Help me - I can not stop buying stuff.
Just went to the swap meet and bought a EasyGlider for $100 and a HiTec Flash 5 36mhz transmitter.
I got the Flash 5 as I have a Flash 4 and the I like a transmitter model for each plane so there is no set up when going flying. Both have 5 model memory and the Flash 5 has dual rates. I just keep these for the cheaper planes and Corona synthesized receivers you do not have to worry about crystals.
If you want a cheap one:
Like Mongrel says the 9 or 10 channel 2.4ghz Futabas are good and you can go 36mhz also, if you want to spend that much money. Basically it is the best.