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07-09-2013 08:09 PM  5 years agoPost 1
blucido

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Plano,Texas

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Have 3 nitro 700 birds and want to build a 700 or 770 size electric. I like the Goblins, but have seen a lot going up on the market for sale. any pros or cons as to why?

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07-09-2013 10:29 PM  5 years agoPost 2
itsparks

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I love mine, Im selling my brand new trex700, and buying a goblin 500. They build well, fly well and just a awesome heli!!

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07-09-2013 11:07 PM  5 years agoPost 3
stevewashere

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Auckland, New Zealand

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Really awesome machine Ive had friends whom have had them, but they also sold them,flew well but the nylons bolts that hold the boom in place snapped mid flight twice on one mates 700, and it didn't have 150 flights on them,it did this twice the cost of the fix was insane. almost a rekit twice.

I had another mate who one of his plugs de-soldered, and it fell out of the air, $500usd to fix.(Gob 700)

Another friend had the 500 and it crashed all his fault and once again very expensive to fix so he sold it

I looked at a 700 Gob 4 weeks ago and in the end I got a compass, a boom is $10 vs $65, i think when they let go there is a lot of collateral damage with the boom breaking.

But yes I can see why anyone would want one they are stunning looking, and fly great.

Compass 5.5 msh brain, Compass 7HV msh brain,G4 e820 #268

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07-09-2013 11:41 PM  5 years agoPost 4
itsparks

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Love my goblin, my nylon bolts broke perfectly when i crashed just like how they should.

installing this in a week or so

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07-09-2013 11:55 PM  5 years agoPost 5
stevewashere

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Auckland, New Zealand

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What was the cost of your crash

Compass 5.5 msh brain, Compass 7HV msh brain,G4 e820 #268

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07-10-2013 12:14 AM  5 years agoPost 6
kiddynamite

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Ithaca NY

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it's funny cause inevitably when a new heli comes out many buy it then a few sell it and people think its a problem. We all like new things, some more than others and after keeping i for a little while they sell it for the next new thing. Love my Goblins.

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07-10-2013 05:18 AM  5 years agoPost 7
JKos

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Redondo Beach, CA

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There's a regular cycle of new helis coming out, being snatched up like crazy, flown for a bit, then being sold by many. It's just what happens. Every new, latest, greatest, best ever heli goes through this.

Some people just want to sell off today's great heli before tomorrow's better heli comes out and makes (now) yesterday's great heli worthless.

- John

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07-10-2013 10:04 PM  5 years agoPost 8
miknorwti

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kiddynamite
+++++++1

and JKos++++++11 for that too!

www.baltimoreboyz.us,TEAM OUTRAGE RC

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07-13-2013 03:06 AM  5 years agoPost 9
BladeScraperz

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Nor Cal

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Also had the nylon bolts break on the g500 while doing tic tocs and it grenaded! Couldn't believe the damage and around $450 to rebuild! It flys great but really contemplating rebuilding it.

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07-13-2013 05:10 PM  5 years agoPost 10
rexxigpilot

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Florida

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Go with the Goblin 700. Great looking and flying heli. Never had a problem with mine. It has become my favorite heli. Look at my fleet in my profile and you will see that is high praise indeed.

The 770 needs 14S to be at its best. It will cost a bit more to repair due to blade cost alone.

And I agree with those who said in essence that some people are fickle and change helis like they change clothes. Nothing wrong with Goblins. If nylon bolts are breaking, my guess is some are over tightening them.

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07-15-2013 05:34 PM  5 years agoPost 11
FNFAL

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Dayton OH

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OP, I had the same thoughts. Perusing the classified I do see what appears to be a disproportionate amount of Goblins of all sizes for sale - some you can even see being flipped more than once. And nicely equipped too.

With the TREXs I can understand - due to their lower cost, widespread support and long-time presence in the marketplace. But on the heli timeline, the Goblin is a relative new-comer. What are all these ex-Goblin owner going to next? Hmm...

And come to think of it...there seem to be some Rush 750s up for sale quickly too.

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07-15-2013 11:47 PM  5 years agoPost 12
Dan Minick

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Columbus, WI

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i crashed my 770 a few months ago, full 2150 head speed into the dirt. my rebuild cost was around $700

2 new side frames
landing gear and stiffeners
tail boom, push rod and fin
full linkage set
3 new servo gear sets
motor mount plate
battery tray mount and frame spacers
all shafts head to tail
main gear
blades, canopy
tail belt
vbar case
various bearings and bolt

you better be hardcore into the machine to spend that kind of money when it eats the dirt. that said i do love the way it flies. if someone else made a decent 800 size id gladly try that. i really like the big air size

not to mention the $320 dollar battery it taco'ed

Team Synergy, Team FBL Rotors-------if its not broke...it will be!

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07-15-2013 11:48 PM  5 years agoPost 13
itsparks

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All i have to say is, you want to play, be pre-paired to pay.

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07-15-2013 11:49 PM  5 years agoPost 14
Dan Minick

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Columbus, WI

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+1

Team Synergy, Team FBL Rotors-------if its not broke...it will be!

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07-17-2013 02:43 AM  5 years agoPost 15
rexxigpilot

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Florida

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Big price drop in price on the Goblin 700 and 630 recently. Makes it that much more of a good deal price/performance wise.

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07-25-2013 02:11 AM  5 years agoPost 16
seefest

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South Dartmouth, Ma.

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If the nylon bolts have broken in flight they have definitely been over tightened. Builder error.
I've crashed mine once. Inverted FFF augered in pretty hard. Tail brokeaway as designed. Unscratched.
$400 repair bill, not too bad for a 700.

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07-25-2013 02:41 AM  5 years agoPost 17
ICUR1-2

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Ottawa, Ontario

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400 with blades or with out

spending time, paying attention

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07-25-2013 10:28 AM  5 years agoPost 18
wrongler

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Brewerton, New York

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I had the 700 tip on spool up (my fault). It was $450 with blades!

Bill Whittaker

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07-26-2013 07:11 PM  5 years agoPost 19
david11cap

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Madison, CT

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I think I would change those nylon bolts with steel ones. problem solved.

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07-31-2013 05:52 AM  5 years agoPost 20
Luvmyhelis

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Spokane, Washington. USA

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Nope, def not. The way the nylon bolts are designed it allows them to stretch on impact and eject the boom. When I face planted mine. You can read up on the damage in the What did it cost to repair your Goblin thread. My heli exploded on impact. The batteries hit so hard they taco'd and caught on fire. But I found the perfect boom several feet away totally unscathed. Guys loosing booms due to nylon bolt failure are over tightening them. I was doing violent flips when my servo arm probably stripped. And I had done hundreds of them without a nylon bolt failure.

I am a custom builder. Every one of my helis are one off expensive prototypes with tons of custom machined parts on them. But at every meet I go to. The Goblin draws the crowd. They don't even see the others that are twice as exotic. And now it is truly my favorite flying heli. I would pick the TDR or Diabolo also as great helis. But they don't fly any better, just different. I brought those up because just this last week I spotted two Diabolos and TDR's. I haven't seen any of those for sale all summer.

I also look through the f/s sections in three different forums daily. I would say there isn't a disproportionate amount of Goblins for sale really? There are just far more of them out in the public than ever. They just stand out more than the ordinary plain jane Trex's that are far more numerous.

Old cranky heli builder

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