Smart Technology — More connected for more confidence and control
Spektrum™ Smart Technology is about offering a higher connection to your hobby. It's an RC ecosystem that puts you in complete control while making vital components of your model easier to use than ever before. Smart technology ensures that all of your model's electronics work together seamlessly for the greatest efficiency and performance. It keeps you aware of every component's status, boosts your confidence in its capabilities, and makes your entire system more responsive and simple to use.
Spektrum radios with Smart features can download firmware updates instantly using Wi-Fi and can swap setups with compatible radios via Bluetooth. Spektrum Smart LiPo batteries have a built-in microchip that records and communicates your charging preferences automatically to Smart chargers — just connect your pack and press "Start." Smart IC™ series connectors include an innovative data wire that transfers information easily between Smart components with a single connection. Finally, Smart ESCs not only deliver power but also eliminate the hassles from running telemetry. The days of installing and connecting multiple wires, sensors, modules and links are over.
The programming you need with nothing you don't.
The DX6 has been designed from the ground up to deliver way more than you would
ever expect from a 6-channel transmitter in its price range. Instead of having to
content yourself with a handful of settings for a couple of model types, the
remarkably affordable DX6 gives you an abundance of programming features for airplanes,
helicopters and sailplanes. You also get other extras like voice alerts, a wireless
trainer link and enough internal memory for up to 250 models.
PROGRAMMABLE VOICE ALERTS
With voice alerts, the DX6 will allow you to keep tabs on important functions without
ever taking your eyes off what you’re flying. They can be programmed to call out what
flight mode you’ve chosen or report telemetry information on demand. If an alarm goes
off, you won’t have to look at the transmitter display to see what’s happening.
The DX6 will tell you.
AIR, HELI AND SAIL PROGRAMMING
In addition to its extensive airplane and heli programming, the DX6 includes an impressive
list of programming features for sailplanes as well. Five available flight modes, 4 wing types,
3 tail types, a flap-to-elevator curve mix – it has all this and more. The intuitive
SimpleScroll™ programming interface makes all of these functions incredibly easy to access and use.
WIRELESS TRAINER LINK
The wireless trainer link gives instructors the option to wirelessly "buddy box" with
another DSM2®/DSMX® transmitter. Once bound to another transmitter, ModelMatch™
technology will allow the DX6 to re-link without having to go through the bind process again.
250 MODEL MEMORY
The enormous capacity of the DX6's on-board memory means you will rarely, if ever, need to juggle
models between transmitter memory and your SD card. The model memory menu is easier to navigate too.
Only memory slots with model settings saved to them will appear. You won't have to scroll through
empty slots or move models around if one is deleted.
FLY SMARTER WITH BUILT-IN TELEMETRY
The DX6 is equipped with a built-in telemetry feature that gives you real-time information on things
like your model's battery voltage, signal quality, engine or motor temperature, airspeed, altitude and more.*
Using the voice alert system, you can program the DX6 to tell you when specific telemetry values reach or exceed
limits you define. You can also have it call out a sequence of telemetry values on demand with the flip of a switch.
If you want to review telemetry after a flight, the DX6 can be set up to record the data to its SD card.
INCLUDES AR6600T INTEGRATED TELEMETRY RECEIVER
The AR6600T receiver is a feature-packed, 6-channel receiver with integrated full-range telemetry. It comes with built-in connection ports for RPM, Flight Pack Voltage and Temperature sensors as well as an X-Bus port for additional telemetry options. No sensor is required to receive Flight Log or receiver pack voltage telemetry. The AR6600T also features a convenient Bind Button, making binding easier than ever before.
Dual antenna diversity
Ergonomically designed case with comfortable rubber grips
Programmable and customizable voice alerts
Capable of storing 250 models on the transmitter, expandable further by saving on an SD card or PC
Direct System Menu Access mean there is no need to power off the transmitter to access all menus
Supports Air/Heli/Multirotor/Sailplane model types
Easy to use Spektrum™ AirWare™ software offers the same proven programming found in more expensive radios
Ability to share models with any Gen 2 Airware Spektrum Transmitter
Smooth, precise Four Bearing Gimbals
AR6600T 6-Channel air integrated full-range telemetry receiver included†
Programming capability for most sailplanes, can support 4 Sailplane wing types and 3 tail types
Supports the most popular Spektrum Telemetry sensors
Includes 4 AA Alkaline batteries, optional Lithium Ion battery with charger (available separately)
5 programmable mixes - all mixes are selectable to be normal or 7 point curve multi-point mixes
Dual Aileron, Elevon, and V-Tail Differential
7 aircraft wing types and 6 tail types
7 Swashplate types
7-point throttle (air and heli) and pitch curves (heli) Adjustable for smooth throttle and pitch curves
Intuitive SimpleScroll™ programming interface
Advanced DSMX® technology (DSM2®‡ compatible)
SD card slot for updating firmware, expanding memory and sharing setups (SD Card is not included)
Activate bind mode from the menu or a button without having to power off
† Remote receiver (SPM9645) is not included with radio system
‡DSM2 not available in EU.
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.
For help and assistance on your Spektrum products you can contact Horizon Hobby Product Support at https://www.horizonhobby.com/content/service-center-render-service-center, the Spektrum Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SpektrumRC/ pr the Horizon Hobby Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HorizonHobby/.
Product Support Tips
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How To Update the Software in Your Spektrum Aircraft Transmitter
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