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06-01-2013 03:07 PM  5 years agoPost 1
tomvuong74

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The Gaui Mini Vbar 5.3 pro software cost 79Euro = 102USD ?? Vs blue mini Vbar only cost 30Euro = 45USD ?

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06-01-2013 03:32 PM  5 years agoPost 2
Ronald Thomas

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Because the Gaui Mini cost less to buy initially and came with a stripped down version of the software. That VBAR is specifically designed for the Gaui Helis and came in a bundle. You get it cheap but with limited flexibility. If Mikado charged the same for the upgrade they would be under cutting themselves.

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06-01-2013 03:51 PM  5 years agoPost 3
HeliNutAndy

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I went to upgrade and I saw the price difference and I decided not to. I actually contacted Mikado for support and they stated that they did not support the unit unless I purchased the upgrade. The old ben-d-over

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06-01-2013 03:56 PM  5 years agoPost 4
tomvuong74

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really HeliNutAndy ??
WOW.. I can not believe that !! Gaui Vbar is made from Mikado right ?
I am so not buying any more Vbar FBL system!! Skookum, Ikon and others FBL system flight the same or better now, No upgrade software cost!

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06-01-2013 04:06 PM  5 years agoPost 5
Ronald Thomas

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The original mini is $219 now, basically the same price as the Gaui and the pro upgrade is the normal price. So you get a fully loaded VBAR with gov, logging, vibe analyzer, voltage watch, FULL Spektrum and SBUS support, bank switching, setup for ANY Heli, setup wizard, and the famous support of MrMel.....all for $264. You can't get that with the aforementioned FBL systems, period.

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06-01-2013 07:24 PM  5 years agoPost 6
GetToDaChopper

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if you drop the logging, vibe analyzer you can get a SK540 for $249.95 and save $14.05 and all updates are free, not bad......

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06-01-2013 07:38 PM  5 years agoPost 7
Dan Minick

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WOW.. I can not believe that !! Gaui Vbar is made from Mikado right ?
I am so not buying any more Vbar FBL system!!
everybody wants something for nothing....

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06-01-2013 08:28 PM  5 years agoPost 8
Ronald Thomas

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if you drop the logging, vibe analyzer you can get a SK540 for $249.95 and save $14.05 and all updates are free, not bad......
You forgot the MrMEl support

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06-01-2013 08:38 PM  5 years agoPost 9
HeliNutAndy

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I'm not too sure the GAUI Mini Vbar is the right choice on a Nitro. The Vbar came with my NX4 combo and it does not handle vibrations to good. I have replaced every part on my machine chasing down vibration issues and they only way I can get it to function is to pull it down tight with a hose clamp. I am planning to go flying again later this afternoon after going through the machine. I recently purchased an Ikon for my 550 and I am thinking of swapping the VBar with the Ikon to see if the Ikon does a better job. I haven't done it yet because I have been spending most of my time chasing down issues rather than flying. The Ikon is fairly inexpensive.

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06-01-2013 08:53 PM  5 years agoPost 10
tomvuong74

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huh....
$220 is something for nothing ?!!!!

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06-01-2013 10:17 PM  5 years agoPost 11
Dan Minick

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Judging by what iv read so far you haven't spent the 220 on this unit. Mikado made those cheaper OEM to get their product out there. Now that your hooked and want more you pay what everyone else in the world does. There is no cheating the system. Sure its way over priced, but what isn't?

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06-02-2013 01:19 AM  5 years agoPost 12
Rotormaster

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I actually contacted Mikado for support and they stated that they did not support the unit unless I purchased the upgrade. The old ben-d-over
As in, they won't uphold the warranty??
I'm pretty sure the consumer laws in most modern countries cover you for this.

That's like a car dealership selling you a car for $20k, and then saying "oh, by the way, you don't get your warranty unless you buy this turbocharger kit for $5k".
if you drop the logging, vibe analyzer you can get a SK540 for $249.95 and save $14.05 and all updates are free, not bad......
http://compare.ebay.com.au/like/190...dPriceItemTypes

This is where I got mine from. The second one I bough was actually from Flyinghobby as I was already getting some other stuff from them. They price match any item, so in the end I got the same price but saved the $25 shipping.

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06-02-2013 01:36 AM  5 years agoPost 13
Rotormaster

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I'm not too sure the GAUI Mini Vbar is the right choice on a Nitro. The Vbar came with my NX4 combo and it does not handle vibrations to good. I have replaced every part on my machine chasing down vibration issues and they only way I can get it to function is to pull it down tight with a hose clamp.
Andy, perhaps you have an issue with the sensors on your unit?

The SK-540 will let you fly as normal even if you unknowingly have a bent shaft (ask me how I know).

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06-11-2013 08:22 PM  5 years agoPost 14
Civerad

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As in, they won't uphold the warranty??
I'm pretty sure the consumer laws in most modern countries cover you for this.
The warranty is on Gaui instead of Mikado. If you get the pro software, Mikado will take over on the warranty.

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