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Exclusive DX18QQ Software Features.
In addition to the unparalleled programming options all DX18 transmitters possess, the DX18QQ comes with these
Direct Access to Monitor Screen
Instead of entering the Function List to view the Monitor screen, you can scroll to it directly from the Main
screen using the SimpleScroll™ interface.
Direct Access to System Settings
Switch between Function List and System Settings menus without having to power off the transmitter.
6-Servo Wing Setup
Setting up aileron servos for a Giant-Scale model is even easier with the pre-programmed, 6-servo wing setup
that has been added to the airplane wing types.
Expanded Sound Selection Menu
Activate or inhibit specific system sounds without affecting others. L
Pitch Curve for Variable-Pitch Props
A 7-point pitch curve can be activated for airplanes equipped with variable-pitch propellers.
Choose to limit the master input of a mix to the stick position of the elevator, aileron or rudder.
0.5% Mixing Increments
Mixing values of less than 10% can be adjusted in 0.5% increments, giving you a greater degree of freedom when
fine-tuning control response.
Canard options (1- and 2-servo) are available under airplane tail types when you select the elevon wing
Expanded Avatar Selection
A variety of model avatars are available for all three model types. This lets you choose an avatar that more
closely matches the appearance of the model you have saved in memory.
Expanded In-Flight Gain Adjustment Options
You can assign in-flight gain adjustment to either of the levers on the side of the transmitter, the right
knob or one of the auxiliary trim switches.
Custom Flight Modes
Assign 5 airplane flight modes to any two switches.
Max Out Your Functions.
The DX18QQ comes with a Spektrum™ AR12120 12-channel receiver and an X-Plus™ 8 channel expansion
module. Simply plug the X-Plus 8 module into the AR12120 and bind the combination to the transmitter. This will
allow you to take advantage of all 18 fully-proportional channels right out of the box.
About Quique Somenzini.
It began in Argentina with his father, Mario. Throughout the late 1970s, Mario Somenzini was the reigning F3A
Champion of Argentina and most of South America. As a boy, Quique would spend hours with his father at the
flying field cleaning airplanes, watching and learning. It paid off.
In 1976, Quique made his first RC solo flight at the age of nine. Just three years later, he followed in his
fathers footsteps and won his first Argentina F3A National Championship. That same year he had the privilege of
representing his country at the F3A World Championships in South Africa. He didnt win, but he did set a record
of sorts as the youngest pilot ever to compete for an F3A world title a record that still stands today.
In the years that followed Quique won a host of other titles, including 17 more Argentina F3A national
championships, four U.S. F3A national championships, four first-place TOC finishes and one F3A world
championship. But if you ask him, there is one RC title Quique cherishes above all others "The Father of 3D".
Around the world, RC pilots point to his pioneering efforts in perfecting the art of flying aerobatics beyond
the stall as the birth of 3D aerobatics.
Today, Quique Somenzini remains one of the most dynamic figures in RC flight, one who will be shaping the
future of the sport for years to come.
Limited Edition Accessories
In addition to exclusive software features and a custom finish, the DX18QQ comes with an impressive array of
limited edition accessories.
AR12120 12-Channel DSMX® PowerSafe™ Receiver
X-Plus™ 8 Channel Expansion Module
2S 2600mAh LiPo Transmitter Battery
Certificate of Authenticity personally signed by Quique
“Roll” between telemetry, monitor and main screens without entering the Settings menu
Switch between Function List and System Settings menus without powering off the transmitter
Program mixes of less than 10% can adjust in 0.5% increments
6-servo wing setup
Canard options (1- and 2-servo rudder) are available under tail type when the elevon wing type is selected
Sound menu that lets you activate or inhibit specific DX18QQ sounds
Assign five Airplane flight modes to any two switches
Expanded selection of avatar choices for model memory identification
Assign in-flight aircraft gain adjustment to one of the side levers, the right knob or one of the auxiliary trim switches
Pitch curve for Airplane models with variable pitch props
Program the throttle trim to function as a 3-position switch for turbine engine starts
From pioneering the sport of 3D aerobatics to shaping the future of RC aircraft design, Quique Somenzini is one of the most influential forces in the world of model aviation. This stunning DX18QQ Limited Edition transmitter, of which only 2,000 have been made, is one more testament to his relentless pursuit of excellence.
In addition to the unparalleled capabilities all DX18 transmitters possess, the DX18QQ comes equipped with exclusive software features and ergonomics shaped by Quique’s decades of RC experience and know-how.
