Hi guys, first post and all that.
I'm getting back into r/c planes after a break of thirty years or so. Needless to say things have come a long way since my old 2 channel Futaba 27Mhz box (which I still have).
I'm fairly tech savvy, but the contradictory information and opinions I've been reading about popular transmitters is doing my head in. I had pretty much settled on getting the soon to be out Spektrum DX7s, or maybe even the DX8 (having been warned off the DX6i by several people at the club..."built to a price, crummy battery set up" etc etc).
Anyhoo, just want to see if I'm getting things straight. One review I read just recently had the writer binning his DX8 as unsafe and selling his other Spektrum gear. Follow the link if you are unfamiliar with this guy and his review; it's pretty damning, especially for gear that is so popular...makes me think he's either real unlucky or has an axe to grind. http://z8rc.blogspot.com/2010/09/dx8-review.html
So now I'm thinking along the lines of the Hitec Aurora 9, especially with it's more intuitive menu system, touch screen and seemingly better features than the DX8. JR and Futaba just seem overpriced to me and that's without the receivers.
Btw, I'm starting off again with a simple Clark Y winged .40 glow trainer (a venerable Global Right Flyer ARF), before I get into scale, gliders and especially FPV stuff (which I dreamed of as a kid and now the future is here).
What goes up...better bloody stay up (until I say otherwise).