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Old May 11, 2013, 01:13 AM
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The New Mini FU-BAR Flybarless




Update: Mini Fu-Bar No Longer Available

Looking for all of the performance and features found on big name flybarless controllers at a fraction of the cost? Look no further, the Mini FU-BAR has arrived!

Precision holding power, pirouette optimization, support for just about any swashplate type, and the ability to use DSM2 satellite receivers (eliminating the need for a main receiver), the Mini FU-BAR has it all! The only thing it doesn't have is the huge price-tag found on similar name brand models.

The Mini FU-BAR doesn't come in a fancy box or even include a user manual, but it's easy enough to find the info you need to setup and use. The PC software is widely available online and easy to use. A USB cable is included as well as gyro mounting pads and receiver connection leads.

Some will love it and some will hate it, but one this is for sure...the Mini FU-BAR will provide the same performance that you find on FBL systems costing more than 4 times the price!

Save your hard earned money and build more helis with the Mini FU-BAR!

Features:
• Extremely lightweight - only 9.6g!
• Excellent performance
• Fully PC programmable
• Satellite receiver support

Specs:
Sensor: 3-axis MEMS Gyro
Dimensions: 37x25.5x14mm
Weight: 9.6g

Includes:
Mini FU-BAR
USB cable
Gyro mounting pad
Receiver connection leads

PRODUCT ID: 9426000001

Price:$59.95



*Note: The Mini FU-BAR supports both digital and analog servos.
(Some servos may not be supported correctly)




Note:You may need an external BEC, depending on your setup.

*Note: 450 PRO pilots. If you plan to use the Mini Fu-bar on your 450 PRO, you may encounter wiring issues, as the USB Link from the gyro wont be accessible, because of the AR mount.





*Note: For Windows 8 users, prior to installation of the Software and USB adapter. You must first install the _cert_driver.zip . Extract that and remember where you extracted it to. Plug in your usb adapter to your computer, then wait till windows finally recognises it. Once that's done. Go to Device Manager and find your usb adapter, it should have a mark on it ! yellow sign. Click on update driver, and browse for the folder the driver that you extracted earlier. Select that folder, then a program should appear, tick the box next to it on the left and Install the driver. Once this is done unplug the usb adapter.

Reboot the PC, and install the Software, then plug in the usb adapter, it should all be working and it should connect automatically. In the Software there should be a green color USB Connected/ Ready.


*Note*:Prior to use of the Software, please make sure your Transmitter is calibrated, and set for a New model. Make sure your motor and all servos are disconnected. Read the "Quick Start Guide". Once you have done so. Follow the "Quick Start Guide".

Bluetooth Module (thanks to Satgod)

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=3290

fu-bar fbl controller works with bluetooth (13 min 4 sec)


Bluetooth Cable (thanks to dophuc)

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1435

Android Phone/Tablet

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1603

Servo Frequencies (thanks to eagle777)



Agility Settings for those having issues with agility (thanks to Dave)

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1497
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1499

Or adjust the Cyclic Throw in The PC Software until you are getting your desired agility. Check Ondevil's vbr file for reference below.

DSMX Satellite issue with low voltage rail. (thanks to dophuc)

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1709


Bench test "ALL" your electronics, prior to installation in your heli.


Video By Grumpy RCreview

Review of the Fu-bar FBL system (1 min 52 sec)


Anawat putting the fu-bar through it's paces

MINI FU-BAR Part 1 by CopterBase.com (4 min 43 sec)


MikeHRC with the first fu-bar 250!

