This is the SAB Goblin 580 Kraken Flybarless Electric Helicopter Kit is the second helicopter design featuring the latest "separated transmission style" that originally debuted on the Kraken 700 helicopter. Incredible bold styling, and legendary flight characteristics are packed into a smaller design - the Kraken 580!
Features at a Glance:
Accepts 550-600mm Main Blades
Accepts 95-105mm Tail Blades
Utilizes Mini Cyclic Servos standard; full size servos possible with optional mounts
Utilizes Standard size Tail Servo
Battery tray shared with Kraken 700
Wide variety of motor gearing with common available pulleys
Optional Full Size Servo Mounts: One of each is required to convert the Kraken 580 to accept full size standard cyclic servos.
Main rotor diameter: 1270mm (w/Included 570mm Main Blades)
Main blade length: 550 to 600mm Tail rotor diameter:260 mm (w/Included 95mm Tail Blades)
Weight including electronics:1760g (excluding batteries & electronics)
22T motor pulley (other pulley sizes available)
570mm main blades
95mm tail blades
Needed To Complete:
(1) 2.4GHz Transmitter & Receiver (6-channel or more, helicopter system)
Various tools, lubes & greases for setup and assembly
This product was added to our catalog on June 30, 2020
Saturday, Jul 11 2020 (2 days ago)
SAB Goblin 580 Kraken Flybarless Electric Helicopter Kit
I loved flying my Goblin 570 at low head speeds for soft 3D flying. I did not think that anything could fly better.
I have also owned a Mikado Logo 550 and 600 and they also flew great at low head speeds. I decided to buy a Goblin 580 based on Goblin's reputation for innovation.
The kit came in a very small box. When I opened it and read the manual, it appeared to be counter intuitive based on all the Goblin builds I have done in the past. You need to watch the Goblin video first which shows how the helicopter goes together.
Once you see the Goblin video on the build, then start reading the manual. It is a long build in that all the parts are disassembled, but very rewarding. It is only towards the end of the build to you get a sense of progress, especially when the tail boom is attached.
The new 580 provides a great spot for an ESC with a fan and is perfectly spaced to accommodate the motor wiring. The servos are easily installed and the servo arms are easily adjusted while in the mounts (a bog time saver). The wiring harness is also another great innovation which cradles wiring and protects it from any vibrations. It also gives the build a very clean look.
Flying it the first time, one will notice that it is very precise and a joy to fly. You will rapidly love flying this heli and find it hard to go back to your old goblins. After flying the new G 580 my old goblins now feel much less precise when flying.
I am now waiting for a Kraken 650 for my next purchase .