BLADE mQX BNF Quadcopter Review

The Blade MQX BNF quad copter is a great option for the beginner but is possibly more suited to the intermediate RC pilot. The BNF option means Bind – N – Fly.  The BNF model does not include a transmitter. I happen to own the Spektrum Dx6i transmitter which was able to bind perfectly with the Blade MQX. I’m not going to say much about the specific transmitter because the Blade MQX is compatible with any 4+ channel DSM2 or DSMX transmitter. Having to provide a transmitter separately is primarily why the BNF version of the Blade MQX is for intermediate pilots. The BNF version is designed for transmitter owners so they do not have to pay extra for a transmitter that they do not need.


The Blade MQX BNF version comes with the quad copter, a Li-Po battery, and battery charger. Out of the box the battery needed charging and the copter needs binding to the transmitter I used. Flying out of the box was a real treat. Very easy to fly outdoors. It can be flown indoors also but I would be careful inside. The reason I say that is because of the speed at which the Blade MQX zips around. That makes flying in a small room difficult but a good challenge for experienced pilots. Outside is where you can see how fast this quad copter can be as well as how the Blade MQX handles.

There is a special artificial stabilization 3 – axis system built into the MQX. This allows the pilot a sense of precise control that is often only found in much more costly models. It seems no matter the conditions that the Blade MQX can be flown with stability and precision.

Even though the Blade MQX is a smaller sized quad copter it is rigid and plenty sturdy enough in the event of a crash or an accident. Also there are many parts and accessories readily available for the MQX just in case your MQX sustains damage or eventual failure of any part. It is nice to know that parts are available from motors to blades.

Flight times are around 7 minutes to as high as 10 minutes. I would suggest buying several additional batteries. At least enough to be able to fly continuously for 30 minutes or so. The payload capacity is enough to support a small camera. It is also enough to support a small available light if you wanted to fly in the dark.

The Blade MQX is a great quad copter. It is reliable and sturdy, fast and responsive to the transmitter you might choose. The price point is great for an intermediate level quad copter. The transmitter you choose and the options it provides can improve the flight experience of the MQX. As the Blade MQX comes in the BNF option, it is a great quad copter that will provide hours and hours of entertainment.

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It’s sleek. It’s high-tech. It’s an RC flying experience unlike any other. It’s the exciting Blade mQX; the world’s first quad-copter equipped with the advanced AS3X (Artificial Stabilization in 3-Axis) system. The sense of precise control this system gives an mQX pilot rivals that of bigger quad-copters that cost a whole lot more. Indoors or out, breezy conditions or calm, you’ll find that you can fly the mQX with complete confidence just about anywhere, anytime. And it’s so simple to set up, anyone with experience flying conventional RC helis will find it’s the perfect introduction to quad-copter fun. You will need a 4+ channel DSM2 or DSMX transmitter. Features: AS3X 3-axis stabilization system; 4-in-1 DSM2 receiver/ESCs/mixer/AS3X sensor unit; Durable, lightweight airframe; Potent 8.5mm brushed motors with protective drive gear guards; Can be flown in “X” or “+” configurations; Sleek, low-profile body with sharp mQX graphics; Includes E-flite 1S 3.7V 500mAh Li-Po battery; Includes E-flite Celectra 1-cell DC variable rate Li-Po charger. (Transmitter not Included)