2nd FU Bar vid (0 min 0 sec)


IFHELI with the Embla & the Mini Fu-bar

EmBla4503SFuBar (4 min 24 sec)


Goblin 500 + Mini FU-bar + Turnigy HV Servos + Demon Lipo + Sab Blades


pilot:hobbyqueenitalia
Goblin 500 mini Fu Bar Lipo Demon 3900 servo Turnigy HV (3 min 3 sec)


pilot:ONDevil
Quote:
Originally Posted by ONDevil View Post
My Setup on 250 is:


T-Rex 250 SE DFC-Head
Fu-Bar 5.3.4 vStabi Clone, Governor, 1x DSM2 Sat
3x Futaba 3156, 1x TGY S306 Tail-Servo *great Servo*
Hobbywing 18A (flashed) Hyperion Sensor
Turnigy 2627 Brushless 300-Size Heli Motor 4200kv @ 14z pinion
governed @ 3800rpm, 4950rpm and 690rpm BailOut
Pitch 12,5, Tail Gain 34% @ Fu-Bar
250 Setup file (not recommended for use, just for viewing purposes only. You must make your own file! Each heli will be different, there for you will need to make your own. Watch Mr. Mels youtube videos, to learn how to setup your own Setup file for your heli.)
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=1376 (thanks to ONDevil) http://www.filedropper.com/hubialex250


T-Rex 250 FBL Fu-Bar v5.3.4 mit aktiviertem Governor & BailOut ..erst Einstellflüge. (5 min 24 sec)


T-Rex 250 Flybarless fu-bar v5.3.4 (vstabi-clone) 3500 - 4900rpm Power 3D-Check (3 min 31 sec)



Mini Fu-bar with Goblin 700

Pilot: Anawat
First Flight Goblin700 by CopterBase.com (2 min 44 sec)


Tarot 250 + Mini Fu-BAR

Pilot:Xermalk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=z0VIJZ8WZw8


Mini Fubar and Blade 300X

Pilot: James Cady

Fubar gyro on 300x (8 min 36 sec)


Mini Fubar and VWINRC 500

Pilot: Ridge_Racer

VWINRC 500 FBL w/Fu-bar gyro (6 min 6 sec)


Mini Fu-bar and Trex 250

Pilot: Kanta Coolwind

20130721 ヘリ朝練1 T-REX250 FU-BAR (5 min 1 sec)


Mini Fu-bar and Trex 550E

Pilot: Ondevil

00016 (6 min 3 sec)


Fu-bar on the Align 500.

pilot: domdost

Fu-Bar second flight Align 500 (2 min 51 sec)

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Old May 11, 2013, 01:53 AM
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So what's this supposed to be?
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Old May 11, 2013, 02:18 AM
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It's missing some pins (4 of them), but for the price, I like it.

I have one on the way...
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Old May 11, 2013, 02:36 AM
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couldn't resist...

use my buddy code in the HK forums and get about 18% off..

Be quick!!!

@beenflying - dang - could have saved you some good $$$
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Old May 11, 2013, 05:02 AM
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Where were you able to download the software from? Only thing keeping me from pulling the trigger. I understand there is some type of protection in place now with the original download site?

Thanks

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Old May 11, 2013, 01:03 PM
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Well you will be $ hit out of luck if it's anything like the mikado as you need to be an owner just to download their software.
http://www.mikado-heli.com.hk/e-vend...t=36&c=36&p=36

Did a couple of searches for manual and software. Nothing, plus it looks like that thing requires more programming than anything. If HK doesn't have their own software or anything you may want to skip this. Looks like a headache already without any way of setting it up. Why all the hush hush on this anyway? What am I missing?
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That's interesting to know. Well I was just trying to read a little more about what these are supposed to be like and reading about the mikado set up, and well it didn't look like much fun to me, this is why I brought it up. Plus I didn't find much on the HK one. Oh well I think I'm done reading about it myself.

Oh by the way, yes that's why we come here, because it's supposed to be open conversations about hardware, software and all sort of things I guess. So I'm still puzzled about that, but this is the fastest way I lose interest in anything. If I can't read anything about it, I just forget about it and move on.

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That is for the Pro version ... I registered and downloaded 5.3 earlier and it is working fine. No connection to the net at all. Have to admit not tried with the FUBAR itself as it is not here yet. Will send my links to software and manual later as on iPhone now.
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To download the PC software you....

go here and register...http://www.mikado-heli.de/

then go here to download Pc software.....http://www.vstabi.info/en

The programming of the Vbar mini is really easy....
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