Blade Torrent 110 - Micro Drone

by FliteTest | June 12, 2017 | (1 Ratings) Posted in Reviews

 

Alex and TJ test the Blade Torrent 110 for the first time at a local park.

 

What we liked

  • Can fly on 2S or 3S batteries (see details in specs section)
  • Up to five minutes flight time (less if you’re flying hard)
  • Good quad for beginner to expert pilot
  • With a 3S battery, it feels like you’re flying a 4- or 5-inch quad
  • You can turn on a dime
  • The speed is incredible for the size—carries momentum well
  • When battery drops below a specific point, the transmitter lets you know
  • If you really read the manual, you can get flying within 10 minutes
  • More docile flight experience because of the heavier battery
  • Quite durable—2mm bottom x-plate, body cover and prop guards (removable)
  • Plenty of replacement parts available
  • Runs on Beta Flight
  • Decently tuned straight out of the box
  • 0 to 35 degree tilt capabilities (can change depending on skill level)


 

Other thoughts

  • Don’t recommend flying inside with a 3S battery
  • Somewhat loud because of higher KV motors
  • BNF (bind-n-fly) plane—it only comes with the plane and manual, so that means you’ll need a transmitter, batteries and chargers
  • The cmos camera suffers the same as most micro cameras—there can be exposure blow out in direct or harsh sunlight, the transition from shade to sunlight is rough
  • If you are a Taranis person, you need to either have a module for your Taranis transmitter or instead purchase a DX6E to bind properly to the Blade
  • If you buy PNP (plug-n-play) you can get a $40 receiver included to avoid the problem of adding a module or purchasing a more expensive transmitter

 

 

Specs 

  • Price: $179.99
  • Weight: 120g
  • Length: 100mm
  • Width: 100mm
  • Height: 40mm
  • Motors: Blade 7600 Kv brushless motors and ESC
  • Battery: 450mAh 3S or 800mAh 3S LiPo
  • Flight controller: Spektrum micro F3
  • Camera: Spektrum FPV
  • Video transmitter: Spektrum 150mW
  • Radio: 6+ channel radio system (required)

 

Get your own BNF Blade Torrent here!

 

Have you flown the Blade Torrent? What do you think about the recent brushless motor fad? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

 

  

COMMENTS

beckmabj on June 14, 2017
Hey guys, great review! I'm wondering before i buy this guys what exact type of batteries you recommend with this? And should I upgrade it too an xt 30 instead of the jst or leave it?
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