- 6+ channel DSM2- or DSMX-compatible transmitter
I own 3 of these and I would recommend the 200srx to start with. I used training gear even in beginner mode. Keep the heli in flight close to you. Once you're up to speed with the sticks it's a joy to watch in flight. I also have the 230s and 450x. This heli I know I will bring home in one piece. If you do not want to fix it, DO NOT BUY IT!!
I purchased a blade SR X 200. I love the heli but am extremely unhappy with the quality. I am an intermediate RC pilot. I had one slight crash from 2 feet on to soft grass and stripped a bunch of teeth off of the main drive gear. I replaced the gear, and had another good week of flying with no crashes, then today I was flying and suddenly my heli locked full left aileron and crashed from 15 feet. I found the servo to be stripped. Remember, I had NO damaging crashes except the one that stripped the main gear. There is no reason the servo should have stripped. That crash broke my main blade, tail blade, canopy and who knows what else that I won't find until I get it flying again. I am very disappointed.
I am like the guy who wrote the first review. Any light-weight (2-3 ft above ground) mishaps or crash, something is always messed up. It will fly okay for a couple of days, then it acts a fool! I have heard other copter guys complaining about the brushless rear motor konking out on them with the newness still fresh. I, too, like the 200 SRX, but at least make it stronger and not so easy to come apart with cheap funky pars. I consider myself a good intermediate flyer, so beginners, take heed and watch how you fly this "chicken-head" copter!