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Old 12-22-2012, 08:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Sk 540 or my vbar

Ok guys not sure what to do. I bought a nx4 and and thought I would give the 540 a try for the controller. Well after setup and a gallon of fuel in the nx4 I am really loving the sk540. Now the problem is do I want to replace my silver line vbar in my 700n with another sk540?

The vbar is fully upgraded to 5.3 pro with blue tooth so I have about $500.00 into it. It flys great and I have no problems with it but can't shake the thought of trying the 540 over the vbar. Anyone else have this issue and what did u do?

Thanks for the input
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Unless you are a 1%'er, sell the VBar for $300 and buy a SK540.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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They're both good. No reason to sell the VBar if it works well, unless you just like spending money.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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=] Chris you have the best of both worlds, your other option is to swap units over when you have time / bad weather periods, take it from there?!

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Old 12-22-2012, 01:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Cool thanks for the help guys. I think i will just keep the vbar for now. Maybe some time in the future i will grab another sk540. This way I will have a spare unit for another heli
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That's the only option afraid. Buy a new Heli.
Oxy 3 SK540 Minijazz 20 / WARP 360 SK540 Koby 55 / Goblin 500 SK540 jive 100 / 6HV ultimate Helijive120 SK540 / 7HV SK540 Kosmik200 / Futaba18mz / Skookum support rep
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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sk 540 is a great unit.

I have vbar and sk540 and they fly very similar.

Vbar was easier to adjust parameters for tuning.
Skkokm now ahve a thread form alvin on what to play with for tning on skookum flybarless units so its even now.

I prefer sk540 for set up its easier for me.

I dont know how they did it but skookum hit a homne run with the sk 540. Its cheap and flies great with not much tuning required.
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Old 12-24-2012, 02:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I personally think that the piros are really flat/axial on the SK540. They both fly quite well. One thing I do like on my miniV is the convenience of Blue Tooth/Android programming ability. Very very convenient.

I do own the LCD programmer, but the blue tooth allows me to hover/fly close by to check for 'LIVE' vibration levels - which is hard to beat.

BUT, overall I think most newer FBL systems are fairly close to each other (I haven't tried the Align 3gx). It is a matter of personal choice these days

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Old 12-25-2012, 01:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I def agree with georgi here. Pretty much a close tie on this one. Best of both worlds really. Plus, now you are fully qualified to comment on either or in comparisons here!
Roughly 400 helis built over the years. Nuff said.
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