Yes I am. I am considering another Mikado Vbar. Their V5 software is a huge improvement on previous efforts. In my opinion though they still have a lot of trouble communicating with their users. Below is a video that demonstrates this very well. Comments such as "oh I forgot to translate that, TS means swash plate". Then later he comes to the PID tail settings and mumbles that he didn't think they should be there any more maybe they should just read zero. MAYBE!! Give me a break. There is no documentation for pro mode or at least I can't find any. If you click on the link that says Pro mode it takes you to Express mode so the instructional video should not be a voyage of discovery for the author. Mmmm.... I am having a rant again. I have only just seen this video today and it explains why the PID tail settings are having no effect on my Bell 222, they are not connected! Knowing that would have solved a mystery.
Because of these shortcomings I feel reluctant to give them any more of my money though once the mysteries are solved it is a good product with some advantages over the main competition. My message to Mikado is that after five attempts at getting the software right GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER. NO MORE SILLY ERRORS PLEASE.
I am also considering the Beast X. The documentation is excellent and watching others it seems to do the job very well and costs virtually half the price. So why is this not a no brainer?
Well the Beast will only support one satellite receiver rather than two on the MIikado so it will need a proper receiver with it. To make any adjustments to it you need access to the unit itself as there is no remote panel which is not great for scale installation, so I am undecided. Any comments would be appreciated to help make the decision. There are lots of others out there but from what I have read it boils down to these two for price/performance. The Gyrobot sounds great but is fantasy money so out the question. Interestingly it is hard to get a Beast X because they are all sold out.