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08-04-2012 11:11 PM  9 years ago
rstacy

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I have always been a fan of the belt drives.
Its simple and works well.
In this case SAB fixed a common belt problem by running bigger pulleys. The unique tail boom design lends itself well to this.
More surface area solves any belt jumping problems. This also means that you do not have to run the belt excessively tight.
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08-04-2012 11:56 PM  9 years ago
BOOGIE

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Man I'm loving this Heli ! I only have 3 flights but it flys great! Love how quite it is. The only thing that's a pita is getting the packs out to charge them but the way it flys makes it worth the trouble. I may change my mind if I have a boom strikeMSH USA / Lynx Heli Innovations
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08-05-2012 12:23 AM  9 years ago
Solmanbandit

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Just make sure that you keep that 145mm gap.Trex 700E / Trex 500 ESP - Ikon/ HD 500 - Ikon 2/ Goblin 500 Ikon 2
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08-05-2012 01:22 PM  9 years ago
trapid1

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bottom line (great heli) love mineno pain, no gain, build it again, repeat as ofen as needed
R.I.P Roman Pirozek Jr
Tino - SRW
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08-05-2012 03:13 PM  9 years ago
Richardmid1

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Have to agree with funguy for once! Plus it's not even light either!

The only plus about the goblin is the break away boom design.

I have had to do more mods and fixes on mine than my align!
60% of the time, it works every time!
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08-05-2012 03:26 PM  9 years ago
rstacy

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Plus it's not even light either!
The only plus about the goblin is the break away boom design.
I have had to do more mods and fixes on mine than my align!
Thats interesting Richard.
Here are my findings regarding weight.
Goblin AUW - 8 lbs. 1.4 ounces (Ready to fly minus batteries)
700E AUW - 8 lbs. 9.7 ounces (Ready to fly minus batteries)
As checked in my shop on the same scale within seconds of each other.
Same equipment in both helicopters
CGY750
BLS 255HV servos
WS BEC
CC HV160
Scorpion Limited Edition

As far as mods, what have you found it necessary to do?
I only ask because ours are box stock and we haven't had any problems. What are you seeing that we are not?

Would you like to talk about the mods that we had to do to our 700E?
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08-05-2012 03:49 PM  9 years ago
Richardmid1

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It depends what version of the 700e you have and also the goblin for that matter. The goblin boom is heavy as is all those chunky Ali parts. Mine is heavier than my 700e. It's just not as light as people are making it out to be that's all I'm saying.

Fixes were minor but it is more than I've had to do on my 700e and it's well over a year old!
60% of the time, it works every time!
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08-05-2012 03:50 PM  9 years ago
rexxigpilot

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Same here, no mods needed at all. Flies great right out of the box.

Regarding weight, it is not as lightweight as the TDR, but I would not call it heavy even with the 2.5mm frames. There is room for weight reduction though, like in the tail boom structure. The CF is too thick IMO. Also, less paint and clear coat could be used. These things could save considerable weight.
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08-05-2012 04:26 PM  9 years ago
rstacy

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I understand Richard. As you can see from my side by side numbers, my Goblin is lighter than my 700e.

Since you brought up all of the modifications that you had to make it to your Goblin, could you give me some details on what they were?

Ray
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08-05-2012 04:50 PM  9 years ago
Richardmid1

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The main one was the need for extra shims in the head to reduce play.60% of the time, it works every time!
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08-05-2012 05:19 PM  9 years ago
eddiscus

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For me it was the following:

Servos mounted to the same mechanical surface as the swash. Rather than in the frames. Eliminates any minor interaction from frame twisting.

Looks more like a real Heli in the air rather than a football with a stick coming out of it.

Tail design different still undecided as if it is a true benefit. Although after surviving a crash on the maiden from 80 feet up going in 10 degrees nose down into a grass field with the blades stopped. The boom survived with no damage.

So far SAB has been following up on any issues that have come up as well as some that are just performance enhancements.

Sounds cool when cranked up and doing a high speed pass across the field.

As far as the main shaft play goes when assembling I used some wicking retaining compound after the collar was adjusted. My logo 600 had a similar issue. Never had an issue with play in the main shaft assey.

Only problem I have with it is if I fly it first I usually do not fly any of my other heli's.
Logo Xxtreme 800
Logo 700
Citizen 142
Synergy 766
TDR 2
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08-05-2012 06:01 PM  9 years ago
USNAviationjay

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So shimming is a major mod huh? ( and they did fix this very quickly as well as they have every single issue we have found.)

I wont even go into what I had to do with my Aligns.

Who cares about weight... the Goblin's still outperform birds that weigh less even in Smack..

so how is that even an issue?
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08-05-2012 06:11 PM  9 years ago
Richardmid1

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You said major not me infact I used the word minor!

Actually due to all the boom strike reports I would actually call it 'major' in this instance!
60% of the time, it works every time!
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08-05-2012 06:14 PM  9 years ago
USNAviationjay

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Do you not even remember what you just posted?
Richardmid1
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Have to agree with funguy for once! Plus it's not even light either!
The only plus about the goblin is the break away boom design.
I have had to do more mods and fixes on mine than my align!
60% of the time, it works every time!

Like I said omg.. that is such alot of mods..
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08-05-2012 06:45 PM  9 years ago
Firemedic

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Out performs and outshines anything else I have at this time regardless of weight or size. You will not find million venders making money selling aftermarket parts for the Goblin as USNAviationjay mentioned SAB was willing to fix or better say improve any parts needed to be taken care of. the size of the boom is a plus as it enhances visibility and distinguishes this Heli from anything else on the field .
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08-05-2012 07:50 PM  9 years ago
rstacy

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Thanks Richard. I just wanted to make sure that there weren't problems out there that I wasn't aware of.

Ray
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08-05-2012 09:12 PM  9 years ago
spacecopter

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..No sponsoring - I pay for what I fly
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08-06-2012 08:00 AM  9 years ago
Richardmid1

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I have had to do 0 mods to my trex 700e so yes I remember what I said and it is a true statement! I am not defending align I was just saying!

I will not be a sheep, never again will I buy a heli purely from what I have read about it on forums! (not referring to the goblin here as I didn't buy it)
60% of the time, it works every time!
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08-06-2012 09:48 AM  9 years ago
OICU812

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You didn't buy what?, the heli, the chatter? Or... I dunno if ya hate it toss it and get another trex or whichever. I usually do rant on a bad model or something I feel not in love with but I toss it before it gets best of me.

Anyhow my 700e was .3 of a lb heavier then gobby same equipment.
...Once upon a time there were Nitros, flybars and frequency pins...
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08-06-2012 09:51 AM  9 years ago
Richardmid1

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The heli. I DON'T HATE IT!! I never said that! Aaaaagh!!60% of the time, it works every time!
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