Heli Max 230Si Quadcopter with HD Camera (RTF)

Heli Max 230Si Quadcopter with HD Camera (RTF)

Heli Max 230Si Quadcopter with HD Camera (RTF)

B&H # HEHMXE0846 MFR # HMXE0846
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Product Highlights

  • Intermediate 230-Size Form Factor
  • Three Hovering Modes
  • Pilot-Relative Direction Control
  • Return to Pilot Autopilot Mode
  • Automatic Landing on Signal Loss
  • IMU with 3-Axis Motion Sensor
  • Beginner and Expert Flight Modes
  • LEDs Enhance Visibility in Low-Light
  • 2.4 GHz Transmitter Included
  • 2GB Memory Card and USB Reader Included
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WARNING: Carefully read instructions to ensure proper configuration before use. Failure to use this product responsibly may result in loss, damage, or injury.

Heli Max 230Si overview

  • 1Description

The 230Si Quadcopter with HD Camera from Heli-Max is a 230-sized quadcopter that is designed to provide the maneuverability expected from larger 350-size aircraft but in an intermediate form factor that is a step-up from "palm-sized". It features a removable HD camera that records 720p video at 30 frames per second and takes JPEG still photos at 1280 x 720 resolution. The camera records to microSD/SDHC cards up to 32GB in capacity, and there is a 2GB card included. A USB card reader is also included so you can offload the record of your adventure onto your computer.

This version of the 230Si is ready-ready-to-fly (RTF), meaning a 2.4 GHz transmitter (hand-held radio transmitter) is included and comes pre-bound to the aircraft. It also come mostly assembled, requiring only the installation of the props, battery, and a few small parts before it is ready-to-fly. As with any multi-rotor, pre-flight calibration steps must still be undertaken to ensure proper operation of the flight control system before actually taking to the air.

Altitude Control Management
Offers three hovering modes:
  • Auto Hover
  • Maximum of 10' hover
  • Manual hover
Limited Altitude Mode or Altitude Hold Mode
The 230Si is designed to maintain power even if the throttle is briefly lowered to zero. This is designed to help smooth out altitude changes if the pilot briefly moves the throttle stick too far down by mistake. When landing in these modes, always keep in mind it will take a few seconds for the quad motors to stop rotating once you lower the throttle to zero

Note: In Normal Mode, the throttle works in a linear fashion and will stop the motors immediately when the throttle stick reaches zero
Actual Direction Control
Actual Direction Control allows pilots to eliminate control reversal by pushing a button on the transmitter. This which causes the aircraft to move in the same direction as the sticks are pressed on the transmitter
Return to Pilot Autopilot Mode
Brings the 230Si back to the pilot by pushing a dedicated button on the transmitter. This feature uses an IR emitter on the transmitter to locate the pilot and therefore requires an unobstructed "line-of-sight"
Automatic Landing Fail Safe
If the signal is lost, the 230Si will hold its altitude briefly, and then descend and power down
TAGS-FX IMU Technology with 3-Axis Motion Sensor
The inertial measurement unit (IMU) features six sensors that provide vital data to the flight computer, helping the aircraft say on course in spite of unwanted movement. Of the six sensors, there are three gyros to tell the flight computer how the aircraft is oriented and three accelerators that sense the rate of change in orientation or movement in a particular direction
Beginner and Expert Modes
Allows you to choose the amount of maneuverability you feel comfortable with relative to the amount of autopilot redundancy the flight controller provides
LED Running Lights
Designed to keep the aircraft visible under low-light conditions and provided visual feedback from the flight control system
In the Box
Heli Max 230Si Quadcopter with HD Camera (RTF)
  • TX465 2.4 GHz SLT Transmitter
  • AA Batteries
  • HMXZ0001 FPV Camera
  • 2GB MicroSD Memory Card
  • USB Card Reader
  • LiPo Flight Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • 4 x Spare Props
  • Philips Screw Driver
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty
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    Heli Max 230Si specs

