I have been interested in updating the controller for my P2 and have been considering a DX8, is this okay and is it easily compatible? My budget is $300 range, I hear that Futaba 14SG is preferred but is that extra $200 worth it? I am also confused about the whole non-centered throttle stick problem. Can a P2 be flown easily without a centered throttle stick, or would I have to mod the controller? Last thing, and I really appreciate responses to any of my questions, I will be using this controller for my helicopters also, right now I just have a blade and that obviously is in favor of Spektrum. But eventually I want an align, and it looks like align is with team Futaba but correct me if I am wrong. So given this info, could I use a Spektrum easily with a Futaba? I know anything is possible, but I want to know if it can be done without extensive work. I pretty much will do anything except solder a circuit board, I wish I could do that but sadly I am a biochem major and not electrical engineering.