Included DX18QQ Limited Edition accessories: – AR12120 12-channel DSMX® PowerSafe™ receiver – XP8000 X-Plus™ 8-channel expansion module – 2S 2600mAh Li-Po transmitter battery – Certificate of Authenticity personally signed by Quique – DX18QQ Sol de Mayo transmitter case – DX18QQ microfiber display screen cloth – Orange-anodized Spektrum™ flashlight – DX18QQ Special Edition DVD – Engraved DX18QQ dog tag – Optional 34mm orange-anodized stick ends – DX18QQ decal sheet – DX18QQ neckstrap – DX18QQ SD card – DX18QQ hat
The DX18 transmitter is not compatible with the Spektrum AR6000/BR6000 receiver.
Always purchase products from a Horizon Hobby, Inc. authorized dealer to ensure authentic high-quality Spektrum product. Horizon Hobby, Inc. disclaims all support and warranty with regards, but not limited to, compatibility and performance of counterfeit products or products claiming compatibility with DSM or Spektrum.
Attention: Horizon Hobby has confirmed that all Spektrum Products being sold by KoKo Technology are counterfeit. We consider it a danger to use these products, waive all liability and will not support any warranty or service in regards to them.
Internal 200mA chargerâincludes global power supply
DSM or Digital Spectrum Modulation is Spektrum's proprietary method of implementing 2.4GHz spread spectrum technology for the R/C industry. DSM divides the 2.4GHz band into 80 individual channels (frequencies) and incorporates direct sequence spread spectrum with an embedded GUID (Globally Unique Identifier) code. DSM has been painstakingly optimized by our engineers for RC surface and aircraft use, offering the most robust RF link in the industry.
DSM2 is the 2nd generation of Spektrum DSM technology and remains a premier 2.4GHz choice even today. Using the same superior wideband DSSS foundation that all Spektrum technology is based on, DSM2 consistently provides faster response and more precision than most non-DSM 2.4GHz protocols.
DSMX is a natural evolution of DSM2 technology that is the result of several years of development, optimized for pilots and combining Wideband DSSS and Frequency Agility. It builds on what has come before and takes DSM to the next level of robustness, reliability and efficiency without leaving current DSM2 users behind. DSMX represents the world's first wideband, frequency-agile 2.4GHz signal protocol and the most advanced spread spectrum RC technology to date.
The foundation DSMX is built on is the same foundation as DSM2™ - the superior on-channel interference resistance and coding gain of wideband DSSS. Compared to the wideband signal of a DSM2 or DSMX™ system, the narrow-band signal of other 2.4 transmitters is more likely to suffer crucial data loss in the event of on-channel interference. Think of wideband 2.4 as a river and narrow-band 2.4 as a stream. It takes much more interference to stop a river than it does to stop a stream.
The big reason wideband is so robust is coding gain. Essentially what this means is that the unique coding in a DSM2 or DSMX wideband signal allows it to be heard well above the noise of surrounding 2.4GHz signals without requiring any more power. In fact, a Spektrum wideband signal can achieve as much as 3X the range of its narrow-band competition using the same amount of power.
For the most part, yes. DSM2 transmitters are forward compatible with DSMX receivers and DSMX transmitters are backward compatible with DSM2 receivers. And because DSM2 and DSMX share the same wideband DSSS foundation, all Spektrum users will enjoy superior range, speed and precision whether they're using DSM2 equipment, DSMX equipment or a combination of both. The only exception is the DXe which is DSMX-only and not compatible with DSM2 receivers.
Yes, but DSM2 users who rarely, if ever, fly in big events or other "noisy" 2.4GHz environments may find the DSM2 equipment they have now is all they will ever need. The difference DSMX makes is only apparent when hundreds of 2.4GHz systems are in use at once. To see if your transmitter is eligible for the DSMX add-on, please visit horizonhobby.com, click on the “radios” tab, and select “DSMX addons” for more details.
A resequencing of the data a Spektrum transmitter transmits based on the type of mixing you select. This feature helps to sync control services that are connected (such as a swash plate on a helicopter) and is used in radios that have many channels.
The Spektrum™ X-Plus™ 8 module lets you add 8 fully proportional channels to specially equipped Spektrum transmitters and receivers with 10 or more proportional channels. Just plug it into the X-Plus port of a compatible receiver. It is ideal for scale modelers who like to push realism to the extreme with working accessories and lights in addition to the regular control functions. The DX10t and DX18 offer X-Plus.
You should have no problem maintaining control as long as you maintain direct line-of-sight with your model. If you try to fly behind a group of trees or otherwise obstruct your direct line-of-sight, you could be susceptible to losing your control link.
You can download Spektrum Apps from the Google Play Store at https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Horizon+Hobby,+Inc. or from the iTunes store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/developer/horizon-hobby-inc/id415542050
The length of the antenna is on a Spektrum receiver is set and tuned to optimize the range and performance of the receiver. We do not recommend altering the length of the antenna on any Spektrum Receiver.
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