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I am new to the Site what a great platform. I really enjoy Hovering in all 4 Orientations including inverted. Is the Goblin 570 a good bird to Hover with or should I be looking at other Heli's. I use the Phoenix RC Simulator 5.5 and it seems that the Goblin provides the best hover. But I would like to get some feedback from the Community.
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Chris

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CoachE

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Cincinnati, ohio -usa

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Chris,

You will get many opinions on size of helicopters to start with.....

1. Are you and others in a safe area for what you are doing?

2. Can you afford the CRASHES? "If you can't take a punch, don't take up boxing. If you can't afford the crashes, get a smaller helicopter."

3. K.i.s.s.

Good luck have fun and move at your own pace. We are all here to help.

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Jerry K

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I really enjoy Hovering in all 4 Orientations including inverted.
Are you saying that is what you like to do or want to do? Are you referring to a sim or real life? Coach nailed it, can you afford the crashes IF they happen?

A Goblin 570 is a top of the line heli, but for learning???

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fastrc1

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Best advice I can give you is to buy a machine 500-600 class that has tons of parts available and is not cost prohibitive to repair during the learning curve. Seek help in your area. Also a good idea is to gauge what others in your area are flying so there's no head scratching if you need help. Be careful and good luck.

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DemetriusUSN

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To be perfectly honest, I don't think so. Learning on a Goblin can be very expensive, $100 plus for a canopy and $80 or so for boom. I would get a Trex 500, Blade 500 or something in that class. Look at your local hobby store and see what they sale because parts will be a very big issue for you. Keep it simple and don't go for the so called blinged out heli, aluminum has to be replaced when crash if it's bent and cost a lot more than plastic parts. Just my 2 cents. ...

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New Heliman

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Sorry Guys I didn't really explain my situation

Thanks for your replys,

I am just getting back into the hobby. I flew frequently back in the the early 2000's. Used the old Skylark Simulator for 8 months learning every orientation before hovering. I was able to hover with no problem and practiced mostly forward/backward flight and all orientations upright and inverted. I started off with an Align 500 which I really enjoyed. And between the Simulator and Real flights over about 100 flights I never crashed because I wasn't attempting 3D moves just hovering. Thanks for the feedback on the cost of the Goblin. But to me it would be worth it if the Hover Capabilities were top rate. With all of these new Heli's I would like a High End Bird to attempt FAI/F3C Maneuvers with as well as 3D flight as well.

I am back on the Simulator again after 17 years and I'm ready to purchase a High End Heli. I will also buy Align 550 to add to the fleet but just wanted some input on some of the top end Heli's Hovering Ability. Not much into building Models so I have someone do that for me. Also wanted to know if the Gyro that comes with the Goblin is a good one.

Appreciate the Feedback

Chris

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Heli_Splatter

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Silver Spring, MD by way of Sidney, Ne - USA

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There is really not one helicopter that does everything the best.

My experience is that many of us buy the components separate from the airframe. A lot of guys have personal preferences on the FBL system being used. Every helicopter hovers rather well today if properly setup.

I really like the Align Trex550, but that is not for really wild 3D and not for pattern.

I would absolutely not make any decisions on purchase based on how it flies in any simulator.

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fastrc1

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If you're going to enter the realm of F3C I'd suggest a 700 class machine or bigger and gear it accordingly for the rpm and flight times needed for the flight schedules which there are two of. Your machine will need to be able to stay aloft for at least 10 minutes. For competition I'm currently flying Thunder Tiger E-700's set up for just that and I'm currently in the process of building a SAB Urukay Competition for the up coming season. The Urukay is plenty machine for your buck.

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Thanks Everyone for your replies. Very helpful! Birds with parts available is a smart move for now. Maybe a 700 for F3C.
Appreciate your responses. Have a good week all!!!

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