Month: April 2013

Inspiron Duo

Picked this little jem up 🙂 now i don’t need to bring my Thinkpad T610 to the field to change settings on my Goblin Or other heli’s. WORKS awesome too, and has touch screen 🙂

Nose in Hovering, then a crash :(

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 :

ON HAND

Main Shaft
Feathering Shaft
Left landing skid
Ball Link
Servo DS510 gears
Main Blades
tail Boom

Ordered

Tail Blades & more DS510 gears..

Movie ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd3I6EXC9lw

Matrix & Goblin security :)

Been pondering many many ideas on how to strap my VERY EXPENSIVE heli into my car, and not have it move around OR get damaged while driving. having dad over one day, and he brought me a strap to try, it kinda worked but the heli still slid forward and kinda moved, 🙁 not good! After going back to my dad and telling him the strap didn’t work, he said what about using the rail that was on the back of the seat, use a bolt and a t-nut with something between the skids. BINGO i said GOD DAM!! that will work. So off to Canadian tire this weekend and i bought some 5/8 bolts 2.5″ long x 2 with some washers & wing nuts for easy of removal.

So this is the seat folded down flat, PLENTY OF ROOM for a large heli like a Goblin 700.. Notice the Stain-less steel bolts sticking up inside the rail..

Bought some rubber skid matt, they use this stuff on fishing boats or on surfaces that things shoulden’t slid on.. then pushed the bolts through it.

Goblin sitting perfectly with the bolts between the skids.

Worst picture, but only to describe what im doing. Notice that this will go ALL the way through the skids from both sides, and on front & back.

Nerves :)

JUST A WEEE BIT SHAKY from this flight.. Flew 2 packs back to back, i need to get more hands on, so i did some basic stuff nose in side on and moved around a little.

Using the bail out to test the speed it moves away & levels. Also hovering with the Horizon mode turned on is nice, for practicing nose in..

Used the new!

Well, after many weeks & hours of tweaking and setting up my Goblin 700, “PROPERLY” I now use my bright canopy, since the factory ones are 100$ each.. This one only cost me 45$ shipped to my door, and in my opinion it’s nicer and fits better..

Main reason I was having issues with my goblin 700, was cyclic pitch range, I had to little. After getting a digital pitch gauge, and setting it up properly. DAMN its nice !! I have had plenty of help from seasick78 on helifreak.com he’s awesome at setting these things up..

Some pics.