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Which controller to buy?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stevetheutard, May 1, 2015.

  1. stevetheutard

    Apr 8, 2015
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    My assortment of small controllers that come with the RTF models is growing. And I am ready to go to a larger bird. I am looking at the Blade: 120SR, 200sr, 360, and 450. I am also saving for a P3. That being said, I want to buy a controller that will cover all these, plus maybe a model or three that are not listed. I have been looking at the Spektrum 6. I would like to buy a used unit. Which one could I get that would fly all these? I would like the bells and whistles, such as ability to fly SAFE mode ships, and a controller that has user friendly controls.

    I want to buy just BNF units from now on, as the controllers are spendy, and I don't need all them. If I buy, say the P3, or Blade 450, will the controller that comes with it be diverse enough to run these other models? Or would a #6 Spektrum controller be the way to go? Or should I spend the extra and try to find one better, that has more features?
  2. GoodnNuff

    Jun 4, 2013
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    Washington State
    The Spektrum radios will be able to fly all your Blade products, but will not bind to a Phantom. I would got with at least a Spektrum 7, but the 9 would be perfect. I think you will want more than the 6 channels available on the Spektrum 6 for helicopters.
    With a phantom, I would stick with the Phantom radio.
    I know what you mean though - too many BNF and you end up with a bunch of radios that just gather dust. I went with the Spektrum 9 for all my Blade and fixed wing models and love it.