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10-21-2013 06:05 PM  5 years agoPost 1
McKrackin

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Goblin 700 is now $684 at HD now.

Yep...been looking

I literally never use the word literally right.

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10-21-2013 06:18 PM  5 years agoPost 2
Retired2011

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What's the new release?

It probably has a lot to do with the Goblin 770 release as well.

Chet

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10-21-2013 06:55 PM  5 years agoPost 3
McKrackin

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I meant the Goblin Competition Series.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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10-21-2013 07:03 PM  5 years agoPost 4
crunch

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Yes I have seen the price reduced here in the uk as well now the release of the competition model is here. The competition model has fixed all the issues that the early goblins had, but my issue is all the guys who have put there money into the early goblins suffer, sab have said there is nothing wrong with the dfc head yet none of there new models come with it, there is nothing wrong with the tail rotor grips with all the play in them yet they have changed them, thicker frames ect. This makes for a better heli I agree, but all at our expense. You try to sell your goblin second hand now it worth next to nothing due to price reduction. Where as if this model had been tested more from the start we could all be flying a model that didn't need to be upgraded to do the job it was ment to do. This post is more about the 700 than the other models. I bet mikado dont bring out another logo xxtreme next year because they got the first one wrong. The goblin in the uk was £799.00 then you had to upgrade to steel pinion for the motor,then upgrade the head to HPS head if you wanted to have lower head speed, yet all the after models came with HPS heads.
I do like my goblin but thanks to sabs design process ( fix it as we go along ) we the end users pay for it.
As for the competition model, that is what they told us the first goblin would do.

Moan over

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10-21-2013 07:04 PM  5 years agoPost 5
dlbell (RIP)

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$684 Is without main and tail blades...
That price is without main and tail blades. The 700 kit is $799.00 with main and tail blades and has been that price since mid July.

Big D.

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10-21-2013 07:07 PM  5 years agoPost 6
McKrackin

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I know.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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10-21-2013 08:04 PM  5 years agoPost 7
Eury

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That's a good deal. I disliked the blades they came with, and the money saved could buy better ones.

Nick Crego

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10-21-2013 08:19 PM  5 years agoPost 8
Funky Trex

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Goblins sure do look cool... but every one of them I have seen crash turned out horrible. Is it just coincidence that the wrecks I have seen are so bad? I have seen plenty of other manufacturers have bad wrecks, but I haven't seen any "easy" Goblin wrecks yet. Is it more fragile than some of the competition?

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10-21-2013 08:22 PM  5 years agoPost 9
devin120

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Chance
Its all chance, ive seen helis go in inverted and come out with popped links that's it. Others touch the tail and rip into the chicken dance.

The boom is fixed in with I believe nylon bolts which break in a crash. Its actually not that bad from what ive heard and seen. It's getting to thr hold fast enough. The torque in 12s when it hits the ground will destroy anything. It also sounds like a vacuum machine.

My gaui x7 though was the most consistent crasher. Every time same parts. Easy to stock up. My whiplash went in 2 weeks ago and broke weird chance parts and the usual suspects. Parts on order Anything can happen.

DC

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10-21-2013 08:34 PM  5 years agoPost 10
Funky Trex

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Yep, I have had tipovers that cost hundreds to fix and horrible crashes that turned out pretty cheap. I was just curious since the Goblin wrecks I have seen were not pretty and I haven't seen an "easy" crash with one yet. Probably just chance/angle of impact/headspeed/etc like any other heli. I was just curious if this was a pattern for this airframe.

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10-21-2013 10:00 PM  5 years agoPost 11
Retired2011

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I meant the Goblin Competition Series.
Well crap, why didn't you say so in the beginning...don't you know I'm too old and cranky to pick up on such obvious things?

