Originally Posted by sierrabravokilo
I am definitely going to find a decent TX to buy first to use with my existing micros and log more flight time. I have been using the Simulator programs but with a USB game controller and it just isn't the same.
Probably not. One of the most irritating things for me is that none of these radios are compatable. The spectrum radios pretty much only work with spectrum. Futaba pretty much only works with futaba, and so on. The odds of any high end hobby grade radios working with the micro stuff you have is pretty slim. One of the reasons spectrum is really popular is it works with the blade helis (and blade are popular because they work with spectrum radios) so the radio you buy to use with your little trainers will continue to work when you graduate to the bigger stuff.
Buy as many channels as you can afford, you'll need at least six for the two little collective pitch helis from blade, and for a 450 or larger so I wouldn't get anything less than that. If you ever get into scale and want retractable landing gear or want to turn lights on and off or install a laser you'll need extra channels.