I thought about getting the DX3, but I realized I could buy a cheap radio that's much better and get the Spektrum for roughly the same amount of money. Case in point: I bought a KO Mars for 100 with a reciever & crystals. This was enough to get me by. I've seen Spektrum units for the Mars/Mars R go on eBay for around 120-130, which would be 230 for a really nice radio. I've seen Mars' go for even cheaper now. I believe one was posted on here for 60 shipped. Add a 140 (we'll be REALLY generous) Spektrum set up, and you have the price of a DX3, with 10 model memory, and racing features out the ______ (insert your appendage here). While I still haven't got my Spektrum, the KO Mars is an amazing radio, and I have absolutely no regrets about buying it. There's a lot of better long term routes you can take in regards to getting a Spektrum, and I think the DX3 is not one of the best routes.