New! Spektrum DX8e 8-Channel Transmitter

Upgrading from a limited 6-channel radio to a far more versatile 8-channel radio with computer functionality on a budget doesn’t mean you have to settle for less than the best. The Spektrum DX8e gives you the unbeatable response of DSMX technology, the simplicity of Spektrum AirWare firmware as well as many other features you won’t find on other “budget” radios.


Spektrum DX8e 8-Channel Transmitter

Your growing skills deserve a transmitter that can keep pace. The DX8e comes equipped with the programming you need, no matter what you fly. And because it’s based on the same Spektrum AirWare firmware used in most other Spektrum transmitters, you can share model setups with just about any Spektrum user you meet.

With the flexibility 8-channels delivers, it’s exciting to consider all the options many modern aircraft can accept. Aircraft with flaps, retracts and SAFE® select can now all be flown to their full potential. With its extra channels at the ready, you can consider adding lights to a switch or a simulated bomb drop option. Try out what extra flight modes and mixes can offer, play with gain settings on the AS3X® system—all without sacrificing premium functions you enjoy like flaps, retracts or dual-ailerons and elevators.

Airplane Programming

  • 7 Wing Types: Normal, Dual Aileron, Flaperon, 1 Aileron 1 Flap, 2 Aileron 1 Flap, Elevon A, Elevon B
  • 6 Tail Types: Normal, V-Tail A, V-tail B, Dual Elevator, Dual Rudder, Dual Rudder/Elevator
  • Flap System with Elevator Compensation
  • 3 Flight Modes
  • Dual Rates and Expo
  • 7-Point Throttle Curve
  • 3 Preset Mixes: Rudder-to-Aileron/Elevon, Aileron-to-Rudder, Elevator-to-Rudder
  • 4 Programmable Mixes—Normal or Curve

Helicopter Programming

  • Gyro
  • 7-Point Throttle Curve
  • 7-Point Pitch Curve
  • 7-Point Tail Curve
  • 2 Swash Plate Types: Normal, 3-Servo 120°
  • 3 Flight Modes + Throttle Hold
  • Dual Rates and Expo
  • Cyclic-to-Throttle and Swashplate Timing Mixes
  • 4 Programmable Mixes—Normal or Curve

Sailplane Programming

  • 4 Wing Types: Single Aileron, Dual Aileron, 2 Aileron 1 Flap, 2 Aileron 2 Flap
  • 3 Tail Types: Normal, V-Tail A, V-Tail B
  • Camber System
  • Camber Preset
  • 5 Flight Modes
  • Dual Rates and Expo
  • 4 Preset Mixes: Aileron-to-Rudder, Aileron-to-Flap, Elevator-to-Flap, Flap-to-Elevator
  • 4 Programmable Mixes—Normal or Curve

Multirotor Programming

  • Multirotor Channel Inputs—ALT (Altitude), ROL (Roll), PIT (Pitch), YAW
  • Multirotor Checklists and Warnings
  • Simplified Multirotor Flight Mode Setup and Switch Assignment

Built-In Telemetry

The built-in telemetry feature can give you real-time information on things like battery voltage, signal quality, motor temperature and more.* You can also program alerts that let you know when specific telemetry values reach or exceed limits you define.

Requires telemetry sensors and a telemetry-enabled receiver.

Wireless Trainer Link

The wireless trainer link gives instructors the option to wirelessly ''buddy box'' with another DSMX/DSM2® transmitter. Once bound to another transmitter, ModelMatch™ technology will allow the DX8e to re-link without having to go through the bind process again.


Wirelessly 'buddy box' with another DSMX®/DSM2® transmitter when teaching someone to fly Assign gimbal functions to a second 'camera' transmitter when flying a camera drone so you can focus on avoiding obstacles and maintaining visual contact while someone else lines up the shot Link with specially-equipped Spektrum FPV headsets to wirelessly control head tracking and remotely change camera video frequencies Link to the Spektrum Wireless Simulator Dongle and practice flying with your favorite simulators Patent-Pending Gimbal Design with Spring Configuration Switch

The DX8e’s patent-pending gimbal design lets you change gimbal spring configurations simply by moving a slider switch on the back of the transmitter. No tools are required. Just select the spring configuration that matches the mode you are using and model type you are flying. That’s it.


