I have actually! Believe it or not I have been involved in this hobby since about 1997! You are taking what I meant in my post out of context. It does not matter whether you fly FBL, Flybars, or NO-BAR...in this hobby if you don't have the moves...you dont have the moves! EVERYONE who knows this hobby knows that. Why though, would you ever prefer having to deal with all of the nuances the flybar adds to your flight characteristics? Doesn't this just make it that much harder to fly without necessity? In very few cases old technology is better than new really, just like saying Carburetors are better than fuel injection. In what way? Even IF you like flying with say Flybars, FBL controllers can still add in those nuances, except now you have flexibility in changing it how "YOU" like it; you at least have that option.
Take the little FBL box off one of your helis and try and fly it and say that again!
Here's another point; If it weren't for flybarless, it would be all but impossible to fly my V22, or for it to have even become reality.
I spent my youth looking at Concept 30 advertisements wishing I could afford one.
When I started out in this hobby at the end of '96, it was with just that. I bought a used Concept 30 (which I still have), and tried, and tried....and tried...and at the end of a grueling effort just to learn how to Hover the damn thing....I gave up...for a long time. Most of the reason was simply that the simulators that were available back then where "none" and pretty much "Pico Fly" I think it was called. Anybody whom flew back then also remember what trying to learn to fly inverted was like. The Concept 30 probably had short of half a million parts just in the tail alone, and you never really could tell when something was going to let loose and parts would start catastrophically flying in all directions. I had many many moments with that thing, and the cost was also enourmous back then. There have been many many advancements in heli design, Radio design and FBL systems that have really revolutionized and made our machines so much more reliable.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with tinkering. That is why most of us even get into this hobby. If that was what was deducted from my writings, it was not what I intended to convey. Its just that new people, young people and even some older people really really enjoy the tech in FBL systems. You can make your heli fly just how you like it to feel. Some people like more docile controls, and some like it very very touchy. I see not one thing wrong with having the ability to be able to enjoy this tech. It's really nice to have the option to do whatever it is you want to achieve.
The thing about video games...the only investment at all is in the original cost of the equipment and the game itself. Unless you house burns down, or the console fails, there really is no risk whatsoever.
Ban the Ban.