The Blade 200 QX is not an ordinary drone. This device is potent. It is capable of performing acrobatics and is ideal for beginner flyers who are looking for a cheap yet, well-rounded RC quadcopter.
With a reasonable flight time, four powerful brushless motors, and three different flight modes trust us the 200 QX drone will never disappoint you. Though it may not look like it, this quad is agile and fast at the same time.
Nevertheless, if you want to know more about this powerful quad, no worries because we are here to help you.
In this Blade 200 QX review, we are going to take a closer look at what this quad has to offer. We are going to talk about its best features and some possible drawbacks.
Moreover, this review can also help you a lot in determining whether it is right for you or not. So, without further ado, let’s begin this Blade 200 QX Review.
What’s Inside the Package?
- Blade 200 QX
- User manual
- Spare props & nut driver
- Adapter and battery charger
- Hex key
- Landing gear
Blade 200 QX Review: Features and Specifications
Let's take a look at the different features and specifications of this quad in a more in-depth outlook.
The majority of first-time or beginner flyers are often looking for a quadcopter that is easy yet safe to fly. Fortunately, the 200 QX provides.
One of the best things about this quad is that it is constructed using the newest SAFE technology. With the help of this technology, flyers mainly the beginners are less likely to crash their quad.
However, what exactly SAFE is? As what we mentioned a while ago SAFE means Sensor Assisted Flight Mode.
Even so, the SAFE technology can significantly help you when it comes to your quad's stabilization. It always comes in handy, especially when you are flying outdoors and there is wind.
So far, it is considered one of the best advantages of this quad for beginners.Wondering how this device performs? If so, then check out the video below.
Powerful Brushless Motors
Have you already read our article on how to build drones? If so, perhaps you are aware that a brushless motor has a longer lifespan compared to a brush motor.
Apart from its impressive SAFE technology which makes flying safer and smoother the 200 QX drone is also equipped with not one but four powerful 3000Kv brushless motors.
Since the Blade 200 QX is equipped with such powerful motors, you can be sure that it will last for a longer time. Even so, you can instantly fee how powerful the motors are the moment you get behind the controller or transmitter.
As what we said earlier, the 200 QX drone has three different flight modes. The benefit of having this feature is that you will be able to adjust the transmitter depending on your level of experience.
For instance, if you are a beginner or a first-time flyer you can set your drone’s transmitter to a particular setting in which it is less sensitive.
On the other hand, if you are a professional flyer, it is highly recommended to set your transmitter to a more sensitive mode for additional maneuverability as well as control. Nevertheless, let’s talk about the different flight modes in more detail.
Three Flight Modes
3D Stability. This mode is specifically designed for an intermediate flyer.
Stability Mode. This mode is best suited for beginner and amateur flyers.
3D agility. Lastly, this mode is designed for professional and expert drone flyers.
There you have it the three flight modes that are featured in the Blade 200 QX. Nonetheless, if you want to push your quad to its maximum, then the 3D agility mode can help you a lot.
However, if you a newbie who is still learning how to fly, then it is best for you to opt for the Stability mode.
Cameras are handy especially for those who are looking forward to capturing aerial videos and photographs.
Though it doesn’t equip with a camera, the 200 QX has sufficient power to hold an action camera notwithstanding of its size.
There are custom made cameras for this quadcopter you can purchase separately, for instance, a Mobiu or a GoPro.
Flight Time and Distance
This Blade 200 QX review will not be completed without talking about the flight time.
Considering the quad's powerful brushless motors, the seven minutes flight time of this item is indeed pretty good. Unluckily, for some the seven minutes flight time is not enough.
However, if you are one these flyers who want to have a longer flight time don't worry because you can overcome it with ease. How? Very simple, buy spare batteries for your quadcopter.
Two to three extra batteries will allow you to stay in the air longer. When it comes to the flight distance, this quad can go up to 300 yards away.
Another good thing about this powerful quad is that it comes equipped with super bright LED lights. Thus, if you enjoy flying your drone at night, then you are going to like the 200 QX.
With the help of these lights, you will not have a hard time looking for your device most especially the minute the sun goes down.
There is no doubt; it is one of the main advantages of owning this drone. Apart from being super bright, the LED lights are extremely durable as well.
Performance and Flight
In this section, we are going to talk about the drone's performance as well as flight. First and foremost, the 200 QX doesn't feature a GPS. Meaning to say, it will not be able to steady itself most especially when it is flying in the wind.
