Cookies used in this website are gluten free, wheat free and dairy free. By using this website you agree to our use of cookies. More Info
Login Below
Join Us On Social Media!
Get The Model Boats App!
Apple App Store
Android app on Google Play

Help Support This Website
or enter custom amount

(Non Contributor)

Help support this free
website and donate.

£285 a year is needed to keep the website and apps online. Please consider donating £5 or more to help towards these fees.
All donations are securely managed through PayPal. Amounts donated are not published online.

Many thanks for your kind support.

Model Boats Website Team

Donation History
February 2019: 7 people
January 2019: 16 people
December 2018: 6 people
November 2018: 11 people
October 2018: 9 people
September 2018: 13 people
August 2018: 5 people
July 2018: 8 people
June 2018: 8 people
May 2018: 7 people
April 2018: 10 people

Unique Visitors This Month

Website Members

Terms and Conditions
Privacy Policy

Model Boats Website
Active Users (28)
Login or Register
To Remove This Ad

Login or Register
To Remove This Ad
>> Home > Forum > Electrical Related > Rx-tx confusion
Rx-tx confusion
Author Message
(Chief Petty Officer)

Forum Posts: 13
9th Jan 2019 08:06  
>> Permalink

This being my first serious foray into Rx-tx, I am having some difficulty in binding.
My question is, do I need a specific brand/type of reciever to be compatible with my spectrum dx6i transmitter?
If so, can anyone recommend which one I need to source and where I may purchase one?


Forum Posts: 101
9th Jan 2019 08:59  
>> Permalink

Google is probably your friend here. You DO need compatible receivers - here is the first discussion I found when googling "spectrum dx6i compatible receiver"....

(Chief Petty Officer)

Forum Posts: 13
9th Jan 2019 11:02  
>> Permalink

Thanks dodgygeezer, having read all that thread I am even more uncertain as to which one to purchase. There is such a diversity of opinions out there. Am I expecting too much to get a definitive answer from the inter web? maybe I will have to get off my backside and visit a model shop🤔

Dave J
(Petty Officer)

Forum Posts: 9
9th Jan 2019 12:38  
>> Permalink

Had this info through google !!!!

It seems from info gained thru OTHER REPUTABLE forums that this is the one everyone is using I do NOT use Spektrum and so can not verify if htis is correct but others seem to say so



Forum Posts: 101
9th Jan 2019 17:11  
>> Permalink

"....Am I expecting too much to get a definitive answer from the inter web?...."

If you ask a system which has 3.25 billion people connected to it, you are unlikely to get just one answer... 😤

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 36
9th Jan 2019 22:46  
>> Permalink

I understand the confusion as there is almost too much infor nation on the web, much of it is mis-leading. I have been using this technology for 12 years now and have owned and used at least 8 Spektrum receivers. Here's my take:
1. You need a DSM2 or DSMX Transmitter, that simple.
2. My first photo shows a Spektrum AR7000 RX in my tugboat. It's a nice RX, IS 7 channel with an addition satellite received. It's overkill for a boat that just needs a couple of channels and doesn't fall to earth in a failure. Originally purchased for an RC Airplane, it's pricey at $90 to $100 USD. OUCH.
3. Ti try the less expensive RX's available no, first I tried OrangeRX and bought 3, none of which ever worked, a problem with China's lack of quality control.
4. Recently p, I needed two more RXs for boat builds and read that LemonRX was doing pretty good. Last two photos are of the Lemon, model LM0034. They work great and bind very easy, best of all they are $16 USD !
5. One caveat with the lemon, they come just as shown in documentation. You need to look up on the internet which port is which and how to bind. Took me about 10 minute, bu is something to consider if this is your first hookup. Knowing which set of prongs go to what channel is critical.

Personally, In the future, I am going to buy more Lemons...

Hope this helps, Ask any question that you may have, we are all hear to help each other.

Attached Files - Click To View Large


Forum Posts: 24
9th Jan 2019 23:39  
>> Permalink

did a quick on e-bay for spectrum dx6i receiver and prices start from £6.39 with free p+p worth a try ???

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 504
10th Jan 2019 00:12  
>> Permalink

Have a look at the Bang Good site they do DSMx/DSM2 compatible Rx s from a low as £3 odd.👍

(Chief Petty Officer)

Forum Posts: 13
10th Jan 2019 07:27  
>> Permalink

Well, thankyou so much everyone, I am now surfing the recomended sites and will post my results when I get a sucessful resolution to this problem.