For many of us it’s important to have something to relive our stress or simply have fun. There are a lot of hobbies out there to spend time and have fun. We prefer RC, having a wide range of options to play with, for all kind of tastes and persons. Trough time technology in general had evolved exponentially, RC is not the exception. Smart technology has arrived in this world in order to improve and have the best experience out of it. The brand “Spektrum” released their own smart technology products, from Transmitters to batteries.
What’s Smart Technology?
According to the official web site of the brand Spektrum Smart technology “is about offering higher connection to your hobby. It’s a connection that puts you in complete control, makes you more aware and more confident about the capability of your equipment – all while making vital components of your model easier to use than ever”. This is the evolution of a new world in RC products. We’ll give you a heads up about some of their products and their benefits.
The DX6R it’s a smart radio that will transform your driving experience. With the Android-Powered Touch screen, you can literally ‘tap’ into the DX6R’s programming features. The big 4-inch color display makes navigating menus and adjusting settings as easy as it gets. When connected to Wi-Fi the DX6R gets even smarter. You can make instant updates, download model setups from other users and add approved third-party apps. With the Built-in Telemetry you’ll be able to get real-time information on things like your vehicle’s battery voltage, signal quality, motor temperature and more.
Built to fly planes, helicopters and quadcopters the iX20 smart radio is the most powerful 20-channel air transmitter available. With the giant 5-inch, android operated, 720p color touch-display makes your experience more comfortable and exciting. Like the DX6R, this radio controller has Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB and more. Integrated camera to take the best pictures of your models. And a wide capability of programming your plane or the controller itself.
Electronic Speed Controller (ESC)
For air models, the Spektrum brand offers Their ESCs Called Avian. With six models available starting with 15, 30, 45, 60, 80 and 100 Amp. For land and water, they offer us the ESCs called Firma. With three models available from 150, 130 and 160 Amp all with build-in fan. Avian and Firma Smart ESCs do more than regulate power. They function like a virtual engineer inside your model. It gives you an extra layer of confidence that your electronics are all operating at their best. Provides a one-wire solution for obtaining telemetry data such as current, voltage, cell balance, temperature and RPM.
Like all their smart products batteries are not left behind. With an installed microchip on every battery. They practically take care of themselves while storing unique data such as chemistry type, cycle count, charge rate, error log, and more. Plus, programming options to your needs. All this, thanks to the next generation of IC3 and IC5 connections. And the greatest thing is that they’re compatible with old EC3 and EC5 connections. Which will work perfectly with the “dumb” technology. This was just a taste of smart technology on RC hobbies and what can they give to you, but if you’re interested on getting their products or having more information about it.
Go check out their official website: Spektrum
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