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10-26-2011 07:50 PM  6 years agoPost 1
taxus812

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I wanted to add a Gov to my nito bird in the spring. I have a Dx6i and need to upgrade. I was planning to upgrade to a Dx8. Since I can get away with a 7ch. I was wondering if I should buy a Dx7se and save some cash.

What are your experiances ?

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10-26-2011 07:55 PM  6 years agoPost 2
Dood

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Do you mean DX7s or DX7SE? They're completely different radios.

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10-26-2011 08:23 PM  6 years agoPost 3
taxus812

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Dx7Se

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10-26-2011 08:24 PM  6 years agoPost 4
jschenck

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Don't buy the DX7s - it only has one flight mode. Spend the extra for a DX8, way worth it just for that one feature. DX8 also gives a backlit screen and a few other nice to have options. The single flight mode on the DX7s is deal breaker for heli's on that radio IMO.

As Dood said the DX7SE is a completely different radio. It's the same as the original DX7 but with 2048/11ms radio performance. It can't be updated to DSMX and has no trainer port. If none of that is important to you then the DX7SE is a good radio. I don't think they are selling it anymore so you'd have to buy used unless you find NOS on some hobbystore shelf.

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10-27-2011 03:42 AM  6 years agoPost 5
Michaelm0268

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Dx8

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10-27-2011 05:21 AM  6 years agoPost 6
jdanks

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Don't buy the DX7s - it only has one flight mode. Spend the extra for a DX8, way worth it just for that one feature. DX8 also gives a backlit screen and a few other nice to have options. The single flight mode on the DX7s is deal breaker for heli's on that radio IMO.
The DX7s has three flight modes(normal, stunt and hold) and most of the heli pilots that I know of don't use more than that and I have been flying heli's for over 12 years so I don't think that should be a deal breaker. The gov. can be assigned to any switch so that give you a lot of flexibility. I say buy the DX7s and save $150 over the DX8. The only thing that the DX7s could use is a backlit screen although I am sure that one could be added fairly easily.

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10-27-2011 02:23 PM  6 years agoPost 7
870heli

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Monson Ma. USA

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DX8
+1 on the DX-8
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10-27-2011 02:25 PM  6 years agoPost 8
deafheliflyer

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Arizona

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dx8
I LOVE my DX8, never had an issue.. I was a little put off by the 1-3 offset on my gimbels but the new airwave update and "calibration" took care of it and now everything is zeroed out.

I love the radio!!!

Crash-Prone and overcoming it!!!

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10-27-2011 03:35 PM  6 years agoPost 9
jschenck

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DX7s only has one idle-up mode - and that is a deal killer for me. The original DX7 (and DX7SE) and almost every other mid-range radio made in the last 15 years has at least two idle-up modes. I do use them. idle-1 for lower headspeed stuff like hovering and piro-flips and idle-2 for high headspeed such has big cuban-8's.

one idle-up mode is a serious heli radio feature "mis" in my book.

Another consideration on the price difference between a DX7s and the DX8 - DX8 comes with a TM1000, DX7s does not. When you add in the price of the telemetry module the actual price difference is less than $100.

DX7s + TM1000 = $357
DX8 = $429

$72 difference

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10-27-2011 10:00 PM  6 years agoPost 10
Flying Foot Doc

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DX8 can have a buddy box or simulator cord plugged in. The DX7 can as well, but check, I think the DX7SE cannot have a cord plugged in, so no using it as a buddy box training radio or w/ a sim like Phoenix. Andy

Inverted IS more fun!

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