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Old Feb 13, 2013, 07:43 PM
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I would say a Goblin, Logo, Compass, and AlEEs. would be more like luxury helicopters reserved for someone that rarely crashes and usually only because something major went wrong. If your can safely bring down a heli with no power or with a failed tail. These kits are sometimes fickle in set up and parts can be expensive or hard to come by.

If your looking for a real heli for a real pilot I would stick to Align, Gaui, thunder tiger and Protos.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:19 PM
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Twitchy is due to size of a heli. Compare a 250 to a 700. A 250 can be a handful where as a 700 fly's like a kitchen table. = no twitch . The 500 is a very stable heli. One has to dumb thumb it pretty good in order for one to look "twitchy"
Align is a nice heli. The most popular and for good reason in of its own. However a Goblin i "imagine" to be ultra smooth. A few grades above align in overall quality.
Here is my overall take on noobs owing a Goblin as an overall 1st c.p heli. I would not recommend it. But if one has the basics down of knowing c.p flight I'm all for it. Also keep in mind the majority of todays new c.p helis on the market are FBL. That in itself takes alot of the "twitch" out. Out with the old in with the new tech.
This was my train of thought and one that helped me decide to go with the SAB. I also chose to go with the Helicommand for bailout reasons.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:59 PM
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Does anyone else think that buying a Goblin anything as a first REAL helicopter not a good idea?
It said right in the Goblin 500 promo vid that whether your a beginner pilot or expert the Goblin is the perfect choice for you
Official Goblin 500 Promo Video (4 min 13 sec)
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 12:11 AM
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ill let ya know , mine should be here tues
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 10:44 AM
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I just opened my box last night, what an amazingly detailed kit. I have never seen such a well documented manual with labeled parts in they order you will assemble.
The only thing i am missing for the build is a green loctite...
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:36 AM
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Just waiting for the return of my flybarless unit, then I am good to go!


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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:43 AM
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Just waiting for the return of my flybarless unit, then I am good to go!


VERY nice bud, looks amazing. Can't wait to get mine together.


-Shane
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 03:22 PM
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Looks great Indoorheli. If and when i ever pick one up i will be going with the same colors. Not sure if your a vid guy, but if so, treat us all to some video.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:01 PM
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VERY nice bud, looks amazing. Can't wait to get mine together.


-Shane
Get on it Shane! dont wait for the tools...go buy more

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Looks great Indoorheli. If and when i ever pick one up i will be going with the same colors. Not sure if your a vid guy, but if so, treat us all to some video.

I always vid.....if lacking flight action, for nothing else in case of a crash

Should have a test flight by Wednesday
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 05:37 PM
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New fiberglass tail boom mount to help cut down on price.

Dude has mad skillz in a ditch. **check out 2:45**
Kyle Stacy - Goblin 500 - Insane flight with fiberglass boom! (4 min 53 sec)



And another good info video .
SAB Goblin 500 overview (8 min 33 sec)
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 07:34 PM
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Excellent videos! Thanks.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 02:32 PM
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Well......How is everyone liking their new G-500's ?? Flown them yet ? How do they compare to run of the mill 5oo's and 550's ??
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 09:39 AM
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Quiet, smooth and agile!
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Old Apr 16, 2013, 07:13 AM
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SAB 500 using a GV8000 flybarless unit:

SAB500+GV8000 (3 min 37 sec)
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Old Apr 18, 2013, 11:51 PM
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I would say a Goblin, Logo, Compass, and AlEEs. would be more like luxury helicopters reserved for someone that rarely crashes and usually only because something major went wrong. If your can safely bring down a heli with no power or with a failed tail. These kits are sometimes fickle in set up and parts can be expensive or hard to come by.

If your looking for a real heli for a real pilot I would stick to Align, Gaui, thunder tiger and Protos.
I totally disagree! After building well over 150 of those helis you posted over the years. And fighting through the myriad of related design and mechanical issues in each of them. My first Goblin build was a total treat. Everything was perfect! Abec 5 bearings throughout. And it flies as well as it looks. If I had it all to do over again. I would have started and stayed here. Thank you Sab for building the heli I have talked about building for years now.

I am selling off or giving most the others in my collection away, and expanding my Goblin lineup for sure.
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