Radiolink TF8B vs Flysky I6X - which is better for a beginner?

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I have always suggested the flysky I6 to beginners, as it is cheap, and has alot of nice features. However, we have recently received a delivery of the Radiolink TF8B radio. After playing around with one I think this may be my new recommendation to anyone who wants a cheap beginner radio to get started with.

Why I think it is good:

  • It is cheaper than the flysky radio
  • It has 8 channels
  • It has better range than the flysky I6X
  • It is much easier to use and setup. It does not have any screen/menu so you litteraly plug in a battery, bind with the receiver and start flying. No need to setup a new model, setup switches etc…
  • Supports many micro radiolink receivers so will fit on small FPV quads
  • Supports SBUS/PPM so you can use this setup with just about any flight controller.
  • If you want to change advanced settings, like throttle curve, or reassign a switch you can. You just need to hook up your android device via OTG cable (or connect to your PC) and you can.
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The only thing missing is the lack of multiple model support. But as a beginner one would only realy have a single model they fly. And after this radio I would still suggest upgrading to a Taranis which has an insane amount of features (but can be confusing for a beginner to setup)

What do you guys think? Do you think this is a viable option to consider over the flysky I6x for a beginner?