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D2 - RADIO - Why should I spend lots of money on a 'decent' radio like the Spektrum DX6i ?

This is a a question a great many new pilots ask, and it is understandable when you see in the ads that they can get a radio with the heli for next to nothing, and surely, a radio is a radio is a radio. ?

THE DEFINITIVE ANSWER TO THIS IS NO, THEY ARE NOT...

Computerised radios such as the Spektrum DX6i, DX7/8/9, Futaba and JR ranges all offer a huge increase in quality and functionality.

Reasons why ANY PILOT should have a good radio are :

1 - They use far higher quality components and most people will tell you that they just last and last and last.

2 - You can adjust the travel of each servo independently to ensure they are not being overdriven, which leads to rapid burnout of servos motors. 

3 - You can set up the servo horns to be exactly perpendicular before doing the mechanical setup.  This is a crucial part of getting a heli to fly correctly.

4 - You can adjust the amount of movement of the swash plate in all directions, and even add what is called "Expo" to soften the stick response around the centre position.

5 - You can set the gyro gain so that it is exactly right to hold the tail nicely in HH (Heading Hold) mode

6 - You can store several different helicopter configurations in most of them, so one radio can be used to fly several different helicopters with no problems.

7 - Once you are familiar with the many settings these radios provide, you can set up each helicopter to fly EXACTLY as YOU WANT IT TO FLY

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