Even in Stability Mode, It will drift. The helicopter would require GPS stabilization to keep it in one place. Those systems do exist for helicopters, but it pretty much turns the helicopter into a drone. Stability mode is much easier to handle than flying a heli without it, or even a flybar heli with nothing but a Gyro to keep the nose pointed where you want it. You must fly the helicopter from the moment it takes off to when the blades stop after landing.There was some discussion about this a while back.
Yes, real helis need constant correction - it is NOT easy to fly a collective-pitch heli. Still, I think the drift to the left in RF is a bit extreme. For example, I would expect the Blade 230S to be a little more tame in Stability Mode. If the real 230S drifts as much as it does in RF in that mode, I'd be disappointed in the real thing.
Running RF Evolution, with the wired controller via usb hub. All the helicopters slide left.. have recalibrated controller via RF, removed wind, turned bird around and still slides/crabs to helicopter’s left… On real helis it is a simple adjustment to the aileron trim and everything is good...forums.realflight.com
Nope. I have flown the 330s which is a little bigger than the 230s at my local hobby shop, and it is stable, but it does move around. It's own air coming off ground effect will move it in any direction and it wants to not stay in one place. At 6ft high it is better but you still have to keep a finger on the cyclic, it will crash if you aren't paying attention. What we see in RF is pretty accurate.Of course... I don't expect SAFE to lock the heli in place like GPS would. But I would think that it would hold a little better in Stability Mode than in the other modes.