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