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06-23-2014 08:35 PM  3 years agoPost 1


Oneida, N.Y.

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of the fly bar less systems witch seems to be the simplest to set up....

06-23-2014 08:42 PM  3 years agoPost 2
Ronald Thomas


Gainesville, Fl, USA

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What do you consider simple? Would you like a Pc interface? Maybe no PC at all or maybe all done through the tx? What is your price point?

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06-23-2014 08:58 PM  3 years agoPost 3
Pistol Pete


Seffner, FL

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Download the manuals and see which one you can relate to.

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06-23-2014 09:09 PM  3 years agoPost 4

rrKey Veteran

Granbury, TX USA

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Having set up the Vbar, the Ikon, Skookum and the 3GX, I would say that they are all easy, as well as difficult to set up.

The basic thing is how precise are you willing to do the basic mechanical set up on your heli. That is where the difficult part of the setup comes into play, and it is really critical if you want to get a good flying heli.

The 3GX is the least tolerant of a poor mechanical setup, and the Vbar is the most. The Ikon falls into the middle (but maybe leans towards the 3GX)

Like Ronald said, a lot is going to depend on what method you use to set up the FBL controller. I like the computer based setups, but they force you to have a laptop with you in the field to make any changes. I don't have any experience with the BeastX, but I have read people think it is the easiest to setup. The reason my preference runs to a computer based setup is that you don't have to rely on LED pinpoints of lights to tell you where you are in the programming. With the computer based setups, you can take as much time as you need, and reference any additional manuals/help that you need while you are looking at the screen.

Also, for sub-menus, you don't have to remember how you got there in the first place (by pressing a set button "X" number of times, etc). Most everyone today is some sort of functional with a computer, and so you should not have any real issues using a computer based setup.

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06-23-2014 09:55 PM  3 years agoPost 5


Houston TX/Bend OR

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What radio system are you using this with?

What helicopter are you using this with as well?

For the most part they will interchange, but not all FBL units work well with all radio's. Also some are bigger then others so they may not be a good fit for a micro.

Rudy Ackerman Houston TX/Bend OR

06-23-2014 11:48 PM  3 years agoPost 6

rrElite Veteran

Northern California - Fly at Morgan Hill Field

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I have set up a few of them.

In my opinion, short answer, Vbar!

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