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05-17-2017 07:59 AM  4 months agoPost 1
wjvail

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Meridian, Mississippi

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I'm shopping for my next FBL unit. I've been flying other brands but would like to experiment with something else.

It didn't take long to find the Ikon / Brain controllers. A little reading and it's clear they are the same unit.

Why are there two? Who is the parent company? Is MSH simply the European name for the same product? Of course the Ikon case sticker says "manufactured by MSH". The Brain is on the MSHeli.com website.

Can I send a Brain to Ikon for service and vice versa? AMain hobby sells both Ikon and Brain side by side. Is there a correct choice for a US customer?

Sorry for all the questions but there must be a better reason to choose one of these other than the color of the case.....

Bill

http://www.msheli.com/en/MSHeli-Pro...in-2-flybarless

http://www.ikonflybarless.com/

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05-17-2017 01:23 PM  4 months agoPost 2
ICUR1-2

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Ottawa, Ontario

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there is a story behind ikon and brain that I don't remember well enough to tell.
both have the same service AFIK

I have and use both they can use each others software to program

spending time, paying attention

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05-17-2017 04:46 PM  4 months agoPost 3
ticedoff8

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Morgan Hill, CA. USA

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MSH (based in Italy) is the developer, manufacturer, designer and supporter of the iKON and Brain gyros.

The only different between an iKON and a Brain is the logo and the color of the cases.

In features, functions, support and design: They are identical.

To expand their market, they formed a partnership with one of the big US distributors in the hobby that gave that distributor "their own" FBL brand (iKON) to sell while MSH kept the "Brain" brand name.

MSH USA is the US distributor of Brains.

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