Stingray 500 by Curtis Youngblood



Curtis Youngblood has created the first full 3d quadcopter.

Full collective pitch 3D quadcopter allows for flight inforward, backward, sideways directions, and maneuvers such as but not limited to loops, rolls, etc.. What does this mean for a quad? Fully aerobatic FPV, for one, and general sport/competition flying previously not possible in sustained maneuvers on multi-rotor machines.

3DFlying Tested On Model -Tic-toc, Pirouetting Aerobatics, Kaos, Hurricane, Funnel, etc!!



3D Cup 2014

The 3D CUP 2014 heli contest is coming back for its fifth edition. This event has become a must join for both pilots who love to push hard their heli and spectators who enjoy this amazing show. But, most of all, the “3D CUP” is a great opportunity to have fun and learn a lot from all other pilots.
Don’t miss it!

To All Club Members

As all club members will all have learnt by now the club fees have remained remain fixed yet again, as the past seven years, being £50 for ordinary membership and £25 for senior or junior membership. For new members wishing to join, the joining fee has also remained at the previous years rate of £60. Renewal forms and details have been sent out and time is fast running out for them to be returned. Remember renewals are due BY 1st January 2014.

Our membership fees must be one of the lowest available in the south of England, especially for our senior members and with the facilities on offer at the field represent the best value available.

For any member who has not seen the new committee member list for 2014 the post are shown shown below. :-

President – Ali Newman (new position)
Chair -Graham Statham
Treasurer – Peter Palin.
Secretary – Ian Myler Falla
Web Admin – Gareth Cairns
Safety Officer – Peter Grey
Acoustics – Peter Grey
Groundsman – Alan Bunton
Newsletter – Vacant
Ordinary Member – Danny Lock
Ordinary Member – Ray Killgallon

Two trophies were awarded at the meeting as shown below:-.

The John Strachen Memorial Trophy is open only to non-committee members and is given as the highest achievement award. This year it was presented to Paul Cahoon

The Les Davies Memorial Trophy is open to all and is for the member who demonstrated exceptional service to the club. This year the award was made to Peter Palin together with his good lady wife.

I would like to thank Ali Newman for all his hard work as Chair of the club since it’s inception. Ali has done a fantastic job in being the voice of moderation during some difficult times and I am going to have a hard time following his act.

I am please to say that the website is now going to be updated by Gareth. It is going to be completely new and I have been excited by the beta version I have seen. It will certainly be a big advance over the meager offering I have managed for the past few years.

Graham Statham


Scale Day EMHC 2013

Reminder to all that the annual Eynsford MHC Scale fly-in is arranged for Sunday 9th September 2013 The day will follow the usual relaxed arrangements. Trophies will be awarded in two classes for the Len Mount Cup, three categories for the Avicraft awards and six for the EMHC awards. Good luck to all who are planning on entering. They have arranged the usual good weather and as always the proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the Kent Air Ambulance.


SG-700 Goblin 700


SAB Goblin 700 – Fear Takes Flight; Competition Takes Cover.




Evil has come out to play, and the SAB Goblin is ready to take flight, bringing an unworldly level of 3D power that simply cannot be matched. The Goblin 700 has arrived.

 We have been up to no good, conjuring the Goblin for one menacing purpose – domination, and nothing short of it.

 Utilizing patent pending ingenuity, the SAB Goblin 700 takes performance to frightening heights by utilizing a state of the art dual belt drive power system, allowing massive brushless power to be directed to the main rotor without fear of failure so commonly seen with 700 sized electric helicopters today.

 By utilizing a dual stage belt drive system, the Goblin 700 transfers this power to a helical output gear, which in turn drives the main rotor system and driven tail rotor system. Simply put, the power this system can handle is fearsomely evil.

Ingenuity flows throughout the Goblin, taking shape in the patent pending horizontal servo mounting system that directs servo torque directly to the flybarless main rotor system via short, stiff linkage rods that rotate via bearing raced support. This system is intensely strong, allowing power transfer to be as direct as mechanically possible, resulting in precision & rigidity that is simply unmatched.

