Goblin Skid Clamp Mounting and Tech Notes
Before you mount the Skid Clamps for your Goblin (or Lynx Ultra skids) have a look at the information below. You’ll get better performance from your Skid Clamps — and a better result all round.
Goblin Skid Clamp Sizes and Markings
Each of the three models is designed for a nominal CF skid height (shown in orange). The underside of the latch is marked with the second digit of the nominal skid height it is designed to fit.
The SAB Goblin CF skids vary slightly in thickness and height. The flex in the Skid Clamp latch and base will accommodate slight variations in height (<0.5mm) and the self-adhesive grip discs (included in each pair of Clamps) can be used to 'shim' the Clamp for a tighter grip.
SAB Goblin CF Skid Geometry
Broadly, there are two styles of CF skids in the SAB Goblin range: Standard and Low-Profile. The Low-Profile skids make the heli sit lower at the nose. In doing that, the skids have a 'Toe-In' meaning they are closer together at the front of the heli than at the rear. It’s important to note which style you’re using because the optimum mounting layout of the Skid Clamps will be slightly different.
Mounting Layouts for Standard and 'Toe-In' CF Skids
In order for the CF skid to fit snugly against the ramp feature of the Skid Clamp base, the Skid Clamps should be mounted square to the CF skid. For Standard skids the Clamps will be in line with each other and form a rectangle. But for the low profile and competition CF skids, the Clamps should be mounted with the inboard mounting screw offset toward the tail of the heli. In all cases, the object is to mount the Skid Clamp square with the CF skid.
Goblin-style Skid Clamp Mounting ExamplesBelow are photos showing typical Goblin (and several Lynx Ultra) Skid sets with the recommended Skid Clamp Models. Please take note of the positioning of the Clamps along the length of the CF skids. (Click a photo to see a larger image.)
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Hopefully this information will help you make a nice job of mounting your Goblin Skid Clamps. If you have any questions or concerns, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll do our best to answer them.