Originally Posted by Atomic Skull
If Futaba offered a 6 channel radio with the same kind of display as the DX6i I'd be all over that. I have no use for their advanced radios because most of the setup on a flybarless helicopter is on the gyro and not the radio. Subtrims, endpoints and CCPM is all done by the FBL controller. Hell they could even move the throttle and pitch curves into the gyro and let you fly on a 5 channel plank radio if they wanted to do that. That would actually be a pretty cool feature, you'd just set a linear throttle curve so the FBL controller could see the position of the collective stick. Then you could do your entire setup on the gyro over a PC or a smartphone.
Interesting you mention that... that is basically what I'm doing for helicopter in Arducopter. You hardly do anything in the radio, and you actually do fly an airplane profile. The only thing I set in the radio is some Expo.