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09/13/2010 by Jim Booker
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Spektrum has released a new 8-channel DX8, and has us all wondering what is in store for RC pilots when they get a chance to use this radio. Of course it has the Spektrum DSM technology, but with real-time telemetry this system represents a breakthrough in 8-channel sport-level radios. The pilot will now have the ability to monitor signal quality as well as things like Receiver Pack voltage, cylinder head temperature, rpm, and flight pack voltage as well as many other things. All this information will be visible right from the transmitter screen. But there is much more to the new radio than the telemetry. Matt McCarty, Spektrum product developer, will give us some insight into the DX8 and just what it can do for RC pilots around the globe.
Some Features: • 30-model internal memory with SD card • Includes AR8000 8-channel High-Speed Receiver • Update capability with the included SD card • High-speed 11ms frame rate with 2048 resolution • 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 Telemetry Warnings provide both tone and/or vibration alerts • Programmable timer with throttle stick timer startup • Includes TM1000 Full Range Telemetry Module providing real-time Flight Log data, receiver voltage, flight pack voltage, rpm and temperature