DX6R 6-Channel Smart Radio w/SR2000 & SR6000T Receiver by Spektrum RC
The Spektrum DX6R 6-Channel Smart Radio offers touch-screen simplicity, WiFi connectivity, unbeatable DSMR range and security, 5.5ms frame rates, telemetry, Bluetooth model transfer – and much much more.
Android-Powered Touch Screen
You can literally 'tap' into the DX6R's programming features using an Android-powered, touch screen. The big color display makes navigating menus and adjusting settings as easy as it gets.
WiFi Connection for Updates and Apps
When connected to WiFi, the DX6R gets even smarter. You can instantly make firmware and RaceWare™ updates, download model setups from other users and add approved third-party apps. The DX6R will even be able to alert you when new updates or setups become available.
Bluetooth Model Transfer
If you’re out driving with another DX6R owner, you can quickly and easily swap model setups via Bluetooth. No WiFi or SD card transfer necessary. Just link up and swap.
The built-in telemetry feature can give you real-time information on things like your vehicle's battery voltage, signal quality, motor temperature and more.* Using the voice alert system, you can program the DX6R to tell you when specific telemetry values reach or exceed limits you define. You can also have it call out a sequence of telemetry values on demand with the flip of a switch. *Vehicle must be equipped with a telemetry-enabled receiver like the included SR6000T.
Frequency-Agile DSMR® Technology
The DX6R is built around frequency-agile, DSMR 2.4GHz technology. This exclusive Spektrum™ technology can be used in any type of surface application, including boats. Its range and response, particularly in noisy 2.4GHz environments, are superb.
Optimized weight distribution and an abundance of adjustable features make it easy to customize the DX6R’s ergonomics to your driving style. You will enjoy a sense of balance and comfort that perfectly complements the precision of DSMR technology, especially during long racing heats. Ergonomic features include:
- Multiple wheel angle settings
- Adjustable trigger and steering tension
- Adjustable trigger position (fore-to-aft and side-to-side)
- Left- or right-hand steering
- Multiple drop-down options
- Three grip sizes
- Smooth, dual-ball bearing precision
Wireless Link for Spektrum FPV Headsets
This exclusive Spektrum technology makes it possible to link with specially-equipped Spektrum FPV headsets so you can wirelessly control head tracking or remotely change video frequencies.
5.5-Millisecond Frame Rate
When matched with a receiver capable of 5.5ms frame rates, the DX6R delivers lightning-fast response that gives new meaning to the word ‘connected’.
The enormous capacity of the DX6R’s on-board memory means you will rarely, if ever, need to juggle models between transmitter memory and your SD card.
Includes SR6000T Telemetry and SR2000 Race Receivers
You can take advantage of all six channels and telemetry functions with the included SR6000T. A tiny SR2000 Race Receiver capable of a 5.5-millisecond frame rate is also included.
Programmable Voice Alerts
Keep tabs on important information without ever taking your eyes off what you’re driving. With the programmable voice alert system, you can have the DX6R call out lap times or report telemetry information. If an alarm goes off, you won’t have to look at the display to see what’s happening. The DX6R will tell you. In addition to a built-in speaker, the DX6R has a headphone jack that allows you to monitor voice alerts using earbuds so you don’t bother other drivers.
You don’t have to remove the battery of plug in the transmitter when it comes time to recharge. The DX6R includes a handy charging base that doubles as a transmitter holder. Its compact footprint won’t clutter up your pit station or workbench either.
The DX6R comes with an impressive list of programming features, some of which include:
- Up to 3 drive modes per model
- AVC® programming for compatible receivers
- Programmable mixes
- 7-Point throttle and steering curves
- Voice alert programming
- Dual rates, expo and more!
- Intuitive, full-color, Android-powered touch screen
- WiFi connectivity for firmware updates and apps
- Built-In Telemetry
- Bluetooth model transfer for use with other DX6Rs
- Wireless link for compatible FPV headsets
- 5.5-millisecond frame rate with compatible receivers
- Superb ergonomics you can customize
- Voice alerts over speaker or through headphones
- 250-model memory
- AVC® programming for compatible receivers
- Includes SR6000T and SR2000 receivers
- Long-lasting Li-Ion battery with charging base
- EN328 compatible
# of Channels: 6
Receiver: SR6000T and SR2000 receivers
Model Memory: 250
Transmitter (Tx) Battery Type: Li-Ion
This product is expected to arrive on Wednesday, February 15 2017.