Chet

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10-21-2013 10:06 PM  5 years agoPost 12
unclejane

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I've had only one crash ever that left a repairable remains and that was my trex 700 E a couple weeks ago. It threw a link in the rotor head on takeoff while I was FPV'ing it (now I know what a crash looks like from the "inside", pretty shocking!). The tipover only required rebuilding the rotor head, a main gear and some links.

Every other crash I've ever had has always been a total rekit. I virtually always auger them in nose-first at full speed and throttle. So it doesn't matter what kit I fly.

Now that I'm all FPV, my crashes have a somewhat different character. So far mostly just tipovers on my quad which cost a couple props. I'm flying the Whip E FPV-only these days and I'd have to say tipovers after landing are the biggest hazard with heli FPV. But the orientation-induced full speed nuclear explosions have kind of cleared up for the time being.

so basically, to me, they all kind of make the same smoking hole in the ground in the end. So best to buy them for how they fly rather than crash...

LS

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10-21-2013 10:19 PM  5 years agoPost 13
BENTDABOOM

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guess Im lucky, the last mishap on my rappy cost a boom, tail pulley,blades and canopy windshield, prolly around $40 fix.
think will stick to those kinda repair bills

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10-21-2013 10:52 PM  5 years agoPost 14
pistol974

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Similar to Aligns release the heli, let us test, then release v2, v3 ,dfc ...

http://www.corflyers.com/

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10-22-2013 02:37 AM  5 years agoPost 15
VANHELI

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You have to remember the goblin 700 was their first heli ever! They did a damn good job IMO. There were a couple of small issues that effected some. Not all. The issues were addressed promptly too. As far as the new competition series goes, none of the changes were needed. They simply listened to feedback and did what the customers wanted. I am still flying an original goblin 700. I upgraded the head to the HPS because I am just not a big fan of the dfc heads. On any heli. I did not get it it to run lower head speeds. I fly mine at 2200 rpm and always have.

With the 10% off deals you can always get, that puts the kit at 615 without blades. That's a good deal. I never liked the sab blades anyways.

Dave V.

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10-22-2013 09:18 PM  5 years agoPost 16
wc_wickedclown (RIP)

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its a good practice to never buy new release day products i have good money to be the guinea pig aka beta tester many times
i like to wait 8 months to see what issues everyone else is having before i buy not to mention 8 months later is much cheaper if i decide to buy.

Insha Allah made in america

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10-22-2013 10:51 PM  5 years agoPost 17
whitehedr

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My G500 crash was pretty pricey for sure. Canopy, frame sides, battery tray, battery pack, motor mount, main drive belt, two bearings on the secondary shaft, main gear, skids, 1 skid mount bracket and the two nylon boom bolts. The boom and tail components were all ok because the boom did break away like it is suppose to do.

What sucks about the crash was because it was due to builder error. The builder failed to put thread lock on one of the cyclic servos servo arm screw. That screw proceeded to loosen, back out and depart the helicopter which of course rendered the helicopter uncontrollable. ( at least for me it was uncontrollable). Oh, BTW I am the builder that made the mistake. Made me want to puke.

Expensive lesson learned for sure.

ROG

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10-22-2013 11:15 PM  5 years agoPost 18
McKrackin

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Are you SURE the screw backed out?

More than once I have forgotten to even put those screws in.lol...
One crash and a couple "Luckily I remembered while hovering" moments.

I literally never use the word literally right.

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10-23-2013 01:52 PM  5 years agoPost 19
rcnut

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Yea...I was in a hurry to get my new heli in the air, after a motor rebuild, and forgot install the servo horn screw! Thank God it was the throttle and it was stuck at idle.

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10-23-2013 03:28 PM  5 years agoPost 20
whitehedr

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Yeah, the screw was in there for sure. I had broken arms on two of the cyclic servos and one intact servo arm. It was pretty obvious what had happened. The Gobbla is back flying and I was VERY deliberate when I mounted the arms. All are secure with thread lock.

A friend of mine forgot to thread lock the grub screw on the tail rotor of his brand new Gaui X7. It was not a successful maiden.

ROG

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