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Old 06-03-2011, 03:55 AM
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As a new RC'r and adding to my collection...I am wondering if it is worth the investment to upgrade from the stock HZ champ 2.4 HZ transmitter to the DX6i? Advantages and comments/ rec's appreciated!
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:01 AM
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it is best to get the most radio you can afford...6ch,7,8 , or 12

the more you have the less you will need to buy another down the road. a 7,8,9ch radio can fly almost anything but the most complicated aircraft.
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:06 AM
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If you're going to stick with it, I think it's a must. I used the features of my Dx6i on my 2nd plane, the PZ Corsair. With the 6i, I was able to plug one aileron into the ail channel, and another to aux, so I could use differential ailerons, where they go up more than they go down, to prevent adverse yaw. Now I'm adding retracts, so there's channel 6. I'm using rudder-aileron mixing on my P-40. Using various helo features on my MSR. Lots to do with the computer programming.

Oh, and you can program 10 models into the one transmitter.
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:12 AM
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I started w the dx6i and still use it alot. It gets more use than my new/use dx7. You can even do cp helicopters with the 6
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Old 06-03-2011, 04:44 AM
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I would invest in as much as you can. I started about a year ago, and bought a DX6i. I am now having to go out and buy the new DX7 just to get flapperons in trim on a 3D plane. Just my two cents
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Off topic, but why do you need the DX7 to do that? I've never had a problem getting flapperons to work right on the DX6i.

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I would invest in as much as you can. I started about a year ago, and bought a DX6i. I am now having to go out and buy the new DX7 just to get flapperons in trim on a 3D plane. Just my two cents
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Old 06-03-2011, 02:20 PM
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DX6I is a good radio and a good investment. I agree with others who have said buy as much radio as you can afford. Planes will come and go but your radio will be with you for a long time. You may not need some of the features now but it'll be nice to know they are there when, and if, you ever do need them.
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Originally Posted by skyman View Post
I would invest in as much as you can. I started about a year ago, and bought a DX6i. I am now having to go out and buy the new DX7 just to get flapperons in trim on a 3D plane. Just my two cents
can't you adjust each independently in the subtrim area of the dx6i?
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