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May 07, 2017, 10:27 AM
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new SAB Goblin 280 'Fireball' and 'Comet'

It's hardly new news that SAB are about to release a 280 size pair of helis. The Fireball is in 3D trim and the Comet is a 'speed' version. Flyers have just been published for the two helis including weights and prices.



The biggest new development is the direct drive main rotor. Tail is typical Goblin belt drive but the motor itself forms the front pulley. This all sounds pretty good but the big downside seems to be that it's VERY heavy. 890-895g is right up there with 450 class helis, it's extremely porky for a 280. So it seems like it will need screaming high headspeed and will have short flight time, kinda like the G380 before it but more so.
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May 07, 2017, 02:28 PM
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The fact that it has a 50a - 60a ESC certainly won't be helping the weight.
May 07, 2017, 02:36 PM
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I don't really need an expensive and heavy 6S heli in that size. But that's just me and my flying preference. I'm wondering what will break in a crash with the direct drive.
May 28, 2017, 10:13 PM
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Goblin fireball

Interesting design, the 270cfx about to get some competition. But i will pass on this one for the same reason i passed on the 270. As nice as it look, i dout it will fly bettet than a Gaui x3. It is almost $500! For that among of $, i can a nice bigger second hand bird.

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