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 Post subject: VBar Control
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:29 am 
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As those of you who were there already know, I had a run of good karma and won the pilot raffle at the Helis Over Apache Pass funfly last weekend. And my prize was a shiny new VBar Control radio and receiver! :banana

I got it set up on my Mini Protos (my only VBar-equipped heli) and after some initial trouble getting the ESC to arm, got it going. It may be placebo effect, but then again maybe not.... I think version 6 + VBC flies better than it did with 5.3 / Taranis. And that's saying something, because it was damn good! :shock:

I still need to get the talking switches and timers talking, and as soon as my order from Mikado USA arrives, I'll be setting up telemetry and fitting a VBar on the Goblin 570. The 380 will need to wait till I sell the iKons.

Speaking of Mikado USA, I'm very impressed with their service. I posted a question about the ESC arming on HeliFreak, and within minutes had a PM from Ryan (director of marketing at Mikado USA) who asked me to email my question so their support team could address it. Turns out I figured it out before needing to do that, but the offer was nice. They ship fast too! I placed my order at 2:48pm yesterday, and it shipped at 3:05! And about that order.... my free radio cost me almost $500 in accessories of course. :face

Anyway, so far so good. It's a really nice radio, very clean internal layout (yes, I've had it open). Ergonomics is good, and I like the ease of setup. Do I wish accessories were cheaper? Of course. But.... well, it's Mikado. 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: VBar Control
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:34 pm 
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Congrats Chris!

Looking forward to your observations.


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 Post subject: Re: VBar Control
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:49 pm 
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I only missed winning it by 23 numbers. I should have bought that second stretch. :)

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 Post subject: Re: VBar Control
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:37 pm 
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That's awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: VBar Control
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 1:35 pm 
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Congrats Chris! Glad the Karma tide has turned for you!


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 Post subject: Re: VBar Control
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 4:47 pm 
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Thanks guys! It was a pleasant surprise for sure. :)

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 Post subject: Re: VBar Control
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 3:28 pm 
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Congratulations Chris.

Winning raffles is a double edged sword. My own good fortune cost me around $800 when I won a Goblin 500 in 2013.

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 Post subject: Re: VBar Control
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 3:51 pm 
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Yep, now that I have also pre-ordered a VBar NEO, my 'free radio' total is right at $800 as well! I guess that's better than $1500....

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 Post subject: Re: VBar Control
PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 7:56 am 
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LOL I hear you both.

My free Jayhawk scale heli will cost about about 1K by the time its in the air and thats buying as much stuff as i can secondhand.

Although its a lot better than 3k....

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 Post subject: Re: VBar Control
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My free Revolution 690 blades only cost me about $50 (excluding the cost of the ticket stretch). That's what I ended up paying to buy a set of Cyclone 695s after sale proceeds from the Revolutions.

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