The Spektrum AirWare software that comes in the DX18 transmitter offers all the programming features an expert pilot could want. And the intuitive SimpleScroll interface makes navigating menus and changing settings as simple as "roll and click." It's almost like using a mouse. With voice alerts, you can 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 transmitter will tell you. Program a sequence of switch-activated events with time delays between each event.
For instance, with a flip of the gear switch you could have an auxiliary channel open landing gear doors, then have the retract channel lower the landing gear, followed by the auxiliary channel closing the gear doors after the gear is extended. The enormous capacity of the DX18's on-board memory means you will rarely 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. Both the DX18 transmitter and its receiver are X-Plus capable, meaning you can add up to eight extra channels with an X-Plus channel expansion module. Just plug the module into the receiver, bind it and then assign the extra 8 channels to any function desired. It's just what anyone who flies complex scale models or high-performance sailplanes needs.
- Comfortable, no-slip rubber grips
- User-adjustable mode configurations (1, 2, 3 or 4)
- Intuitive SimpleScroll programming interface
- Diversity antenna (vertical array with horizontal array in handle)
- X-Plus technology expandability up to 18 channels