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04-10-2015 07:44 PM  3 years agoPost 1
heliraptor10

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kokomo, in-US

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I'm trying to convince a buddy that Goblin is the way to go for his next helicopter. He always argues about crash cost, even though long ago we decided we buy these things to fly them so how they crash shouldn't figure in too much.

He's saying that in every video he's seen the boom is trashed in a crash. I argue that those are pro pilots really throwing it around. I'm quick to hit the throttle cut, I haven't had a heli chicken dance, or even a stripped gear in forever.

So those of you that fly sport - light 3d how do your Goblins fare in a crash ?

Goblin! where have you been all my life?
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04-10-2015 08:42 PM  3 years agoPost 2
504Rone

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Booms usually survive for me.

NO FLYBARS

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04-12-2015 09:17 PM  3 years agoPost 3
heliraptor10

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He decided on a align trex 450L dominator.
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I mean it's a solid bird, but I've been doing align and align clones for years. And while align quality is good (align clones typically require some align parts to be flyable) I wanted something new, something of a different caliber.

Please don't take that as Align bashing.
I wouldn't turn my nose up at owning one again. My money's tight and I can only have one bird, so I wanted one really good one.

Goblin! where have you been all my life?
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05-12-2016 03:05 AM  27 months agoPost 4
heliraptor10

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The boom survived...
I dumb thumbed it while inverted

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05-12-2016 04:29 AM  27 months agoPost 5
Dawiev

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The nylon sacrificial bolt is the key. It is made to break on impact, separating the boom and saves it.

Without it, using "traditional" mounting methods - metal bolts, it would indeed rip the holes and get beaten unusable.

If you have a chance to see a Goblin, have a look at the bolt by the FBL mounting plate, or look in one of the manuals

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05-12-2016 04:33 AM  27 months agoPost 6
heliraptor10

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There is a lot of argument as to whether that system works.

In my case it worked perfectly

Goblin! where have you been all my life?
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05-12-2016 03:51 PM  27 months agoPost 7
artimus

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Got to love the way the Goblin 380 crashes. I have had 3 crashes with mine and all I have replaced is blades and the nylon bolt and canopy. Main shaft never bent or did the feathering shaft. A crash with my 450 would take out boom belt blades main shaft feathering shaft canopy and landing gear.....
I am sure it could be worse. But that is all I have had to relpace.

Fly Hard......Team Viagra

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05-12-2016 04:25 PM  27 months agoPost 8
wickedindian

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Goblin 380 should be better over a trex450, I had one little crash and my boom is ok the break away bolt snap and boom was excellent not a scratch, besides better looking helicopter, and clean built

If it Ain't Broke........Don't Fix it..

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