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Old 12-04-2019, 08:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Blade 230 v1 , v2 ?

what is different ? should there be a different section for v1 vs v2 ?
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FBL of V2 has improoved Housing. ESC of V2 is improoved, runs better with flat throttle curve. V1 runs better with V-Type curve.
Tail Rotor blade is a little more stiff, Noise is more sympatic.
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Old 12-05-2019, 03:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have both, they fly the same with my sport flying style. The differences are very subtle. While the V2 is supposed to address some of the V1's FBL issues, my V1 flew great out of the box and my V2 took a dirt nap the first time I hit the stability mode.

Still love both, they are awesome machines.
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In addition improved stability when in stability mode (beginners mode) when getting light on its skids where V1 wanted to lean to the right a bit during takeoff and required one to be a little more attentive on the cyclic stick.

Frame structure beefed up in the front lower area where the skids attach which was a weak point that could more easily break if you landed a little harshly. Most of the parts are shared by both the V1 & V2 with exception of the main frames, main gear, and if replacing the ESC or FBL you must make sure they are of the same version or replace both of the same version as required or if upgrading from the older version.

Hope this helps and you will really enjoy the 230 S its a great flying heli in its size class and great for beginners and seasoned pilots alike.


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I have both. My V1 to me seems like it has more of a Get up and GO feel !
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I have both. My V1 to me seems like it has more of a Get up and GO feel !
Are you referring to more "Get up and Go feel" as in motor power (though they are the same but the V2 has an upgraded ESC) or like the FBL seems more responsive to your stick inputs with the V1 as compared to the V2? Just curious because I have the V1 in both regular and night flyer and was thinking of getting a V2 maybe next spring.


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Are you referring to more "Get up and Go feel" as in motor power (though they are the same but the V2 has an upgraded ESC) or like the FBL seems more responsive to your stick inputs with the V1 as compared to the V2? Just curious because I have the V1 in both regular and night flyer and was thinking of getting a V2 maybe next spring.


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I have 2000 flights on them.
I can tell little difference.
Parts are interchangeable, except perhaps the ESC- I don't know.
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Are you referring to more "Get up and Go feel" as in motor power (though they are the same but the V2 has an upgraded ESC) or like the FBL seems more responsive to your stick inputs with the V1 as compared to the V2? Just curious because I have the V1 in both regular and night flyer and was thinking of getting a V2 maybe next spring.


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I have my rates cranked up to 120% & 15% expo on both. the V1 just seems smoother and slightly faster. It has a motor with almost 300 flights on it as well. I'm not doing 3D stuff. just fast sport flying and cranking some turns. .good fun ! Nothing AT ALL wrong with the V2, as I did my first flip on the V2
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I have 2000 flights on them.
I can tell little difference.
Parts are interchangeable, except perhaps the ESC- I don't know.
I just saw a post (link below) from Brian Bremer of HH, stating that the ESC from V2 can be used with the V1 heli without upgrading to the new FBL, however some tweaking in the PID maybe required. I remember him saying in an earlier post when the V2 first came out this was not possible but further testing dictated otherwise.

Fred, I am curious as to you mentioning they fly differently and was curious if you could elaborate on that. Is it similar to what "Brick" posted about the different flight characteristics he felt between the two versions?

https://www.helifreak.com/showthread.php?t=808166


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Old 12-09-2019, 08:12 PM   #10 (permalink)
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thanks guys ! i puller the trigger and bought one , very fun little heli , cant believe how stable it is , nice relaxing flights compared to my 700 and 800 .
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it is definitely slow for its size! And, i've yet to have a crash cost more than $30 ... even with busted canopy
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I said they do not fly differently, at least not discerned by flying one then the other. For a true test, you'd need some controls, like using the same battery and such, which I haven't done. I believed the V2 had a higher HS,... until I tacked them both and they were similar. Could have been different noise level, or different blades.
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I said they do not fly differently, at least not discerned by flying one then the other. For a true test, you'd need some controls, like using the same battery and such, which I haven't done. I believed the V2 had a higher HS,... until I tacked them both and they were similar. Could have been different noise level, or different blades.
Hi Fred, sorry I should of read your post a little more closely. I am however curious as to what you used to tach those HS, as I currently use a SKYRC Helicopter Optical Tachometer (link below) which are currently not made by the manufacturer. It is quite popular with many of the pilots at the fun fly's. I have ordered a contact and non-contact hand held rpm tachometers from eBay and Banggood which I will compare with the SKYRC optical unit next spring when the flying weather is back.

I have also tried four different HS phone apps which had some large variations in the calculations, so I would be interested to hear what you use for checking HS. Thanks in advance for any info you may provide.

https://www.skyrc.com/Discontinued_P...CAL_TACHOMETER

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https://www.banggood.com/UNI-T-UT373...p-1226682.html

https://www.ebay.com/p/13003985541

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I have this one: https://www.amainhobbies.com/western...hnk2ey/p193515
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I use the Android app Headspeed Tachometer, and it seems to be very spot on accurate with all my helis. The trick to most apps is to place the phone on the ground in front of the nose, usually about 5-10 feet away. This way it gets the least amount of sound from the tail
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Thanks fiddle & motoxxxman for your info, and I apologize to Dennis the OP for sidetracking his thread. Thanks guys.

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I use HeliTach app on iphone. Cost 10 bucks or some such low amount.

It is surprisingly accurate.
Lay the phone beside the heli, spool up, and the RPM is displayed.
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