Originally Posted by Tracy Jackson
Hello, I've read the thread how to select your first radio, and I've got it narowed down to a Specktrum 6si or a 7s. Can someone tell me the difference between the two other than 1 channel and the model memory? I don't want to buy a radio that I will want to replace in a year. I plan on staying with the hobby, so I want something that I cAN "grow into". Does the 7s have a lot of features that I would nerer use? Or is it a good investment?
I've got both the DX7 and the DX8 transmitters. The DX7 is a very capable transmitter. Mine was used to fly everything from a little 16 inch wingspan foamie to a giant scale Big Stick model with 2500 watts up front. After 5 years of flawless operation, the DX8 was picked up. Still got the DX7 as a backup transmitter.
Programming the DX7 on a standard four servo model is fairly simple.
The DX8 transmitter is a lot more $$$, but programming it is far simpler than my DX7. My Giant Big Stick model has two servos for ailerons, two servos for flaps, two servos for elevator, one for rudder, one for throttle. Each of them is on its own receiver channel.
Don't have any experience with programming the DX7s though.
Personal opinion, if you are planning on staying with modeling for awhile, go for the DX7s or even the DX8.