Ergonomics: This is hands down the MOST adjustable radio I have ever come across. The radio literally has hundreds of possible combinations in regards to mounting holes used, spacers, and wheel sizes. It may take a little bit to get it where you want it - but once you do - it will feel PERFECT for your driving stance. Even the adjustable trigger angle is something i didn't think I needed, but absolutely love.
Touch Screen: app bugs aside, being able to swipe your finger across the screen, or type in a numeric value when setting trims is VERY convenient. The scroll wheel on the DX4R is nice, but having an actual keyboard when you need it is nicer. Just think about how time consuming it is to program in the name of your model with other radios... on the 6R, it takes a matter of seconds. And while we are on the subject of model names - being able to load your own photos of your actual car, and change the screen colors for each car is also pretty great. Running multiple touring cars, its nice to see at a glance of the top corner if I have the right model selected. Even more, since its easy to do, the pictures can be changed at a moments notice, and kept current with the bodies you are running. Oh, and changing models on the radio takes only 2 keystrokes. super simple.
Charging: Yes, there were issues with the cradle, and they have been fixed, but having a drop-in cradle for charging is one of the biggest draws to this radio for me after the improved ergonomics. How many times have u been on the drivers stand, and some guys Futaba starts that annoying constant beeping, because his transmitter is about to die? or watched a Futaba driver feverishly try to swap lipos in his radio before a heat or main, because the ones in the radio were dead. With the 6R - all you have to do is pop it in the cradle when you're in the pits, and you should NEVER be without a solid amount of battery life. Futaba guys I show my 6R to in the pits are MOST excited about this feature.
Future: This one takes a bit of faith since this technology is new as far as RC technology goes, but because of the nature of the android OS and app system, there are lots of future possibilities for this radio, some of which are already available. With bluetooth connectivity, soon ESCs will have BT built in, eliminating the need for a programming box. you'll instead be able to use your radio to program or adjust your ESC. Take that a step further, how about telemetry direct from your ESC to your radio? it will be possible. How about your radio being linked in to the tracks timing system, and instead of calling the times out, you can listen on a BT headset, or even better, have your transmitter vibrate when you set your best lap? Full datalogging of your throttle & steering inputs broken down by lap? The ideas go on and on - and thats the whole point. The radio opens up a world of possibilities.
As far as things I dont like about the radio, they are fairly minor, and wouldn't prevent me from enjoying the radio. The orange transmitting indicator light faces completely away from the driver, so it can be difficult to tell if the radio is on when the screen is turned off. on all other Spektrum radios, this light was in plain view of the driver, and could be seen just by glancing down. on this radio, you literally have to point the front end at you to be able to see the light. Also, the cover for the MicroSD card slot is less than ideal, as the rubber / silicone used is too firm, and becomes warped the first time you pull up on it to access the MicroSD slot, preventing it from laying flat. it doesn't affect the radios performance, but is annoying to see every time i look down at the radio. Many people have just removed it.
While the first release of this radio may not have been the smoothest, I don't regret my purchase, and while some may be distraught over early issues that were discovered (and have been fixed), I do strongly believe that this is still a great radio, that will be able to do some great things in the future, as the industry wakes up to a device such as this.
As for others complaining about battery life, from what I have read on the forums, this is likely the result of 2 factors: wifi and Bluetooth always being on, and the radio not charging while in the cradle. Spektrum has addressed the cradle issue with an updated design, which all radios shipping now should have, and firmware & app updates have improved battery life with wifi and bluetooth on, though neither are necessary to have on while driving.)
Update, I edited part of the review out since they finally got the updating process on google play, its a lot better. The throttle issue was mostly fixed with the third update that which was released on google play. Its a shame since my radio is registered with my email at spectrum that they do not notify of updates since it was out a few days before the throttle issue happened. With that said after update two laps in it took off wide open for about 10 seconds. Cleared and reinstalled software again, throttle has been a lot better but has stayed on for a second twice in about 15hrs of use. I know its the radio since it is a none issue with my dx4r. The last update also cleared up all the small random bugs that kept happening. Also keep wifi and Bluetooth off and battery life is more then enough. On my radio my battery charge drops faster after 50% on meter so I just make sure its on charger when meter gets around 50%. With the update process fixed, the latest update fixing most of the software issues I was having and the fact I really like the actual radio I had to update it from 1 to 3 stars. Would be a five star radio if I didn't have to carry my old radio with me for a spare or if they left the android to smart phones. If they get the programing dependable its going to be a hard radio to beat.)