Random Heli Goblin 500 Skid Clamp Assembly (Yellow)
This is the Random Heli Yellow Skid Clamp Assembly. This assemble is specifically intended for use with the SAB Goblin 500 Class Helicopter. These clamps can be fastened down to create a safe base for securing your helicopter during storage or transport applications.
How 'Goblin' Skid Clamps Work
The Carbon Fiber skids rest on a 45° 'ramp.' Attack self-adhesive grip discs (included) on the ramp to accommodate variations in skid thickness and provide a snug fit. Press down just forward of the logo on the clamp to close the skid clamp. The latch boss forces the skid down onto the base and 'ramp' and captures the bottom edge of the skid, preventing twisting.
Holding Strength Video
This is the first of three performance testing videos. It focuses on the smaller Clamp, the STC5560 but all three Skid Clamp models were tested on the same test rig. Despite significant deformation of both the Skid Clamp latch and base, we found that a single clamp can hold more than 3 times the weight of the heli it's designed for. Since your heli will likely be secured by a set of 4 clamps, that ought to do it.
Impact Strength Video
This is the second of three performance testing videos. In it both the STC5565 and STC9000 Skid Clamps are tested. Results indicate that both models can sustain repeated impacts of more than 10g. Putting that force into perspective, it's just a bit more than sending your heli straight up 300 feet in one second.
This is the third of three performance testing videos. In it both the STC5565 and STC9000 Skid Clamps are tested. Using a purpose built test rig, the clamps are cycled >10,000 times in 5 hours. By the end of the test, the latch mechanism is less stiff and the grippers are somewhat relaxed. Yet even after 10,000 cycles, both models securely hold the skid tube when latched and both retain more than 75% of their original holding strength.
- (2) Clamp Bases Black
- (2) Latches Yellow
- (2) .062" x .687" SS Dowel Pins
- (4) Screw Covers Black
- (4) #8 x 3/4" Truss Head Sheet Metal Screws
- (2) 12.5mm Self-adhesive Grip Discs
Nominal Skid Height: 13.0mm
Length: 2.70" (69.0mm)
Width: 0.71" (18.0mm)
Height: 0.88" (22.3mm)
Recommended Mounting Screw: #8 (4.0mm)
Mounting Hole Centers: 2.00" (50.5mm)
Holding Strength, each: >35lbs (16kg)
Durability (cycles): >10,000
Maximum G: >14
Operating Temperature °F (°C): 15 to 130 (-10 to 55)
This product was added to our catalog on April 10, 2014.