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08-12-2012 07:18 AM  6 years agoPost 21
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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I've been using the V-bar since about 2008, but I would sure like to try one of these FBL systems with a bail-out feature. Sounds nice.

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08-12-2012 08:14 AM  6 years agoPost 22
Jej34

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You'll be very happy with that

I bought it as a kit, it ended up a kit!

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08-12-2012 08:45 AM  6 years agoPost 23
shawmcky

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Tarot or Copter X,best bang for $30 bucks Easy to set up unless you are a total numpty

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08-12-2012 04:02 PM  6 years agoPost 24
BobOD

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Skookum hit a home run with the SK540 in my opinion.
All the important features, handles vibes well, flys fantastic, elegantly packaged, very compact and reasonable price.
They're also showing excellent drive to future capabilities. And the software is the same so nothing new to learn.
Exceptionally well done in my opinion.

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08-12-2012 04:11 PM  6 years agoPost 25
Zaaaguy72

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MN

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I really like the Skookums as well, but for a newby I would reccomend a system that is being used commonly at your local field so you can readily get help, usually that is beast and vbar, but get whatever the guys at your field are flying.

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08-12-2012 04:20 PM  6 years agoPost 26
BobOD

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For newbs, I actually still recommend a flybar.
Good point on getting something that others have. That can be invaluable if you run into something you can't figure out on your own.
I figure SK's will start to be much more common though.

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08-12-2012 08:15 PM  6 years agoPost 27
gmcullan

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Southbridge, MA

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Even more importanly, blond, brunnett, or redhead?

Gerry Cullan,
Gaui 200, 255; T-Rex 250, 450 SE & SA, Mini-Titan, Blade 450

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08-12-2012 08:23 PM  6 years agoPost 28
USNAviationjay

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BeastX is just barely a step up from the 3gx 2 years now and still cant get one to fly as good as a Vbar or SK540

BeastX is rated my far lowest for flight characteristics lack of gov and horrible setup with stupid hard to see lights bad dials and horrible instructions..
I've got 3 if anyone wants to buy them..

SK540 is the new proven bargain king..

super easy setup..
fantastic gov..
great support..
and VBAR feel for far less than the real thing..

took me less than 10 mins to setup the 540 on my new 630 and didnt have to touch even a single gain at the field yesterday.. it just flew and flew perfectly.

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08-12-2012 09:22 PM  6 years agoPost 29
Zaneman007

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If you are new, the best one is the one that they fly at your club. They can help you out if you run into any issues.

I have flown the 3G, 3Gx, and Beastx. They all work, but they have a different feel.

Personally the 3G worked the best for me. It is very stable in a hover and just rocks out on 3D.

On a personal note. I have two Beastx's and on the first one the set up and flight went without a hitch. On the second one, it wanted to tip over on take off, So, I changed tapes on recommendation of another Beastx user, and that was the ticket. That, totally fixed the issue. With that said, if I would have received the second beast first, I would have thought the the Beast was a POS.

And for every FBL unit, you will find chearleaders and Nay Sayers.

Good luck with your decision.

Old Guys Rule!

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08-12-2012 09:37 PM  6 years agoPost 30
USNAviationjay

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That "feel" is everything.

and hard to tune is everything.. when you can flat run though an easy to read easy to understand PC program instead of trying to find the steps in a lousy book to match an impossible to read lights it's just ridiculous..

they fly fine.. they just don't feel anything like a Vbar nor are as easy to setup.

The 540 is the first one other than Vbar to even get close to that same "feel" and their setup is even easier than the Vbar..

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08-12-2012 10:03 PM  6 years agoPost 31
F1 Rocket

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I've been using the V-bar since about 2008, but I would sure like to try one of these FBL systems with a bail-out feature. Sounds nice.
Hi Justin Stuart

Come by the HeliCommand tent at IRCHA and we will install a HC3-SX on your machine

Danny - DemonAero Support Team

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08-12-2012 11:13 PM  6 years agoPost 32
Zaaaguy72

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The HC is an awesome system.

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08-12-2012 11:30 PM  6 years agoPost 33
Maxists The Baddist

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I'm sorry, I can't resist.

Chicken head is the best!

Watch at YouTube

Just look how stable!

For real, there is no best. What you have to do is buy one and pay for the experience and learn.

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08-13-2012 12:06 AM  6 years agoPost 34
BladeStrikes

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The Vbar is by far easyer to setup over the BeastX..The BeastX flys good but setup is a pain in the azz..I just learned to setup the Vbar V5.3 Pro and its awesome.After going through setup a few times learning it,I can setup the Vbar in less than 10mins now.The first time I set it up it flew flawless without touching any settings other than adjusting the built in Vbar gov on my nitro which works flawless ..

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08-13-2012 01:38 AM  6 years agoPost 35
3dgimble

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Rochester

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Personally the 3G worked the best for me. It is very stable in a hover and just rocks out on 3D.
I have the same experience, these systems work very well, people are just so picky, nah nah nah, my fbl system wont pay my bills and cook!

As far flight performance they all work EXCELLENT, some pilots JUST NEED help with setup, however some helis require more setup.

Without bias Vbar has the most synthetic feel of all FBL systems on the market, DO NOT get me wrong it does what it does best and that is being smooth. Vbar just doesn't have character like other FBL systems such as CGY750.
CGY750 has the best feel ever! Just too many weird quirks like jitters on hover and swaying during hover and tooo many variations on setting to get lost with.

3GX 2.0 has excellent feel just has one or two issues that Align need address.
BeastX is just Awesome, you can tune it to feel like a VBar but not vise a versa. Just do not use the tape that MicroBeast supplies. WAAAAAAAY easiest to tune and setup at field, JUST SET BEASTX a forget it!
Great job on BeastX's new 3.08 update Microbeast Team. Finally a very reliable awesome flying FBL system that everyone can use.

BTW FBL systems suck!
I want a Chicken head on my helis

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08-13-2012 03:31 AM  6 years agoPost 36
rexxigpilot

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Florida

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The problem with BeastX is the GT5 does everything the BeastX does better and for less. Plus the GT5 has a much cooler HID with its OLED display and touch bar. BeastX was very good price-performance wise when it first came out. But at this time it has fallen behind too many others in the same general price range. Mechanical pots don't belong on a FBL system IMO.

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08-13-2012 03:47 AM  6 years agoPost 37
BobOD

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Chicken head is the best!
DUDE!!!
Align copied a CHICKEN!
Those Bastards!

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08-13-2012 04:15 AM  6 years agoPost 38
Justin Stuart (RIP)

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Plano, Texas

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1+ for Chicken Head.

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08-13-2012 03:33 PM  6 years agoPost 39
blucido

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V bar,Total G, and beast X in that order .

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08-13-2012 03:40 PM  6 years agoPost 40
uragano47812

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Now we can consider also the MSH Brain. It is new but has great potential. The stick feeling and piro consistency are great.

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