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10-22-2016 08:34 AM  11 months agoPost 1
switch26

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San Jose

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Hey guys,I started flying helis in the late 90s,I was very active here on rr for several years,I got too busy as to keep flying,

I was well known here but life played tricks on me,and well I am trying hard to get back into the hobby but I just don't know what's best nowadays,

I bought a goblin 700 competition three years ago but it is still new in the box,

I just like to know what helis are more popular nowadays,also what electronics?

Happy to be here again guys

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10-22-2016 12:33 PM  11 months agoPost 2
Eury

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Dover NH

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Your Goblin is still a current model and very popular. Build it and fly it. Great heli. Electronics aren't a lot different aside from updates to firmware. I'm partial to the Ikon/Brain for fbl controller with the newest firmware, the Ikon2/Brain2 is an updated one that can be had with Bluetooth built in which is nice for tuning.

Servos nothing really new out there, KST makes good stuff that is priced right, Futaba, JR, MKS are premium. BK servos work well, although I've found their reliability suspect while others have great luck with them.

ESC choices are about the same as they were aside from HobbyWing, they've really stepped up their game. Their new V4 series have great BECs and governors. I've switched everything to HobbyWing and couldn't be happier.

Nick Crego

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10-23-2016 03:51 AM  11 months agoPost 3
cudaboy_71

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sacramento, ca, u.s.

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Hey Rafael,

Welcome back buddy. It's been years. Gimme a shout when you have a chance.

I've been flying the MSH Protos Max for a year now. MSH is in Santa Clara so quick parts support. Tons of guys flying them in the area. And one of the cheapest 700 kits available, yet one of the most robust. I don't have a bad thing to say about it.

But the goblin you have is still top shelf. Your call whether to build it or look for something different. Goblins don't crash cheap in my experience tho.

if it ain't broke, break it.

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10-23-2016 05:49 AM  11 months agoPost 4
switch26

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San Jose

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Thanks for the response guys

cudaboy_71
Thanks man is good to hear from you man,I'll call you or text you soon and hope we can meet up sometime,cheers

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10-23-2016 09:28 PM  11 months agoPost 5
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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long beach calif

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align's still

Insha Allah made in america

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10-23-2016 11:45 PM  11 months agoPost 6
HeliDinoRC

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Virginia, USA

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I fly an older version Goblin 700 with Scorpion motor and Castle Creations Pheonix Edge 160. This thing flys wonderfully. I also, have two Synergy's. A 766 and an E5 stretched to 700 and built to run low headspead. Both Synergy's have Kontronik drive trains. My servo of choice is Futaba BLS272'S on cyclic and BLS276 on the tail. I have had good luck with the BK servos as well. I use the Futaba CGY750 v2.0 FBL on all my helis. It is easy to setup and performs great. I also like the Mikado NEO FBL's. I also am building a Synergy N5C nitro.

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Synergy 766 - Synergy E5SS - Synergy N5c - TT Mini Titan
Futaba 18SZ

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10-23-2016 11:54 PM  11 months agoPost 7
Helicrazy4

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West Virginia

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goblin 570 here nice helicopter!

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10-24-2016 12:05 AM  11 months agoPost 8
Flyin for Jesus

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Dana Point, Ca. 92629

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I have Goblins, Trex, Miniature Aircraft and a Thunder Tiger. Most of them are from before youn stopped flying.
You're good with what you have.

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10-24-2016 12:08 AM  11 months agoPost 9
jbjones

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Columbus, Mississippi

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Full hangar of MinAir stuff. But, I'm about to start building a TSA Infusion. It's the back-up kit from when I wadded up Infusion #1 last year.

I've been happy with the TSA; It's the only non-MinAir flying machine that I have (Still got the 'ol Raptor 30v1; shelf-queen).

-JB

J. B. Jones

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10-24-2016 01:32 AM  11 months agoPost 10
RAK402

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Alhambra, CA

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I am flying the Compass Chronos, the 6HV-U, and the Warp, for the most part.

I will be flying the eXo 500 as soon as they are released to the public.

Radio-wise JR XG14, Colt, and 28X.

