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Old 10-04-2012, 08:59 AM   #21
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Well you should better compare the +50 EUR to your currency. The old SK720 costs 399,- EUR w/o Power Bus.

imho +50 isn't such a huge gap, I expected more.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:09 AM   #22
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Well by today's numbers that equates to $579. and change. Wow!!!
WOW it is.
If you are starting from scratch thatís going to cost you over $1600 for a 720BE and GPS. I donít thing they are going to be cost effective for beginners flying 250 helicopters.


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Old 10-04-2012, 10:29 AM   #23
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WOW it is.
If you are starting from scratch that’s going to cost you over $1600 for a 720BE and GPS. I don’t thing they are going to be cost effective for beginners flying 250 helicopters.


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So the SK-GPS is going to be >=$1000? If so, they can keep it.

(Talk about shooting yourself in the foot on a chance to takeover the market for beginners)

The price on the 720BE is indeed reasonable however, I also expected more.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:46 AM   #24
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Well I am getting tried of no info on a release date or the cost of the units. I have been waiting since the first one came out. What about 3 years ago. I am tried of no news from the main company. Even if the company would let us know what to expect it would be great but every time they let some news out throught the grape vine it is months even years before the units are released.

I purchased the blue one to use hoping things would be coming out for it but then they release the 540 insteaded of the promised GPS unit. I know it takes time but even some updates from the main company on this site would be great.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:05 PM   #25
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Hey I was interested in the black edition as well and received an email with some interesting news. The cost of the new black edition will be 450 (this is from skookum) it will also be released towards the end of October, possibly November. The GPS unit will be released before the new black edition and is currently ready to be released however they are still working on software issues. The goal is to have the gps released in the next couple of weeks. Again my information is literally from Skookum and I am just relaying what they have informed me of. Hope this helps.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:46 PM   #26
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The GPS unit will be released before the new black edition and is currently ready to be released however they are still working on software issues. The goal is to have the gps released in the next couple of weeks.
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They have been saying that for 3 years



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Old 10-04-2012, 02:31 PM   #27
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and by the time we desperately waiting others are out by their GPS system.
Naza is already selling GPS for helly.
http://www.oomodel.com/dji-nazah-con...n-p-63912.html

come on give us a hope that it is comming soon and the cost.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:56 PM   #28
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and by the time we desperately waiting others are out by their GPS system.
Naza is already selling GPS for helly.
http://www.oomodel.com/dji-nazah-con...n-p-63912.html

come on give us a hope that it is comming soon and the cost.
=] yes well it's happening! you will need one of these and the pro viewer to see gps logs =

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Old 10-04-2012, 03:17 PM   #29
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Hey I was interested in the black edition as well and received an email with some interesting news. The cost of the new black edition will be 450 (this is from skookum) it will also be released towards the end of October, possibly November. The GPS unit will be released before the new black edition and is currently ready to be released however they are still working on software issues. The goal is to have the gps released in the next couple of weeks. Again my information is literally from Skookum and I am just relaying what they have informed me of. Hope this helps.
Welcome to the Skookum threads Sarah!
It's a good crowd over here so it will be great to see you using one of these in the near future.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:34 PM   #30
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=] yes well it's happening! you will need one of these and the pro viewer to see gps logs =

Georgi,

Looking good mate Assuming i have no desire to see gps logs, i take it we will simply get a bolt on GUi for the GPS settings so we can set it ?? Also i'm guessing the field terminal won't play with it...
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:40 PM   #31
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Looking forward to this unit for the 550 build! Skookum makes a great product, and provides a good starting point when you are venturing into the world of fbl. The more i learn the more that i see the advantages to a more advanced unit.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:46 PM   #32
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I wish nezam hadn't mentioned the Naza-H...

Now I feel I will need to buy both to compare the two for my needs. Naza will likely have better flight modes from what I can assume (GPS attitude mode, manual and RTH) but probably limited to 50m altitude on the GPS hold like it's multicopter version.

Skookum will have better bailout modes, such as the hard deck.

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Old 10-04-2012, 03:52 PM   #33
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=] Heathy, but yes you will!! speed is measured here, you were involved with this< I seem to remember?!

the latest software opens the gps gui bolt on in the utility tab, both screens are then visible, not using the lcd but it would include a gps gui firmware also?
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:02 PM   #34
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Well I just set up my first 720 which is the original one, which for a first time it was not too bad. I did have some questions and once they were explained to me, I felt pretty dumb I could not figure it out on my own. however I have another 700 that I will be building very soon, and I would really like to put the black edition on it if they ever decide to release it. I was able to call skookum today, (took me awhile to find the number but here it is in case any one else wants it 604-734-3544) and I spoke with another person who was assuring me that it would be out very soon. Of course knowing my luck in research, it will show up 7 years from now. I must say though for setting up my first one it was not too bad. I have yet to fly it though, oh boy.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:16 PM   #35
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INaza will likely have better flight modes from what I can assume (GPS attitude mode, manual and RTH) but probably limited to 50m on the GPS hold like it's multicopter version.

Skookum will have better bailout modes, such as the hard deck.

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=] understandably, SK are protective of their innovative GPS systems, inverted position hold, a 2M hard deck may well be available at some point, I would trust 100% any delay in release is because perfectionists never settle for second best, no matter how hard you shout, they simply can't hear you?!!
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:16 PM   #36
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I have a couple of 540 units.. They fly great.

I am interested in building a goblin and would probably look into the SK720 BE for that bad boy.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:38 PM   #37
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=] understandably, SK are protective of their innovative GPS systems, inverted position hold, a 2M hard deck may well be available at some point, I would trust 100% any delay in release is because perfectionists never settle for second best, no matter how hard you shout, they simply can't hear you?!!
I'm not complaining about a delay, I'm complaining about having to buy the naza H to try out too lol.

I do hope you are right about continued additions to the flight modes.
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=] Heathy, but yes you will!! speed is measured here, you were involved with this< I seem to remember?!

the latest software opens the gps gui bolt on in the utility tab, both screens are then visible, not using the lcd but it would include a gps gui firmware also?
Well, if thats the case...very interested in speed runs at the moment so will probably buy the pro viewer. Is the software easy to move from laptop to laptop now??? [ thinking ahead ]

Looks like the skookum worlds about to blow people away, i really am struggling to comprehend how good its going to be with a 720 Black and GPS for safety net.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:50 PM   #39
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Is the software easy to move from laptop to laptop now??? [ thinking ahead ]
No, you can only install it in one place, but you can ask SK to reset the code so you can install somewhere else, might take them a week to do it though.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:04 PM   #40
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I am very excited about this as well. I have never allowed myself to own a 700 and have also stopped flying my 600 sized gasser because of repair costs. I allow myself a Protos500 for the time being. If this new SK actually has the new vibe resistant gyros, a gps, a virtual flight deck and gps ect.... then I will allow myself a 700 knowing that the chances of a crash are less likely.

I just visited the SK site and it said PinPoint Gyro so I looked them up and they are the same vibrating ring technology that has been around for awhile now.

Are these Pinpoint gyros truly vibration resistant? I cant see how they can be with vibrating ring tech.
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