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Blade 230 S V2 R/C Helicopter and Spektrum DX6 G3 R/C System for Sale

Blade 230 S V2 R/C Helicopter and Spektrum DX6 G3 R/C System for Sale - Airplanes and Rockets

Please contact me at KirtAAR@aol.com if interested. I am in Erie, PA 16505.

My Blade 230 S V2 R/C Helicopter and Spektrum DX6 G3 R/C System are For Sale as a package deal at a bargain price. The video shows the heli and radio in use just prior to packing everything into the original boxes. I promise you it is in excellent condition and ready to fly. The helicopter has never had a crack-up and has always been flown with the training gear, so the even the rotor blades are excellent. I have put about 75−100 flights on it using the two 800 mAh LiPos.

Here is a short demo flight of my Blade 230 S V2 R/C helicopter, with a Spektrum DX6 G3 radio system (apologies for the background noise). I have been flying it mostly in my basement and back yard since last August (2020). I've taken it out to a local park a few times to be able to really open 'er up and see how fast she'll go. I'm not good at estimating speeds, but easily 40-50 mph, and that's with the draggy training gear attached.

Helicopter

Blade 230 S V2 BNF Basic with SAFE ($229.99), two 11.1 V 800 mAh 3S 30C LiPo batteries ($13.99 each = $27.98), Tail Rotors (set of 3, never used, $5.99). Total New = $263.96.

Radio

This is the newest version (G3) of the Spektrum DX6 transmitter ($259.99), and it comes with the never-used AR6600T telemetry receiver ($69.99) and the SPMA9602 2,000 mAh LiPo battery ($34.99). Total New = $364.97.

Total Cost to Buy New = $628.93

For-Sale Price = $400.00 + shipping & insurance (free local pickup).

You are welcome to the training gear, too, at no additional cost.

Note: A standard wall-wart style 12 V DC charger supply (not included) is required for the Tx battery.

This helicopter is definitely a good trainer, and even a good first heli. I owned and flew two of the early Blade CP helicopters (the yellow ones with a brushed motor) back in the early 2000s. I had enough success to be able to honestly claim to be able to fly a helicopter, but nothing to brag about. This Blade 230 S V2 is extremely stable and seemingly perfectly balanced from the factory. It will hover in place hands-off for at least 10 seconds with no wind. Flight times with the 3S 800 mAh LiPo is around 8-1/2 minutes (charged at 0.5 A). I have not attempted any aerobatics, and fly in the Stability mode (per the transmitter program downloaded from Blade).

If you're looking for a great entry-level helicopter, I definitely recommend the Blade 230 S V2. Click on the thumbnails below for details.

Blade 230 S V2 R/c Helicopter and Spektrum DX6 G3 R/C System for Sale - Airplanes and Rockets

Blade 230 S V2 R/c Helicopter and Spektrum DX6 G3 R/C System for Sale - Airplanes and Rockets

Blade 230 S V2 R/c Helicopter and Spektrum DX6 G3 R/C System for Sale - Airplanes and Rockets

Blade 230 S V2 R/c Helicopter and Spektrum DX6 G3 R/C System for Sale - Airplanes and Rockets

Blade 230 S V2 R/c Helicopter and Spektrum DX6 G3 R/C System for Sale - Airplanes and Rockets

 

 

 

 

Blade 230 S V2 R/c Helicopter and Spektrum DX6 G3 R/C System for Sale - Airplanes and Rockets

Blade 230 S V2 R/c Helicopter and Spektrum DX6 G3 R/C System for Sale - Airplanes and Rockets

Blade 230 S V2 R/c Helicopter and Spektrum DX6 G3 R/C System for Sale - Airplanes and Rockets

Blade 230 S V2 R/c Helicopter and Spektrum DX6 G3 R/C System for Sale - Airplanes and Rockets

Blade 230 S V2 R/c Helicopter and Spektrum DX6 G3 R/C System for Sale - Airplanes and Rockets

Blade 230 S V2 R/c Helicopter and Spektrum DX6 G3 R/C System for Sale - Airplanes and Rockets

Blade 230 S V2 R/c Helicopter and Spektrum DX6 G3 R/C System for Sale - Airplanes and Rockets

Blade 230 S V2 R/c Helicopter and Spektrum DX6 G3 R/C System for Sale - Airplanes and Rockets

 

Blade 230 S V2 R/c Helicopter and Spektrum DX6 G3 R/C System for Sale - Airplanes and Rockets

Blade 230 S V2 R/c Helicopter and Spektrum DX6 G3 R/C System for Sale - Airplanes and Rockets

Blade 230 S V2 R/c Helicopter and Spektrum DX6 G3 R/C System for Sale - Airplanes and Rockets

Blade 230 S V2 R/c Helicopter and Spektrum DX6 G3 R/C System for Sale - Airplanes and Rockets

Blade 230 S V2 R/c Helicopter and Spektrum DX6 G3 R/C System for Sale - Airplanes and Rockets

Blade 230 S V2 R/c Helicopter and Spektrum DX6 G3 R/C System for Sale - Airplanes and Rockets

Blade 230 S V2 R/c Helicopter and Spektrum DX6 G3 R/C System for Sale - Airplanes and Rockets

 

Blade 230 S V2 R/c Helicopter and Spektrum DX6 G3 R/C System for Sale - Airplanes and Rockets

 

Training Gear Construction

The training gear is made from a hollow 1 meter long, 4 mm carbon fiber rod cut in half and bound in the middle with fishing line. Thin CA glue was soaked into the line. 1.5" plastic whiffle balls have a hole drilled in one side to clear the rod, and then a small screw and washer hold it into the rod after it passes through the ball. Also, I added a thick piece of plastic tubing on the lower rod where the helicopter skids contact it to bring it up to the same level as the top rod. the Blade 230 S frame will not tolerate any twisting from uneven rods (it will vibrate terribly). Twist ties hold the skids to the training gear.

 

 

Posted May 15, 2021

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