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Old Nov 19, 2012, 05:45 AM
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Mini CP....What DEVO should I get!!!??

Hi all

Since I am fairly new and have been flying a Double Horse FP 9116 I am about to upgrade.

From a few reviews on here I have been advised or steered towards the Mini CP as a next step into CP helis.

The reviews on this heli look great and seems like a tough little thing.

However as for DEVO transmitters I have NO idea.

Here is the thing, I like the RTF packages and after this heli prob will go to the Master CP.

So I dont mind having to get both helis in a RTF package.

Therefore for the Mini CP what DEVO should I get as a newbie considering I will also get another transmitter with the next heli I get?

Also will all DEVO work on the Phoenix flight sim?

Help lol

Thanks in advance!
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 05:49 AM
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6S, 8S or 10.

Reason being http://www.deviationtx.com. 6S and 8S are already out and Devo 10 is in the works, very stable as of now, but not yet released.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 06:11 AM
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Any TX that supports telemetry. Devo8S and Devo10 seem like good choices. 12S is too many, 6S has no leg room. 8S has two extra channels for controlling gadgets (like a camera if you decide to move up to a bigger heli or quad). 10 has telemetry and is cheap, but no touchscreen.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 06:51 AM
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6S has no leg room.
I don't really agree. Especially if you plan on getting another TX later, and you're willing to consider going to the Deviation software. With Deviation the 6s can become an 8 or even 12 channel transmitter, although you don't have a lot of inputs. If I knew I was going to get two I'd get a 6S for it's size to use indoors or when traveling, and an 8S or 10 to have a larger TX with more switches and/or pots.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 07:10 AM
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I don't really agree. Especially if you plan on getting another TX later, and you're willing to consider going to the Deviation software. With Deviation the 6s can become an 8 or even 12 channel transmitter, although you don't have a lot of inputs. If I knew I was going to get two I'd get a 6S for it's size to use indoors or when traveling, and an 8S or 10 to have a larger TX with more switches and/or pots.
So should I be safe in assuming that the 7 and 7e is cheap for a reason?
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 07:42 AM
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So should I be safe in assuming that the 7 and 7e is cheap for a reason?
They're both fairly decent transmitters actually considering that they are practically giving them away with the RTF packages, they're probably better than the transmitter you'd get with a Blade RTF package. But they do both have limitations.

The Devo 7 has a smaller limited screen and a different software interface than all the others and is sometimes called the "Devil 7" in reference to the difficulty in programming it. Unlike all the others it also requires you to buy a special cable for about $20 in order to upgrade the firmware. The Deviation developer has stated that he has no intentions of releasing Deviation for the 7 because of the screen limitations so you'd be stuck with the original difficult firmware.

The 7E has basically the same screen and firmware as the Devo 10 and will probably get Deviation eventually. But it apparently has cheaper gimbals than the rest (plastic sticks and no ball bearings) and it only has 2 switches which really limits what you can do with it. It does at least use a standard USB cable for firmware updates and the gimbals aren't too bad so if the budget is tight it might be a good choice for simple heli's.
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