Great FPV drone, and awesome customer service!
The camera takes awesome video and it tilts, which is nice. The remote is SUPER comfortable and easy to use.
The app is super simple to connect and it works great with the slip in FPV goggles. It's nice that you can buy more batteries to get more run time. With 1 battery, it runs for about 5 minutes. If you're looking for a cheap FPV drone, this is a great option.
Also, the customer service was amazing when I had a problem. The Flite Test folks responded quickly and helped me fix the issue so I could get flying again.
The Blade Inductrix is a well-constructed Micro Drone. It arrived on time, in good condition and as advertised. Keep up the good work there at Flite Test.
Fun little camera drone. I have several of the Blade series of drones and have been impressed with them all.
Just got this drone to play around the house, it fly really cool but I'm trying to connect it to use the camera and it doesn't work. Also very cheap/weak plastic. Battery weak.
The drone flies good and is a decent trainer . The FPV is horrible and there is no support from horizon. I don’t think they ever updated the app , but you are at least able to see the battery strength. Typical horizon product that is a good idea, but falls short on execution. For the price it is worth it, just don’t expect to get all the features mentioned.
This little quad is teaching an old(68) man how to fly FPV and it's doing it's job well. The quad seems to be well built and robust ! Glad I bought it to practice with .
Great little drone. Camera view on your phone is better than I expected. I do recommend trying it outside the first time. I had to order extra blades as I broke one on my maiden flight due to operator error. I thought my vaulted ceiling would be more than enough room from the drone. Problem is I hit down on the throttle instead of up and slammed it into a fake tree. One of the branches broke a blade and it crashed to the floor. Amazingly, no issues other than the blade. I bought 8 extra blades for $12.
This drone is hardier than I expected and was a blast. Can’t wait to get it back in the sky.
So far, I'm pretty disappointed. Seemed like a great product, packed with features, for the price. But toward the end of it's first sortie, it lost wifi signal, and I was not able to get it back. No wifi eliminated its primary functionality and the main reason why I purchased it (along with spare props and extra batteries). I made the call to arrange a return/exchange. After an interminable wait on hold, I gave up and opted for a call back. The agent that did call deferred me to their tech support. Another long wait for a call back. The tech support agent did offer an RMA that included free shipping. I opted for an exchange (it did fly very nicely and I really wanted to be happy with it), so I promptly shipped it back. Timeline: ordered 4/27, received 5/1, return ship 5/2, return delivery 5/11, currently awaiting confirmation of replacement shipping. If you wanna have fun, you gotta be patient!
I realize this is a rather harsh review, but will revisit and edit when resolution has been achieved.
It works pretty well. Sometimes I have to toggle the wifi on and off on my phone a couple times for the drone to pop up.
This is a good drone. I wish the flight time was a little bit longer. The flight controls are a bit different than what I am used to.
I love how it came ready to fly straight out of the box all I had to do was charge the remote.
Mine didn’t come with a SD card so it keeps flashing yellow.
The moment I got it, I plugged the remote in for a few seconds then I took off. I got maybe two inches off the ground and the front two props went flying off. It took me about five hours to get it working but with a LITTLE bit of supper glue it worked pretty good.
This was my first venture into Quadcopters and I probably wouldnt have done it, if it wasnt for the smoking hot deal that was going on at the time! But man, was I glad I did! The copter arrived on time, efficiently packaged and with everything needed to take to the skies. Charging was pretty much a cinch but I was surprised that it took almost a full hour to charge the little 1S battery for the copter.
I am a very old guy, so after reading through the somewhat skimpy instruction manual, I still struggled with activating the phone connection and getting the live feed from the copter camera. Once I figured it out, I took a leap of faith and managed to hit every piece of furniture in the living room before the battery died. Hmmmmm charge again ... note to self (buy more batteries). So I took it outside to try my luck and was able to get everything running and had a blast. However this little drone is easily upset by the briefest of breezes and soon I was off into the woods looking for my downed drone.
When I dowloaded the video I had shot, I was stunned. The resolution is beautiful and the camera exposure controls worked flawlessly. My erratic maneuvers did present themselves on the videos... which is something that hopefully should improve with my flight skills.
