Counterfeit Spektrum Receivers
Update: Possible Counterfeit Transmitters - See Below
We have seen several e-mails from Chinese vendors offering the Spektrum AR6100 and AR6100E at very low prices. These receivers are not original Spektrum receivers, but are counterfeit copies, not manufactured by Spektrum, and they do not use our specified components.
Consumers are cautioned to make sure they are purchasing original Spektrum receivers in original packaging. Counterfeiters have the ability to make very visually similar copies, so unfortunately there is no way to easily distinguish between originals and copies. The best thing that consumers can do is to make sure they are purchasing their products from established hobby and model shops who buy directly from Horizon Hobby or from one of our international distributors.
In addition, some websites are now offering receivers that claim compatibility with Spektrum or DSM2 technology. Horizon Hobby and our Spektrum team have not certified or authorized any other company’s claim of compatibility.
Horizon Hobby disclaims any and all liability for any damages or claims arising from the use of any counterfeit Spektrum receiver or any non-Spektrum or JR receiver claiming DSM2 compatibility. The consumer assumes all liability for using such products.
Horizon’s is always striving to ensure your enjoyment in the hobby by developing and producing products to a tight standard of quality and performance. Don’t put your enjoyment at risk by utilizing imitation or untested generic components that could jeopardize the safety of your flying experience.
Update: Possible Counterfeit Transmitters
We have recently become aware of a Chinese vendor claiming to offer a Spektrum Dx6i at a very low price. This individual has not been supplied by Horizon Hobby and is most likely selling a counterfeit product. As stated above, the consumer assumes all liability when using these lower quality imitation products.