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Old 07-16-2012, 02:58 AM   #21 (permalink)
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actually the 500 runs on 1 3700-4000 pack with the option of 1 5000 pack according to Bert.. to maximize compatibility with the bigger Goblins.
Yup, its a true 500 (500mm blades) not an align 500 (425mm blades) by all reports,

Seems its going to be competing with the X5.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:35 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Specifically, how much coin are u refering to and what are you expecting will need replacing?
He's referring to the things like the main drive belt which needs to be replaced very frequently unlike the main gear on most helis.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:11 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Belts, main gear, and pinion... over a$100 every hundred flights..

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Old 07-16-2012, 06:15 AM   #24 (permalink)
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They recommend replacing them to be on the sure side, but I have 260 flights on my Goblin now, still running the original belt, links and everything. From my first hand experience, the Goblin seems to require very very little maintenance at all. It's a very cheap 700 to keep in the air from my experience
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:23 AM   #25 (permalink)
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I hope mine is the same... Its still new with only a couple break in flights on it so far...

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Old 07-16-2012, 06:51 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I hope mine is the same... Its still new with only a couple break in flights on it so far...
Only thing that has been replacing is the aluminum pinion, I'm currently on my third pinion. But this issue will be resolved with the new steel pinion hopefully, aside from that the Goblin has been absoluttely amazing. Durable as hell, requireing very little service, robust and crashes well. I have been very happy with mine, and I cant wait for the 500 to come. None of my other helicopters as seen any actions since I got the Goblin.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:14 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Good call dude those things give the heebie geebies
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:20 AM   #28 (permalink)
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You guys are funny! The goblin doesn't require any more maintenance than any other heli out there. SAB recommends you change some parts after 100 flights, but really that's just to cover their own asses. After the initial bugs were worked out(like with ALL new airframes) the Goblin has turned into a nice reliable heli which appears to have some great longevity. I know mine isn't showing any wear on ANY parts.

It also does not "crave" high headspeeds more than any other airframe. I'm not sure why anyone would think that? It's around the same weight as most other e700's and runs the same blade size. I can tell you that my Goblin performs every bit as well at 2000rpm as my 7hv and eAurora did before it.

I really get a kick out of all the negativity towards the Goblin on the forums. I don't think any airframe has been under more scrutiny at release in the history of our hobby.
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