Horizon Hobby Announces Spektrum DX20 at Toy Fair

Toy Fair is happening right now in Nurnberg Germany and Horizon has announced a slew of new products coming soon...

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2016 Toy Fair New Releases

Toy Fair is happening right now in Nurnberg Germany and Horizon has announced a slew of new products coming soon. Spektrum's new flagship radio is the DX20 with high quality construction and killer programming features. It's got a carbon fiber front case, machine aluminum gimbals and leather side grips. It comes with an AR9020 receiver and lists for $1299. It's available for pre-order right now. Click here to learn more about the Spektrum DX20 radio system.

Features:

  • Carbon fiber case
  • Machined-aluminum, quad-bearing gimbals
  • Interchangeable leather side grips
  • 20 fully-proportional channels
  • 250-model memory
  • Voice alerts
  • Wireless trainer link
  • Independent multi-engine control for airplanes
  • ProTrim in-flight adjustment of rates, expo, mixes and differential
  • 11ms frame rates with capable receivers
  • Built-in telemetry with vibe or voice alerts
  • Airplane, helicopter, sailplane and multirotor programming
  • 11 airplane wing types
  • 6 airplane tail types
  • 2 canard options (1 rudder or 2 rudder) with elevon wing types
  • Active gyro trim
  • 5 airplane and heli flight modes
  • 7 swashplate types
  • Swashplate timing
  • 7-point airplane and heli throttle curve
  • 7-point heli pitch curve
  • 7-point heli tail curve
  • 5 sailplane wing types
  • 3 sailplane tail types
  • 10 sailplane flight modes
  • Multirotor flight mode setup, checklists and voice alerts
  • Throttle start or switch start timer
  • 16 programmable mixes
  • 0.5% mix rate increments
  • Origin mixing
  • Flap delay and elevator compensation
  • Dual rates and expo
  • Diversity antenna
  • 4000mAh LiPo transmitter battery
  • Global charging system
  • X-Plus™ technology expandability up to 20 channels
  • Large, backlit LCD screen
  • Includes AR9020 9-Channel DSMX receiver
  • Includes 3 stick end sets
  • 5 menu languages: EN, DE, FR, IT and SP
  • 2048 resolution
  • Language selectable
  • Region settings for global compliance
  • EN328 compatible

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Jan 28, 2016, 07:52 PM
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Oh, my God, I'm in love!
Jan 30, 2016, 06:39 AM
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That's a good looking radio!
Jan 30, 2016, 07:29 AM
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struggleforlife's Avatar
Hideous, just hideous.... It looks like a 3 dollar korean toy.

The idea of working leather is a nice one. They just had to hire a decent designer to make it work.
Jan 30, 2016, 01:18 PM
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Oh, my God, I'm in love!
I thought you had better taste than that TBH...
Last edited by MattyB; Jan 31, 2016 at 08:46 AM.
Jan 30, 2016, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by struggleforlife
Hideous, just hideous.... It looks like a 3 dollar korean toy.

The idea of working leather is a nice one. They just had to hire a decent designer to make it work.
+1 this thing is ugly!
Jan 30, 2016, 01:21 PM
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@mattyb-There's no accounting for taste....

I'll bet it beats Horus.
Last edited by c300; Jan 30, 2016 at 01:29 PM.
Jan 30, 2016, 02:27 PM
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It will certainly beat Horus to market. Features, I severely doubt it, especially when Horus gets OpenTX. Physical quality, let's see. Bling-quotient, it's the Spek all the way!
Jan 30, 2016, 07:09 PM
Thermals, Tom
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Nice looking case although I'd gut it out and put a different system in it.
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Feb 01, 2016, 05:09 PM
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Problem is that its still a Spektrum radio. I had a Dx5e back int he day and will never trust that brand again. 1200 for a sub par system... please.
Feb 01, 2016, 05:14 PM
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More grapes please -
the last ones were sour
Feb 01, 2016, 10:38 PM
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$1300 and a screen from a DX6...

Come on....really Spektrum !!!
Feb 01, 2016, 10:48 PM
Sagitta Fanboy
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Originally Posted by slo_dave
$1300 and a screen from a DX6...

Come on....really Spektrum !!!
Different screen from the DX6/DX7. Same as DX8G2/DX9/DX18
Feb 05, 2016, 10:21 PM
Team PNW
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Originally Posted by struggleforlife
Hideous, just hideous.... It looks like a 3 dollar korean toy.

The idea of working leather is a nice one. They just had to hire a decent designer to make it work.
+Another one
All the components separately (i.e. the carbon fiber, machined gimbals, and leather) would be fine, but jammed together into one radio doesn't quite work. Plus...
Its spektrum
Feb 06, 2016, 01:52 PM
Bo Edstrom, Sweden
My first reaction when I saw it: almost ugly and looks "cheap". But then I thought don't judge a book by the cover so hopefully the interior is good quality components and the software powerful and the radio easy to program. Strange that Spektrum did not choose to use a large color touch screen for their high end radio.
It will be interesting to see what people has to say about this radio when it has been released and in use for a while.

/Bo
Last edited by bossee; Feb 06, 2016 at 03:13 PM.


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