Originally Posted by JetPlaneFlyer
Yes the AR 6200 has been discontinued and replaced by the AR 6210. Visually and functionally they are, as far as i can tell, the same. Presumably there have been some internal tweaks to the design, I have both and for me they both work fine.
The biggest change with the AR6210 is the change to DSMX protocol. A few things about DSMX:
- It's fully backwards compatible with all DSM2 TX's (except for the old DX6 DSM TX).
- The AR6210 satellite RX cannot
be interchanged with the satellite from an AR6200.
Originally Posted by HeliScRapYard
AAgreed. You may be able to use the ar500's and save some money there. They are a full range rx.
The AR500 has been discontinued and replaced by the new full range AR600. Yes, it's a bit cheaper... $59.99 for the 600 vs $79.99 for the 6210. Both are 6 channel and full range RX's, but the 6210 uses a satellite RX vs. a long antenna on the 600.
Here is explanation of the differences between the Spektrum Parkflyer type RX's (AR61xx) and the full range RX's. It's all about shielding and multipath reception:
I have not flown the 62xx series, but I think I would be more comfortable with the AR6210 in a large model than the AR600. Simply because there is a completely separate second satellite RX.