I lost my easyglider today. I was going for a little more altitude than I have in the past and apparently lost radio contact. I almost brought it back but it finally went straight down really fast and toasted everything. Complete loss except for the two wing mounted servos.
Why do I suspect the radio? Because in searching the net a bit today I find that the Spektrum 6100e receiver I had is considered a park flyer receiver, and apparently that doesn't just mean size, it can also mean receive range. Live and learn.
I'll still use the DX6i with the Blade 400 heli it came with. I don't even get past 50 feet away with that. But I want something better for the next plane.
Anyway, I am looking for web sites that compare and review radio systems. I'd also like to find real world range tests. Currently I'm looking at either a Spektrum or Futaba 7ch 2.4ghz system, leaning towards Futaba at the moment provided I find info that the zero id problem has been nixed. I'm also open to other brands.