The Gobln 500 was my first Goblin ever. In 2014 I was searching a long time for a 500 machine which could fulfill the following requirements: Maximum 500 blades, flying very "adult" and
stable, good design and my 6s 5000mah packs of the 700s must fit. A good friend of mine from Austria was selling his Goblin 500 and offered me to test it here at home. So after flying and testing
it I fell in love with this tiny beast. And so a first Goblin 500 found his new home here in Cologne Germany :)
The almost first thing I did was to pimp it :D
I put Graupner HBS HV Servos inside which are really strong and enhance the flight feeling a lot.
Then he got a pretty new dress from World-of-Heli. Now he looks like one of the first Goblins in a poisonous green which offers a great visibility in the air!
One thing I really love about the Goblins is the fact that they offer you so many tiny innovative features for installing, replacing or even wiring your electronics.
So when you take the canopy off, you wont see the typical cable-chaos but a very tidy and good looking machine.That doesn´t just look good but it even satisfies a bit if you leave it "open" and
you know that it still looks tidy and good :)
On the swashplate there are 3x Graupner HBS 660 Midi Servos working. They are capable of up to 8.4V and have a lot of power.
They are arranged directly under the swashplate, so they can push the power directly to where its needed.
On the tail I got the Graupner HBS 770 Standard Servo. Also this servo can handle up to 8.4V and sits directly inside the mechanics at the pushrod.
If you look closeley you will see that the pushrod is going directly though the tailboom. So you will not see any ugly pushrod coming out of this sneak looking heli :)
The Battery Quick release tray lets change batteries within seconds. And because you can fix them onto the tray, you can find the perfect COG once and do not have to care afterwards.
My Lipos come from Optipower. I fly them since over 2 years now and I simply love these batteries. They have so much power till the last percent, never get thick, and never let me down.
Depending on flightstyle and rpm I can reach upt o 10Min 3D flight with them.
In this heli I am flying the Graupner GR-18 Flybarless System. Its a receiver combined with a FBL System. This does not only save place and cables, the best thing is that you can
configure everything via the built in telemetry, you dont even need to take off the canopy!
The heli normally flies good even with default values, but also an expert who wants to have 100% precision will adjust that within 1-2 flights. Its just so easy!
Graupner now also offers ESCs with built in telemetry, so I wanted to test one of them myself! I decided to use the 100+T, because this ESC can handle HV voltage and fits perdfect to my servos. It has an anti-sparkle system and can be adjusted completely by your transmitter without any use of an PC or a prog disc device.
Also you can have every kind of warning (capacity, heat, peaks, voltage etc) which you could think of!
The ESC works quite well also in Low Rpm and with high rpm. In the 500 its located directly under the battery where its safe but also good ventilated. The cables to the FBL can be wired nearly hidden through the inside of the heli, while the motor cables are put through an opening at the side. There they can be fixes with the pre-built holes and zip-ties. It looks really clean and is easy to reach in case of mainetance.
All in all I have to say that I am really satisfied with this little machine, my first Goblin. Everything has its place, is wired clean and safe and just looks amazing. It flies like a bigger machine, really stable and neutral. The belt system is really quiet and when you fly low rpm you only hear the blades! Lovely!
My flight times are between 6-10Minutes depending on flight style and rpm.
Helicopter: SAB Goblin 500
Motor: Kontronik Pyro 600-12
ESC: Graupner 100+T Telemetry ESC (HV)
Swash Servos: Graupner HBS 660 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