Ryan- I bought the Eclipse, Tx only, with synthesizer module. Very satisfied with it, had it about a week before I had the 7-model memory filled up with models formerly flown with other radios. A few weeks ago, I went with one of my student pilots to the LHS to pick out a new radio for him. Comparing the Eclipse and Optic 6 side by side, the Optic 6 won hands down as far as being the best value to suit his needs. The complete system with Rx and servos was about the same price as what I paid for the Tx only, and all the bells and whistles of a modern computer radio are there. Not that I'm disappointed with the Eclipse, as I already had many airborne packs and the systhesizer and selectable modulation shift makes it compatible with nearly all of them. That was of more value to me than having another set of airborne equipment. For him as a newbie, and so not having accumulated a lot of equipment yet, the Optic 6 was clearly a better value. Unless you really need 7 channels, that's the one to go with.