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Old 01-04-2012, 11:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is the 2801 Pro worth buying for the CB 100?

I am wondering if I should spend the extra money to get a 2801 Pro or should I just use the stock one?

My current heli's and equip are:

Carbon Edition Belt CP V2 - On its' way
Belt CP V2 green box (kit) - " "

Spektrum DX8

Walkera V200DQ02 - Currently flying and figure I could use the 2801 Pro with it.

Going to order - CB 100 from Wowhobbies with all the upgrades (2.9g tail, ect.)

I figure I might as well go big and get the kit for $419 with the 2801 Pro, extra blades, batteries, and an aluminum case.

Thanks for any suggestions and ideas.

I'm trying to buy the best electronics so they can be used later on other more advanced heli's/planes. Hence the reason I bought the Spektrum DX8 for $325 (used once, but everything is still in the original box with everything still in plastic.
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yes if plan on buying more advanced heli's from walkera that are 2801pro compatible.
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think a decent Tx, like the WK-2801 Pro, gives you the ability to set and fine tune various settings for your helis, plus the smooth and consistent feel of the sticks helps your flying.

I use the WK-2801 Pro for my V400D02 and my Genius CP. Been very happy with it. For all my E-flite / Blade / Horizon Hobby stuff, I use a DX7. Also a great Tx.

Both are so much better than the plastic-y feeling stock Tx's in my opinion, but keep in mind, the WK is only ever going to fly with Walkera helis.
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I think a decent Tx, like the WK-2801 Pro, gives you the ability to set and fine tune various settings for your helis, plus the smooth and consistent feel of the sticks helps your flying.

I use the WK-2801 Pro for my V400D02 and my Genius CP. Been very happy with it. For all my E-flite / Blade / Horizon Hobby stuff, I use a DX7. Also a great Tx.

Both are so much better than the plastic-y feeling stock Tx's in my opinion, but keep in mind, the WK is only ever going to fly with Walkera helis.
Actually, Walkera does make a suitable 8-channel Rx. I use it in combination with a 2801 in a Gaui 200 and it works just fine! I too like the basic "feel" of the 2801. I also have a DX6i and I like the 2801 better for look, feel and precision.
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Pick up a Devo 8s or a Devo 10. Then install this custom firmware http://www.deviationtx.com It lets you control WK2401, WK2601, WK2801, Devo 6/7/8/10/12, DSM2, DSMx (in the works), and Nine Eagles J6 Pro without ANY modification to the TX. Its badass. I have a CB100 with a Devo 8s. The firmware even turns my Devo 8s, to a 12 channel radio, that supports 255 models. VERY VERY COOL.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Pick up a Devo 8s or a Devo 10. Then install this custom firmware http://www.deviationtx.com It lets you control WK2401, WK2601, WK2801, Devo 6/7/8/10/12, DSM2, DSMx (in the works), and Nine Eagles J6 Pro without ANY modification to the TX. Its badass. I have a CB100 with a Devo 8s. The firmware even turns my Devo 8s, to a 12 channel radio, that supports 255 models. VERY VERY COOL.
All good advice with the cost of the 2801 Pro it works great on the CB100 Hot Rod that sports the 2605a Rx. It's a crazy insane bird. My advise is just get the Hot Rod and get the Devo 10 Tx that comes with a Devo 1002 Rx. With the firmware mentioned above gives the Devo the best bang for the buck. For $150 it's a steal at half the price of the DX8 plus you get a receiver that works on any bird. There are some features that the Tx has that others have not.

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