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Apr 21, 2017, 05:31 PM
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Those Mikado faithful remind me of "the Knights who go ni!" from the Holy Grail....
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Apr 24, 2017, 10:02 AM
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The man from DHL just arrived
Apr 24, 2017, 10:15 AM
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This will actually turn into a build log!

I'm excited!
Apr 24, 2017, 10:25 AM
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Should be an interesting comparison with Jombo's G380 build!
Apr 24, 2017, 10:26 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Thoemse
This will actually turn into a build log!

I'm excited!
I'm looking forward to the sequel
Apr 24, 2017, 12:43 PM
Use the flybar young Padawan
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Can't wait to see the build . Got my popcorn ready

Mine so far , I had screw bolt heads that weren't centered and screwing them in were a bit weird , and the carbon frame holes in the back didn't line up . I had to dremel the holes a bit wider .
My other complaint is with the goblin servo mount design . Trying to get the freaking arms on and screw in is impossible. But that's with all goblers not just this one .
Apr 24, 2017, 02:03 PM
shouldve been playin starcraft
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Originally Posted by JetPlaneFlyer
The man from DHL just arrived
same here

i will not create another build log :P, but i will document fixing crashed d380 and turning it into 420 :P
also i can point differences between d380 and d420 later on im starting now
Apr 24, 2017, 02:21 PM
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So here we go with the build

For those of you who have forgotten what the thread is about, those nice people at BangGood gave me one of the new ALZRC Devil 420 Fast heli kits to do a review of
This is the heli: ALZRC Devil 420 FAST at BangGood (please click the link as it tracks and shows the guys at BangGood that that these build threads generate interest in their products so they might give more people here the chance to review)

The kit took ten days to arrive which wasn't at all bad considering how far it's had to come. It was well packed in protective foam and lots of labels as proof of it's world tour:


Under the foam packaging was the box, which looks spookily like the box of a certain heli brand I could name :


Inside are found another three boxes, so everything is well protected:


The boom, tail pushrod and blades are found in the first of the two skinny boxes. Quality of the boom is flawless and it's made out of carbon rather than glass fibre, so nice and light.


The blades are nice too though there was some very minor fuzziness of the masking lines, purely cosmetic and nothing I've not seen on high-end expensive blades.


In the second skinny box was hardware such as the alloy frame plate, motor mount, heads, swash, pulleys, main shaft and it's bearing housing, tail assembly etc. The quality of these parts looks absolutely top notch:


The heads and swash are loosely pre-assembled but these will of course need stripping and reassembling with grease and Loctite as per normal practice:


And finally the big box which contains the canopy and the main frame components along with canopy edging rubber, battery straps etc:


The canopy like the tail boom is flawless, the white colour is pearlescent metallic and looks really good:


I couldn't resist taking a pic of the canopy alongside my spare Goblin 700 Speed canopy for an idea of scale:


So all in all I'm extremely impressed so far. The only flaw of any kind I can find is the slight fuzzy edge on painting of the blades, but that's nit-picking. It is worth noting the obvious absence from the kit... NO MANUAL... This comes as no surprise to be honest, i guess the intent is that the builder uses the Goblin manual.

That's the unboxing done, so watch this space for the build starting proper
Last edited by Smoggie; Apr 24, 2017 at 02:35 PM.
Apr 24, 2017, 02:25 PM
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PS.. Today i ordered all the remaining hardware that I'll need. The build spec will be as follows:
  • FBL: mini Vbar on Pro firmware
  • Motor: ALZRC 1000Kv
  • ESC: Hobbywing Platinum 60A V4
  • Swash Servos: KST DS215MG V3
  • Tail Servo: KST DS565X
Apr 24, 2017, 02:45 PM
Use the flybar young Padawan
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Hahaha the boxes are identical to the boxes I got with the 380 g . Same packaging except mine were numbered and lettered . The tail servo is a specific size , I used the Emaxx 9258 digital or the mid size used on the 450 's anything bigger or smaller will not fit .
The manual and assembly instruction are on alzrc website , but you probably knew that .
This looks like a really nice kit , can't wait till you start putting it together
Last edited by jombo; Apr 24, 2017 at 04:20 PM. Reason: wrong servo
Apr 24, 2017, 03:46 PM
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Look forward to the build. The new KST X-12 508 servos look like they would work well in a 420, for about $35 a pop if you can find them.
Apr 25, 2017, 12:52 PM
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Jombo,
Thanks for the tip on the manual from ALZRC's web site. I've got it downloaded and printed so all ready to go...
Apr 25, 2017, 04:14 PM
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You guys are almost convincing me to buy and build one of those g380 clones.
Now, where I get some money?
Apr 25, 2017, 04:15 PM
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I really dig the color of the canopy. I'll be it looks great once it's built.
Apr 25, 2017, 06:29 PM
shouldve been playin starcraft
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=1676

that's my revive post :P

JPF, how are your blades? balanced?


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