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04841 Mikado VBar Control Radio with RX-Satellite, grey/black

04841 Mikado VBar Control Radio with RX-Satellite, grey/black

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Your Price: $700.00
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Part Number:4841








Software Highlights:

  • Set up, programming and adjusting of VBar-controlled model helicopters accomplished directly via VBar Control transmitter.
  • No computer, control panel or smartphone necessary.
  • Instant access to almost every flight parameter from the transmitter controls, even in flight.
  • Easy programming for new helicopters via the familiar VBar setup wizard.
  • New ESC setup wizard for programming all types of speed controllers.
  • Bank switching with three banks.
  • Real time logging and real time vibration analysis readable from the transmitter.
  • Several telemetry functions are available, such as voltages, current, rpm, speed, and power consumption of the batteries (may need aditional hardware).
  • Storage of event log files like VBar event log, VBar Control event log, GPS way points, voltage/current logging etc.
  • Multiple timer functions available with warnings and reminders via sound, voice, or vibration output.
  • Wireless buddy boxing with two VBar Control transmitters, fully configurable.
  • Easy bind process, allows bind and fly of any model equipped with VBar Control (e.g. a buddy‘s heli) with your own transmitter (Model Sharing).
  • Software updates via internet using a simple VBar Control Manager app and the web browser.
  • Option for adding new features via apps, simple installation via internet, supports both Windows and Mac OS X-PCs, no drivers needed.
  • Additional airplane software will be available in summer 2014.

Hardware Highlights:

  • 80 Channel 2.4 GHz FHSS bidirectional flight control, programming/setup and telemetry remote control system.
  • VBar Control Satellite Receiver connects directly to VBar flybarless controller via 2.4GHz VBar-Link protocol.
  • Unlimited model memory.
  • Virtually unlimited number of control channels.
  • High range, low latency, antenna diversity on both transmitter and receiver.
  • Intelligent antenna monitoring and management.
  • XXtra Bright Graphic Display featuring high contrast and ambient light sensor to automatically control the display brightness, making it equally well readable in bright sunlight and in the dark.
  • Easy Dialog System with rotary dial for convenient and safe inputs, with optical, tactile and acoustic feedback.
  • Precision gimbals with four ball bearings, fully adjustable.
  • Collective stick equipped with optional throw limiter.
  • Fully equipped with four 3-position-switches, two quick-break-switches and two rotation knobs, all fully programmable.
  • Delicate rubber lining for comfortable, slip-free and safe holding.
  • 3-point neck-strap attachment, for optimum balance.
  • Large 2 Watt loudspeaker for alarms and voice output.
  • Vibration alarm (adjustable).
  • Internal 8 MB flash memory.
  • Memory accessible as a USB memory stick, no drivers needed.
  • 4.000 mAh Lithium Polymer battery allows for long run times.
  • Charge through USB connector or built-in charger.
  • Power Supply for fast charging included.

Includes:

  • VBar Control Radio
  • VBar Control RX-Satellite

5 Stars
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.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Birmingham, Alabama, USA. on 6/13/2014
5
3 Stars
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The radio it's self is the best radio ever!! The problem is the manuals SUCK. They are not user friendly and not complete !! It needs a complete index with ALL functions and how to get too them and operate them!! This radio is the wave of the future and way ahead of the of anything on the market, now they need too make manuals useable too the average pilot, not the setup genus!!!
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Reviewed by:  from San Diego Ca.. on 7/4/2014
3
5 Stars
Vbar Control radio
Bad A$$. The display is beyond description. Other radio manufactures really needs to pay attention. The auto sensor on the display in bright sun works perfectly. The menus are simple and the setup is straight forward. I am still learning with the programming but I have had no problems to speak of with getting my first model in the air. I have also added the sensor for measuring voltage, current and watts and it works flawlessly. I am extremely pleased with the radio and look forward to further features of the radio.
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Reviewed by:  from Marble Falls Texas. on 11/12/2014
5
5 Stars
Vcontrol
I have to say that coming from a futaba 14sg to the vcontrol was the best choice I have made to date as far as r/c goes. Flying only vbar on 6 helis after trying out microbeast then Ikon, I selected Vbar as my final choice. The vcontrol was the next logical step. The radio feels great in the hands, smooth sticks and is to easy to navigate through the menus. And to top it all off no more laptop needed at the field. They keep adding features to the radio via regular updates. To put that into perspective futaba hasn't had an updates on the 14sg since May 2014. I love the volume of the radio you can actually hear it. The telemetry is unbelievable. I and using the Mah sensor in lew of the timer. What are you waiting for?
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Reviewed by:  from Ventura, CA. on 12/28/2014
5
5 Stars
The next step!
No question this radio is the wave of the future. I was skeptical when it first came out but it really was a case of I didn't know what I didn't know. Simple and yet amazingly powerful at the same time. Not having to bring my laptop to the field to tune is a HUGE bonus and with VBar's constant push of new apps available I feel the radio will grow along with my needs.
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Reviewed by:  from Bellingham, WA. on 6/2/2015
5