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Old Mar 06, 2011, 03:51 PM
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DX6 vs. DX6i....or what else would I want?

Im kinda new to all this but have quickly realized I need a TX that will program each of my aircraft along with the trim settings.

I saw a DX6 for sale. What is the difference between this and a DX6i?

I have a MCX, MSR, 120SR and a micro Mustang.

I just need something inexspensive that is good quality and will do the job. What should I get?????
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Old Mar 06, 2011, 04:18 PM
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The DX6 is a DSM-only (not DSM2) transmitter that works with the AR6000 only. It will not bind to the models you have. A DX6i will.
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Old Mar 06, 2011, 04:19 PM
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DX6 is a non-computer, non-programmable radio. You would be much better off with a DX6i. It has a 10 model memory and some programming features that you may wish to use on those small models, including exponential and dual rates, and will also be useful should you wish to move on to other, more complicated aircraft, including real collective pitch helis, or alternative wing configurations in planes, like delta wing, V-tail, dual aileron servos, flapperons, etc.
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Old Mar 06, 2011, 04:21 PM
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The DX6 is a DSM-only (not DSM2) transmitter that works with the AR6000 only. It will not bind to the models you have. A DX6i will.
Oh yeah, that's another excellent point that I forgot about. Good call, Dave. You posted while I was typing my first post.
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Old Mar 06, 2011, 04:22 PM
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The DX6 is not a DSM2 compatible radio, receivers are no longer made for it and it is not compatible with the popular BNF models, it's an orphaned radio. Fugedaboudit
The DX6i is the best choice if you want a Spektrum radio. If you buy a new one, make sure it is the new version that is DSMX and DSM2 compatible.
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Old Mar 06, 2011, 04:23 PM
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DX6 was a programmable computer radio
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Old Mar 06, 2011, 05:20 PM
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Thats that.......thanks guys....now to get a DX6i

Im seeing "Heli Version" on some post. Is there a heli version vs. what, plane version???? What does this mean?
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Old Mar 06, 2011, 08:08 PM
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Thats that.......thanks guys....now to get a DX6i

Im seeing "Heli Version" on some post. Is there a heli version vs. what, plane version???? What does this mean?
Some TXs are offered in two configurations - helicopter and airplane. The difference is mainly in the positioning of switches, and the default start-up programming. The DX6i is not offered in two versions, but has programming for both fixed and rotary wing models.

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Old Mar 06, 2011, 09:26 PM
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Thanks!!!
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Old Mar 06, 2011, 10:13 PM
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DX6 is a non-computer, non-programmable radio. You would be much better off with a DX6i. It has a 10 model memory and some programming features that you may wish to use on those small models, including exponential and dual rates, and will also be useful should you wish to move on to other, more complicated aircraft, including real collective pitch helis, or alternative wing configurations in planes, like delta wing, V-tail, dual aileron servos, flapperons, etc.
This is not correct, though the bottom line is right -- don't buy a DX6.

The DX6 is a computer radio (it's a JR under the skin) and will do all the things you mention. But it is NOT suitable for the simple reason that it doesn't work with DSM2.
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Old Mar 09, 2011, 09:10 PM
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Yes, you guys are right. I was picturing the Dx5e, which is of course DSM2 but not a programmable computer radio, instead of the Dx6, which was DSM1, but was programmable.

Sorry to confuse things more. Typical of the internet. Ask a simple question and get a barrage of answers both correct and incorrect. Poor nooB. Glad things got sorted out in the end.
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