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Dec 19, 2009, 09:26 AM
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Which USB Adapter for Spektrum DX5E?

I've been reading some of these threads for DX6i but it has left me thoroughly confused... could someone point me in the direction of what to get for the DX5e?
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Dec 19, 2009, 09:32 AM
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Trainer connection for the DX5e is the standard JR one, so for whatever SIM you want just get the USB Dongle with the JR connector.
(IIRC the standard one for Aerofly and Pheonix)

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Dec 19, 2009, 06:54 PM
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Excellent, thank you!
Dec 19, 2009, 09:22 PM
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Ooops !
See my last post on this thread on this same Sim site.

Where to but (means buy) adapter...now?

A little different than we each thought !
Dec 19, 2009, 10:05 PM
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Squishy, if you are still following this, it seems like you need an additional adaptor for Phoenix to use the DX5


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Jan 03, 2010, 07:52 PM
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cool, thanks mackenzie.
Jan 06, 2010, 03:28 PM
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Radio Shack!!!

Do not know if this has been posted before but I thought I would chime in here at any rate. I purchased the Phoenix Flight Sim for fixed wing aircraft and it was the stand alone software with USB cable to be used with my own DX5e. Well I never read anywhere or seen otherwise that I would need a adapter to get the software to recognize my TX ! Well I went for several weeks trying to find and everywhere is out of stock until Jan 20, 2010 for this adapter . Well on RCGroups.com forum I finally found someone who found an adapter from Radio Shack that DOES work and does NOT short out the DX5e TX ! The RS stereo to mono adapter ($2.69) will work on the DX5e. All you have to do if you are willing is enlarge the hole where it plugs into the TX so that it seats all the way inside to make a proper connection ! So, with this said I am NOW enjoying this awesome flight sim from Phoenix. Now I have not utilized other sims but I would rate this as first rate...JMO! Hopefully someone that is or has been in my dilemma concerning this adapter (which is nothing more than a stereo to mono adapter) hopefully this will help you out!

here is the link... http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2062469

Apr 18, 2014, 01:39 PM
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Thanks for suggesting the use of the RS adapter + enlarged hole. I did exactly what you described and was able to get my DX5e to work with Phoenix.
Aug 22, 2015, 09:11 PM
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Ok, a dumb question here....IF you can find a Radio Shack (that's still open) or a Fry's or whatever...somehow the adapter needs to migrate to a USB port. How does that happen?
Aug 22, 2015, 09:19 PM
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It doesn't really appear that "a solution" has been found. A couple inane questions:

- The DX5e rear port, the one at the rear, is it stereo on mono?
- Does the "adapter" convert stereo from the xmitter to mono or mono from the xmitter to stereo?
- How does ANY cable with a plug NOT inserted into the DX5e (read: the other end of the cable) get data into the USB port? A USB dongle of some sort is required.

Insights greatly appreciated.
Aug 23, 2015, 12:06 AM
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I tried Frys for a stereo to mono adapter. Not atypical for Frys but they just looked at me with a "what the heck" look.

Most radio shacks are closed. The online site does not have anything listed vaguely worded with adapter/stereo/mono/etc....

So, any ideas/hints ? Do I but a mono cable with connectors, a stereo cable with connectors, rewire/splice and try it? Would that work ???
Aug 23, 2015, 03:40 AM
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This discussion was about an adaptor needed for the Phoenix sim, which comes with its own USB "dongle".

If that's not what you're using then your requirements will be different.


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