We got a chance to sit down with Steve Petrotto, Senior Brand Manager for Spektrum and Blade at Horizon Hobby. We wanted to dive a little deeper into the brand new Spektrum IX12 transmitter and talk about it's features and integrations. We are going to be shooting some video content with Steve very soon, so if you have questions about the transmitter we didn't cover or if there is some features you would like to see used on camera, leave us a comment below.
Spektrum Product Video
The most obvious change in the transmitter is the large touch screen. The screen is a full Android system that runs the Spektrum Airware app as well as any other program you might find beneficial. Lap timing, Spotify, Google, Facebook and plenty of integrations to come are at your fingertips on the flying field. We really like that the system was not restricted to just the Spektrum apps but the Google Play store is available.
Several of our team members have been using the TBS Crossfire with our DX9 transmitters for quite some time now but that functionality is now officially supported in the IX12. Also as indicated in the video, Horizon Hobby is going to be supporting DX9 users who would also like to make their TX compatible with long range systems.
Another new feature that we really like is the adjustable gimbals. You can adjust tension, travel and rachet without taking anything apart. The adjusters are hidden by small, hidden rubber access points.
We have yet to hold one in our hands but the feel is very similar to the popular DX9.
You can pre-order here - first shipment is expected mid-December!