    Flight Control System
    Sensors 3 x Gyros
    3 x Accelerometers
    Altimeter
    Modes Expert, Beginner
    GPS No
    Transmitter
    Model Heli-Max TX465
    Frequency 2.4 GHz SLT
    Camera
    Resolution Video: 1280 x 720 at 30 fps
    Photo: 1280 x 720
    Recording Format Video: AVI
    Photo: JPEG
    Recording Media MicroSD/SDHC up to 32 GB
    General
    Battery 1200 mAh 1S lithium-polymer (LiPo)
    Dimensions Rotor Diameter: 5.7" / 144 mm
    Diagonal Measurement: 9.1" / 230 mm
    Overall: 12.1 x 3 x 12.1" / 306 x 75 x 306 mm
    Weight With Camera: 4.7 oz / 132 g
    Without Camera: 4.5 oz / 127 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.1 x 14.3 x 3.3"

    Heli Max 230Si reviews

    230Si Quadcopter with HD Camera (RTF) is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 17.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Short-lived fun The 230Si is a great copter. The instruction manual is not difficult to understand and is a necessity for the beginner. I had a lot of fun for 2 days until after one landing in tall grass. The #2 prop was free-spinning. I attempted to change the prop, but the tiny screw was impossible to back out. I'm not a weak guy and I knew I would strip the screw head (using the jeweler screwdriver provided) so I had to send it back to the factory for repair. I dont know how much it will cost to repair or if the warranty covers that problem. But I am looking forward to getting it back and trying again.
    Date published: 2016-10-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Quadcopter Got Me Hooked This is my first quadcopter. I have been flying this thing around my yard just about every evening for months. So far I am very happy with it. I have two batteries but I plan to buy a few more. I bought it because of its larger size and on-board camera. I like the stability that it offers and handling. It is fun to fly and the video can be pretty nice - depending on the lighting conditions when flying. My only wish is that it had just a little more power. If you are not careful during a rapid decent you may not have enough thrust to come to a hover. But that's not enough of a problem for me to hold back a star on my rating. I now have 2 other quads and plan on a few more but I love this machine!
    Date published: 2015-08-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun for all ages Even though the instructions say this is for age 14 and up, my 9 year old has had a blast with it. With supervision of course. If all the settings are on the safest modes then anyone can fly it without too much trouble. Also with the 10 foot altitude limit being used, it's hard to see how it could be damaged much. Put it in the expert modes without the safe settings and it gets difficult to fly for children and beginners. Our only breakage so far was because we flew far higher than our abilities and crashed. A leg broke but an Internet search found plenty of places to buy any part needed and it's good as new now. It can't be flown successfully in more than a light breeze and extra batteries are a must. Considering price, quality, our needs, and ease of use this has been perfect for us. We couldn't be happier and are certainly glad we didn't buy one of the smaller palm sized copters.
    Date published: 2015-01-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding I love this quadcopter! The flying time, features, camera, construction, and reusable packaging for the price make this a superb product that I would definitely recommend for entry to mid level enthusiasts looking for as camera drone.
    Date published: 2015-01-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quadcopter for a starter I have flown this quadcopter for over one month. No problems with motors, but the gears are quite noisy. I too thought that directional steering was poor at the beginning, but after some research I found out it can be programmed differently. Directional steering is great with the right programming. Has 3 flight modes, one with altitude hold is a nice feature to start or if you want to take pictures of something close to the ground (near you). One great feature is also the ability to program the quadcopter to respond to steering inputs independently of the orientation to the pilot. This is great because as it turns around (spins) it is confusing to steer the quadcopter. Flying time is well above average for a machine this size and this cheap. I have had some really bad crashes and the machine has hold up to it just fine. Highly recommend.
    Date published: 2015-07-02
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from heli-max Had this about a week now camera is very good.has plenty of power. directional control is pretty much useless , and if you have any wind over 5mph and fly in a restricted area with trees and buildings have fun wind blows it around very easy might be ok in open area. hovers pretty good but not perfect needs more precise trim and balancing for $ bucks I expected more.flight time 12 to 15 minutes. I also have a JJRC h8c it flies just as good maybe a litle better,and its only $ bucks with camera,but not as good as the camera on heli. jjrc also does 3d flips conclusion. save a bucks and go jjrc h8c
    Date published: 2015-04-05
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from 230Si Quadcopter I flew the quadcopter for approximately 20 minutes and the front left motor quit. Hobbico sent replacement motor immediately.
    Date published: 2015-01-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Value for a Beginner! Ease in maneuverability, with for settings for beginner and advanced flying modes. Camera function is good, but I wish that the range would have been a little more extended.
    Date published: 2014-12-28
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