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Feb 12, 2010, 03:24 PM
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New horizon hobby spectrum dx8!!!!!!!!!

What's inside:
Spectrum DX8 Channel
Spektrum 8 Channel Receiver
Spectrum telemetry transmitters


The DX8 is a better range of hand-held transmitter for the aspiring model pilots. The investment follows a modern design with an impressive ergonomics. All controls are within comfortable reach,
even if you have smaller hands. Course
DX8 is the spectrum with the unique
DSM2 transmission system facilities. It offers a fast and secure link to the model. Of course, this also includes remote control system
in the range of equipment used to make Bind and Fly fly models of Horizon.
The facility is equipped with telemetry. This permits real-time monitoring of flight log data and the power supply and
Data from other external sensors. The facility has a modern and very ergonomic
Software that is fast and intuitive. Extensive functions for area pilots,
as well as for helicopter pilots from the software feature.
Internally, the system stops at 30 model memories. The built-in SD card reader, however, allows an approximate
unlimited number of model memories. In addition, software updates can be easily performed.
The spectrum DX8 is supplied with 4 languages.
It can be set to 3 service areas
- EU, France and U.S.. Furthermore, the investment in Mode 1 can be flown to 4. DX8 The spectrum needs are met almost all of the dedicated model airplanes.

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Kit contents:

Real time telemetry
Field strength
Receiver or flight battery voltage
Flight Log data
Sensor Data
SD / MMC card for storage / software update
30-model memory
Large backlit LCD
electronic Maximalwegbegrenzung
8 channel receiver with telemetry interface
Stopwatch on gas activated
adjustable Language
Alarm function
Examination of the transmission data
Mode 1-4 selectable

Specific flight functions:
flap delay
Free switch allocation
alerting capabilities for selected joystick

Special helicopter functions:
electronic E-Ring
active recruitment of the gyro gain
Swashplate Timing
selected alerting
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Feb 12, 2010, 04:13 PM
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$450 for the transmitter
Feb 13, 2010, 01:45 PM
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Really, that's not a bad list price for the Tx only.

Unfortunately that did little to cure its near terminal case of Ugly !

How valid do you consider your price info??
The reason I ask it there has been absolutely no announcement from Horizon on either the DX8 or the JR 11X.

Absolutely ZIP to my knowledge, so where did you come up with a valid price for Tx only?????
Feb 13, 2010, 01:52 PM
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100% UGLY... it looks a beginner radio..
Feb 13, 2010, 02:40 PM
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Ewwwww, worse than ugly! The transmitter has a robot face that is uglier than Krytens. ( Red Dwarf )

Actually, it does look a bit more like Benders face. ( Futurama )
Feb 13, 2010, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by lightspeeddud
$450 for the transmitter
Source? - they were not giving the price on RR.
Feb 13, 2010, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Andika
100% UGLY... it looks a beginner radio..
BUT it has to be an UNINFORMED beginner !!!!!!
Feb 13, 2010, 04:12 PM
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It doesn't look that bad. The JR zero looks worse. And most cheap plastic radios don't look much if any better :P (Aurora looks ok though)

That's not to say it couldn't and shouldn't look a lot better though.
Feb 13, 2010, 06:26 PM
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A lot of people said the DX6i was ugly. But it sure is a comfortable -- and reliable -- radio...
Feb 13, 2010, 06:51 PM
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Yes, the 6i was all of those things.....including ugly BUT it was a low price entry.

There IS a difference ! The DX8 is NOT entry level.

Frankly the 11X is looking LOTS better when you view the DX8 and compare.
I was dead against the 11X 's appearance UNTIL I looked at this dog (DX8).

IMO If you have any pride of ownership at all you'll pass on this design (DX8) and wait for Horizon/Spektrum to fix their large and obvious error.

I'm not kidding, the 11X IS looking MUCH better to me.
Now for frame rate, resolution (2048 is given), unlimited switch assignment and the rest of the specs.

For those who laud the A9, well, a beauty it is not. It is also but 1024 and frame rate??????
Better looking than the DX8 ----- it would HAVE to be.
But then again so is some bug splat I have seen.

I may have to look over Fuitaba's designs.
FOR ME, that is just about Heresy as I switched to JR and relatives in '81.

Fortunately for me, I have a couple of systems that were purchased
BEFORE Spektrum lost their appearance judgment.
One was new in 2009.

I can wait a year.
Hopefully they'll get it right by 2011.

Then again, when you make a design decision THAT far out in the boonies------------
Feb 13, 2010, 07:06 PM
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Two things.

1. In my book, form follows function.

2. I usually don't look at my radio while I'm at the flight line. I look at my plane.

Feb 13, 2010, 07:16 PM
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I CERTAINLY hope FORM does not follow function here.

If that is so, my 50+ rears in RC Precision alone won't begin to support that contention.
IMO your opinion as posted is a foolish statement as we all have flown enough to know what form defines through function......and the DX8 isn't it !
At best it is but an extremely homely rehash of all the Txs which preceded it.......and preceded it with some eye pleasing designs.
Last edited by onewasp; Feb 13, 2010 at 07:29 PM.
Feb 13, 2010, 07:30 PM
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As long as the radio does what it is supposed to do, I'm happy.

I think this is a perfect radio for me. I just need to find some $$$!

Feb 13, 2010, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by onewasp
I CERTAINLY hope FORM does not follow function here.

IMO your opinion as posted is a foolish statement as we all have flown enough to know what form defines through function......and the DX8 isn't it
So... you'd rather it look pretty than perform well? That would mean that function would follow form.

Not sure if form defines function. It can be ugly as sin yet be accurate, easy to setup and have a gazillion functions... or it can be gorgeous yet not even have expo settings.

Ahhh... I love semantics.

Originally Posted by Admiral14
As long as the radio does what it is supposed to do, I'm happy.
Feb 13, 2010, 07:48 PM
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I don't know if the reports I've heard are correct but this radio is supposedly only going to be available in Europe.


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