This video is my Unboxing, Review, and Test of my new lithium ion battery pack for my Spektrum DX6 6-Channel DSMX Transmitter. This battery pack and charger for my RC aircraft radio is made by Spektrum RC brand, which is owned and run by Horizon Hobby.
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DX6 Radio link: https://amzn.to/2RgoDes
Here is a link to my Amazon Store to help support the channel and keep it independent: https://www.amazon.com/shop/gblyndensrc
Here are my unboxing, review, and test notes for this set-up:
– Pretty expensive
– Takes a long time to charge (Over 5 hours on a brand new pack)
– No charge light on charger to know when the pack is done charging
– Simple upgrade
– Operates at a higher voltage, so in theory better performance
– It should save me a lot of money over time vs alkaline batteries
Note: This is NOT a lipo battery. It is a lithium ion battery like the one found in your cell phone.
Keep reading to learn more about the DX6 radio this battery pack and charger was designed for:
The DX6 is modeled after the Spektrum DX8, Spektrum DX9, and Spektrum DX18. This is newer than the DX8 and has more model memory, while the DX9 and DX18 have way more of everything. Those at the present time are just too much radio for me.
I bought this because my Spektrum DX6i ran out of model memory a long time ago since my hangar continues to grow every day. It is full of Parkzone and E-flite brand BNF & PNP RC Aircraft using 2.4GHz DSM2 and DSMX. That is what this transmitter is designed to run on. I was also inspired by it due to the E-flite P-51 Mustang “Dallas Doll” that just came out with flaps and retracts built-in. I just bought that one and I may end up getting the new E-flite Corsair as well once I know that that the SAFE system functions well with it.
This is how Horizon Hobby describes this radio:
“The Spektrum™ DX6 has been designed from the ground up to deliver way more than you would ever expect from a 6-channel transmitter in its price range.
Programmable Voice Alerts
With voice alerts, the DX6 will allow you to keep tabs on important functions without ever taking your eyes off what you’re flying. They can be programmed to call out what flight mode you’ve chosen or report telemetry information on demand. If an alarm goes off, you won’t have to look at the transmitter display to see what’s happening. The DX6 will tell you.
Wireless Trainer Link
The wireless trainer link gives instructors the option to wirelessly ”buddy box” with another DSM2®/DSMX® transmitter. Once bound to another transmitter, ModelMatch™ technology will allow the DX6 to re-link without having to go through the bind process again.
Programming for Airplanes, Helicopters and Sailplanes
In addition to its extensive airplane and heli programming, the DX6 includes an impressive list of programming features for sailplanes as well. Five available flight modes, 4 wing types, 3 tail types, a flap-to-elevator curve mix – it has all this and more. The intuitive SimpleScroll™ programming interface makes all of these functions incredibly easy to access and use.
250 Model Memory
The enormous capacity of the DX6’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 easier 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.
Fly Smarter with Built-In Telemetry
The DX6 is equipped with a built-in telemetry feature that gives you real-time information on things like your model’s battery voltage, signal quality, engine or motor temperature, airspeed, altitude and more.*
Using the voice alert system, you can program the DX6 to tell you when specific telemetry values reach or exceed limits you define. You can also have it call out a sequence of telemetry values on demand with the flip of a switch. If you want to review telemetry after a flight, the DX6 can be set up to record the data to its SD card.”