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Posted by holtneil | Feb 06, 2016 @ 09:10 AM | 1,331 Views
Hi guys Update on the Goblin
Second flight once I get used to the Goblin I will try more But still running it in
Goblin 630 2nd flight (7 min 19 sec)

Well My Doc has changed my drugs and its made me do strange thing so I landed up putting the Goblin in the dirt , so needed one skid and a tail fin , here is the after flight in strong wind after this flight I have changed the normal head speed from 1900 to 1960 rpm as the nodding on the tail which is due to hard dampers in the head and low RPM goes when I hit Idle up 1 , to windy today 26 MPH to test but hope tomorrow will be better
after crash flight (8 min 30 sec)
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Posted by holtneil | Jan 21, 2016 @ 11:15 AM | 1,565 Views
Hi guys just a few Photos of the Spirit pro and optipower mounted inside frame I had to remove the gyro mounting plate as I could not fit it all in
Posted by holtneil | Jan 20, 2016 @ 11:08 AM | 7,369 Views
Well guys its done thanks to Steve aka jetplaneflyer with out all his help it would still be sat waiting to be finished , I have a small wag to tune out I think it may be cyclic gains but here is the video of the maiden hover in a small garden lol
SAB Goblin maiden (5 min 44 sec)

Posted by holtneil | Jan 17, 2016 @ 11:49 AM | 1,349 Views
Hi Guys well the Spirit pro came still waiting on the servos but started set up , took a bit of messing to set up throttle as the Castle wants one setting and the Spirit needs another
Well all done now and I am all 3 head speeds working helped by Steve
so once the servos come the real set up will start
Dry lube stayed put when heli was started up so thats good I wanted some bearing oil for the scorpion motor well its like rocking horse poo
in the UK so I got some Heli Option bearing oil which is ment to be good
The optipower is fitted and ready to go
Posted by holtneil | Jan 06, 2016 @ 09:40 AM | 1,672 Views
Hi Guys well both servos are now with Steve ( jetplaneflyer) and good news is the tail servo is all good it must had been the 3GX not switching to narrow band , the cyclic servo is DOA so now waiting on gartt to let us know how they want to go ahead with getting me a new one , Flight packs are now here Zippy compact 4000mah 2 per flight as its 12 cell set up , optipower back up system is also here , just waiting for the spirit pro and servo
Posted by holtneil | Jan 03, 2016 @ 10:26 AM | 1,539 Views
Hi Guys well I thought I would give this a try , its had some good reviews so I put it on the G630 main gear , you paint it on let it dry for 20 mins , as its a dry lube it stays clean and nothing sticks to it , and they say the more pressure it under the better it works so time will tell
Introduction to DryFluid Extreme (5 min 49 sec)

Posted by holtneil | Dec 25, 2015 @ 04:32 AM | 2,121 Views
HI Guys Merry Xmas to you all , Yes its Xmas day , Well last night I carried on with the Goblin build , and guess what Sods law pop in
1x cyclic servo and Tail servo Dead the both twitched once and that was it ,I tried another 3GX I had and still nothing so now its back to My best mate Steve to help me sort it the servos will go to him so he can test and get replacements , No rush any way still need to get the Spirit pro fbl unit in
But every thing else work ok Zippy receiver battery charged and fitted so I can make the loom, now done
AS150 anti spark fitted to the ESC
SAB servo arms came and fitted to the working servos
The to do list is getting smaller
Make loom for main flight packs still waiting for EC5 to come
Fit spirit pro and set up
Get new main batteries
Steve said get the zippy 4000Mah bummer not in stock or shall I get the turnigy 4500Mah which are in stock but a bit heavier than the zippy no rush zippys will come in stock
Posted by holtneil | Dec 18, 2015 @ 12:59 PM | 2,460 Views
Hi Guys well the ESC has come also got lemon sats , 8 awg wire still need more parts but will have to wait till after Xmas
And a BIG THANK YOU to Steve aka jetplaneflyer for sending me some KST servos at a really great price and also the endless Help and info for this build your a great best friend thanks Steve
Posted by holtneil | Dec 12, 2015 @ 12:11 PM | 2,099 Views
Well guys not a lot going on I am saving hard for parts needed to build OMG there is so much more to large helis I didnt know , like battery connectors need to be 120 - 200 amps min , I have got lemon DSMX sat receiver coming and other small parts like wire braiding, 8 awg wire ,so slowly getting there
Good new sold the 380 motor I had so thats topped up the build fund
Posted by holtneil | Nov 18, 2015 @ 02:15 PM | 2,364 Views
Hi Guys all done apart from the electronics , What a lovely build was pain less from start to finish ...Continue Reading
Posted by holtneil | Nov 17, 2015 @ 12:38 PM | 2,255 Views
Well guys the Goblin is born just started build and I must say its a really nicely made heli well worth it...Continue Reading
Posted by holtneil | Nov 16, 2015 @ 02:08 PM | 2,285 Views
Well sitting on the floor is a large box with SAB Goblin on it
So I can Start the build soon
Posted by holtneil | Oct 25, 2015 @ 12:29 PM | 2,266 Views
Hi Guys as most of you know my dream heli is the SAB Goblin 630 comp
Well the first part of the build is coming Monday or Tuesday
Thanks to Steve aka Jetplaneflyer spotted a Scorpion motor for sale its only had a few flights so is like new and at 1/4 the cost of a new one
UPDATE it came
Posted by holtneil | Sep 26, 2015 @ 10:30 AM | 2,747 Views
Posted by holtneil | Sep 25, 2015 @ 10:45 AM | 2,686 Views
WOW at last the Cobra is fully painted and she does look loads better in mat black head and blades
Posted by holtneil | Apr 19, 2015 @ 11:58 AM | 2,923 Views
Hi guys I am giving up with the 450s and going 500+ in class here is my 2 I have so far
Posted by holtneil | Mar 03, 2015 @ 08:47 AM | 3,878 Views
Hi guys the Cobra is at last finished
Trex 500 Cobra Maiden flight in park (4 min 57 sec)