By laying the servos horizontally, instead of installing them as a vertical unit, the CG is optimally lowered, allowing the Goblin to take great advantage of stellar 3D performance. Lower CG (Center of Gravity) directly equates to precision maneuvers throughout the entire realm of flight, allowing the SAB Goblin 700 to perform like no other helicopter flying today.

Craving performance not of this world? Take hold of the Goblin as it takes hold of you – RC helicopter performance that will bring true fear above, and sheer terror down low.


 Modular Power System – Simple, Elegant, Beautiful

 With the removal of a small handful of bolts, the entire power system will arise from the Goblin – cyclic servos, brushless motor, rotor system, main gear system – allowing this helicopter to be adjusted & repaired with great ease.

Dual Belt Driven Performance – Simple, Robust, Light Weight

 By utilizing a belt driven main motor, immense power can be transferred without the fear of gear failure. Belt driven systems are amazingly efficient, incredibly durable, and best of all, belt drive systems are ethereally light in weight, cutting out the complexity, noise & added weight of a torque tube drive system.

12S 44.4V Power – The Goblin is Ready

Designed from the ground up with the insane power of 12S 44.44V systems, the Goblin was designed to handle every bit of power that can be thrown its way. With the dual stage belt drive system, the Goblin 700 can take full advantage of brutally high output brushless motors that are transforming the very nature of RC helicopter flight. Go for massive power – the Goblin demands it.

 Aerodynamic Boom Shroud – Form & Function in One Beautiful Package

Italian designing takes one step further, coalescing the aerodynamic canopy with a near seamless transition to a carbon fiber tail boom covering. This aerodynamic shroud brings a unique beauty to the SAB Goblin, serving as an aerodynamic element that allows the Goblin to traverse the skies at mach speeds. Speed and power has never looked so good.

CNC Aluminum Flybarless Main Rotor System – Nothing but the Best

Taking full advantage of flybarless technology, the SAB Goblin 700 is offered in a flybarless kit only, utilizing a bearing raced blade grip control system for the absolute in precision & control. Nothing was held back throughout this build, and you can expect nothing less when the Goblin takes flight.

Light Weight Build – Power that can be Used Like No Other

By building the SAB Goblin with a keen eye on weight, SAB engineers were able to shave critical weight by utilizing carbon fiber materials & a dual belt driven gear system, which brings the Goblin to new worlds of power & performance.

Brutalized by the Best – Tareq Alsaadi & Bert Kamerrer

The SAB Goblin 700 was designed for the most intense flight regimes possible, and when it came to testing & performance, two of the best pilots in the world did their best to find the absolute limits of the Goblin. The Goblin personifies performance, and in the hands of the best, the Goblin is a fearsome sight to behold.

Patented Carbon Fiber Tail Boom – Strong, Light & Vibration Free

Reinforced with CNC aluminum for the utmost in strength, the patented carbon fiber tail system eliminates vibrations, allowing maximum rotor speeds to be achieved without the fear of vibration.

SAB Rotor Blades – Simply the Best

Rotor blades are the heart & soul of all helicopters, and the Goblin holds nothing back with included high performance, carbon fiber green color SAB main rotor blades & tail rotor blades, specially designed for the Goblin helicopters, allowing this 3D monster to be pushed farther & faster than all others around.


(1) SAB Goblin 700 – Kit Only

(1) SAB 700mm Carbon Fiber Main Rotor Blade Set

(1) SAB 110mm Carbon Fiber Tail Rotor Set



What’s Needed for Flight:

 (3) Cyclic Servos – High Torque Recommended

(1) Tail Servo

(1) Brushless Main Motor

(1) Brushless ESC

(2) 6S 22.2V LiPo Battery – 12S 44.4V System

(1) Flybarless Gyro

(1) 7+ Channel Transmitter

(1) 7+ Channel Receiver

(1) LiPo Battery Charger


Kit Notes:



SAB Goblin 700 comes as a kit form, requiring a complete build and all necessary electronics. Kit is designed for advanced pilots only.


Tail Shaft Diameter: 6mm

Main Rotor Diameter: 1580mm / 62.20 in.

Tail Rotor Diameter: 296mm / 11.65 in.

Overall Length: 1360mm / 53.54 in.

Overall Height: 380mm / 14.96 in.

