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08-14-2013 03:33 AM  7 years ago
Ronald Thomas

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Once again, updates are free, the PRO version is $40 if you so choose to get it which puts it at the same price as the Skookum 540 (actually $5 less)with more features.Team MikadoUSA 480XXTreme, 550SX, 600SX, 700XXTreme, 800XXTreme!!
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08-14-2013 04:56 AM  7 years ago
BobOD

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Actually, it looks like Skookum has gone down the dark side now. They just came out with the SK540 Clear for $199. Governor & Bank Switching Upgrade is 25 bucks.
Just enter your S/N and hit upgrade....straight to paypal...easy as pie.
Without upgrade it still has 32 bit processing, 6 sensors, analog/digital servos, •Suitable for 120, 135/140, and 90 degree eCCPM, as well as mCCPM swashplates, multiblade and even quad features.

MEH
I'd just go with the red and not cheap out on a plastic case.
Oh heck, forget that...I'll go with the 720BE for some serious tech.
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08-26-2013 08:05 AM  7 years ago
Sam2b

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+1 Seriously, don't skimp on cheap knock-off stuff to save a buck or two. Get the real Vbar and you'll be so happy.

By the way, is "K" for "King"? Like "Hobby King"? I wouldn't be surprized, and other's call them "Copy King". All the more reason NOT to buy Kbar.
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08-26-2013 05:05 PM  7 years ago
Kauaiguy

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Very happy with my cheap knockoffs(Fubar).I'd rather be flying!
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08-26-2013 06:54 PM  7 years ago
npsk8ter

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I'd love to compare guts if anyone wants to post a pic of the inside of a mini VT-Rex 700n vbar, Logo 600 vbar, Rave 450 350mm 6s beastX, Devil 480 6s vbar... Need I say more???
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08-26-2013 07:04 PM  7 years ago
Kauaiguy

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On RcGroups Beenflying took pictures of both,both have the same electronics.I'd rather be flying!
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08-27-2013 12:15 AM  7 years ago
npsk8ter

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Identical?T-Rex 700n vbar, Logo 600 vbar, Rave 450 350mm 6s beastX, Devil 480 6s vbar... Need I say more???
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08-27-2013 01:15 AM  7 years ago
Kauaiguy

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Not identical,but same component numbers,slightly different layout.I'd rather be flying!
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08-27-2013 01:17 AM  7 years ago
NOLONGERFLYING

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Appears they are discontinued for the moment....This is good for someone that invents vs. copies.Team MyColdHardCash
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10-24-2014 01:04 PM  6 years ago
ROTORADDICT

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here is my 2 cents worth. i have one vbar and 2 Kbars. the reason i went to kbar wasnt price but because Mikado is a company that is very crappy at best on customer service.

while at IRCHA with a friend that flys Mikado exclusivly we went by there tent and asked to buy a part for his heli and we were treated like comman trash as they were very rude to us.

on another note my friends Mini Vbar on his Trex 550 stoped working its less than 1 year old. he talked to tech support they tried to tell him it was computer software but he could connect to any of the other 3 Vbars he has on other birds. So he pulled it sent it back to Mikado and they had it 3 weeks then gave him a call and told him to go pound sand, they wouldnt honor the warrenty but would sell him a new one.

so that being said as for me piss on a company that over charges for a 3 dollar piece of electronic hardware and then wont honor the warrenty.
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10-24-2014 01:23 PM  6 years ago
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10-24-2014 01:55 PM  6 years ago
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Since I'm not affiliated in any way (other than by virtue of ownership) with Mikado, I have to strongly disagree with you. I am now up to my 8th (actually 10th if you count the two helis) Mikado product and I can't say enough about their customer service.

Now my experience has been limited to other than failure related issues, but every time I have had an issue getting something done (setup), they (Mikado USA), and Ronald Thomas, in particular, have always taken whatever time necessary to get my issue resolved.

I don't know what happened with your buddy, but my personal experience has been that Mikado USA and Horizon are the top two hobby related customer service related businesses in operation.
Logo 700, Specter 700, Goblin 700, Trex 700DFC, Gaui X7, Logo 690SX, Logo 600SX; Trex 470 Trex 500
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10-24-2014 02:06 PM  6 years ago
Eury

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Blaming Mikado for buying their stolen products. Nice.Nick Crego

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10-24-2014 02:56 PM  6 years ago
Ronald Thomas

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Flyingstupid
I am tech support for MikadoUSA and I have never told anyone to "pound sand". Never has there been an instance of where a warranty issue was not taken care of.
If someone crashes their heli and the vbar stops working afterwards, that is not a warranty issue and no company will ever warranty any product that way.
Also even in the worst case scenario where the damage is clearly abuse and the product will not work, we will offer a discount on a new product to ease the pain of the loss.
At IRCHA I was in the booth 90% of the time (I did have to go to the bathroom ) and I tried to talk to everyone who came through. Who did your friend talk to? The overall response respond from IRCHA was overwhelmingly positive so I wonder what happened?
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10-24-2014 02:58 PM  6 years ago
ROTORADDICT

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Well our experience hasn't been good at all. All you guys that are bashing clones are most likely the first ones to seek out generic drugs and nonunion contractors when needing something built. The truth most likely is both the vbar n k bar are made in the same damn factory In china.
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10-24-2014 03:44 PM  6 years ago
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Mm mm I can see whyTeam Jr
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10-24-2014 03:56 PM  6 years ago
Ronald Thomas

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Well our experience hasn't been good at all. All you guys that are bashing clones are most likely the first ones to seek out generic drugs and nonunion contractors when needing something built. The truth most likely is both the vbar n k bar are made in the same damn factory In china.
Ok now you are getting way off base.

The "facts" you posted about your friend's situation and not true at all. I think you should do the right thing......
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10-24-2014 04:56 PM  6 years ago
Ronald Thomas

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Let's just say Flyingstupid was WAY off base and he should come here and "adjust" the facts Team MikadoUSA 480XXTreme, 550SX, 600SX, 700XXTreme, 800XXTreme!!
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10-24-2014 05:43 PM  6 years ago
ROTORADDICT

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fact jim was offered a 20 dollar discount off the price of a new Vbar.
If you would like sir i would be more than happy to discuss this with you face to face man to man at IRCHA this year. Oh and by the way my user name is Flystupid so get that right at least
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10-24-2014 05:46 PM  6 years ago
ROTORADDICT

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now back on topic:

yes the Kbars work just every bit as well as a vbar
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