Product:Spektrum™ DX6e transmitters that do not have L on the end of the PID number.
Issue: This product notice is for DX6e (without PID ending in L) owners who wish to use the optional lithium ion battery (SPMA9602 battery or SPMA9603 battery/charger set). If you own a DX6e and do NOT wish to use the optional lithium ion battery, please disregard this notice. Transmitters manufactured prior to June of 2017 require a free update to be fully compatible with the optional lithium ion battery. Installing the optional lithium ion battery without completing this update will cause the transmitter to not power down properly and may cause the battery to discharge when the transmitter is powered down.
What To Do: If you own a DX6e with a PID not ending in L and DO wish to use the optional lithium ion battery Please fill out the Return Request Form found here. After completing and submitting the Return Request Form, Horizon Hobby will E-mail a pre-paid shipping label for you to use to return the transmitter. DO NOT SEND BATTERIES with the transmitter to Horizon Hobby. Horizon Hobby will return the transmitter to you as soon as the update is completed. lease allow 14-21 days for processing and delivery.
Finding the PID number:
The PID number is a manufactured identification number and is located under the battery lid inside the battery compartment on the DX6e as shown. Only PID’s that do not end in a L need to be returned for updating.
Returning for Free Update Action:
1. Remove the following items from the transmitter:
Any Aftermarket Accessories (cell phone mounts, Gimbal sticks, etc...)
2. Carefully wrap the transmitter in bubble wrap and pack the transmitter into a strong cardboard box, ensuring the transmitter will not move around in transit.
3. Attach shipping label and return address on outside of box
If you purchased your product outside of the US and Canada, please see the retailer or distributor you purchased your product from for assistance.
Horizon Hobby, LLC disclaims all liability and warranties for any consumer who does not act upon this notice. We apologize for this inconvenience.If you have any questions, please call Horizon Hobby Product Support at 877-504-0233.
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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.
Patent-pending gimbal design with spring configuration switch
DSM2/DSMX Wireless trainer link
Virtually unlimited model memory-transmitter stores up to 250 models and only populates the model list with models the user has configured
Airplane, Helicopter, Sailplane and Multirotor programming
7 airplane wing types and 6 tail types
2 swashplate types
4 sailplane wing types and 3 tail types
Multirotor flight mode setup
7-point throttle curves for airplanes and helicopters
7-point pitch and tail curves for helicopters
Cross-platform model sharing with other Spektrum transmitters
4 AA batteries included
Being on a budget doesn’t have to mean you have to settle for less than the best. The Spektrum DX6e gives you the unbeatable response of DSMX® technology, the simplicity of Spektrum™ AirWare™ programming software and many other features you can’t find on other “budget” radios.
Airplane, Helicopter, Sailplane and Multirotor Programming
The DX6e comes equipped with the programming you need to fly almost anything. And because it’s based on the same Spektrum AirWare software used in most other Spektrum transmitters, you can share model setups with just about any Spektrum user you meet.
7 Wing Types: Normal, Dual Aileron, Flaperon, 1 Aileron 1 Flap, 2 Aileron 1 flap, Elevon A, Elevon B
Multirotor Channel Inputs – ALT (Altitude), ROL (Roll), PIT (Pitch), YAW
Multirotor Checklists and Warnings
Simplified Multirotor Flight Mode Setup and Switch Assignment
The enormous capacity of the DX6e’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 easy 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.
The built-in telemetry feature can give you real-time information on things like battery voltage, signal quality, motor temperature and more.* You can also program alerts that let you know when specific telemetry values reach or exceed limits you define.
*Requires telemetry sensors and a telemetry-enabled receiver.
Wireless Trainer Link
The wireless trainer link gives instructors the option to wirelessly ''buddy box'' with another DSMX/DSM2® transmitter. Once bound to another transmitter, ModelMatch™ technology will allow the DX6e to re-link without having to go through the bind process again.
Patent-Pending Gimbal Design with Spring Configuration Switch
The DX6e’s patent-pending gimbal design lets you change gimbal spring configurations simply by moving a slider switch on the back of the transmitter. No tools are required. Just select the spring configuration that matches the mode you are using and model type you are flying. That’s it.
There are four spring configurations to choose from:
Normal Throttle for Modes 2 and 4 (Air, Heli and Sailplane Model Types)
Spring-Centered Throttle for Modes 2 and 4 (Multirotor Model Type)
Spring-Centered Throttle for Modes 1 and 3 (Multirotor Model Type)
Normal Throttle for Modes 1 and 3 (Air, Heli and Sailplane Model Types)
The slider switch is protected by a hinged cover that prevents you from accidentally changing spring configurations in flight.
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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