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Spektrum DX6i DSMX 6-Channel 2 Mode Transmitter

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  • 10-model memory
  • 1500mAh Ni-MH AA battery
  • 150mA wall charger
  • 2 programmable mixes
  • Digital trims with dual speed trim scroll

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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 14.3 x 10.4 x 5.5 inches ; 2.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B004M13YI8
  • Item model number: SPMR6610
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 13 years and up
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #46,962 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)
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Product Description

The DX6i transmitter takes six-channel computer radios to a whole new level.

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Customer Reviews

Easy to program.
Jack Johnson
Does everything i need it to for getting into the hobby and will let me fly just about anything until i decide i want to upgrade to something better.
Fidel Medrano III
This radio's features will make many of the Blade helicopters much more enjoyable if you are using the stock transmitters.
D. Babin

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

59 of 65 people found the following review helpful By shuTTL3bus TOP 500 REVIEWER on October 16, 2011
The reason you start here is this is the lowest end programable radio in the line. It will also carry you all the way through the Blade 450D. So for the low price of 160 bucks you have a radio that will start you off and take you all the way to 3D flying. Additionally, with a 10 model memory, you can have quite a few aircraft in your fleet and still have the ability to fly any of them.

The programability is very important as it can completely change the feel of your aircraft to your preferences. If you are flying a Blade helicopter, then all the programing parameters can be found with the helo or online. There are also some ebooks I have found which have good information on what each function does. This is important as the manual is lacking in why or why you would or would not want to do something.

So the place to start learning to fly an RC Helicopter is with this radio and the Phoenix R/C Pro Simulator Version 3.0. Put your hours in practicing maneuvers on the sim. After you've got those down, unplug, your radio (unfortunately, as of right now the Blade mCP X requires collective reversing for DX6i while in the sim it uses normal collective so you will have to change models.), change models to the live model and fly.

For the price this radio has some amazing features. I have paid a lot more for a far less capable radio.

Pros
Radio's capability
Price
Feel

Cons
Poor Instructions
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Jack Johnson on November 14, 2011
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I use this to fly a blade outdoor helicopter. It is a well designed controller. the variability is endless. Easy to program. I decided on the one with a LCD screen over their other model. Excellent choice. the screen makes it easy to program.
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34 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Z8 on September 29, 2012
The DX6i is Spektrum's best radio overall, price considered. The DX7 is decent but too expensive. The DX8 is an unsafe basket case.

The 6i feature set is pretty basic for a computer radio, with only two mixes and 10 models, and the two-menu system driven by a single axis roller is clumsy. Some of the features are pretty limited in how they are implemented, like simple two position flaps, only 5 point pitch and throttle curves, and no LCD back-lighting making it hard to see at dusk/dawn when the winds are usually calmest.

There are no advanced features like flight conditions, servo speeds, or voltage telemetry. But it will bind with DSM-protocol Ultra Micros models, making it useful if you like to fly those.

Note that newer DSMX based DX6i's sometimes have difficulty binding to DSMX receivers. There has been a recall, but many report continued problems. I have a continuing bind problem with my newest DSMX DX6i with about 1/3rd of DSMX receivers, seemingly randomly. My DSM2 and OrangeRX receivers have not been a problem, but that could be lucky. My Orange RX receivers seem to work best, with the longest range and most reliable function.

The price is nothing special.

The biggest problem is that the cheap plastic trim buttons break pretty quickly. Replacement parts are not sold, but there are $30 aluminum tabs being sold by a third party on ebay. Worse, the trim tabs break in one direction at a time, so if you trim too far in one direction and then try to reverse the trim, you can't. This makes a plane or helicopter hard to fly and/or land.

Spektrum knows about the trim flaw because the DX8 shipped with upgraded aluminum buttons. So far they refuse to address this important DX6i, DX5e, and DX7 safety issue.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By JROO on March 12, 2012
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Buy this unit instead of the 4 or the 5. You wont regret it. I fly planes and Heli's and this is the most manageable receiver for beginners to advanced pilots. I went through two ready to fly kits before I got smart and moved the DX6i and BNF (bind n fly). This receiver will move with you and your abilities.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ian Hennessey on December 11, 2012
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I wanted the Blade MCPX V2 and needed a transmitter to get me started. I went with the Spektrum because of the bind-and-fly feature that worked perfectly. I don't have experience with other brands of transmitters, or even with other models of the Spektrum, but this DX6i has worked well. I don't care for all the plastic. It makes it look and feel a little cheap, but it also makes it light and comfortable to hold. I guess it is a trade-off. There is not back-light for the LCD, which is an issue in low light. I did the back-light mod that you can find with a search, and I am happy I did. The last nitpick is the beep it produces as you traverse through the control menus. It's loud and there isn't any way to turn it off, or down. Other than that, I am happy with it.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Happy Heli Guy on February 21, 2013
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First-timers and Old-Timers, get it before you buy ANY Blade single-rotor heli! It will pay for itself many times over! Read the comments on John Salt's excellent website, rchelicopterfun.com, for the best advice there is on Hobby Grade radios and specific radio settings for specific Blade helis.

(A computer radio is NOT needed for the basic orientation skills, like nose in, where the controls are reversed from your point of view- any cheap Syma coaxial or even a WL Toys V911 or V949 is all you need for learning orientation!)

UPDATE: I owe this fine radio a big thank you; it reminded me that, whether you are a First-timer or an Old Timer, the joy of RC is all about control! And it protected all my investments well.
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