well, the goblin crashed yesterday The good part, its only a 250$ parts crash PLUS battery
The cause ? Screw came out of the servo horn that holds it into the servo, I was warned never to use locktite, DAMN i should have used locktite.
Wasn’t to bad of a crash, IMO. I thought it was worse, till i got closer, landing gear survived, canopy survived tail boom, has a nick in the paint, BIG woop! that i can live with because i’m planning on getting new canopy & tail for xmas..
The main damage ? the end of the tail, fins blades gear shaft, main blades, belt..
The battery 12s5000 didn’t make it, the last cell on the bottom at the rear got munched, i took it apart as it wasn’t save to bring home, left the bad half at the field in a steel bin, emailed gensace about it see what they say.
The esc is not working either
let’s just say throttle hold was my last option and a wish from the above
Been using the PSU setup that I built a whyle back for my PL6 charger, this weekend I pushed her, charging 4 6s packs at 10 amp each, she made some heat. Sometimes I push it some times I don’t When I’m not pushing it the fans are running slow. when I’m pushing them harder, I can “NOW” change the fan speed to faster to keep the psu’s cooler..
Got my MAAC ( insurance to fly at insured fields) and headed up to the local flying field PDQ. Got some flying in on my Goblin 700 ( light flying ) and flew the 500 back and forth getting used to nose in and forward flight.
Well i have been doing tons of nose in, taking off landing etc etc. This weekend was a good example of what not to do, talking and learning to fly should be kept minimal The other thing learned, was to have SUN behind you not to the side. The sun helped me crash as it blinded me in my right eye, it gotbetween my glasses and face, then reflected off my glasses frame… BUMMER.. Totall cost to repair, 9$
Parts List :
Left landing skid
Servo DS510 gears