@NotFastEnuf: Thanks for the link. Turns out that he's in the process of moving from CA to FL and not currently able to do mods. Guess we'll have to see whether he gets back in business before I stop procrastinating on this 4-in-1 RF module.
Agreed on the basic gimbals and stick travel. However, small size is exactly why I love the Devo 7e. Small size arguably makes it the perfect travel radio. More importantly, it seems to be the only programmable TX that fits kids hands. Think about the children!
When my son flies his brushless quad with the DXe (which works well otherwise), he has to sit down and place the giant TX in his lap. So the main driver behind getting a 7e was so he could hold the TX in his hands and stand, like the bigger kids and grownups are able to do. However, I struggle enough tweaking the quads themselves, so have been loathe to tackle the steep learning curve with hardware mods to the 7e (and learning Deviation).
Wish I could just transplant the DXe innards and gimbals into the Devo 7e case. As I've said before, I'd be more than happy to pay DX6/Taranis money for the same in a smaller case. But that's wishful thinking. Obviously none of the TX manufacturers care about young kids in this hobby.