Fri, 3 Oct 2014 10:50 10:50

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Gary Townsend

(25-31 mph) Strong breeze

Goblin 700 Competition
3 flights
Avg. flight time 00:05:00

Quite windy today and at times thick cloud, but I had to have another play around with the Goblin. Anyway after setting my VBar banks to the same switch as my Idle up switch and choosing appropriate gains for the different rpms, I felt much more comfortable with it. Today is the first time it's got me feeling excited instead of nervous, apart from flight 1 which was perhaps not helped by the beer last night. During flight 3 I tried some elevator tick-tocks and was amazed how smooth and stable they felt. Also I was pleasantly surprised to find how little collective I needed to stop it dropping, whereas on my 550 helis they definitely need more. My Kosmik 160 is set to 65% in stunt 1 and 75% in stunt 2. I haven't checked the rpms with my tachometer yet, but although there's a little bit of wobbling at 65% it's completely gone at 75%. I'll try it a 70 next time, but 75 feels like a nice head speed to fly it at. I guess with more flights and tweaks made to the lower head speeds the small amount of wobbling might reduce, but I'm very happy with it as it is so far. So all is looking great with my Goblin and I'm really looking forward to my next flight with it :) Clare had 1 buddy flight on the 450x today in the strong wind and she seemed totally comfortable with it.


Carzan on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00
Sounds like you are getting it tuned in!
Gary Townsend on Mon, 13 Oct 2014 07:01
Yes I really liked my last couple of flights with it. Unfortunately I didn't get to fly this weekend though :(

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