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Goblin 700 Speed flying last weekend.

Old 11-12-2017, 10:15 AM
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Default Goblin 700 Speed flying last weekend.

This is my Goblin 700 speed which was cobbles together from a collection of second hand bits and pieces, so by large heli standards was something of a bargain. The airframe I got second hand but it had never even been fully built so was just like new... I love a bargain
  • Airframe + blades: Goblin Speed 'carbon' second hand but unflown
  • Motor: Quantum 4530 500kV purchased for next to nothing as was 'suspected faulty' (it was fine)
  • ESC: YGE 160HV from my spared box (bought used years ago)
  • FBL: Vbar silver-line (used)
  • Servos: Align DS820M/825M (second hand but unused)

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Old 11-12-2017, 12:06 PM
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I've been told that these can be set up to pull over 300kph level flight. Possible? Nice aircraft.
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Old 11-12-2017, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by birdDog View Post
I've been told that these can be set up to pull over 300kph level flight. Possible? Nice aircraft.
Yes, specialist speed helis have been clocked at over 300kph. These are a bit more specialised than the Goblin though. The Goblin Speed is basically a standard Goblin 700 with more aerodynamic bodywork so it wont be quite as fast as the 'from the ground up' specialist speed helis. I built mine up for normal aerobatic/3D flying so it's running 3D main and tail blades and it's not setup for the extreme high headspeed and big pitch range that speed helis use.
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I believe this fuselage was flown with a fixed pitch rotor to a speed of 400mph+ ...
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I really dont think so. The outright speed record for an RC heli is around 193mph. Fixed pitch would be MUCH less because you wouldn't be able to run enough pitch for high speed flight. Details of the world speed record here: http://www.scorpionsystem.com/blog/?p=6293

Even in the world of real helicopters the outright speed record is less than 300mph. Helis have an ultimate speed limit caused by physics of rotors (retreating blade stall) that means they will never go 400mph, the fastest helis today are already right on the limit of what is physically possible. http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2016/11/hel...a-speed-limit/

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Old 12-25-2017, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by JetPlaneFlyer View Post
I really dont think so. The outright speed record for an RC heli is around 193mph. Fixed pitch would be MUCH less because you wouldn't be able to run enough pitch for high speed flight. Details of the world speed record here: http://www.scorpionsystem.com/blog/?p=6293

Even in the world of real helicopters the outright speed record is less than 300mph. Helis have an ultimate speed limit caused by physics of rotors (retreating blade stall) that means they will never go 400mph, the fastest helis today are already right on the limit of what is physically possible. http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2016/11/hel...a-speed-limit/
I know it's hard to believe. I'll try to find the video so you can see it.
On the last pass, the guy flew it into the ground at full throttle. You could almost feel the "thud" when it hit the dirt. Let me look around again.
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Old 12-25-2017, 05:56 PM
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I don't know where I came up with 400mph. LOL It's actually 200mph... and it is done in this video with a fixed pitch rotor. There are some that are faster... at about 230mph. Sorry for the goof up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRh9vPYHY6M
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Hi Buzz,

The heli in that video is a HENSELEIT TDR, not a Goblin.. And it's not fixed pitch, it's collective pitch just like pretty much every other large RC heli. There are plenty of details and photos of the TDR on-line so you can see the collective pitch setup for yourself. i know a couple of guys who own TDRs.

Speed in the video was 172mph (says the speed right there in the title). The current RC heli speed record is 193mph as per my last post. This is the officially recorded/certified record, some might claim to have gone faster but dont have official recording to back up the claims.

Maybe where you are getting confused on the fixed pitch thing is that all of these helis run governed fixed RPM.. So rotor RPM remains the same and you control lift with pitch only. Usually helis like this will have a couple of fixed RPM modes that can be selected from the Tx, one low RPM mode for take off and landing and a high RPM mode for high performance/speed. You can actually hear the pilot switching from low RPM to high RPM flight mode at about 12 seconds in the video. My heli is set up similar but not running the extreme RPM that speed helis use.
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Originally Posted by JetPlaneFlyer View Post
Hi Buzz,

The heli in that video is a HENSELEIT TDR, not a Goblin.. And it's not fixed pitch, it's collective pitch just like pretty much every other large RC heli. There are plenty of details and photos of the TDR on-line so you can see the collective pitch setup for yourself. i know a couple of guys who own TDRs.

Speed in the video was 172mph (says the speed right there in the title). The current RC heli speed record is 193mph as per my last post. This is the officially recorded/certified record, some might claim to have gone faster but dont have official recording to back up the claims.

Maybe where you are getting confused on the fixed pitch thing is that all of these helis run governed fixed RPM.. So rotor RPM remains the same and you control lift with pitch only. Usually helis like this will have a couple of fixed RPM modes that can be selected from the Tx, one low RPM mode for take off and landing and a high RPM mode for high performance/speed. You can actually hear the pilot switching from low RPM to high RPM flight mode at about 12 seconds in the video. My heli is set up similar but not running the extreme RPM that speed helis use.
Good info.... thanks! The 400mph number came from a pulse jet video.
I have a brand new pulse jet... but no plane yet. I never noticed the low and high speed. Still haven't figured out why that guy did a dirt dive. It looked like something broke. Thanks for clearing this up.
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Helicopter? Yep. Most likely something broke. I think someone should build a pulse jet helicopter. Not only because it would be cool, but because I am having trouble trying to imagine what sound it would make.
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Helicopter? Yep. Most likely something broke. I think someone should build a pulse jet helicopter. Not only because it would be cool, but because I am having trouble trying to imagine what sound it would make.
It's LOUD! No throttle, the engine runs on gasoline until it runs out of gas.

Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r50DRou0LsM


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I had stood well clear of a control-line circle while a guy flew a pulse-jet control-line plane.
It was in 1964 and my ears are still ringing, well not quite, but I do have tinnitus.

I don't think I want to be anywhere close to a highspeed heli, but it is fun to watch.
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Originally Posted by Wildflyer View Post
I had stood well clear of a control-line circle while a guy flew a pulse-jet control-line plane.
It was in 1964 and my ears are still ringing, well not quite, but I do have tinnitus.

I don't think I want to be anywhere close to a highspeed heli, but it is fun to watch.
Like this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g459ElCbu9U


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