If you’re a beginner flyer looking for an inexpensive, well-rounded RC drone, then look no further than the Blade 200 QX.
With 4 powerful 3000Kv brushless motors, 3 different flight modes, and a decent flight time, you won’t be disappointed. Although it might not look like it, this quadcopter is fast and agile.
And to top it all off, it comes with 4 super-bright LED lights (one on each motor) so that you can easily fly your drone at night.
In this Blade 200 QX review, we’re going to talk about the drone’s best features, some potential drawbacks, and help you determine whether it’s right for you. Let’s get started.
Blade 200 QX Review – Built with the Latest “SAFE” Technology
If you’re a first-time flyer, you definitely want something that’s safe to fly. Fortunately, this RC drone offers just that. With its signature “SAFE” technology, you’ll be less likely to crash. What is it exactly? “SAFE” stands for “Sensor Assisted Flight Envelope”.
This technology can help with the stabilization aspect of your drone. This is particularly useful if you’re flying outside where there’s wind. This is by far one of the best benefits to this beginner quadcopter. Here's a video of the drone in action:
Overview of Features
Next in this Blade 200 QX review, we’re going to show you an overview of some of the drone’s best and most attractive features. They include:
- 4 Powerful 3000Kv Brushless Motors: If you read our article on how to build a drone, you know that brushless motors have longer lifespans than brushed motors. Since the QX comes with brushless motors, you can expect them to last a long time. The motors are very powerful, which can instantly be felt as soon as you get behind the transmitter.
- Bright LED Lights: Are you someone who enjoys flying quadcopters at night? If so, then you’re going to love this RC drone. When the sun goes down, you won’t have any problems tracking the position of your drone. This is arguably one of the best benefits to owning the Blade 200 QX (that, and the fact that it’s super durable!).
- 3 Flight Modes: One of the benefits to having different flight modes is that you can adjust your transmitter to your experience level. For example, if you’re a beginner flyer then simply set the transmitter to a setting where it’s less sensitive. Likewise, if you’re an experienced flyer, make the transmitter more sensitive (for added control and maneuverability).
- 7-Minute Flight Time: Considering the drone’s powerful motors, a 7-minute flight time is actually pretty good! While it might not sound like a lot, it can easily be overcome if you buy extra batteries for your drone. Personally, I like to have 2-3 extra batteries ready to go. That way, I can stay in the air way longer.
This thing can take a beating. I was a bit worried that since the drone is on the heavier side, that the impacts would be too much for it.
While this is generally true, my crashes didn’t seem to do that much damage to the drone. Overall, if you’re a smart/safe flyer, there’s no reason why this model quadcopter shouldn’t last you for years to come.
Next in this review, we’re going to talk about all the good things associated with this quadcopter (in the next section we’ll discuss some of its limitations and drawbacks).
First off, this drone is very fast and easy to fly. The battery comes with a lot of “juice” that will help the powerful motors take off with ease. It’s one of the few drones out there that can hold its own against the wind (although it stands no chance against powerful wind gusts).
Another thing you’ll appreciate is that it’s easy to find replacement parts for this drone.
Just type “Blade 200 QX Replacement Parts” in Google, Amazon, or Banggood.com and you’ll get a lot of results. The replacement parts are affordable, which is an added bonus.
Also, the 200 QX is cheap in comparison to what it offers. If you were to fly this drone without any prior knowledge of its price, you would guess that it was very expensive.
But it's surprisingly affordable. Finally, the drone is capable of cruising at a fun, fast speed.
Now let’s talk about some of the bad associated with the 200 QX.
The first and most obvious drawback is that it doesn’t come with a camera.
Granted, you can attach your own FPV camera later on, but it doesn’t come with one when you buy it online. For some people, that’s a big turnoff. Secondly, it doesn’t come with a transmitter.
That’s right- this is a BNF model drone. BNF stands for “Bind-and-Fly”, which means that you’ll need to bind your own transmitter to the Blade 200 QX.
The final drawback is that because of its white color, it can be easy to lose the drone during the day. This isn’t a huge drawback, but it’s still one to consider before buying. Despite these flaws, it’s still a very fun quadcopter to fly.
The 3 Flight Modes Explained
Earlier we talked about the drone’s flight modes. Now let’s talk about them in more detail. The drone comes with 3 main flight modes:
- Stability Mode: Designed for beginner flyers.
- 3D Stability: Designed for intermediate flyers.
- 3D Agility: Designed for expert flyers.
If you want to push your quadcopter to its max, then the 3D Agility mode is how to do it.
But if you’re a newbie who’s still learning how to fly, then stick with Stability Mode. The last thing you want is to permanently crash your new quadcopter.
How much does this quadcopter sell for? Currently, you can buy it for a relatively decent price. That isn’t much when you look at everything it has to offer.
It offers about 7 minutes of flight time, 4 powerful brushless motors, and 3 flight modes that allow it to be flown by any experience level. We hope that this Blade 200 QX review has helped you make a good buy when shopping for a drone.