I am going to have to make the move to 2.4 if I want to fly three of my birds. I cannot get around the interference on the 72 channel no matter what I try. My single 2.4 CX2 has no problems. So, my question is has anyone tried this combo? It is about half the price of the Futaba and Spektrum but obviously not as many bells and whistles and is pretty restricted to the HBKII.
Just looking at all options. My first choice would be the Futaba but man, $200 bucks is quite a hit. This combo is only $89.
I would also advise biting the bullet and getting a good 2.4GHZ Tx like the Dx6i, as a one time upgrade - that will then easily support every helicopter you've got (as you get Rx's for them over time) for years to come. From the mediocre quality you see with most of the other electronics from Esky, I'd save my money up to get the Dx6i with a good AR6200 (dual) Rx for $180. Works great, is widely used (so lots of available help in programming it), and can easily fly anything in your hanger. Additional Rx's are about $80 for the dual AR6200 and $50 for the single AR6100 - something you could get for your other copters over time.
Not a big fan of Futaba, given the poor bang for buck of their gyros... Probably good stuff, sometimes just too expensive...
If you buy the cheap Esky Tx, my worry is that you'll be replacing it in a year or so - because it lacks features or just doesn't work as well. You can't go wrong with a Dx6i IMHO!
Michael is currently out of stock and I don't see that Rusty sells them, but there are other sources if Michael won't be getting them in soon. Give you some time to save up some more money too!