For the price, the Spektrum DX6e programmable radio offers value. Using
the same DSMX technology and easy-to-use Air Ware programming found
in the higher-priced pro-level Spektrum transmitters, the DX6e is loaded
with features normally not found in this price range. For newcomers to
the hobby as well as experienced RC pilots, this well-equipped 6-channel
radio system is a great investment. Beginners can grow into it as their
airplanes become more advanced, and sport pilots will appreciate all the
bells and whistles.
The well-laid-out transmitter has all the standard two- and three-position switches for mixes, auxiliary channels, and dual rate selection,
and a Bind push button at the upper left. The on/off power
switch is recessed. When switching off the transmitter, you
depress the switch for about three seconds so that there are
no accidental power interruptions. A stylish neck-strap hook is
integrated into the case design, but a lanyard is not included.
With its 250-model memory, we like the way the programming
makes the memory menu easy to navigate. Only the memory
slots that appear are the ones that have model settings saved
to it. This means that you don’t have to scroll through a bunch
of empty slots or move models around should you delete any.
With an attractive price of only $179.99 (with receiver), the
DX6e is far from being just a budget radio. It is a feature-rich
6-channel radio, and it has all the features you’d expect from a
more expensive system.
Model: Spektrum DX6e
Model memory: 250
System: DSMX, DSM2
›› 250-memory capacity
›› Easy programming
›› Budget price