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 Post subject: Chris' Goblin 380
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:04 pm 
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As you may have heard on the show, I finally caved in and bought a Goblin 380 from Only Fine Helis. As usual, Shannon shipped fast, so I had it in short order. :noteworthy

I was so excited to see that what they call "red" is actually an exact match for the fluorescent red vinyl trim I've been using on my helis! Talk about visible, you should be able to see this thing from space! :clappp

Anyway, I got "Baby G" put together, and even decided to do my own version of the quick disconnect battery that SAB offers, but using APP instead of their proprietary connectors. It turned out pretty nice, and allowed me to put the current sensor at the back of the heli tucked out of sight.

Here's the photo album of what I've taken so far. I didn't take very many build photos, nor do I have any good shots of the wiring, but I'll add some more later:

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 Post subject: Re: Chris' Goblin 380
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:09 pm 
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Pretty slick! Great idea with the connections.


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 Post subject: Re: Chris' Goblin 380
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:49 pm 
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Flight Report!


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 Post subject: Re: Chris' Goblin 380
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Only Fine Helis wrote:
Flight Report!

All in due time. It might happen Saturday, it depends on how quickly I can get my Dad's new workshop insulated. :face

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 Post subject: Re: Chris' Goblin 380
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:33 pm 
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Okay, okay, I caved in and flew it in the street. Just a short flight, but enough to know tracking was perfect, nothing flew off or exploded, and it sounds fantastic. :banana :woohoo

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 Post subject: Re: Chris' Goblin 380
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:45 pm 
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Now on to the OXY3. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Chris' Goblin 380
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:04 pm 
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Got a chance to put a couple of packs through "Baby G" out at my sister's place today. Despite winds at 16mph gusting to 23mph, it flew like gangbusters. SAB really hit it out of the park with this one. I did the entire 2nd flight at the highest headspeed (3200) with a lot of full pitch speed runs and power loops, and still got 5:53 out of 1400mah (80% of the 1800 pack). To say I'm pleased with that is an understatement. Flying in "mellow mode" at 2600 or 2800 should get me 7+ minutes.

I flew it back to back with "Ghost" (the 570) and they felt basically identical, just visually and audibly different.

It's a keeper. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Chris' Goblin 380
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 4:28 pm 
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Congrats Chris!


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 Post subject: Re: Chris' Goblin 380
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How do you like the red color Chris? I am looking to get the red kit and I was wondering how the red looks in person.

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 Post subject: Re: Chris' Goblin 380
PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:30 am 
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That's a lot of flight time for a stout heli. I wonder if that is primarily due to the new motor.


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