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Old 02-24-2012, 05:38 AM   #1
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Default Quality issues on a $1000 heli!

Anybody have quality issues on the Goblin kit?
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:59 AM   #2
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In Italy there have been criticisms of Boom and Canopy.
For the rest just very positive opinions.
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:06 AM   #3
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The same in the German speaking area... tail servo cut-out looks like someone used a nail scissors
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:35 AM   #4
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No important issues on my kit: I only had to adapt the holes on the canopy. I'm really satisfied of the build quality of all parts.

I can't say the same of the Jive, it's still at Kontronik...
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:02 AM   #5
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Anybody have quality issues on the Goblin kit?

What happen to your original post ?
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:12 AM   #6
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What happen to your original post ?
Indeed, are you just asking or have you had any issues on a personal model? Sadly there's very few on the forums who has one, I think there's only a couple of people with it yet. Hopefully more people should have it by another week or so.
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:15 AM   #7
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I am getting one, I just wanted to no where is the orginal post so I had a list of what to look out for, or if not that just something to keep in mind.
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:19 AM   #8
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What happen to your original post ?
Due it being a demokit, I thought it would be better to just ask and wait for the production kits to hit the streets. Sorry if this caused any apprehension out there.
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:20 AM   #9
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Ah no biggie, I understand.
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:08 PM   #10
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Due it being a demokit, I thought it would be better to just ask and wait for the production kits to hit the streets. Sorry if this caused any apprehension out there.
Then maybe you should remove the thumbs down! Kind of misleading to say the least.
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:34 PM   #11
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Then maybe you should remove the thumbs down! Kind of misleading to say the least.
+1 on the thumb.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:53 PM   #12
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:42 AM   #13
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This is Outrage...ous!
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:52 PM   #14
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SAB have posted on their forum the following:

Please note the boom is not clear coated. It is handmade not machine made like the round shape booms. It is matted coated. We will improve the quality of the boom.

They are responding which is very good to see.

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Old 03-03-2012, 05:59 PM   #15
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I have a big problem. Is every one else's main shafts polished? My head and swash plate will not fit on the main shaft. You can feel the grooves in it with your finger nail as though it was lathed but not polished afterwards. I think my main shaft missed the finishing process. Now I'm stuck on the build and certainly displeased.

The bottom half is much smoother, I just removed it and the swash fits the bottom part but not the top.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:16 PM   #16
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:02 AM   #17
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paint on the skids seems to be an issue on this build

http://www.rcheliaddict.co.uk/sab-he...ld-thread.html
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:03 AM   #18
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I have been waiting for this kit for ages now and my kit will be coming on tues but seriously seeing this post and others about the quality makes me feel down that I just spent 800 on this kit which is $1266 UK gets shafted again
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:56 AM   #19
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Tbh they do only appear to be minor issues and the main parts are apparently the quality of a TDR so if the issues are only cosmetic then I'm not to worried I suppose
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:06 AM   #20
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Tbh they do only appear to be minor issues and the main parts are apparently the quality of a TDR so if the issues are only cosmetic then I'm not to worried I suppose


The cosmetic issues can be solved. the geometry is brilliant and flies like a bat out of hell....

Feedback i have is that people are extremely happy with the flying characteristics....flies amazing and collective makes your eyes pop out

Once you have flown the Goblin you will have forgotten abt a small minor cometic issue than can be solved....
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