Main Shaft Diameter: 12mm

Feathering Shaft Diameter: 10mm

All Up Weight: 3290g / 7.25 lbs. (Batteries Not Included)

The ratios possible are:

Pinion 15 = r 14.3
Pinion 16 = r 13.4
Pinion 17 = r 12.6
Pinion 18 = r 11.9
Pinion 19 = r 1.3
Pinion 20 = r 10.7
Pinion 21 = r 10.2
Pinion 22 = r 9.7
Pinion 24 = r 8.9
Pinion 26 = r 8.3
Pinion 28 = r 7.7


Electronic Specifications:




Main Motor: Up to 62mm diameter motor can be used


Maximum Battery Size: 60mm x 58mm x 350mm


Cyclic Servos: High torque servos highly recommended


Tail Servo: High speed, digital servo recommended


Gear Ratio


Tareq Alsaadi testing his GOBLIN 700 SAB 2011




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Spektrum Released Their New Toy


Product Specifications

# of Channels:
Model Memory:

When you’re an RC expert at the top of your game, you need a transmitter that can keep up. The DX18 does that and more with extensive programming for airplanes, helis and sailplanes as well as real-time telemetry and the flexibility of X-Plus channel expansion.

Attention: Horizon Hobby has confirmed that all Spektrum Products being sold by KoKo Technology are counterfeit. We consider it a danger to use these products, waive all liability and will not support any warranty or service in regards to them.

Gallery & Highlights

Adjustable Stick Length and Tension

Get exactly the control feel you want without having to open up the transmitter case.

Key Features

  • 50 Model Memory
  • Built-In Telemetry with Vibe Alerts
  • Extensive Airplane, Helicopter and Sailplane Programming
  • Timer Throttle or Switch Start
  • Region Settings for Global Compliance
  • 16 Programmable Mixes
  • Flap Delay and Elevator Compensation
  • 10 Airplane Wing Types
  • 6 Airplane Tail Types
  • 4 Airplane and Heli Flight Modes
  • Dual Rates and Expo
  • Active Gyro Trim
  • 7-Point Heli Throttle Curve
  • 7-Point Heli Pitch Curve
  • 7-Point Heli Tail Curve
  • 6 Swash Plate Types
  • Swash Plate Timing
  • 5 Sailplane Wing Types
  • 3 Sailplane Tail Types
  • 10 Sailplane Flight Modes
  • Global Charging System

Align’ new 550 carry bag is on it way.

Looks like Align will soon have a new helicopter bag available for the Trex 550. It appears this new bag will feature gear bags for your accessories (radio, tools and batteries) as well as a main compartment that fits the new Trex 550 nicely. Per Align’s facebook page these should be available sometime in mid-june, and they will be included with Trex 550E purchases, free. Check them out!!

Source: Align’s Facebook Page

RotorWorld Magazine

Since its launch in 2003, Rotorworld has established itself as one of the world’s leading radio control model helicopter magazines. Rotorworld is always packed with reviews, special features, event reports, how-to articles, beginners information and the latest new products. The magazine’s pages of informative editorial are complemented by the very highest standards of photography you’ll find in a modern RC publication.

The magazine’s contributor list reads like a ‘who’s who’ of top UK pilots; for example, on the scale side we have Martin Briggs, Iain Erskine, Lee Marshall and John Neasham. UK F3C Champion Steve Roberts plus UK team member Dave Fisher also contribute, as does seven-times UK champ Mark Christy. Meanwhile, top X-Cell demo pilot Jamie Cole and senior BMFA examiners Colin McGinn (our Technical Editor), Richard Budd and Nigel Fraser Ker all make regular contributions. Recently, top American FAI pilot Tim DiPeri has also joined the team.

With that level of expertise behind Rotorworld, it has become a ‘must have’ for any radio control helicopter pilot, whether they be into 3D, scale, FAI, general club sport flying, electrics or micro/indoor flying. Rotorworld – get your copy today either direct from this website on subscription, in many branches of WH Smith nationwide, at independent newsagents, or through your local model shop (we’re available worldwide).

Due to the success of the recent monthly issues of RC Rotorworld, we are very pleased to announce that the magazine will now remain monthly, so be sure to place a regular order and don’t miss a single issue,

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