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DSMX Technology - New DX6i version available
« on: February 15, 2011, 11:33:29 PM »
This technology probably won't affect me or many others out there, but I thought I'd share the new technology since you will start seeing it pretty soon.

http://www.spektrumrc.com/DSMX/

This improves performance when you have many many people flying at the same time like at air shows.  

There is a new DX6i with DSMX modulation:  http://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdId=SPM6610

You will notice the DSMX logo:


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Re: DSMX Technology - New DX6i version available
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2011, 11:40:57 PM »
Actually it fixes the problems with the original Spektrum 2.4Ghz Technology that has caused a lot of crashes with DX & JR Tx's/Rx's and for those that have the original 2.4Ghz TX's & Rx's, They have to pay $75 to get their TX's upgraded and have to purchase new RX's in order to take advantage DSM-X unless they want to purchase the new TX's & RX's...

No win situation as I see it...

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Re: DSMX Technology - New DX6i version available
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2011, 12:54:36 AM »
Actually it fixes the problems with the original Spektrum 2.4Ghz Technology that has caused a lot of crashes with DX & JR Tx's/Rx's and for those that have the original 2.4Ghz TX's & Rx's, They have to pay $75 to get their TX's upgraded and have to purchase new RX's in order to take advantage DSM-X unless they want to purchase the new TX's & RX's...

No win situation as I see it...

I saw the $75 upgrade available.  I wrote to see if the DX7 I have ordered will have the upgrade as I didn't see it listed in the DX7 specs.  Though it does show it on the DX6i, DX8, and DX10.  Surely they will not skip the DX7.


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Re: DSMX Technology - New DX6i version available
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2011, 07:23:25 AM »
I'm usually alone when I fly so no need for it here.

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Re: DSMX Technology - New DX6i version available
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2011, 09:38:06 AM »
Im somewhat disappointed with Spektrum and the new dsmx because I just got a new dx6i on January 6th last month and now I would have to pay $75.00 to get the add on for my transmitter.  However they are refunding people who purchased a JR transmitter if they got their transmitter before November 1st, 2010 if they get the dsmx add on.
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Re: DSMX Technology - New DX6i version available
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2011, 08:27:53 PM »
I suspect the folks who bought the JR paid a lot more than $75 more for their transmitters.

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Re: DSMX Technology - New DX6i version available
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2011, 08:33:18 PM »
From what I heard today from one of Our Jet guys that spends tons of money on this stuff every store is being notified to stop selling the older JR's & Spektrums...

I can't confirm this yet but he and a few others at our field have the Phone Numbers for these companies that one call and things get done for them so I have no reason to doubt what he's saying...


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Re: DSMX Technology - New DX6i version available
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2011, 08:43:49 PM »
Keith, did you find something on the net where Spektrum (or somebody else) say that DSMX fixes Spektrum signal problems? Got a link you can share? You got me real curious.

Edit. Ok I guess you were answering while I was typing.

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Re: DSMX Technology - New DX6i version available
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2011, 09:40:29 PM »
Keith, do you know if the inside word says that DSM2 is getting a fix and that's why they are pulling all current transmitters, or if you have to have DSMX  and DSMX receivers in order to see a fix for the loss of control  that some people are seeing?

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Re: DSMX Technology - New DX6i version available
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2011, 11:35:59 AM »
Just ordered a new dx6i dsmx tx/rx combo today to future proof myself! I'm sure that spektrum are doing this to battle against the cheap orange rx clones that are out there. The new technology will be alot harder to clone i'm sure. I don't personally run the orange rx's as i don't want to take that chance that
they might lose signal. I know alot of people have had great success with them but i'll always use genuine spektrum kit with all my birds as i've spent alot of dosh gettin them to where i like them!
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Re: DSMX Technology - New DX6i version available
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2011, 12:46:27 PM »
lets see if i understand this. they are going to force us to upgrade ? i just got my new dx6i not 3 months ago or so. and now will have no choice but to upgrade ? feels like they just took a dump on customers.

if this is the case i think i am going to return the radio and by a futaba or something else. i dont think i wanna keep suporting a company that does things like this.

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Re: DSMX Technology - New DX6i version available
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2011, 01:00:26 PM »
lets see if i understand this. they are going to force us to upgrade ? i just got my new dx6i not 3 months ago or so. and now will have no choice but to upgrade ? feels like they just took a dump on customers.

if this is the case i think i am going to return the radio and by a futaba or something else. i dont think i wanna keep suporting a company that does things like this.

You do not have to upgrade.  The newest Bind N Fly aircraft are still using non DSMX receivers.  It would only become a problem if you buy BNF aircraft and they stop using DSM2 receivers, but you still have the option to install your own receiver. 


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Re: DSMX Technology - New DX6i version available
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2011, 01:04:04 PM »


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Re: DSMX Technology - New DX6i version available
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2011, 05:09:26 PM »
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lets see if i understand this. they are going to force us to upgrade ? i just got my new dx6i not 3 months ago or so. and now will have no choice but to upgrade

That's jumping to a lot of conclusions all at once. As TechDiver said, you do not need to upgrade. In fact, YOU NEVER have to upgrade. IN FACT, they are even suggesting that most people SHOULD NOT upgrade. That's right, read any of the Spektrum pages regarding DSMX and they keep saying it solves a problem MOIST PEOPLE DON'T HAVE. And as such, most people do not need to upgrade.

The DSMX transmitters and Receivers are fully backward compatible meaning you can buy a DXMS transmitter and only fly DSM2 receivers. AND you can buy DSMX receivers but never buy a DSMX transmitter, stick with a up till now current DX6i or DX7.

As near as I can tell, DSMX is exactly the same as DSM2. The only difference is that in DSM2, the TX and RX choose two open channels and stick with them no matter what. While in DSMX, during link negotiation, if both TX and RX support DMSX, then they agree to frequency hop. That is, they choose two open channels and keep changing them so that if anything ever happens to a channel or two (interference, or a misbehaving radio jumping on an occupied channel) then you are never affected because they TX and RX just hop away to a nice channel.

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Re: DSMX Technology - New DX6i version available
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2011, 07:12:17 PM »
That is correct, DSMx was made to be DSM2 compliant so that you can use the new RX with the old TX.  I can tell you it works perfectly fine as I just put a DSMx RX on my 250 and bound it to my old DX7.  I would like to get the DSMx upgrade to my TX though because I like to fly at IRCHA and other big events, but I never had problems there yet.
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