SAB Goblin Fireball - Havok Edition (Motor, ESC & Servos Included)

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SAB Goblin Fireball 280 Competition - Havok Edition. Step up to the insane Havok Edition of the Goblin Fireball 280 Competition, featuring the awesome Antarctic Edition "Havok" livery that will stand out on the flight line and in the skies above.Featuring a matte black main & tail rotor system, the...

SAB Goblin Fireball 280 Competition - Havok Edition.

Step up to the insane Havok Edition of the Goblin Fireball 280 Competition, featuring the awesome Antarctic Edition "Havok" livery that will stand out on the flight line and in the skies above.

Featuring a matte black main & tail rotor system, the Fireball 280 Competition Havok Edition has been designed for brutal 3D heli performance, with a high power, light weight setup to push the boundaries of RC heli flight. Incorporating carbon fiber components with an ultra aerodynamic design, the Havok 280 is lean and mean, with incredible precision and control to be unleashed in the skies above.

Designed with a massively simplified, low parts count design, SAB takes the Fireball 280 to unworldly levels when it comes to the parts required to complete this machine. Featuring a centralized brushless outrunner motor that drives the belt directly, setup of this aircraft is brilliantly simple, and crash parts are few to be seen.

Value packed with included competition brushless motor, high output 60A ESC, and SAB cyclic & rudder servos, the Havok 280 has been designed to be pushed hard, low and fast. Featuring a carbon fiber reinforced boom and fiberglass canopy, the Havok 280 is a belt driven beast with an ultra low parts count design that is ready for max 3D flight. Further this with an improved main & tail rotor system for increased control and precision, SAB takes the Fireball 280 kit to the next level, offering insane capability with this ultra compact machine.

Step up to the Competition Edition paired with the awesome Antarctic Edition "Havok" livery for the best SAB Goblin Fireball 280 and get ready for maximum 3D performance!


Insane "Havok Edition" SAB Antarctic Color Scheme.
Stealthy Matte Black Main & Tail Rotor System.
High Precision Main & Tail Rotor System.
Ultra Low Parts Count Design.
Feather Light Fiberglass Canopy.
High Strength Carbon Reinforced Tail Boom.
Intense 3D Capability.
Brutal Belt Drive Durability.


Main Rotor Blades: 280mm
Tail Rotor Blades: 50mm
Main Rotor Diameter: 626mm
Tail Rotor Diameter: 139mm
Main Shaft Diameter: 5mm
Tail Shaft Diameter: 3mm
Weight: 735g (Battery Excluded)


(1) SAB Goblin Fireball 280 Competition Havok Edition Helicopter Kit
(1) Main & Tail Rotor Blade Set
(1) HE015-S Competition Brushless Motor
(1) 60A Brushless ESC
(3) SAB Cyclic Servos
(1) SAB Rudder Servo

Required for Flight:

(1) Flybarless Controller
(1) Transmitter
(1) Receiver
(1) 6S LiPo Battery (1000mAh / 1250mAh)

Electronic Recommendations:

Flybarless Controller: (1) iKON Mini Flybarless Controller
LiPo Battery: (1) Pulse 1250mAh 75C Graphene 6S 22.2V Battery


Registered design 003738210-0001/0004

General Specifications:
  • Includes 60A SAB ESC 
    SAB competition Motor HE015
    Red Aluminium blade grip arms 
    Red Aluminium tail pitch slider
    Red tail baldes 
    Red Lighter FG canopy with carbon look
    Red Carbon boom
    Includes 60A SAB ESC 
  • Includes 4 servos
  • Motor Competition HE015
  • Red Aluminium Blade Grip Arms 
  • Red Aluminium Bell Crank
  • Red Aluminium Servo Support
  • Yellow Havok Lighter FG canopy
  • Yellow Havok Carbon-reinforced boom

NNOTE: If you have problem with the ESC set up, please follows these instruction

The customer needs to calibrate their throttle endpoints as well as do an RPM “standardization” procedure.
The steps for this are as follows:

Set the throttle end points in the radio to 100/100
Set the throttle curve to a flat 0-100 linear line
Remove the main rotor and tail rotor blades (for safety)
Move the throttle stick to the full throttle position and plug the battery into the ESC
Wait for 2 confirmation beeps, lower the throttle stick to the minimum/low throttle position
Wait for more confirmation beeps, unplug the battery.
Calibration complete

For RPM standardization; this must be done after calibrating the endpoints previously.

Set the throttle curve to a flat 50% output.
With the main and tail blades installed on the model, plug the battery in as normal
Ensure that you are in the throttle curve/flight mode that has the 50% flat line
Click out of throttle hold and put the throttle stick right in the middle of its travel, let the RPM come up to speed
Let the model run at this 50% output without touching the throttle stick, do this for about 10-15 seconds.
Click into throttle hold and unplug the battery
Change the flat throttle curve to anything other than 50% output, values of 60-80% are normal for 3D flight.
Adjust the flat curve for the desired RPM.

Here is a video for the entire calibration:




Helicopter Kit


SAB Heli Division




4.56 lb

Product Spare Parts


Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Steve S.
Fast and easy build. But

Fast and easy build. But need work on tail BOOM design.

Nice build. Tail boom connection to frame is a bad design. First flight my tail BOOM had warn so bad that it became unstable and I had to set it down. There was so much play in tail it was Unfliable. I bought new tail BOOM and hot glued it to frame. Now the heli is solid. Customer service was no help after sending them video of issues.

Michael Y.
Great kit and great seller!

Awesome heli and fantastic kit. Great price and it shipped fast

Jose E.R.
SAB Fireball

Very nice kit

No regrets with this amazing kit. She's a work of art.

The quality of this Heli is worth every bit the price. This is my first CP Heli after flying a Blade 200 SRX for 5 years. After assembly, I realized I forgot to program the ESC but couldn't access the plug. I had to tear the Heli down to add an extension. This big "oops" took less than an hour. On first tests, I had belt vibration around mid-throttle where the belt would rub the inside of tail. Loosening the tension of the belt fixed the problem. The design of this Heli makes major fixes easy. My landing gear splintered at the mounting points and HeliDirect customer service was great for replacing them for me. On my second flight, I flipped the wrong switch and accidentally put the Heli into throttle hold vs flight mode 1 (facepalm). The Heli dropped from 20 feet onto pavement (see video). The only damage was a bent tail pushrod and a nick in one blade. This kit is a beast! I paired the kit with the iKon 2 Mini and TBS Crossfire Nano Rx. For my first maiden, I flew it with a Jumper T12 Pro, and am now switching the model over to my Jumper T16.

Paul S.
Sweet build

Simply Brilliant…. Gotta love SAB designs. Got this as a yard beater.

Alex R.
Better than expected for a beginner!

Parts quality, building experience, and assembly instructions are all top-notch. Some of the small parts were challenging to handle, but with the right tools this was not problematic. The hardest part was keeping thread lock out of the grip bearings on the tail. I have mine paired with an Ikon2 Bluetooth FBL (fits with no problems), and with the throttle limited to 60% in my throttle curves it's a tame platform for a beginner like me to learn the basics on in my backyard. There is lots of room to grow with this heli. I fly it with Pulse 1250 mAh Lipos and can easily get 6 minute flight times and have 23 volts left, so the flight times can certainly be increased. Highly recommend for a beginner who may be intimidated by the larger helis or limited on space to fly! I already want another SAB heli! A+ for this model.

Very nice build

I don't have alot of flight time but I can say with the cgy760r its on rails. Mucho power, and definitely a capable machine.