The STIG
I have 2 DX6's now and like them very much. I got them 1 1/2 years ago. I ended up with 2 by being a bit over the top on ebay and won 2 auctions at once (oops). Any how I want to get into some BNF aircraft and they will not work with that stuff as you all know.

I don't want to buy a new radio every year or so. Right now I am flying small helicopters, Park jets and some of Dave's stuff (PDF's). However when I become more advanced in my flying I would like to go onto bigger stuff. I am not too worried about the price difference so long as I get what I need.

What I would like to know is.

Is the DX7 worth the extra money for the added channel and memory?


Is there a down side to the DX7 over the DX6i?

Will the DX6i and DX7 work with my AR6000 RX's I have now?

Will all DX7's and DX6i's work with DSM2 or only newer ones?

I hope I am not asking a question that is on here all the time. I did a quick search and did not find what I was looking for. This being said I never have been very good at searching forums.

Thanks for your help Guys and Gals.
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lowkeylaidback
Buy as much radio as you can afford
1 Get the Dx7 if you can, the extra mixes over Dx61 may come in real handy
2 Only down side is cost
3 Yes
4 Yes both work with DSM2
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F1wanabe
So you're the Stig? How do you like living in America now?
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Dredogol
If you're looking into the future, and you KNOW you will want to try more advanced flying ... the DX7 will be required.

The DX6 and the DX6i don't differ too much.
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squishy
dx8?
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flycap93
The DX8 is a option, but its wayy overrated for what it is...
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JettaManDan
for the reasons mentioned above the DX7 is a better idea...
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whatmovesyou
You stated that as you advance you are going onto "bigger stuff" or perhaps you will enter competitions. Buy either 8 or better. I have an old JR10x, converted to 2.4 and it has all the bells and whistles. Yes, I even use AR6000 as well as 9 channel RX on planes. One plane I fly I converted canards into elevrons(2 channels), 360 Thrust vectoring (2channels) aileron, elevator rudder, motor,(8 channels total) each with its own trim. No need for Y servo leads, 5 flight modes so you control mixes and many more bells and whistles. I purchased this radio in the 90's and guess what? 16+ years, no repairs, and it runs like a top. How many radios would the average person buy 2,3, more during that time? Cost would probably average out to be about the same.
Throttle curve has 8 pts adjustment with expo, how about spoiler or flaps that have 8 pt curve so until I pull elevator full back does the spoilers go full up to allow plane to flip. I can even change helicopter governor speed with a pot to speed up or slow down depend on altitude changes. The manual list 24 special features that you can use in flying your plane.
Which radio do you want? Get the most you can afford.
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The STIG
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So you're the Stig? How do you like living in America now?


. Not bad but I liked the UK better. But hey no speed cameras!
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The STIG
OK thanks guys for all the input. It was a big help. I am going to get the DX7 then.

I guess I should wait till after Christmas so my wife does not kill me :yes:.
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You stated that as you advance you are going onto "bigger stuff" or perhaps you will enter competitions. Buy either 8 or better. I have an old JR10x, converted to 2.4 and it has all the bells and whistles. Yes, I even use AR6000 as well as 9 channel RX on planes. One plane I fly I converted canards into elevrons(2 channels), 360 Thrust vectoring (2channels) aileron, elevator rudder, motor,(8 channels total) each with its own trim. No need for Y servo leads, 5 flight modes so you control mixes and many more bells and whistles. I purchased this radio in the 90's and guess what? 16+ years, no repairs, and it runs like a top. How many radios would the average person buy 2,3, more during that time? Cost would probably average out to be about the same.
Throttle curve has 8 pts adjustment with expo, how about spoiler or flaps that have 8 pt curve so until I pull elevator full back does the spoilers go full up to allow plane to flip. I can even change helicopter governor speed with a pot to speed up or slow down depend on altitude changes. The manual list 24 special features that you can use in flying your plane.
Which radio do you want? Get the most you can afford.


You are over my head at this point in my RC life but you make good sense. I looked at 8,9 and 10 channel radios and at the moment they are more then I am willing to spend. Might be a bit short sited but I really should not be dropping $500+ (and I know they go way up from there) on a radio. Dont think I could sell my wife on that just yet.

Thanks very much for your insite on my question.
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whatmovesyou
The reason I ended up with that type of radio is my son and I competed all the time and whether it was pylon racing, doing pattern, flying helicopters, you need to be able to alter the radio without touching the model.
Presently, I am playing around with VTOL and this radio gives me everything I need to accomplish the goal.
What I really am trying to get across, is to get the most "bang for the buck" as you can afford.
I like to design and fly unique planes.
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