DX5 Rugged 5-Channel DSMR Transmitter (SPMR5200G)

The green case Special Edition Spektrum DX5 Rugged redefines radio control with unmatched innovation and durability that no off-roader, basher or boater will want to be without. The result is precision control, convenience, and "rugged" versatility.


DX5 Rugged

Your vehicles are extremely durable, why not your tr+-ansmitter? The Spektrum™ DX5 Rugged™ 5-channel surface transmitter redefines radio control with a level of durability to match the tough conditions off-roaders, bashers and boaters encounter constantly. We started with a chassis based on the superb Spektrum ergonomic design found on the popular DX5C and competition favorite DX5 Pro. From there, we integrated cordless power tool feature ideas for the die-hard punishment those products endure. The result is a class-leading RC system with unmatched durability in addition to other innovative features that unite with a level of precision, versatility and convenience you won't want to play without.

Spektrum™ DX5 Rugged™ 5-Channel Surface Transmitter (2 min 35 sec)

Molded Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) bumpers surround the radio chassis to protect it against drops, bumps and even a few bangs here and there. There's no external antenna to snag or worry about—a low-profile ridge on the chassis protects the robust high-speed signal output internally. A versatile front chassis guard enhances durability further and provides mounting options for user-integrated accessories such as a camera, light source or anything else. The pair of lanyard mounting points gives drivers the ability to keep the transmitter close and gain a free hand when not driving. An easy-access accessory compartment makes it possible to can carry small tools, such as a T-wrench that smartly snaps into the internal mount provided. We increased transmitter water-resistance to give drivers peace of mind should there be an unexpected splash of water or some drops of rain. Last, but not least, is an aggressive off-road style steering wheel that expands its ruggedness even further, AND equipped it with an innovative thumb-lever to make controlling your vehicle with one-hand safer and more precise.

To conquer the wild, the DX5 Rugged gives you 5-channel versatility and hosts an array of auxiliary switches for lights, winches and more. Its interface features an innovative capacitive-touch control panel that offers a greater resistance to moisture and is easy to use. Simply slide your finger over the control panel and tap to select the menus, options and values on the easy-to-read LCD display. Additionally, the DX5 Rugged Green edition features an upgraded panel from previous releases, with an improved feel, control, and system operation. Integrated telemetry and Smart telemetry capability** allows you to view vital data such as motor RPM, vehicle speed, battery voltage and temperature right on the transmitter in real-time.

No matter what you're driving, the AVC® technology programming capability in the DX5 Rugged can be easily tuned meet your skill level or driving style with control that makes it feel like you're at the wheel of a vehicle that handles predictably at every speed.



  • Spektrum Smart Technology ready
  • Special Edition Green custom color case
  • Updated touch panel - from previous DX5 Rugged releases - features better feel, control and operation
  • Bold styling that's aggressive with a focus on class-leading durability
  • Inspired by the ergonomically-recognized Spektrum™ DX5 Pro and DX5C transmitters
  • Water-resistant* chassis design protects against minor splashes
  • Dual lanyard mounts provide radio safety and accessibility
  • Surrounded rubber-bumper chassis protection
  • Built-in front chassis guard offers user-inspired accessory mounting options
  • Intuitive software based on user-tested functionality that's clean and simple
  • Innovative thumb-steering lever makes one-hand operation safer and more precise
  • Non-slip removable rubber hand grip and off-road treaded steering wheel
  • Built-in telemetry capability (telemetry compatible devices sold separately)
  • Convenient built-in tool storage compartment
  • Large easy-to-read LCD screen
  • Five-channel, full-proportional versatility
  • Frequency-agile, Spektrum™ DSMR® 2.4GHz technology
  • Program and fine-tune compatible receivers with AVC® technology
  • Bind-progress screen displays status and frame rate
  • Compatible with DSM2® receivers
  • *The DX5 Rugged instruction manual details water resistance limitations.

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May 08, 2020, 09:40 AM
Did I make the A Main?
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I'm not much of a fan of Spektrum quality in the past, but this marketing gimmick sure sounds VERY enticing.... kudus to Spektrum if this truly holds up to these claims!

Only criticism is I don't see any IP rating

May 08, 2020, 09:51 AM
Did I make the A Main?
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So based on what I am reading in the manual I would give this system an IP41

The marketed photo is misrepresenting what I would perceive to be an IP64

Last edited by bill_delong; May 08, 2020 at 10:01 AM.
May 11, 2020, 12:52 AM
Registered User
Look like a very nice remote for durability i like how it has a rugged look.
May 21, 2020, 01:07 PM
Registered User
So reading what Bill post from the manual. It would appear basically No water protection as shown when the guy drops it in a stream and keeps using it. Contradictory to the manual. Shame and hope that might get changed if it is doing one thing and saying this as another. good catch bill.
Aug 16, 2020, 04:12 AM
Registered User
So, the second photo top of this article shows a DX5 Buggered, according to the manual.

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