Your vehicles are extremely durable, why not your transmitter? The Spektrum DX5 Rugged 5-channel surface transmitter redefines radio control with a level of durability to match the tough conditions off-roaders, bashers and boaters encounter constantly. We started with a chassis based on the superb Spektrum ergonomic design found on the popular DX5C and competition favorite DX5 Pro. From there, we integrated cordless power tool feature ideas for the die-hard punishment those products endure. The result is a class-leading RC system with unmatched durability in addition to other innovative features that unite with a level of precision, versatility and convenience you won't want to play without.
Spektrum Smart Technology ready
Special Edition Orange custom colour case
Bold styling that's aggressive with a focus on class-leading durability
Inspired by the ergonomically-recognized SpektrumT DX5 Pro and DX5C transmitters
Water-resistant* chassis design protects against minor splashes
Dual lanyard mounts provide radio safety and accessibility
Surrounded rubber-bumper chassis protection
Built-in front chassis guard offers user-inspired accessory mounting options
Simple capacitive-touch control panel responds to the touch of your finger
Intuitive software based on user-tested functionality that's clean and simple
Innovative thumb-steering lever makes one-hand operation safer and more precise
Non-slip removable rubber hand grip and off-road treaded steering wheel
Built-in telemetry capability (telemetry compatible devices sold separately)
Convenient built-in tool storage compartment
Large easy-to-read LCD screen
Five-channel, full-proportional versatility
Frequency-agile, Spektrum DSMR 2.4GHz technology
Program and fine-tune compatible receivers with AVC technology
Bind-progress screen displays status and frame rate
Compatible with DSM2 receivers
*The DX5 Rugged instruction manual details water resistance limitations.
The DX5 Rugged stands out as a transmitter platform that means business handling the wildest terrain, the toughest conditions and fierce competition without any worry. That's why we designed durability hand-in-hand with convenience. A built-in side compartment offers tool storage, and two lanyard mounts (one rubber, one moulded into the chassis) are supplied so you can be hands-free in an instant.
Breakthrough Steering Control
The aggressive off-road steering wheel tread helps the precision of Spektrum technology to also deliver a tactile feel even if you're crawling, bashing or boating in harsh conditions. The integrated thumb-lever innovatively makes it possible to steer one-handed safely and with a higher-level of precision.
Easy to Program
Programming the DX5 Rugged is simple. An intuitive interface makes navigating menus and changing settings easy. Most users can complete complex programming tasks on the fly.
Smart Technology Ready
When combined with Spektrum Firma Smart ESCs and Spektrum Smart capable receivers, the DX5 Rugged receives telemetry data right to your transmitter through the Smart Throttle port on the receiver. Smart Throttle ESCs can send RPM, speed, ESC temp, volts and amp draw.
Frequency-Agile DSMR Technology
The DX5 Rugged 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. It's also backwards compatible with DSM2® and marine-specific Spektrum receivers. This means most longtime Spektrum users can continue to use the receivers they have. They'll only need to upgrade if they want the frequency-agility of a DSMR receiver for busy 2.4GHz environments.
AVC (Active Vehicle Control) Programming
The DX5 Rugged makes it possible to custom tune an AVC system by providing easy-access to dedicated adjustments. In addition, open channels of the Rugged can be used to adjust the AVC steering and throttle systems independently. No matter what you're driving, AVC technology can easily meet your skill level or driving style with control that makes it feel like you're driving a finely tuned vehicle that handles predictably at every speed.
Needed to Complete
(1) Compatible Spektrum DSMR Receiver such as the SR515 5-Channel DSMR Sport Receiver
(4) AA Batteries
What's in the Box?
(1) DX5 Rugged 5-channel Surface Transmitter, Orange
(1) Product Manual
Frame Rate: 11/22 Ms
Model Memory: 20
Modes: Mode 1
Range: Full NOT INCLUDED - Spektrum SR515 recommended
Transmitter (Tx) Battery Type: Four AA batteries (sold separately)
Type: Surface Transmitter,5-Channel Surface Transmitter for rugged usage