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Published on Oct 20, 2010
Flite Test - Spektrum DX8 - REVIEW
Josh and Josh unbox Spektrum's latest advancement in radio technology. The NEW Spektrum DX8! It's loaded with features and they're ready to give it a spin. They take to the sky with the E-Flite Taylorcraft 450 to run the DX8 through its paces. Vibrating alerts, telemetry and a backlit display are just a few features explored in this review.
Spektrum DX8 Key Features • High-speed 11ms frame rate with 2048 resolution • Large 128 x 64 backlit screen • 30-model internal memory • Electronic E-ring electronically prevents overdriving the cyclic servos • Includes AR8000 8-channel High-Speed Receiver • Spektrum Data Interface provides expanded model memory, model sharing, and firmware update capability with the included SD card • 8 Wing Types and 5 Tail Types are available for nearly all aircraft types • Active gain and governor trim allows for in-flight adjustment of the gyro gain and RPM • Programmable Flap System with Flap Delay and elevator compensation • Programmable Telemetry Warnings provides both tone and/or vibration alerts • 4 Swashplate Types • SimpleScroll™ roller provides easy menu navigation • User-assigned switch function • Programmable Throttle Cut Function • Includes TM1000 Full Range Telemetry Module providing real-time Flight Log data, receiver voltage, flight pack voltage, RPM and temperature • Exclusive AirWare™ Software offers advanced features that are easy to use • Refined ergonomics with no-slip comfort grips • Programmable timer with throttle timer startup • Quad bearing gimbals