In addition to that, it does not come with a return-to-home function which is commonly seen in other quads such as the Eachine H8 Mini as well as Phantom 3 by DJI. Nevertheless, it is a stable flyer and very easy and smooth to fly.
This quad, on the other hand, flies indoors and outdoors. However, make sure not to fly it outside when there’s a wind.
Generally, it requires minimal effort and time to learn how to fly this quad accurately. When it comes to the size, it is relatively bigger and heavier compared to the Hubsan X4. With the said, you should fly this quad in an area with more flying space. Keep in mind that it does not perform very well in constricted spaces.
Size and Weight
Aforementioned, the Blade 200 QX is a big and heavy device. Even so, this product has a total dimension of 12.8” by 8” by 3.6” and weighs around two pounds.
What We Liked
In this part of our Blade 200 QX review, we are going to discuss the things that we liked the most about this quad.
It is straightforward to fly and fast.
Since its battery comes with plenty of "juice" which may help the powerful brushed motors, there is no doubt this quad is very easy to fly.
The 200 QX drone is only a few models out there which is capable of holding its own against the wind. Though, it views no chance against heavy wind gusts.
Finding parts for replacement is pretty easy.
Yes, you have read it right, finding parts for your drone has never been a hard task. All you have to do is search for the "Blade 200 WX Replacement Part" in several online marketplaces such as Banggood.com, Google, and Amazon.
Trust us; if you do this, you will get tons of results. On the other hand, the replacements are inexpensive, which is considered as an additional bonus.
One reason why this quad is quite popular is that it is accessible at a very reasonable price tag. It is inexpensive in contrast to what it provides.
Nevertheless, if you're planning to buy this quad without any idea regarding its price, you may think that it is costly.
Surprisingly, it is very affordable. Regardless of its price tag, this drone can cruise at a fast speed.
Equipped with LED Lights
Flying at nighttime is a blast. However, no better quad can do this than the 200 QX.
Its inbuilt LED lights will allow you to operate at night and in dark areas effortlessly. Apart from that the LED lights also improve the device's aesthetic appeal.
Other Things That We Liked
-Lots of power
-Decent flight time
-Convenient flight modes for both advanced and beginner flyers
-It can hold a GoPro camera
What We Didn’t Like
Here, we’re going to discuss some of its drawbacks as well as limitations.
It does not come with camera and transmitter.
Though you can attach your camera, the Blade 200 QX quadcopter doesn't come equipped with one if you purchase it online. Without a doubt, it is a big turn off to use and other people.
Apart from not having a camera the Blade 200 QX doesn’t have a transmitter as well which is commonly present in most quadcopters these days.
It's a BNF or Bind-and-Fly quad. Meaning to say, you will have to bind your transmitter towards the 200 QX. That said, you will have to buy the quad separately.
Its white color
Due to its white color, the Blade 200 QX quad might lose with ease especially if you're flying it during the day.
However, it is not a big drawback but it still worth considering before making a purchase. Regardless of this drawback, it is still a powerful quad that is very fun to fly.
Other Things That We Didn’t Like
-East to break especially if you tend to crash it often
-Its frame is not as durable as the expensive models
-No return-to-home functions and GPS
-The charging time is quite long
How to Set Up the 200 QX?
Setting up the Blade 200 QX is very easy. You need to follow the steps accurately. To begin with, you have to pair your quad to the transmitter by following the instructions provided in the user manual. Don’t worry because the manual has the exact procedures for every type of transmitter which will work on this quad.
On the other hand, for other transmitters, it is best that you talk to the company who made it.
After the pairing up process, bring your quad outdoor and set up. However, never set up your quad indoors no matter how small it is especially if it is the first time you’re going to fly it.
Afterward, place the battery in the slot and connect it to your drone. After closing the tray, position your drone on an even and flat surface.
Then you have to wait for at least 10 seconds after installing the battery. Lastly, move around 4 feet away from your quad for safety reasons.
The Blade 200 QX is more powerful most especially when compared to other quads in it is size as well as price.
It provides the perfect balance of control and speed. Aside from that, all flyers of all level will enjoy flying it, thanks to its three different flight modes.
Most importantly, it is a skillful quadcopter but might double as a decent camera platform as well.
Hopefully, this Blade 200 QX review has helped you a lot in making the right decision when buying a quadcopter.