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Product Watch Spektrum DX8e Image Credit: Model Airplane News
Product Watch Spektrum DX8e Image Credit: Model Airplane News

Product Watch - Spektrum DX8e


Gerry Yarrish

Featuring DSMX technology and to-use AirWare programming, the new easy- Spektrum DX8e is loaded with features you’d expect with radios costing twice as much. With programming for four model types—airplane, helicopter, sailplane, and multirotors—the DX8e features an SD slot (card not included), so you can share model memory setups with just about any other Spektrum radio user. It has an impressive 250-model memory, and I especially like the way the programming handles the memory menu. Navigation is very easy, as only those memory slots that are displayed are the ones that have model settings saved to them. So should you delete any, you don’t have to scroll down a bunch of empty memory slots or move models around. The DX8e comes with four AA transmitter batteries, a complete instruction manual, and an Allen wrench. The DX8e does not come with a receiver, but it is compatible with all DSM2 and DSMX Spektrum receivers.


The Spektrum DX8e is very similar to the popular DX6e. It looks sleek and is well balanced in your hands. While carrying the DX8e, the tiltable antenna and handhold layout give you a secure grip. It has digital trims for the four main controls and the familiar Spektrum roller/switch to the right of the main display screen, and two flush Clear and Back buttons on the left make navigating the menus intuitive for speedy model setup. Having eight channels provides additional flexibility when settin

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