Category Archives: R/C Helicopters & Quadcopters

Well, that’s not good.

Yesterday, I took my Blade 350 QX out for the first time in … forever. It’s developed the nasty habit of flipping onto its back and crashing. I upgraded the firmware to 3.0 (a story in itself) so that I could … Continue reading

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My current collection of quads

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Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree

My Estes protoN zooming around the Christmas tree.

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Estes protoN

Man, I thought the protoX was small (and it is!) but the new Estes protoN is super-small. Even if you include the propellers it’s only slightly bigger than a U.S. quarter. I picked mine up at HobbyTown USA.

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Sanibel Quad Flying

I recently took a (much deserved) vacation to Sanibel Island, on the Florida gulf coast, and I took along my Blade 350 QX Quad and GoPro to record the occasion. That’s me on the beach, taking a #droneselfie. Scroll down … Continue reading

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Blade 350 QX Quadcopter

My first-generation Blade 350 QX Quadcopter.

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Mr. Angry Quad

During the family’s weekly pilgrimage to Freddy’s Frozen Custard, I spotted these lids and wondered if they might not make suitable alternate bodies for my mQX quadcopter.

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All my copters

Clockwise from top left: Blade mCX2; Blade mSR; Blade mQX; ThinkGeek R/C Micro Metal Gear Helicopter.

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Blade mQX Quadcopter – simple onboard camera mount

One of the big attractions of the new Blade mQX quadcopter, to me, was its potential to carry my little keychain cameras around. I’m using the crudest of mounts – a piece of 3M Heavy Duty Fastener (e.g. Velcro) stuck … Continue reading

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New Toy! The Blade mQX ultra-micro quadcopter.

I couldn’t long resist having my own tiny little quadcopter so when the new Blade mQX showed up at my local hobby shop, I bought one. I’ve taken a long break from helicopters and it shows but, nonetheless, this is … Continue reading

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ThinkGeek Micro Metal Gear Helicopter

I got this tiny guy from my brother-in-law for Christmas. It’s a ThinkGeek R/C Micro Metal Gear Helicopter. I am really surprised at what a sweet little flier this bird is, especially given its tiny size and its $30 price tag. … Continue reading

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