selected, the Night 230 S is a real
pussycat, and even low-time pilots
can quickly get comfortable. The
self-leveling works as advertised,
but you still have enough control
authority for normal flying. If you
get disoriented, you can simply
release the right stick and add
power to gain a little altitude.
Tracking: Fixed-pitch motorized
tails are sometimes less precise
than driven designs, but the Night
230’s 3-blade tail rotor allows
for superquick changes in rpm,
making tracking remarkably solid. I
flew the 230 in winds up to 15mph,
and tail hold was not a problem.
Aerobatics: With Agility mode
selected, the Night 230 easily
handles basic aerobatics, like
loops, flips, and inverted hovering.
The Panic Recovery feature is
very effective; even with the heli
inverted and in a dive, clicking
the panic button will flip the 230
upright in less than a second.
Remember: You have to move
collective above center when
you press the panic button or the
helicopter will continue to descend.
Landing: Landing the 230 is simple,
especially in Stability mode: Make
a straight-in approach, and reduce
throttle to land. In Agility or 3D
mode, you’ll need to hit throttle
hold when you touch down.
The Night 230 is a capable micro
helicopter for learning basic
aerobatics and night flying.
The three flight modes and
multiple rates allow you to tailor
handling to your current skill level,
and the panic button is a handy
The Night 230 S is designed to
allow even low-time helicopter
pilots to enjoy the fun of night
flying. The lighting scheme is
attractive and effective, and the
tough construction and Panic
Recovery feature make it highly
The Night 230’s LED lighting system is simple to
operate and very effective for maintaining orientation. The glowing canopy shows up well without
dazzling your night vision, and the tail rotor is lit
up by the green LEDs on the right side of
the vertical fin. It really looks great
flying low and close but shows
up well even at a distance.
Night Lighting Made Easy
The Night 230 S comes prewired with a simple and
reliable LED lighting system. Strips of LEDs are
mounted on either side of the frame to light up the
plastic canopy from inside, red and green
LED strips are located on either side of
the vertical fin to differentiate left
from right, and red and green
LEDs are molded into the
main rotor blades to tell
top from bottom. The
LEDs in the blades
at the root of
the flight battery and
speed control with regular
JST connectors, so it can
be bypassed if desired for regular
daylight flying. All in all, the system is well
designed and very effective.
The plastic rotor blades have
molded brackets to securely
hold the single-cell LiPo batteries that provide power to the
LEDs in the blades. The blade
LEDs are green on top and red
underneath to help maintain
orientation at night.
The motorized variable-speed
tail has a light but tough 3-blade
tail rotor to allow for rapid
changes in rpm. The LEDs on the
vertical fin are red on the left and
green on the right.
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