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02-03-2013 05:32 PM  5 years agoPost 1
3dgimble

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It going to be here on the 8th Feb 2013!
This should be the new bench mark for all other EDIT: (mainstream 3D purpose gyro such as Microbeast, Futaba....)brands to follow,

Chk > this intro vid. for it;

Watch at YouTube

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02-04-2013 01:56 AM  5 years agoPost 2
GetToDaChopper

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i've heard that all before.... "benchmark" "game changer" "new level"........ i guess we'll see in time but i'm not holding mine breath in the mean time........

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02-04-2013 03:12 AM  5 years agoPost 3
Santiago P

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Jeb: Hey Martha, here is another posser claiming to be the next game changer.
Do you remember the last FBL unit who claimed the same thing?

Martha: Nope

Jeb: Neither do I, neither do I...

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02-04-2013 05:13 AM  5 years agoPost 4
Zaneman007

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Benchmark for what?
a) high price

b) # of individual components for one unit

C) size

D) all of the above

Old Guys Rule!

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02-04-2013 05:24 AM  5 years agoPost 5
Ravenhyper50

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Honest question, I'm not a good judge, was there anything in that video that other FBL units on the current market can not accomplish???

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Raven

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02-04-2013 05:29 AM  5 years agoPost 6
GetToDaChopper

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i wonder if they ever get the self-leveling working good ?

i just went to web site and they have removed all talk of the vortex having self-leveling.....

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02-04-2013 05:06 PM  5 years agoPost 7
Ben-T-Spindle

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I agree I really don’t see how they can possibly justify that high price when it doesn’t even have self-leveling or a GPS port?

... BTS

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02-04-2013 05:21 PM  5 years agoPost 8
3dgimble

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When I wrote; "brands to follow," I edited by adding 3D purpose gyros such as the microbeast, futaba....

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02-04-2013 08:04 PM  5 years agoPost 9
Santiago P

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As software and hardware improves so will all FBL units.

as far as the benchmark, i.e. Mikado, Futaba, HeliCommand, BeastX and Skookum, all proven units, Spartan is doing the chasing...

Don't expect the other companies stay dormant. Is a technology highly dependent on software, and constantly evolving.
This is all good for the consumer.

Good luck on your release!

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02-04-2013 08:13 PM  5 years agoPost 10
GetToDaChopper

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Mikado, Futaba, HeliCommand, BeastX and Skookum, all proven units
for sure, those are all top units, i just don't see anything will be a huge leap ahead of the top players, alot of software to be sure.....

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02-04-2013 08:35 PM  5 years agoPost 11
Zaneman007

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I like Spartan but,
They are very late to market.

The price is way up there.

They are not a "Proven" system.

You have to use their data pod which increases the initial cost.

I just do not see anything that other brands would want to follow.

Or am I missing something?

Old Guys Rule!

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02-04-2013 08:48 PM  5 years agoPost 12
Stephen Born

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Well, the "game changer" is not from TX.

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02-04-2013 08:52 PM  5 years agoPost 13
jwatts007

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England

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I will stick to the V Bar at least until they are on the VX3 version...

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02-04-2013 11:10 PM  5 years agoPost 14
ticedoff8

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As proof of software being the driving force:
The 3GX is finally a winning FBL - they have SW ver 3.0 and the Align factory pilots are winning with it.
Align has not changed the HW in any way - the newest version of SW is the key.

2 years ago, everyone said the 3GX was garbage.

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02-05-2013 12:13 AM  5 years agoPost 15
Ben-T-Spindle

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They should have started with a low indicatory price to get a foothold in the market. I am going to need another gyro in a month but the high price has made me scratch the VX1 off the list. I am happy with my SK540 for hard 3D so I will probably get another.

... BTS

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02-05-2013 02:34 AM  5 years agoPost 16
Zaaaguy72

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There is nothing it can do that other systems can't do at a lower price. It is gonna flop until the price comes down.

Team Sanjel!

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02-05-2013 03:16 AM  5 years agoPost 17
Ace Dude

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Benchmark for what?
I'm curious too. Considering the product isn't even available to the general public, how does the OP conclude it's the new benchmark? Especially when other products have been on market for years.

  

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02-05-2013 04:24 AM  5 years agoPost 18
BobOD

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Nice baiting 3dgimble, looks like you're winning the derby.
The pond is in a frenzy. LOL

Team POP Secret

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02-05-2013 11:14 AM  5 years agoPost 19
Ben-T-Spindle

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There is nothing it can do that other systems can't do at a lower price. It is gonna flop until the price comes down.
Well said!

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... BTS

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02-05-2013 12:28 PM  5 years agoPost 20
Rototerrier

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Fayetteville, GA - USA

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I was a die hard spartan fan back in the day, but even I won't be jumping on this one at these prices.

They are way late to the game to be think they are going to get away with charging those prices.

And as previously stated, why in the world did they go with so many parts. Everyone else is trying to reduce parts. I've stayed aware from futaba and vbar for this reason as well. You just don't need multiple pieces of hardware all over the place anymore. Makes no sense to me.

Gotta get away with more with less and for less to be a game changer.

Gassers Rule, Nitros Drool, Electrics...uhhh...Joule?

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