pilot.
Return home can be activated at any time from the transmitter and the model will return to the spot where the motors were first started and land automatically. Ain't modern technology wonderful!
The Blade 350 QX3 RTF
The RTF(Ready To Fly) version is identical to the BNF except it includes a 4+ channel transmitter, in the package.
This radio appears similar to the Spektrum DX4e, with the reversing switches left off the front panel.
I would recommend replacing the dry batteries with NiMh types so they can be recharged.
The AP Combo RTF
This is the complete package with the Blade CGO2 GB 16MP 180p/60 camera and a 3-axis brushless gimbal. Click here for further information.