Originally Posted by Nick Hudson
I have been flying 72 band for years and ready to make the leap to 2.4. I don't need a huge radio, just one that is fail safe. I have flown Hitec and Futaba all my life but I don't see much Hitec out there. I prefer to staywith a 4-6 channel and a name brand. Opinions?
Hi Nick ,
I bought the first model DX6 the week it hit the hobbyshops back in maybe 2006 or so (can't pin an exact year to it but it was right around then) and have since then owned 2.4 radios from Spektrum , Futaba and Hitec and can say that each and every one have impressed me with their performance . Not once in over ten years of very regular 2.4 GHZ flying have I lost a plane to anything radio related , (unless you consider the dumb thumbs of the guy holding the TX to be radio related
) and so I will repeat what the others have said , this is a GREAT time to be buying a 2.4 radio because each and every one of the "bigs" (Spektrum , Futaba , Hitec) and a bunch of the "littles" too are offering the very best radios our hobby has ever had .
I will also agree that 6 channels is the bare bones minimum you should get , 6 being able of giving you the must have 4 needed flight controls , with the added ability of flaps and retracts for the other 2 channels .