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David Price 1128/07/2019 18:53:45
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Hi there,

I have been flying for many years, I passed my A cert on my 9th birthday and am now 35 haha. I have a Spektrum DX7 and just curious as things have developed so much in recent years if I'm best to buy a new transmitter?

I was flying regularly until about 3.5 years ago.

If recommend to replace it is the any recommendations from anyone?



Chris Walby28/07/2019 20:14:42
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I have a DX8 gen 1 and it works okay + Al's Models can service it and make sure its okay and will probably include a firmware update as part of the service (did for me).

I bought a DX8 gen 2 as my gen one did not like lemon 6 channel RX's and it seems better, but I only trust it with very small foam models. Now the price of RX is back down to normal its not an issue.

DX8 gen one can do DSM2 and DSMX RX's, but all new TX will only do DSMX RX's

Just have to be careful with the second hand market as there are very poor copies out there (if the deal seems to good to be true, then it probably is!).

Main thing with the new TX's and RX's is that telemetry is built in..if you need it.

Denis Watkins28/07/2019 20:20:05
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Check this thread David about Tx change


Peter Miller28/07/2019 21:01:56
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I bought one of the first Spektrum DX7s in the country, must be at least 10 years ago.

It is still my number one transmitter so why change?

In fact Ibought another when Horizon was moving so I ha a spare and I still keep that ready.

Trevor Crook29/07/2019 06:34:48
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My DX7 is still going strong, original battery is even still good. I don't use it much now as I find my Gen 1 DX8 easier to program, and it will still work my DSM2 Rx's - I think later Gen 1 DX8's had DSM2 disabled.

As Peter says, if it still works fine keep using the DX7, it will work with any new DSMX Rx's you buy. If you fancy a new Tx with voice annunciations etc. and don't need 7 channels, the DX6 looks good, but it won't work your old receivers.

Colin Leighfield29/07/2019 07:11:57
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I still use my DX7, had it about 10 years? A long time anyway. No problems so far that I can blame the tx for!

GrumpyGnome30/07/2019 10:31:43
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Another vote to keep it. Mine's about 8 years old and still does all I need.


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