Posted by holtneil | Feb 23, 2015 @ 12:30 PM | 4,415 Views
Hi guys its done at last but one job of the fitting the castle esc has now been done
The set up was easy ,I did do the fixed points set up I thought that was going to be hard but was really easy , I didnt set up auto rotation as I dont feel I will used it , Feels strange to only have zero throttle on hold ,I just need the weather to change so I can go fly, so the finished spec is
Trex 500 pro dfc converted to the trex cobra
Hyperion 1000kv motor ( thank you Troy)
Castle talon 90 amp esc
Kbar blue koala ( thanks to Steve aka jetplaneflyer)
17t pinion
162 main gear from old trex
435mm spin blades on the head
73mm spin blades on the tail
2x macfarlane pilots
Trex 500 Cobra all set up done (7 min 48 sec)


3000mah 6 cell batteries
Posted by holtneil | Feb 19, 2015 @ 11:48 AM | 5,667 Views
Its nearly done navigation lights in changed LEDs from the 5mm down to 3mm , this has a more scale size , Thanks to Troy I fitted the hyperion 1000kv motor , with a 17t pinion and a 162 main gear from the older trex 500, this gives me a nice head speed of 2070 at full so once the castle ESC is in I can govern down to 1900 , The tail wag was a mix of mechanical set up and Kbar tuning ,so I re set the tail and adjusted the Kbar by lowering the I gain and raising the P gain and stop gains
In the test I didnt have the spin blades on the head as they had not come , I fitted the 75mm spin tail blades ,as the head speed was coming down I wanted to make sure the tail would hold , Here she is on a fixed throttle of 80% till I have a governor esc in place
Align trex 500 cobra wag fixed (5 min 42 sec)

Posted by holtneil | Jan 16, 2015 @ 10:10 AM | 5,095 Views
Hi guys this is an update on the cobra , To start off I want to thank Steve aka jetplaneflyer for the kbar gyro , and a big thanks to Troy aka Heli -Heaven for the 1000kv motor he has posted to me , thanks guys your both top guys , also to Viktor as he always makes me Laugh , and while I am doing thanks , there are 2 scale guys that are a great help to me and thats Don aka keyrigger( heli whisperer to me ) and justy g Thanks for letting me pick your brains your top guys
Ok to the cobra I am waiting for parts i have a set of Navigation light as these come with 5mm leds I got some 3mm leds as they are a better scale size for the Cobra.
As for sorting head speed this will be done by fitting a 1000kv motor and putting in the old trex 500 main gear with a 17t pinion, this will give me 2070 rpm
I will then govern this down to 1900 and if i am right that should be between 75-85% throttle , I am hoping this will either give me more flight time or stay the same I will be happy as long as it does not go down , The mcfarlane pilots are still not here , getting worried now I hope that was not 92 loss , I emailed the guy so will give it till next week , if still not here then I will get on to e bay
UPDATE they came wow time to cut them up
Kbar is super stable (5 min 44 sec)
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