Model type: Electric BNF collective-pitch
Skill level: Intermediate to advanced
diameter: 21. 10 inches
Head geometry: 120° (program as “normal”)
diameter: 3. 25 inches
Length: 18. 66 inches
Height: 6. 46 inches
weight: 11. 95 ounces with battery
Power system: 3,900 Kv brushless
outrunner main rotor; 3,600
Kv brushless outrunner tail
rotor; three Nanolite high-speed heli servos (included);
one 7.6-gram submicro
digital tail servos (included)
ESC: Blade Dual Brushless Heli
Flight battery: E-flite 11.1-volt 800 mAh 3S
Main rotor E-flite 3.7-volt 150 mAh LiPo
lights: (one per blade, included)
Flight duration: 6 minutes (depending on
Street price: $269.99
Radio used: Spektrum DX9; AR6335
six-channel AS3X Nanolite
Street price: $269.99
• LED frame, vertical fin, and main blade
• SAFE technology.
• Panic recovery mode.
• Flybarless mechanics and collective pitch.
• Digital high-speed cyclic servos with metal
• Removable 1S LiPo main blade batteries
and USB charger included.
• Lightweight airframe with impact-resistant
ABS rotor blades.
• Ready to fly right out of the box—simply
bind to your radio.
• No switch to turn off main lights for
AT A GLANCE ...
This well-lit heli makes it almost easier to maintain
orientation in the dark than in the daylight.
The single-cell LiPo batteries are included with a charger for the main blade lights.
for sport aerobatics with no bank-angle
• 3D mode: Turns up the flip and roll
rates for 3-D agility.
The upside of using the Night 230 S
as a night trainer is the Panic Recovery
Mode feature. If things start to go a little
sideways, just mash the button, let it
stabilize, and begin again after you gain
This can also be used if orientation is
lost. Push the recovery button, center
the sticks, and the helicopter will recover
to a level attitude—assuming you didn’t
hit the button too close to impact. The
Panic Recovery Mode works in all three
This isn’t a subject I usually highlight,
but with a helicopter designed to take
you from intermediate to expert night
flying, I think it’s important. I’ve crashed
this aircraft into my house, driveway,
and turf as I’ve attempted things I
wouldn’t ordinarily try. The bailout
feature gives me a bit more confidence
than might be prudent at times, but I
bought the Night 230 S to advance my
I broke several major components
when I hit the house and it fell to
the concrete. It was flyable again in
approximately an hour. Parts are cheap
and the helicopter is easy to rebuild.
That is a huge plus!
73 Model Aviation DECEMBER 2016 www.ModelAviation.com