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› Replacing my AR7200BX, recommend replacement
09-25-2016 10:08 AM  9 months agoPost 1
DennisH

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Baton Rouge Louisiana USA

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I have become a little leary of my 7200, so I am going to change it out.

What do you recommend for a replacement. I am not a 3D flyer, you can probably put me in the middle somewhere.

I am looking for a replacement that is easy to use. I am putting it on a TRex 700. I don't have a Microbeast or NAZA, or anything like this. My helo runs on the 7200 alone with a satellite antenna.

Let me know your thoughts before I buy one.

Dennis

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09-25-2016 11:04 AM  9 months agoPost 2
CoachE

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Cincinnati, ohio -usa

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I like Microbeast and Bavarian Demon.

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09-25-2016 11:11 AM  9 months agoPost 3
DennisH

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Baton Rouge Louisiana USA

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I have a Microbeast on my 600, It's one of the sweetest helo's I have flown. I had someone else set it up.

The new one, I will be setting it up, so it has to be an easy one! LOL

DENNIS

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09-25-2016 02:13 PM  9 months agoPost 4
DemetriusUSN

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Virginia Beach, Va USA

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Go with a mini vbar or helicommand hc3sx which I have for sale.

https://rc.runryder.com/helicopter/t811718p1/

https://rc.runryder.com/helicopter/t811829p1/

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09-25-2016 05:43 PM  9 months agoPost 5
CoachE

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as far as "easy" that will depend on your willingness to learn the interface of any new system. Considering you have flown BeastX and have some one close with experience. I would go with that. And have your help just watch over your shoulder so you can learn it yourself. Again the systems are pretty much all with the same goal in mind. So go with what makes sense to "YOU."

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09-25-2016 07:16 PM  9 months agoPost 6
DennisH

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Baton Rouge Louisiana USA

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I am willing to learn, definitely. I have been doing this awhile. Once I set mine up, I usually have never messed with them again excpect for fine tuning through the transmitter.

I always felt 4 or 6 eyes are better than 2 just to be sure and protect my helo's. The last time I have installed one was over a year ago.

With saying this, the V-Bar, do you set it up via software on your computer? Just looked it up, this is the first thing it states: Set up via a USB connection, I probably need to read first before posting. Do you find the software easy to use? With saying this, I mean do you have to set it up and try the helo? Or is it pretty well on the mark?

You are the second person to mention V-Bar's. The other person loves them and uses his with his JR 9503.

Dennis

PS: I have read and watched a few YouTube Video's on the VBar. Looks like a good system.

I just want to make sure it compatible with the JR 9503.

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10-03-2016 02:32 PM  8 months agoPost 7
Richardmid1

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Leeds, England

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I personally find the AR7200BX a doddle to setup but then it's pretty much all I have used. I struggled with Vbar. Vbar guys will find Vbar a doddle and will struggle with AR7200BX! It's 'horses for courses' and what you are used to using. Like PC vs. MAC or Samsung vs. Iphone!

60% of the time, it works every time!

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10-03-2016 03:04 PM  8 months agoPost 8
Slowpoke

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Dublin, OH

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The VBar works fine with the JR9503. I'm running VBars on all 6 of my helis with my 9503. Most of the setup is in the Vbar, not the radio.

The software is very simple to use, and there is an EXCELLENT video on the web that goes thru the setup start to finish. Go to YouTube and search for ReadyHeli Vbar.

The software is very graphical, a lot of the steps it shows you a picture and you select the option that suits your mechanical setup such as rotor direction, swashplate configuration, etc.

Once the setup is complete, it will fly well with the default settings, afterwards you can tweak to your flying style.

I just switched to the VBar Control radio, where the setup is total done thru the radio, no pc required. It works great. But the 9503 is a great radio, and there is a load of info out there on it, and you won't have a problem running vbar with the 9503.

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10-03-2016 03:13 PM  8 months agoPost 9
Slowpoke

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Dublin, OH

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the best VBar setup video i've ever seen:

Watch at YouTube

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10-14-2016 11:06 AM  8 months agoPost 10
Richardmid1

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Leeds, England

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A Main Hobbies have a 3 part video for the AR7200BX totaling around 15 minutes. The Vbar video is 38 minutes plus booting your PC up and connecting it and you have to be near a PC in the first place. Why do you still need to do all that sub trimming in your radio, would have thought they would have simplified it by now! I don't get why people think the Vbar is easier to setup than a AR7200BX!

Damn I can't reach my popcorn for this damn flame suit!

60% of the time, it works every time!

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10-14-2016 12:27 PM  8 months agoPost 11
DemetriusUSN

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Virginia Beach, Va USA

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The ar7200bx and the 1 gen are my goto fbl units. The Vbar is easy to setup but not easier the beastx by far, just my 2 cents..

Minicopter Diabolo 700, TDR Rigid, Goblin Speed 700, Compass 6hvu, Logo 600se V2, Devil 380

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10-14-2016 01:57 PM  8 months agoPost 12
CoachE

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Cincinnati, ohio -usa

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In my experience most problems are not the FBL. It generally goes back to the mechanical issues. The FBL will only do want it is told first, then what is can second. So the most sucess full setups are the one that are done first as "if" there is NO fbl controller. The goal is the closest mechanical perfection possible. Then test fly according to general default settings on the FBL, with a very limited flight profile. Tune from there "rinse and repeat" till you have a "dialed in machine" if it takes 10, 2, or 20 flights it is what it is.

Again this is just what has finally been working for me and I have gone through a Gambit of FBL controllers only to come back to this same conclusion.

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10-14-2016 02:13 PM  8 months agoPost 13
Richardmid1

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I find mechanical perfection much less important on a FBL heli than setting up a flybarred heli! YMMV.

60% of the time, it works every time!

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