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Jan 24, 2013, 10:33 PM
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Belt driven main drives are where it's at, no question. The Futura SE was an amazing helicopter for it's time and it was the only belt driven heli at the time that gained any momentum in the industry(may have been the only belt drive at the time?). Finally, belt drives are making their way back and with the crazy amounts of power with electric motors and the batteries as well... I think we'll see more belt drives in the future.
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Jan 25, 2013, 12:01 PM
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Comparing prices we should remember that Goblin 500 is a little bit larger than others 500-size helis (500 mm blades versus 425 mm blades).
It seems Goblin 500 is closer (in size) to Logo 500 and Trex 550.


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Not after Align did what they did. They're great, capable choppers and they're far cheaper.
I do not agree here. They are not great, I would say they are decent or acceptable. I'm building Trex 500 right now and I never saw so much freeplay between tail rotor control arm and pitch assembly. Probably it will do all maneuvers Goblin does even with this freeplay, but again - "great" is not about Align products.
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Feb 03, 2013, 03:00 PM
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G500 with full size servos

Goblin 500 with Align ds615 full size servo's (2 min 39 sec)
Feb 11, 2013, 04:23 PM
Need More PURPLE !!
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Feb 12, 2013, 10:50 AM
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align is good quality for the money, SAB Goblin is great quality, but you pay for it.
Jan 13, 2014, 09:47 AM
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My First Build Was a Goblin


After a marathon build session Saturday of just under 12 hours, my Goblin (sans electronics) is almost complete. It took so long because I did not want to get anything wrong. A few times I had to take things apart and put them back together again too just to make sure everything was perfect.

I took it to my LHS Sunday and had them look over it because I know they have build a few of them. Everything checked out perfect. I have the Talon 90 and Thunder Power battery. The Ikon flybarless and RX are ordered. I think a test flight will happen in the next 2 to 3 weeks.
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Jan 23, 2014, 08:50 PM
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Futaba Sbus


Hi
It's possible to instal the Futaba R6303SBE in my new goblin 500?? Wy that antenna it's so tiny??? Please help I don't want to crash

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Jan 26, 2014, 05:39 AM
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maybe we can see it in person at the WRAM show in secaucus nj..in feb 20-22 ?
Apr 15, 2014, 08:13 AM
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After months of putting it off, I finally maidened the Goblin 500.

SAB Goblin 500 Maiden Flight & Quick Hardware Review - Near Crash (7 min 25 sec)
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