The Nano QX was already a real popular consumer drone, and Blade recently gave it a rather unusual ‘3D’ upgrade in the form of the Blade Nano QX 3D (which the Chinese also cloned as the Eachine 3D X4). Earlier today, we got news about another Blade drone which made it to the market: the Blade Glimpse FPV HD drone.
Listed for $180/$220 for the BNF/RTF versions (what is BNF/RTF?), the Blade Glimpse looks like a rather value for money affair, at least on paper. It has a rotor diameter of 60mm, with 8mm motors. The Glimpse FPV is fairly lightweight at 52 g, but that also means a large capacity battery can’t be mounted on the drone; a 500mAh LiPo sits on the belly of the Blade Glimpse to provide a 6-8 minute flight on full charge.
Blade Glimpse FPV Drone In Action
In all, it seems like a hit-or-miss sort of a product, which I think will either be really popular in the next few months, or be forgotten soon.
The drone can stream FPV to Android as well as iOS devices. What is cool though, is the fact that it can do so at 480p to multiple devices at once (something Blade calls ‘Team View’). There however seems to be no on-board FPV monitor on the controller, which means you’ll need to have a spare Android/iOS device each time you wish to fly the Blade Glimpse in FPV mode.
The camera itself is 1 mega-pixel in resolution, and is capable of doing 720p video. In all, it seems like a hit-or-miss sort of a product, which I think will either be really popular in the next few months, or be forgotten soon.