The FT Goblin was born from a collaboration between FliteTest and ReadyMade RC to create a foamboard version of their STRIX Goblin, a high-performance FPV plane. This plane fills the gap between the STRIX Goblin and the Nano Goblin in both size and speed, as it is scaled to fly off of motors commonly found on race quads. Coupled with the FT Goblinís ability to carry a wide range of batteries, it can be set up as a light, sporty flier or as a long range FPV platform.
In fitting with the Goblin tradition, it has been designed with FPV in mind; each kit includes an optional carbon fiber camera mount that can fit all standard sizes of FPV cameras. The FT Goblin offers the great flying experience of the original STRIX Goblin in an approachable package, sure to suit the needs of both sport fliers and FPV enthusiasts alike.
I hate to do it, but: "Ehh". The kit is an engineering feat, that is for sure. Well laid out and durable as all get out. But two big issues:
First, the new style video instruction is a little brief, especially for a slightly tricky build like this one.
Second and more important, it just does not fly as well as I'd like. Specifically, because of the enormous weight required up front for the CG to work out, the thing is a lawn dart. It needs a BOATLOAD of throttle to keep it moving, which means a very narrow (read: fast) flight envelope, despite it's small size.
Joseph Santa Cruz
Monday, Sep 3 2018 (2 months ago)
Flite Test Goblin Electric Airplane Kit (760mm)
Great model and loved the way it was put together. I am hoping that you guys do an A10 model as well I loved your youtube on the giant scale one.