Originally Posted by hayofstacks
go with the dx7 if you can swing it. it has knobs instead pfft switches for flaps. the dx6ionly has switches if I remember right
Yeah, if you can swing it, I'd also go for the DX7s transmitter. It is another $100 or so, but if you keep flying for a few years, the DX7s radio will serve you very well.
Add to that, the DX7s had a four cell Nih battery, along with a charger. If my fading memory is correct, the DX6i transmitter uses alkaline batteries. On the DX8, setting up crow and reflex is a simple process. Don't know about the DX6i though, no one in my RC club has mentioned it. A few of my club members have purchased the DX6i transmitter over the years. Many of them have since upgraded to the DX7, DX8 or even the new DX9 units.