If you plan to use Flytrex with the Blade 350 QX quadcopter than yes.
Due to the unique shell structure of the Blade, mounting Flytrex
with the Blade without this cable is impossible. This cable extends your
Blade built-in GPS cable and let's you install Flytrex at the outer
bottom part of your Blade shell easily.
Please note that you will need to open your Blade to install
Flytrex Core. Installation is 100% plug&play, no soldering is
To get started you will need your Blade 350 QX quadcopter,
your Flytrex Core and the Flytrex Blade 350 QX Cable. Make sure you
order the Flytrex Blade 350 QX Cable when ordering your Flytrex if you
plan to mount it on the Blade 350 QX quadcopter. You will find an option
to add it when ordering your Flytrex.
Carefully open the Blade 350 QX shell. To do so, release the
32 screws marked in blue arrows in the image below. In addition, release
the single screw holding the landing-skid without the gray compass
cable, marked in green arrow. Do not remove the landing-skid just yet.
Flip your Blade and carefully remove the top shell.
Release the GPS and battery mount frame simply by lifting it
gently from its placement. Make sure your Battery is not connected while
Disconnect the 6-wire colored cable going from your GPS mount
to the Blade 350 QX main board. You can gently release it using your
fingers or small pliers. Do not pull the cable itself to release,
instead pull the white connector itself.
Your Flytrex Blade 350 QX cable includes 3 connectors, only
one is identical to the connector we just released from the Blade main
board. Connect this identical connector to the Blade main board to the
same slot, replacing the GPS cable we just disconnected from this same
Go back to the GPS cable we disconnected and connect it to
the Flytrex Blade Cable female socket. The Flytrex Blade Cable includes
only one female socket.
Remove the landing skid we released earlier and route the
longer free side of the Flytrex Blade Cable through the hole in the
center of the landing skid. Notice the direction of the connector when
wiring through the landing-skid hole, it will only go through in one
Wire the longer side of the cable through the landing skid
and reattach the landing skid back to the Blade 350 QX shell. Notice the
cable only goes through the landing skid in one direction so check
connector direction if it doesn't go through.
Re-position the Blade battery and GPS mount back its original
place and neatly route the Flytrex Blade Cable around it, per the route
marked in green arrows in the image below. Once done, place the top
shell back on, carefully making sure no cables are interfering it to
close and place back all screws we released earlier.
Mount Flytrex Core at the bottom of your Blade 350 QX using
two-sided Scotch tape or similar. We suggest mounting it at the bottom,
but you can try different mounting options as well, depending on your
own setup. Since Flytrex includes sensors that are sensitive to direct
sunlight we suggest mounting it at the bottom part and not at the top of
the Blade, although it will still work well.
That's it! Before flying remember to place a microSD inside
your Flytrex and you're ready to go. We'd love to see your flights and
feedback - have fun and fly safely!
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