This is an awesome little unit and Amain's super low price enticed me into another hobby that will probably consume me for quite a while. Battery life is short in the copter. The hand controller/transmitter is nice and intuitive and the wi-fi seems to have good range and stability. Speaking of stability; the multi settings on the copter controls allow a rookie pilot like me to have fun straight out of the box. After several heavy crashes, the props and chassis remain intact and fully functional.
Pick a nice calm day and stock up on batteries and you can be flying to your hearts content. Brilliant!
I have flown this drone a ton and haven't broken anything on it. Flies great the wifi fpv is OK but not great. Battery life sucks but better batteries are really cheap. Overall really happy I got this and give it a solid 5 stars because this thing is durable as heck.
i think it is pretty good. i just think people are just being to negative to even try fixing it. it works fine
Great little drone at the sale price, but would never pay more than $50 for it. Unfortunately, the app for the FPV function and video recording is extremely flawed and no longer getting updates. It works, but takes about 5-10 tries to connect, and only holds the feed for half your flight. This issue also makes the FPV goggles useless, because losing your video feed means losing your drone at that point. (You can still use the goggles to view VR content and games on your phone though)
-agile and easy to fly
-relatively quiet because of the ducted rotors
-cool self-righting function if you crash upside-down
-high quality radio with rechargeable battery
-1080p video is smooth and crisp
-FPV feed latency is EXTREMELY low, very impressed by it (when it works)
-FPV app is abandoned, and is only way to view feed from drone
-app doesn’t function well with newer phones, difficult to connect and zero instructions included for it. Password for the WiFi function is found hidden randomly in drone instruction booklet.
-battery life is poor. Averages about 8 minutes with no video, and 4 minutes with video.
-SD card is not included
-non-sale price is an absolute joke with the other options that are available on the market right now.
Pretty underwhelming. As far as Blade products go...which I own several. It is stable for LOS. The wifi is inherently laggy. I've tried with 3 different devices. Samsung tablet, samsung phone and an iphone. The small glitch means it's already moved into the wall before the image unfreezes. The first impact caused the front two props to come off, which are only pressure fit. Now the front right will not stay on at all. Even to power it up results in it flying off. There doesn't appear to be any damage to it. Was hoping for a lot more, as it is a blade product. I have extra batteries enroute and a wifi repeater...sadly they are rendered pretty much useless. I'm sure I can get the the prop to stay on with a little rigging, but I doubt I will bother. I have other mini LOS quads. The onboard DVR is the selling point...I was super excited about this bird because of that. If you want to video with LOS, awesome. Try the FPV at your discretion. It is a responsive flyer. Like all blade quadcopters and heli's...the stability and power are great. Very smooth in all modes. I had about 3 flights with it before the prop issue, flying LOS only. Stability is great, durability...not so much.
great deal for the money, This is my first drone, I'm a car guy. This is difficult to fly, but I'm learning, its nice because its small and I can fly indoors. I would recommend this drone.
App. for smart phone / monitor wouldn't even download to my phone. I ended up returning the RTF.
Has to be the worst POS, I have ever purchased. I have never been able to get it to trim and fly straight, always wants to go right all the time, trim switches are useless. Probably a good trash item
I am downgrading my previous favorable rating. Two weeks after I first opened the box, the SD card interface stopped working. Two weeks after that, the camera stopped working. The manufacturer's warranty applies only to the moment of product delivery.
Other issues: Wifi connects to my iPhone, but does not connect to my son’s Android phone. Elevator and aileron trim buttons don’t do a thing. Adjust fore-aft drift by repositioning the battery.
I was shipped a total of three of the blh9900. Flite Test was trying their best to make me happy. The first one had no fpv video signal from the drone to the iPhone. The second drone would not send a WiFi signal to the phone. The 3rd one the right front propeller came off in flite two times. The first time it was flying indoors so I was able to find the propeller. The second time it was flying outdoors and I unbelievably found it a second time. ? The service from Flite Test was great and I’ll order from them again as soon as I can. ??