Blade Inductrix FPV RTF Toy, Yellow
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The perfect beginner FPV drone designed for indoor flying in even the smallest of places, the Blade inductrix FPV drone is an ultra-micro Marvel.NOTE: a ham licence is required to operate the video transmitter in the U.S.
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|価格||￥ 20,483||￥ 9,385||￥ 12,918||￥ 4,408||￥ 4,680||￥ 52,138|
|販売者||Ergode - Ships from USA||Amazon.co.jp||Amazon.co.jp||ぱんちネット【コンビニ決済・代引き利用可能】【安心返金保証】||Holy Stone Toys||Amazon.co.jp|
|商品本体サイズ||26.92 x 20.83 x 8.64 cm||情報が提供されていません||20.83 x 20.83 x 5.59 cm||24.1 x 18.21 x 8.41 cm||13.5 x 13.5 x 4 cm||13.5 x 14.5 x 3.68 cm|
|品目の重量||454 g||情報が提供されていません||340 g||300 g||40 g||0.83 kg|
First, I'm very new to RC and flying anything. I started just a couple months ago with a Blade Nano QX. That's a nice little one, but not FPV. I got to try flying an Inductrix and was sold. For ~$200 getting a little FPV drone, battery, charger, controller/transmitter and monitor, is an awesome deal.
I've had my Inductrix for just over a month now, flying it about 30-60 minutes a day. Its a gem! I've run it into things (by accident :) ), got stuck in plants, over-shot tables and crashed it from 3' to 20' heights (by accident :) ) - and its still flying. oMy blade are now just a little off level, (see below), but its still flying a-ok. Its been just about indestructible. I have been very, very impressed with it.
Some notes -
1) The transmitter - the controller/transmitter it ships with is a great starter transmitter. But I bought a Spektrum DX6 transmitter about a week ago and WOW - going to the DX6 from the default transmitter was like going from driving a Toyota to driving a Mercedes - WAY nicer. The DX6 gives so much more fine-level control of the drone's speed and rotation. But again, for starting flying FPV, right away, right out of the box, the inductrix's default transmitter is fine. BTW - Blade makes an attachment that lets you attach your phone or the Induxtrix's screen/monitor to the DX6 - but so far I haven't found the attachent on Amazon, I've only found it in a local hobby shop - If you are lookign for it, its part number and name is "Blade BLH7911 TX Smart Phone Holder". Its about $15-20 - so . This is great because with this attachment you can attach the screen/monitor that came with the Inductrix to the DX6 without having to go buy FPV goggles or a $100+ new monitor.
2) Props - the Inductrix' initial props seem prone to flying off when you crash (accidentally, of course). My brother showed me a quick fix - use a needle and pull sewing thread through the hole in the prop and then slip the prop back on the motor. The width of the thread is enough to keep the prop stuck on the Inductrix firmly. This has worked like a charm.
3) Spare props and frames are pretty cheap - get some! :) While I haven't switched to a new frame yet, I did manage to break a total now of three of the struts in my Inductrix' frame. E6000 glue fixed the frame, but admittedly my initial frame is a little wonky now. The Inductrix still flies great though! So while I have a spare frame on hand, I haven't yet switched to it. but I will soon.
Which leads to #4 ---
4) Get a frame stiffener! Really, really, get a frame stiffener! My bro also suggested I buy a frame stiffener for my Inductrix. And after I broke (and glued) my first strut, I ordered the $5 carbon fiber frame stiffener. I broke 2 more structs before it arrived - but since I added the frame stiffener to my Inductrix, I haven't broken another strut.
5) Great prop guards! I think the Inductrix has the best prop guards of any design I've seen - the full coverage of the guards does an awesome job of protecting the motors and props from damage. It, and the drone's light weigh also means that if you hit someone or something, they aren't hit or hurt by the props. This definitely helps make the Inductrix a great indoor FPV drone.
Two minor 'cons' -
6) Get a lot of batteries :) I'd say the one 'con' is that the Inductrix only flies for about 3-4 minutes with a 200 or 250ma battery. And the batteries seem to take about 30-45 minutes to recharge. I have whole bunch of CrazyPony batteries now, and they are doing great.
7) If you hit the ceiling, hard, you can inadvertently hit the camera's channel button on top of the Inductrix, change the camera's channel, and on your FPV screen, you will 'lose' the camera feed and be flying blind. I guess the moral is, don't crash it hard into the ceiling.
Summary - I couldn't be more pleased with my Inductrix!
