The Model 230 is a 9-seater multi-purpose heli-copter made by the Bell Helicopter company TEXTRON, and was developed to be the successor to the renowned Type 222. Powered by two Allison 250 C-30 G/2 turbines, each rated at 700 BHP take-off power, this helicopter can attain a maximum service altitude of 4500 m at a maximum take-off weight of 3.8 tons, and is capable of 228 km/hr top cruise speed. Our version is a semi-scale model drawn to a scale of 1:8.1 and can, like the full-size, be built in either of two variants: with fixed skid landing gear or with a retractable tricycle undercarriage. The seamless white pigmented GRP fuselage features machine-cut windows and other openings and the front upper opening is large enough to accept the UNI-EXPERT MECHANICS or UNI MECHANICS 2000 mechanical system completely assembled (including tuned pipe silencer); the assembly is attached to the fuselage floor by means of four screws and braced at the top at two further attachment points. The standard tail rotor drive system is based on a 2 mm Ø piano wire shaft. The tail rotor linkage consists of a cantilever CFRP pushrod. The mechanically operated retractable undercarriage is available under Order No. 4459.4. A standard (low-cost) servo is used to operate each undercarriage leg; a system which keeps set-up and and adjustment simple. The top fuselage fairing, the fuselage tail section and the main fuselage are all supplied as GRP mouldings with a high-quality gloss white surface, and this means that you can obtain an attractive finish just by paintting on the contrast colours and applying the decal set. The motor is started from above using the hexagon starter adaptor with freewheel, Order No. 1621.
Building instructions in German, English and French. Lightweight multi-part fuselage in epoxy resin / glass fibre technology with high-gloss white pigmented surface, most openings pre-cut, wooden parts, pre-cut clear smoked-tint glazing panels and dummy exhausts, tail rotor shaft and bearings, CFRP tail rotor pushrod, balsa horizontal and vertical stabilisers, small parts.
Fuselage length (excl. rotor) approx. 1600 mm Fuselage width (excl. rotor) approx. 300 mm Overall height approx. 440 mm Scale 1:8.1 All-up weight min. approx. 4900 g