My Thoughts .. VControl from 14SG
Got my radio, nice quality, comparable to a 14SG.
The display is very bright and the speaker is loud and crisp. Every bolt in this thing is a standard metric hex (Thanks Mikado!).
The software is cool, there are apps! For example, a nitro gov app. All the apps are free, you can install them from the Mikado website.
As expected, this is a VBar radio, everything is very much VBar centric. If you are a VBar user, you will feel right at home.
The upgrade from 5.3 to 6 is free and you do it the same as any other vbar upgrade, but once you do that the vbar desktop software can't be used, you must use the transmitter which isn't lacking in any features, it has quite a bit more than 5.3.
I opened it up and it has a Gens Ace 1S pack, sweet.
The gimbals are smooth and nice quality but it comes with the planker ratchet thing, you have to remove it, easy, took about a minute.
It's a bit wider than the 14SG and very comfortable. The switches are interesting, the back left switch is 3 position but position 2-3 is spring loaded (different).
Looks like SwitchGlo is a no brainer, you just fire up the Aux channel App (there are 80 channels) and do your thing (super easy to get it working, thanks Mikdado!).
Overall I'm very impressed. It's really intuitive and lots of great features. Mikado did a fantastic job.
The radio has preset files for all Mikado helis, everything else is treated as "Other" but being familiar with VBar I didn't have any problem setting up my Synergy N7, it took me about 45 minutes, the radio made it very easy and didn't get in my way.
The nitro governor functions are easy to use and what you would expect.
Some things I don't like:
* Can't take the lipo out to charge with my charger without taking the case apart, so you pretty much have to use the included brick.
* Can't really reassign the switches like I want but got really close to what I'm used to. This is version 1 so I expect more flexibility in future updates.
Things I have to get used to:
* There is no idle-up 1, 2, or Hold per-se, it's all banks ... different ... but a LOT more flexibility with your setups
* Hold is called "Auto"
* Had to assign throttle-cut to the back left switch
* No way to tweak throttle-cut position, it goes further than what you set as 0 throttle in the endpoints, this must be a bug (it binds the servo a bit)
For a first radio and version 1 of the software Mikado knocked it out of the park.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) Bill Kervaski from Birmingham, Alabama, USA.