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Old 01-31-2021, 08:50 AM   #261
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I donít think they changed the sku, mine was 5200 like the original combo. They just updated the touchscreen. Thereís new combo, not with the 515 receiver but with the avc one that is more recent, but unavailable in the EU yet.
Ahh, would have been nice if they used a new SKU.

I ended up just buying the receiver and transmitter separate, it was the one linked above. Looking at picking up another and was curious.
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Old 02-03-2021, 04:27 AM   #262
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You can choose between momentary, 2 position, and 3 position on most aux channels, its in your aux assign at the bottom, that will tell you what type its currently set on. select that and you can switch between them

Been trying this, could not get it to work and contacted Spektrum.
It appears my radio came with a firmware version with a bug in it.
That bug blocks the option change anything in the aux assign after assigning a button to the specified channel.
So I will need to buy an updater cable first.
Every time I want to change the aux settings after having assigned a button I need to completely reset the model first, not a nice "workaround"....
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Old 02-03-2021, 01:30 PM   #263
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Been trying this, could not get it to work and contacted Spektrum.
It appears my radio came with a firmware version with a bug in it.
That bug blocks the option change anything in the aux assign after assigning a button to the specified channel.
So I will need to buy an updater cable first.
Every time I want to change the aux settings after having assigned a button I need to completely reset the model first, not a nice "workaround"....
After a firmware update on my DX5 Pro (using an SD card) to fix a problem, I saw the value in getting the USB cable adapter so I can update my DX5 Rugged. Just waiting for it to arrive.
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Old 02-04-2021, 01:20 AM   #264
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After a firmware update on my DX5 Pro (using an SD card) to fix a problem, I saw the value in getting the USB cable adapter so I can update my DX5 Rugged. Just waiting for it to arrive.

I need new receivers for most of my cars first, quite a costly solution
Got everything sorted on it for now, took a lot of time as I needed to reset the model a few times, but it works.
When everything has a new receiver I will buy the updater cable.
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Old 02-11-2021, 03:23 PM   #265
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They should just give us all refunds on these junk boxes. The touch scroll thing is the most frustrating thing I have ever had to to deal with. I am on the latest software and watched their pampering video on how to use it as well. It's junk.
It should never have been approved for manufacturing. Probably some CEO pushing the people below to meet deadlines and then we end up with crap.
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Old 02-12-2021, 02:06 AM   #266
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I got one at release and haven't had any issues yet. Touch pad took a minute to get used to but it's fine now. It's taken some pretty good shots too (drops, falling with it in my hand, etc). Almost went Futaba for minute because I got my hands on a 4PM, but one of the switches broke off when it got bumped while sitting on the seat of my truck...

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Old 02-12-2021, 06:57 AM   #267
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I got one at release and haven't had any issues yet. Touch pad took a minute to get used to but it's fine now.
Same here, got mine immediately after they were released and there have been zero issues. I have Spektrum, Futaba, Sanwa, Radiolink, and Flysky controllers and the Rugged is a close second to the 4PV as my favorite.
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Old 02-18-2021, 06:57 PM   #268
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Spektrum had a live feed to answer some questions on the radio. Some of the key points:

- No backlight on the display
- The wheel with the thumb lever will fit on their other radios and will be available separately
- Spektrum will have files available for 3D printing accessories to go on the front rail

- Power is AAs only.

I, for one, will throw the warranty in the trash immediately in order to cram as big of a LiFe battery as possible in my radio. All my radios have been switched to lithium batteries and I am not going back to AAs.
I know this was awhile ago... but did either of the 2 bolded ones come true?
I'm not seeing the wheel with lever or any files for accessories available on the Spektrum site.
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Old 03-01-2021, 04:58 AM   #269
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I could not get use to the DX5 Rugged interface. The interface was too sensitive. Sent it back to Horizon for the newer interface and had the same problem. Ended up swapping the thumb lever and wheel over to the DX5C. The DX5C is much easier to program. Solid button interface. Ended up selling the DX5 Rugged.
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Old 03-01-2021, 11:16 AM   #270
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I have one with the updated touch pad and haven’t had any problems with that. However, there are other things about it I don’t really like. For one, the steering wheel and thumb lever is too far away from the pistol grip to be very useful for me personally. I also think the lcd screen is hard to read and could use a backlight. Adjusting the contrast doesn’t really help. Plus, the batteries are super hard to remove from the tray. Not sure if they did that on purpose to keep them in during a tumble, (its rugged!) but it’s a pain. For the price I paid, I’m not thrilled with it.
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Old 08-03-2021, 10:06 AM   #271
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Anybody have the Rugged Steering wheel that they would sell?
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Old 12-02-2021, 12:44 PM   #272
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Hy.. where I can find in the menu 5 driving modes for one car actually drived ?
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