This is the Spektrum DX18 Generation 2 18-Channel Full Range DSMX Radio System. The DX18 Generation 2 combines the unparalleled speed and precision of DSMX® technology with superior ergonomics and the most impressive suite of pro-class features ever found in a handheld transmitter.
Powerful Features for the Expert Pilot
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. Many Spektrum AirWare features are innovations you won't find anywhere else, innovations that make flying safer and programming easier.
Programmable Voice Alerts
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.
Pro-Class Programming for Sailplanes
In addition to extensive airplane and heli programming, the DX18 transmitter has the most impressive sailplane programming features you'll find in any handheld transmitter. Ten available flight modes, 5 wing types, 3 tail types, 2 motor types, flap delay with elevator compensation-it has it all. You even have the ability to adjust individual servo characteristics (end points, travel, center, etc.) for all 18 channels.
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.
Built-In Servo Balancer
No more will you need a complicated network of little boxes littering your fuselage if you want to balance servos. You can precisely balance the output of CCPM swash servos or multiple servos on a single control surface using a 7-point curve mix.
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 DX18 to re-link without having to go through the bind process again.
250 Model Memory
The enormous capacity of the DX18'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.
Stay up to date
Register your DX18 transmitter and receive alerts whenever a new AirWare version is available.
Max Out Your Functions
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.
Fly Smarter with Built-In Telemetry
Built-in telemetry gives you real-time information on things like your model's battery voltage, signal quality, engine or motor temperature, airspeed, altitude and more. You can have the DX18 recite this information on demand using the programmable voice alerts. You also have the option of logging telemetry data to the transmitter’s SD card for review after the flight. A Spektrum TM1000 or TM1100 Air Telemetry Module (both sold separately) and a telemetry-capable receiver are required. You will also find a wide array of Spektrum telemetry sensors for tracking just about any vital model function you can think of, and new ones are being added all the time.
Superior Ergonomics. Made to Fit the Way You Fly.
The weight distribution and ergonomics of the DX18 have been optimized to fit the way you fly. The result is a sense of balance and comfort that perfectly complements the speed and precision of DSMX technology.
- Comfortable, no-slip rubber grips
- Adjustable stick length and tension
- Smooth, quad-bearing gimbals
- User-adjustable mode configurations (1, 2, 3 or 4)
- User-assigned switch functions
- Easy-to-read backlit screen
- Intuitive SimpleScroll programming interface
- 250 model memory
- Voice alerts
- Wireless trainer link
- Built-in telemetry with vibe or voice alerts
- Extensive airplane, helicopter and sailplane programming
- Throttle start or switch start timer
- Region settings for global compliance
- 16 programmable mixes
- 0.5% mix rate increments
- Origin mixing
- Flap delay and elevator compensation
- 11 airplane wing types
- 6 airplane tail types
- 2 canard options (1- and 2-servo) with elevon wing type
- 5 airplane and heli flight modes
- Dual rates and expo
- Active gyro trim
- 7-point heli throttle curve
- 7-point heli pitch curve
- 7-point heli tail curve
- 6 swashplate types
- Swashplate timing
- 5 sailplane wing types
- 3 sailplane tail types
- 10 sailplane flight modes
- Diversity antenna (vertical array with horizontal array in handle)
- Global charging system
- X-Plus™ technology expandability up to 18 channels
- 11ms frame rate
- Large LCD screen
- 5 menu languages: EN, DE, FR, IT and SP
- 2048 resolution on the first 10 channels
- Language selectable
# of Channels: 18
Servos: none included
Receiver: Spektrum's AR9020
Programming Features: Airplane/Helicopter/Sailplane
Model Memory: 50
Modes: User Selectable Mode 1-4
Transmitter (Tx) Battery Type: 2600mAh (19.24Wh) - 2S LiPo
Experience Level: Advanced