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05-27-2013 09:25 PM  5 years agoPost 1
rudyy

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Do not want to start a war, but just want to know what is your preference and why?

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05-27-2013 10:58 PM  5 years agoPost 2
jgunpilot

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I have never flown either, or even seen them up close in person, but I have strong feelings about which one you should get...

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05-27-2013 11:02 PM  5 years agoPost 3
rudyy

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I have never flown either, or even seen them up close in person, but I have strong feelings about which one you should get...
lol. Please tell me which one.

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05-27-2013 11:22 PM  5 years agoPost 4
fla heli boy

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Whip...American company and most all parts (if not 100%) are American made. I've owned many over the years and you can never go wrong with MA.
That being said, those Goblins are suweeeet....

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05-27-2013 11:44 PM  5 years agoPost 5
BladeScraperz

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I have a g500 and have never flown a whippy but figured id comment anyways... the goblin flys like its on rails, is very fast, a spendy to crash,reminds me of a high performance sports car. I would like to try a MA one day as well!

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05-27-2013 11:56 PM  5 years agoPost 6
wrongler

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I had the Goblin 700 and I have a MA Whiplash gasser, I like the MA better, Mostly made in America, Great Quaility.
Good Luck with your decision!

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05-28-2013 01:00 AM  5 years agoPost 7
Crash3D

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Goblin vs. Whiplash
This is going to be a personal call. If I'm you, I go with the Whiplash. MA has established themselves as having absolutely unbelievable customer service, and are US based. Tough to go wrong with either machine, but I prefer the Whiplash.

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05-28-2013 01:19 AM  5 years agoPost 8
Rudy

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Houston TX/Bend OR

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MA Whiplash, as others stated it made here in the states, you can get on the phone and talk with someone at the factory.

While I have only had to use it once because "I" was stupid and did a hot start, they have out stand support. Complete rebuilt clutch bell just for the price of shipping.

Oh have you checked on the cost for a Goblin tail boom

$70-80 bucks for a common crash part is a bit steep.

Rudy Ackerman Houston TX/Bend OR

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05-28-2013 01:29 AM  5 years agoPost 9
whiskey

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It's really not bad for the boom because it replaces a tt, and supports. Plus the boom survives a lot of crashes. I've had a goblin and handled the MA. The whiplash is a lot sturdier.

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05-28-2013 01:40 AM  5 years agoPost 10
oysifly

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I had both and got rid of both! Just sayin'

Logo and TDR get all my flying time.

Quick...here comes my wife....hide that new Heli !!!!

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05-28-2013 10:41 AM  5 years agoPost 11
rexxigpilot

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The Goblin is a high performance machine. The Whiplash is a bit of a pig by comparison.

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05-28-2013 11:00 AM  5 years agoPost 12
Propwash3D

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I have both
I have both, and they are not comparable. Both feel different, both are great in several ways, i have nothing bad to say about any of them, either one you get, its going to be a nice build, and fun to fly,...althought the goblin is a bit easier to put together, i was stumped on the whiplash a few times...however i am not good with direction and dont like to follow them LOL...get both if you can afford it....i have the Nitro whippy btw

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05-28-2013 06:03 PM  5 years agoPost 13
rexxigpilot

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Florida

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One of the things that turns me off to the Whiplash is the limitation of only 3 gear ratio options. This is not an issue for nitro, but on the electric model it will limit your choice of motors since they will need a Kv of between 500 and 560 on 12S. The other thing is the gear lash is set and can't be adjusted. I think MA would sell more Whiplash helis if they would provide a more flexible gearing mechanism.

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05-28-2013 09:13 PM  5 years agoPost 14
HeliNerd

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Navarre, FL

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Whiplash! I like the low parts count and its built like a tank! .

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05-28-2013 11:44 PM  5 years agoPost 15
BLUETHUNDER

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Glass City

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Does the Whiplash use a slide in battery tray, for easy battery
install and removal like the SAB Goblin.

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05-29-2013 03:33 AM  5 years agoPost 16
NC_2_VA

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Newport News, VA

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[B]I have both[/B]
I have both, same setup in each, xera 4530, torq servos, cc160, sk540 and flying the same headspeeds. I have almost 3 times the flights on the whiplash then I do the goblin. First thing I noticed was the weight difference. My whippy never felt heavy to me but it was very clear that the goblin felt lighter in the air. Even running the same headspeeds the goblin felt faster, in FF and on direction changes. I was able to throw the goblin around with less effort then the whiplash. The whiplash has a bigger presence in the air, felt more stable and predictable. The goblin almost looked small after flying the whiplash. The whiplash is more beefy then the goblin, and can take a crash pretty well. Low parts count make them both easy to work on, but the goblin edges out with being able to replace a side frame and not have to touch the servos. Loading batteries in both suck, but now with the kde battery tray the goblin should be easier. The whiplash seems to be easier on batteries and motor and esc get pretty good ventilation. In the goblin things would come down a little warmer. I feel safer doing autos on the whiplash verses the goblin. Whiplash parts on average cost more then the goblin parts. For everyday flying and practice sessions I reach over the goblin and grab the whiplash. I have emailed MA twice asking different questions and I have got a responds back within 48 hours each time. Great people at MA. You really can't go wrong with either, just pick the one you like looking at more.

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05-29-2013 03:51 AM  5 years agoPost 17
rudyy

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NC_2_VA, thanks for the comments. Really appreciate it.

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05-29-2013 07:08 PM  5 years agoPost 18
eddiscus

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Like NC_2_VA I have both as well.
They are both excellent helis but keep in mind they had different design goals in mind. The Whiplash had multi power platforms considered in design. It was the first electric heli I built that that felt like I was building a nitro. The frame outline minus the canopy is almost as large as the frames of my Logo 800 Xxtreme.

The Goblin 700 is more of an electric performance design. Very agile and quick. I give both Helis equal air time. But on a breezy day at the field 20mph winds the whiplash gets more air time. Just locks in and is less effected by the currents.

Cant go wrong with either.

Logo Xxtreme 800
Logo 700
Citizen 142
Synergy 766
TDR 2

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05-29-2013 08:21 PM  5 years agoPost 19
Tbird

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Indiana

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You should really check out the Synergy E7, I have owned all 3 and the most reliable and best flying machine has been the E7 it just works!

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05-30-2013 03:44 AM  5 years agoPost 20
eric cartman

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+1 on the E7. I've flown And currently own multi helis from synergy to MA to goblins and currently have E7, E5, ballistic 635, logo700, goblin 630, trex700 and hirobo 600 and hands down the E7 is the most unique, straightest tracking best flyer I have. I got it out this past weekend and it never disappoints even after sitting a few months.

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