Its taken a lot of crashes, but still is flying. Its nimble, the FPV makes you feel like you yourself are flying, and its just so gosh-darn cute! (like a Minion crossed with a humming bird )
First of all, if you are not the DIY type hobbyist and do not have a Spektrum type transmitter / FPV monitor / goggle already, the Blade Inductrix FPV RTF drone would be a nice choice for you as it comes with a controller and FPV monitor.
The FPV monitor is a Spektrum 4.3 inch monitor which is quite nice in terms of sharpness and reception. This monitor can be mounted on the controller with a built-in rechargeable battery which is charged through a micro USB port. The monitor is capable of supporting four bands of frequencies (Fatshark, Raceband, group A, and group E). However the Blade Inductrix's VTX (video transmitter) only supports the Fatshark and Raceband frequencies so only 2 bands can be used. The display would shows the monitor's battery status and signal strength but not much other than that.
The Inductrix FPV drone
One reason the Blade Inductrix became so popular was due to its duct fan like frame which makes it easy to fly indoors and bumping into objects without losing control of the drones. For those who have flown mini or micro sized drones before, they would appreciate the maneuverability and bump-proof characteristics of the Inductrix. The Blade Inductrix also uses a SAFE® technology with self-leveling makes it easy to stay in control. The Blade Inductrix FPV version has a camera mounted with improved motors over the original Inductrix which makes it flies like a Tiny Whoop. What I like is that the camera is securely mounted with a protective case so it does not fall off easily upon crashes. The camera angle is not adjustable but it still works quite well with its wide field of view without the need to adjust the camera angle. The video transmitter's frequency can be changed by pressing a button on the top of the frame (long press to change band and short press to change the channels). If you choose, you can still use a Specktrum transmitter and a goggle to fly this toy.
The Blade Inductrix controller
The controller is pretty standard as compared to other mini / micro drones. We would need to bind the controller to the drone every time it is connected to the power. The procedure is pretty straight-forward (press the left stick in and power on). We can also change the rate (fast vs slow) by pressing the right stick in once. There are trim buttons but the display would not show the trim positions. You could identify the trim position by listening to its tone pitch when the trim buttons are pressed. With the Inductrix flying so stable, I seldom need to use these trim buttons anyway. A couple of notes related to the controller binding. This drone has what they called a "smart bind feature" which "should" do automatic binding if you turn on the transmitter, wait for 5 seconds, and then connect the battery to the drone. I found that this procedure is not very reliable. But the good thing is that the manual binding procedure (as described above) is pretty straight-forward. The other note it mentioned was that we should put the drone on a level surface within 2 seconds after the battery is connected in order for it to do an automatic gyro calibration. This is an important step to keep to mind to avoid unstable flights.
The Blade Inductrix actually flies quite well in comparison to other mini-micro sized drones. If you have never flown a drone before, it would not be fair to complain about how difficult it is to fly as you would find it probably more challenging with other drones. In terms of flight time, I was quite pleased to see that I was able to get about 3:20 minutes of flight time (using the slow rate settings) with the stock battery and 4 minutes of flight time using the Nitro Nectar 210 mAh Lipo which is a popular battery for the Tiny Whoop. The flight time on my Tiny Whoop is about the same when I used the same Lipo to test it.
Comparison with my Tiny Whoop build.
I built a Tiny Whoop from the original Blade Inductrix with an upgrade Beebrain flight controller and a FX797T camera / VTX combo. This Tiny Whoop is real fun to fly and you can even do Acro with it using Betaflight to customize its settings. The Blade Inductrix is somewhat limited as there is not much you can customize with its controller in terms of flight characteristics and settings.
Overall, I am quite please with the Blade Inductrix FPV RTF drone. It would fit very well for the beginning / intermediate flyers who want to get into FPV flights. For the more advanced drone hobbyists, the Tiny Whoop would still be a preferred choice due to the amount of customization you can do with it.
This is one tough little drone. It might feel delicate and fragile when holding it but it can take a beating. I smacked it hard enough against a wall that the video channel changed and it kept going. With the trim set, it hovers better than my Parrot Mambo and other micro drones I have tried. However, is does not have a sensor to help with lift so it does take some practice to keep it level. The only other issue you will encounter with flight is when changing batteries. All batteries are not made equal and the trim might need some adjusting with each battery.
Setting up the video was easier than I expected and works great, as long as you have enough light. I would not suggest flying this in the dark using just video. The camera does not have an audio input so you will need to turn down the volume on the monitor.
I am happy with my purchase. I have more fun with this little guy each time a use it. This kit is convenient for anyone wanting to get his or her feet wet in the FPV flying hobby. As the box says, this is not a toy so keep that in mind if you are purchasing this for a child.