Receiving more than a makeover, Spektrum have revised their mid-range stalwart the DX7 in the process grafting a DX8’s body along with a substantial software upgrade, also based on the DX8 AirWare platform. The new DX7S will employ the DSMX frequency of course along with full telemetry feedback such as signal strength, Rx battery voltage, frame losses, and (via sensors) rpm, temperature etc. It’ll have 20 model memories and an SD card slot to facilitate plenty more along with model data transfers and firmware upgrades. Handily the transmitter can operate using a Li-Po battery and the multi-chemistry charger supplied will replenish all cell types.

The 7S will offer 8 wing and 5 tail types, 6 programmable mixes, and 5-point pitch and throttle curves and 6 swash plate types. The Modelmatch facility that prevents flying the wrong model will again feature supplemented by ServoSync which ensures that servos working together, perhaps two elevator servos, are working in unison.

Look out for it towards the end of June, supplied with an AR8000 receiver, NiMH battery and charger at an RRP of £259.99.