Spektrum AirWare™ Software. Remarkably Easy to Use.
The DX7s is equipped with Spektrum AirWare programming that was developed exclusively by Spektrum
from the ground up. It has all the functions an airplane or heli pilot could want, but you don't have to be an
expert to use them. The intuitive SimpleScroll™ interface makes navigating menus and changing settings as simple
as "roll and click".
When programming the cyclic and pitch mixing for a helicopter, it is possible for the sum of the two mixing
values to exceed the mechanical travel limits of the servos. This can cause them to be overdriven into a locked
position. Spektrum AirWare's Electronic E-Ring prevents this by automatically limiting servo travel if the sum
of the cyclic and pitch values exceeds servo limits.
Enhanced Wing Type Programming
When selecting a wing type for an airplane, Spektrum AirWare graphically depicts the type you've chosen and
will automatically configure the necessary mixes for the pilot. This saves time and reduces the chances for
error when programming complex control surface configurations.
Built-In Telemetry. Fly Smarter with Vital Model Feedback.
The DX7s's built-in telemetry feature gives you vital, real-time information about what's
happening with your model in flight; information that can prevent crashes and maximize performance. The telemetry
data appears in an easy-to-read format on the large LCD screen so you can reference it at a glance. You can also
have the DX7s alert you with an audio or vibe alarm whenever any telemetry values exceed limits you define. The
DX7s will initially be able to track four key safety and performance factors:
The DX7s 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. And it all
appears right on the big LCD screen so you can see it at a glance. Just connect a Spektrum Air Telemetry Module
(sold separately) to a compatible DSM2™† or DSMX™ receiver and bind it to your DX7s.
† DSM2 not available in EU.
Is there enough airflow reaching an electric motor? Is my battery getting too hot? With the DX7s, you will get
real-time answers and be able to take action well before damage occurs.
The telemetry module will keep tabs on the quality of the signal coming to the receiver and send this
information back to the DX7s where it is represented on the LCD screen using a familiar "signal bar" scale.
Pilots can use the RPM telemetry data to check the effectiveness of new mixture settings, new battery packs, or
perhaps a new propeller/motor combination. The RPM sensor is sold separately.
*full-range telemetry module included with DX7s system
Spektrum Data Interface. Share. Expand. Save.
Beyond new software and telemetry, the DX7s is also the first Spektrum radio to introduce the Spektrum Data
Interface™. The SDI is designed for use with standard SD memory cards and adds a whole new level of flexibility
and ease-of-use. With the SDI, you will be able to:
Share Model Setups
Share setups with other DX7s owners at the field or transfer them from your SD card to your PC and attach them
to an e-mail. This makes it easy to gain from the experience of others or help others succeed.
Save More Models to Memory
The DX7s has enough on-board memory for up to 20 models before you even need to think about using the SDI. But
with the SDI, memory for thousands of models could be stored on the SD card or transferred to a PC hard drive
Stay Up to Date
With the Spektrum Data Interface, you won't have to send your DX7s into a service center to get the latest
Spektrum AirWare enhancements. You can download them onto your SD card and upload them to the DX7s yourself.
Superior Ergonomics. Made to Fit the Way You Fly.
The weight distribution and ergonomics of the DX7s provides a sense of balance and comfort that perfectly
complements the speed and precision of its DSMX™ technology. You simply have to feel it to believe it.
Some of the more impressive ergonomic features include:
Comfortable, no-slip rubber grips
Adjustable stick length and tension
Smooth, quad-bearing gimbals
User-adjustable mode configurations (1, 2, 3 or 4)
User-assigned switch functions
Easy-to-read LCD screen
Intuitive SimpleScroll programming interface
Extensive airplane and helicopter programming
Throttle-activated timer setting
AR8000 high-speed 8-channel receiver
Li-Po battery compatibility
8 wing types
5 tail types
3-position flaps with delay and elevator compensation
Dual rates and expo
5-point throttle, pitch and tail curves
6 swashplate types
6 programmable mixes
Control position warnings
Audio and vibe alarm settings
Large 126 x 64 LCD screen
Mode selection (modes 1, 2, 3, 4)
Language select (English, Italian, French, Spanish or German)
The DX7s 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 DSM2, DSMX 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.
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/.
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