Goblin 500 Sport

The Goblin 500 Sport is the upgraded and newer version of the beloved Goblin 500. It has a list of upgrades and new parts, it is lighter and has, of course, the new sleek speed look which already was a big success with the Goblin 380.


This heli is just perfect for beginners and people who come from smaller heli sizes or airplanes. It has the perfect ratio between cheap costs and a very precise flight feeling. It is big enough top fly very stabe and precise but tiny enough to put it in a small sportsbag or in the trunk of your car.


For this reason SAB made the new G500 Sport much cheaper and offers it as a normal kit or in a super combo with motor, esc and servos. 

 

The heli comes as usual as a kit which you have to assemble by yourself. But everything is packed safe and in different bags with numbers. So if you follow the colour printed manual, which is very logical and clear in my opinion, you cannot do anything wrong. 


In every kit there are two sets of main and tail blades included, so in case of a crash... ;)

As usual the Goblin has a unique clear and tidy look. Every electric device has its proper position and a lot of tiny, innovative and intelligent solutions help you to wire everything hidden or at least clean.


For this reason it is also easy to access the devices in case of mainetance or changing something without dismounting half of the heli, which is for me very important as I am testing a lot of new stuff.

Completely new with the 500 Sport is the possibility that you can use now standard size servos. These give you even more stability and precision. Of course you can also use midi size servos, if you want to.


I use Graupner HBS 860 BB MG for the swashplate and Graupner HBS 770 BB MG for the tail: These HV servos are very cheap but very reliable and good.

I use Graupner servos in all of my machines and had no issues til now.

The motor is a Kontronik Pyro 600-12 and it is a small beast-power-machine. It is very compact, quiet and reliable. It sits on the top on a aluminum tray with integrated cooling ribs.


The ESC is a Kontronik JivePro which sits under the battery tray. There it gets the best ventilation. Also you can directly solder the motor-ESC cables and also have short battery cables. The JivePro has a unique governor which is unreached for Low rpm flying. It has a HV BEC and can be programmed completely via the PC (via KProg).

As there were some main gear problems with the old Goblin 500, the new Sport has a all new high performance CNC quality gear which is made for hardcore 3D and extreme situations.

The FBL is a Graupner GR-18 which is a combined FBL with receiver. It saves a lot of wiring and space and the best thing is: You can completely adjust it with your transmitter via telemetry


So this means for you: 

Do a basic setup at home, go out, fly, test, land, adjust values in the transmitter, fly, test....

all without the need to remove the canopy or carry a PC with you!

Setup

 Helicopter:          SAB Goblin 500 Sport

Motor:                    Kontronik Pyro 600-12

ESC:                       Kontronik JivePro (HV)

Swash Servos:    Graupner HBS 860 BB MG (HV)

Tail Servo:            Graupner HBS 770 BB MG (HV)

Battery:                 Optipower Ultra 6s 5000mAh Ultra 50C

FBL System:        Graupner GR-18

Blades:                  SAB Blades from the Kit

Transmitter:         Graupner mz-24

Graupner GR-18 FBl Setup (Click to enlarge)

Flight video

Building videos

Picture Gallery

2.-3.7.16 EVENT Global 3D in Venlo

 

17.-19.6.16 EVENT Helifest in UK

 

15.6.16 SPONSOR Midland Helicopters

 

5.6.16 Girls United @ Helifest and Global 3D

 

29.5.16 Stretch Kit for Black Thunder

 

28.5.16 EVENT Speed Cup

 

23.5.16 New Optipower 4000mAh lipos

 

14./15.5.16 EVENT Helidays in Petit-Enghien

 

09.05.16 The G700 is now a 3blade!

 

30.4.16 The Black Thunder arrived!

 

23.4.16 Toy fair Dortmund

 

Pro-Modellflug Initative

 

10.4.16 Goblin 380 Photo gallery

 

6.4.16 Goblin light (4.9kg) Low rpm

 

2.4.16 Goblin 500 Sport Low rpm

 

31.3.16  VLog Corfu

 

30.3.16  First Look: Goblin Black Thunder

 

17-21.3.16 4th Heli meeting in Greece

 

12/13.3.16 Rotor Live

 

27.2.16 Spring feelings :)

 

25.1.16 Graupner 3D Quad

 

18.1.16 I will go to Greece!

 

31.12.15 Pilot-TR some more pictures

 

27.10.15 Goblin 500 Sport Promo Video

 

15.-18.10.15 BullSmackdown in Spain

 

10.10.15 New model: Goblin 500 Sport

 

3.10.15 Heli Meeting in Böblingen

 

21.9.15 My own FB Fanpage

 

12.9.15 Aviation show in Leverkusen

 

5./6.9.15 Pilot TR Funfly in Turkey

 

15.8.15 Anniversary funfly in Elsdorf

 

8./ 9.8.15 Euroflugtag Rheidt

 

1.8.15 R/C Heli meeting in Dietzenbach

 

27.7.15 Visitors from Frankfurt

 

19.-21.6.15 Helifest in UK

 

14.6.15 HeliDays in Battice

 

13.6.15 Pöting Speed Cup & Intervire with Hugo Markes

 

6.6.15 Berg Heli Sause

 

2.6.15 G500 3blade

 

23.-24.5.15 Heli-Days in Belgium

 

19.5.15 Graupner Alpha Racer Promo Video

 

29.4.15 Girls United will be at Helifest in UK

 

19.4.15 Intermodellbau Dortmund