Servos on all the new machines are JR, with some Futaba in the older machines (JR and Futaba servos last a very long time). MKS would be my next choice.

I have quite a few flyable machines at the moment (Align, SAB, Mikado, Velos, Alias, JR, etc.) but always return to the Compass machines for the flight performance and low maintenance.

Team KBDD/Compass Team Manger/Experience RC/Team JR Americas/WR Field Rep

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10-24-2016 04:20 AM  11 months agoPost 11
Powerdyne

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Muncie, IN - USA

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For Electric machines, I am flying the Compass Chronos, and will be flying a Compass EXO 500 come spring.

For Nitro machines, I am flying a DTVX50N, an Align Trex 600N, and a Thunder Tiger Raptor E700 that has been converted to Nitro.

My favored heli is the Chronos. Very smooth flying machine that can handle anything you can throw at it from F3C to full on Smack 3D. It Can feel like a Supercharged Cadillac on steroids, or be fast and nimble like an F1 car.

Team Compass USA, KBDD Team Pilot

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10-24-2016 05:15 AM  11 months agoPost 12
sewerfly

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el cajon CA USA

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My CHRONOS flys the best

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10-24-2016 11:35 PM  11 months agoPost 13
heliraptor10

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kokomo, in-US

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Goblin 500

My one and only at the moment.

Goblin! where have you been all my life?
RC helis, the original fidget spinners

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10-25-2016 12:00 AM  11 months agoPost 14
fastflyer20

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N. Tonawanda, NY

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Welcome back!

A bunch of Goblins and a Logo 600 here.

Tom
CAUTION - my posts are based on my experiences, yours may be different.

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10-25-2016 12:29 PM  11 months agoPost 15
Richardmid1

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Leeds, England

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Most popular helis at the moment are Align, SAB and Mikado in that order. Although SAB seem to be bringing out new models faster than Align at the moment which is saying something!

I never 'got' the whole Goblin thing, I thought the original ones were ugly, heavy and inefficient. I do like the look of the newer ones though and I believe they are now lighter but that drive train is still draggy.

60% of the time, it works every time!

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10-25-2016 03:35 PM  11 months agoPost 16
Eury

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Dover NH

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Goblin drivetrain has never been draggy for me. Amps drawn on it aren't any different than a more conventional drivetrain when I've swapped equipment directly over, and my 700 Goblins have been one of the best helis for autos that I've owned.

Nick Crego

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10-25-2016 03:46 PM  11 months agoPost 17
Charlie R

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Lafayette Ca

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Synergy
Futaba
Mikado NEO
V-BAR radio

Charlie R

Helicopters are a mass of rotating metal fatigue surrounding an oil leak !

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10-25-2016 06:27 PM  11 months agoPost 18
Richardmid1

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Leeds, England

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. Goblin drivetrain has never been draggy for me.
The earlier ones had extremely tight main gear mesh, I guess this beds in but I sold mine before I found out. The older narrow drive belts needed to be very tight to prevent slipping also. The SAB blades also seem quite inefficient based on their noise and the fact they are quite blunt and require a lot of pitch to get things moving. Also the longer than standard tail blades don't help the power consumption, my flight times were roughly 30 seconds shorter on my Goblin 700 than my trex 700.

60% of the time, it works every time!

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10-25-2016 06:37 PM  11 months agoPost 19
Eury

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Dover NH

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Maybe so on the original, I don't recall seeing any differences when I swapped stuff from my 700e over to that original Goblin, and certainly the Competition wasn't that way. You and I see eye to eye on the blades, until the Thunderbolts, SAB blades were garbage. I flew a few flights on that original G700 from the preorder before selling the blades and moving to something better, which wasn't hard to find, even Mavvriks were better.

Nick Crego

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10-25-2016 06:57 PM  11 months agoPost 20
switch26

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San Jose

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What is everyone flying nowadays?

Wow alot of choices here,the goblin looks very robust hence the reason I bought it plus I got a good deal on it,I met someone at the field who had three goblins all set up with top shelf electronics,I haven't built mine because just after I bought it I got some great news,a baby on the way

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