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Which FBL system is easiest to setup and fly, 3GX, VBar, CGY750, or BeastX?
3dgimble

Key Veteran

Rochester

My most successful has always been the BeastX to set up and fly. I would like to know the consensus on which FBL system is easiest and most concise to setup and fly?

02-22-2012 Over year old.
Rossi 19se

Senior Heliman

   CA

I felt Vbar's set up was the easier compared to the beastx considering everything is right there on a screen.

Egoist

02-22-2012 Over year old.
brian94066

Veteran

San Bruno, California

beastX is easy once you memorized the "alphabet"

02-22-2012 Over year old.
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ExFokkerFlyer

Senior Heliman

Coarsegold, CA

This is going to sound like a cop out, but the answer is, "it depends".

I have owned and set up the BeastX, Vbar, and CGY-750. I didn't like the Vbar, found the BeastX confusing at first but not so bad once you play with it for a while, and finally found the 750 the best for me.

Why did I like the CGY750 the best? For whatever reason, it makes the most sense to me. I had to do a lot of reading... the manual, and online posts about it... but for whatever reason, when I find an issue, I'm able to figure out the solution fairly quickly. With the Vbar I felt like I was just guessing... didn't make sense to me.

The BEST solution is to buy all of them and figure out which one is best for you... but that's unrealistic. Next best? Find out what people around you fly and try that first. Being able to get help, either by having them set it up for you, or explain to you how to fix problems is invaluable.

Tom M

02-22-2012 Over year old.
DougV

Veteran

Miramar, Florida - USA (Ft. Lauderdale)

I can only compare the beast and the cgy750 as I own both, to me the cgy750 is the easiest to configure and I feel more connected with the 750.

Doug.

02-22-2012 Over year old.
unclejane

Elite Veteran

santa fe, NM, USA

I own the microbeast, a CGY 750 and a Vbar (fullsize). The Vbar I havn't actually set up on a heli yet, though I've gone through the setup app several times.

Of them all, the BeastX is the easiest. The steps are all laid out in a linear manner in the manual and cheat sheet and once you get used to how the menus work, etc., it's a cinch to do each step.
It has no governor, tho, and not a whole lot of advanced features to goof it up with either. So overall it's the easiest.

The 750 is a close second. Not as step-by-step, but there's not much more to the basic setup than there is with the BeastX. But if you need to make any changes to the advanced stuff in it, you are screwed. You have to go here or to helifreak or elsewhere to figure it out, and even then good luck. Dr. Ben usually has to intervene to help you . Futaba's documentation doesn't help you at all on what you need to do or what the advanced menus mean.

Can't say about the Vbar yet, as I havn't actually gone through it on a heli. Looking at the software, though, it looks like it's going to be the easiest to do any advanced changes on. Since the interface for all that is in the software app, it's a lot more comprehensible.

Those are my votes,

LS

02-22-2012 Over year old.
eppler

Senior Heliman

Baytown, TX

beastX is easy once you memorized the "alphabet"
I'm out

02-22-2012 Over year old.
Mike Fortin

Elite Veteran

USA

I've done the BeastX, 3GX and 750 all of which have plus and minus about them.

Overall, the 750 I felt was the easiest to setup with the BeastX a very, very close second. Both fly extremely well.

Have Rotors, Will Fly!

02-22-2012 Over year old.
iskoos

Key Veteran

Orlando, FL

I don't think you will find an answer to your question. All you will get are different opinions. And this is my opinion

02-22-2012 Over year old.
Mike Fortin

Elite Veteran

USA

He will get a general consensus and be able to form an overall opinion of his own.

Have Rotors, Will Fly!

02-22-2012 Over year old.
iskoos

Key Veteran

Orlando, FL

Hopefully

02-22-2012 Over year old.
F1 Rocket

Key Veteran

Melbourne, Florida USA

All of the systems listed (and others that are not) are easy to setup and fly. If this is your first FBL setup you will be on the steep part of the learning curve no matter which you choose. IMO choose the system with the features/price point you want and enjoy the learning process.

Danny

02-22-2012 Over year old.
Tyler

Elite Veteran

Chicagoland area

That learning curve can be simplified by sticking with one controller once you take the plunge. Trying each unit adds to the curve significantly.

Enjoy things that money can buy IF you don't lose the things money can't buy.

02-22-2012 Over year old.
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TECO

Veteran

WARWICK RI, USA

i agree with iskoos, i Just got my first FBL , is a V-bar, i watched MR: mel videos and searched a lot on the web and i flew for the first time this past sunday, and what i can say its WOW . i have the vbar on my 700N with the DFC head

"Never argue with an idiot - he'll drag you down to his level and beat you with experience

02-22-2012 Over year old.
ncarbon

Senior Heliman

Kalispell Montana

Flybarless

Of the 5 I have dealt with, Beastx/AR7200BX is by far the easiest. Not needing a PC seems minor, but in the end is priceless.


Ned

It is............what it isn't!

02-22-2012 Over year old.
Zaneman007

Elite Veteran

Texas - USA

The one that you are most familiar with.

Old Guys Rule!

02-22-2012 Over year old.
flydan

Senior Heliman

lawrenceville GA

I have the CGY 750 and
the beastx/
The easiest one to just pick up and do was the CGY
I had it done in less than 25 minutes. very simple I love it.

02-24-2012 Over year old.
rexxigpilot

Elite Veteran

Florida

All of the systems listed (and others that are not) are easy to setup and fly. If this is your first FBL setup you will be on the steep part of the learning curve no matter which you choose. IMO choose the system with the features/price point you want and enjoy the learning process.
100% agree!
That learning curve can be simplified by sticking with one controller once you take the plunge.
That takes the fun out of it. Let's face it, most of us in RC are tech types and/or early adopters. We like to try new gadgets.

02-25-2012 Over year old.
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