Precision Control That's
The Spektrum™ DX5 Rugged™ 5-channel surface system redefines radio control with unmatched innovation in durability that no off-roader, basher or boater will want to be without. The result is precision control, convenience, and "rugged" versatility.
Your vehicles are extremely durable, why not your transmitter?
Conquer the wild with the DX5 Rugged! Simply tap the control panel to select menus, options and values on its easy-to-read LCD display. View vital telemetry data on the transmitter in real time (when paired with telemetry-enabled receivers). Use its 5-channel versatility to operate lights, winches and more. All the while, enjoy the worry-free protection of shock-absorbing rubberized bumpers and increased water resistance — and the convenience of an innovative thumb steering lever for precise one-handed control, plus lanyard mounting points and built-in space for storing tools and mounting accessories.
No matter what you're driving, the AVC® technology programming capability in the DX5 Rugged can be easily tuned to meet your skill level or driving style with control that makes it feel like you're at the wheel of a vehicle that handles predictably at every speed.
Starting with a chassis based on a superb Spektrum ergonomic design, we were inspired by the punishment capability of cordless power tools, and translated their die-hard engineering to the specific needs of the RC driver. The result is a shock-absorbing rubberized bumper design that surrounds the transmitter chassis to form a level of protection never offered before on a surface transmitter.
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-n-hand with convenience. A built-in side compartment offers tool storage, and two lanyard mounts (one rubber, one molded into the chassis) are supplied so you can be hands-free in an instant.
The ergonomically-recognized DX5 Pro and DX5C transmitters paved the way in giving the DX5 Rugged a feel any driver could appreciate. Overall low weight offers all-day driving with minimal fatigue, while the non-slip rubber grip and its trigger-throttle action offer a precision experience that feels natural.
Versatile Chassis Guard
We built-in a front chassis guard to increase durability further and make it possible for users to creatively self-integrate personal accessories and/or features such as a camera or light source—the sturdy guard itself and its mounting points are at your disposal.
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.
Toward the matter of improving water-resistance, the scroll wheel and buttons were exchanged for a capacitive-touch sensing control panel that responds to the simple touch of your finger. Sensitivity of the panel can be adjusted and a large LCD display helps make navigating the intuitive software easy.
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.
The built-in telemetry capability can give you real-time information on things like your vehicle's battery voltage, signal quality, motor temperature and more.** Using the audio-tone alert system, you can program the DX5 Rugged to notify you when specific telemetry values reach or exceed limits you define.
*Vehicle must be equipped with a telemetry-enabled receiver like the SR6000T (sold separately)
5-Channel Receiver Included
Built around frequency-agile DSMR® technology the Spektrum™ SR515 5-channel receiver included delivers superb range and response, especially in places where a lot of 2.4GHz systems are in use at one time. Unbeatable signal security in a small modern package makes this sport receiver a top-pick for bashers, boaters, racers and rock crawlers. Plus, we integrated a versatile bind-button so that no bind plug ever needs to be on-hand.
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.