Normal Throttle for Modes 2 and 4 (Air, Heli and Sailplane Model Types) Spring-Centered Throttle for Modes 2 and 4 (Multirotor Model Type) Spring-Centered Throttle for Modes 1 and 3 (Multirotor Model Type) Normal Throttle for Modes 1 and 3 (Air, Heli and Sailplane Model Types) The slider switch is protected by a hinged cover and slider-lock that prevents you from changing spring configurations accidentally.

Front-Access Gimbal Adjustment

Access to tension, ratchet and travel adjustments for each gimbal is conveniently through the front—no disassembly required. There’s nothing to it. Even mode conversion adjustments are accessible. To create the perfect feel, just lift off the rubber access cover and make a simple adjustment.

250+ Model Memory

The enormous capacity of the DX8e’s on-board memory means you will rarely, if ever, need to juggle models between transmitter memory and your SD card. The model memory menu is easy to navigate too. Only memory slots with model settings saved to them will appear. You won't have to scroll through empty slots or move models around if one is deleted.


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Apr 06, 2018, 03:48 PM
Registered User
So it's just the dxe with a screen, regular programming, and memory basically?
Apr 06, 2018, 03:52 PM
AndyKunz's Avatar
DXe doesn't have these good gimbals.

Apr 06, 2018, 04:04 PM
Originally Posted by bandetlol
So it's just the dxe with a screen, regular programming, and memory basically?
Apr 06, 2018, 04:49 PM
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struggleforlife's Avatar
I'm sure it's a nice transmitter, but really, why do all Spektrum transmitters look like cheap korean plastic toys these days? Even the dx20 looks like a heap of plastic.
Whoever designs these things, should be fired.

Can't be too hard to give it some style. Look at Jeti.
Apr 06, 2018, 04:55 PM
AndyKunz's Avatar
They're designed based on ergonomics, not attempts at pretty pictures.

If you're going to fly, you want something comfortable. Plastic has a better feeling in both extreme heat and extreme cold, as well as at normal temperatures. Metal feels hot or feels cold, and stays that way longer.

Apr 06, 2018, 05:02 PM
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struggleforlife's Avatar
I don't have a aversion to plastic, persé. It's that they look plastic-y, with crappy buttons and pseudo flashy v-shaped stickering etc.
Sorry, I cannot say one nice word about the design of this thing. In my opinion it's extremely ugly.

I have a feeling that óne (bad) designer is messing up your entire TX program. A shame.
Apr 06, 2018, 06:30 PM
AndyKunz's Avatar
Sales of DX6e say otherwise.

Apr 06, 2018, 08:24 PM
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doug14's Avatar
Spektrum is still the best in my opinion. but everyone is allowed to have an opinion .
Apr 06, 2018, 08:30 PM
Registered User
Seems like an attractive package, all you need features for the entry flier.
Apr 06, 2018, 09:11 PM
Modeling Retread
My DX6E is a more comfortable radio than was my 1st gen DX7. Both of the were better than the Airtronics radios I used to fly. I remember choosing Airtronics over Futaba in the ‘80s because it was more comfortable to me.

The downer here is that it’s not available paired with an 8ch receiver.
Apr 06, 2018, 09:22 PM
Originally Posted by struggleforlife
why do all Spektrum transmitters look like cheap korean plastic toys these days?
where do you think they've gotten 18.8M$ for the Hobbico asquisition ?

Originally Posted by struggleforlife
Sorry, I cannot say one nice word about the design of this thing. In my opinion it's extremely ugly.
not comparing software capabilities, the Hitec Flash 8 looks way better. (unlike the crap Hitec Flash 7)
Apr 06, 2018, 09:38 PM
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doug14's Avatar
I'm buying a dx6e tomorrow for a back up or lender radio.
Apr 07, 2018, 01:49 AM
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Price please ...
Apr 07, 2018, 02:35 AM
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KC's Avatar
$200. Looks to be a DX6e with 2 more channels and $50 more... true to form, just another Spektrum product release, nickel and diming on the features.

The next one in this series, I suppose will be the DX8eV, for voice, for another $50. It has telemetry, but no voice. I guess it has a beeper for morse code to relay the info?

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