Spektrum DX5 Rugged DSMR TX with SR515 SPM5200

Spektrum DX5 Rugged DSMR TX with SR515 SPM5200
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Your vehicles are extremely durable, why not your transmitter? The Spektrum™ DX5 Rugged™ 5-channel surface transmitter redefines radio control with a level of durability to match the tough conditions off-roaders, bashers and boaters encounter constantly. We started with a chassis based on the superb Spektrum ergonomic design found on the popular DX5C and competition favorite DX5 Pro. From there, we integrated cordless power tool feature ideas for the die-hard punishment those products endure. The result is a class-leading RC system with unmatched durability in addition to other innovative features that unite with a level of precision, versatility and convenience you won’t want to play without. 

Molded Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) bumpers surround the radio chassis to protect it against drops, bumps and even a few bangs here and there. There’s no external antenna to snag or worry about—a low-profile ridge on the chassis protects the robust high-speed signal output internally. A versatile front chassis guard enhances durability further and provides mounting options for user-integrated accessories such as a camera, light source or anything else. The pair of lanyard mounting points gives drivers the ability to keep the transmitter close and gain a free hand when not driving. An easy-access accessory compartment makes it possible to can carry small tools, such as a T-wrench that smartly snaps into the internal mount provided. We increased transmitter water-resistance* to give drivers peace of mind should a splash or bit of rain drop on your path. Last, but not least, is an aggressive off-road style steering wheel that expands its ruggedness even further, AND equipped it with an innovative thumb-lever to make controlling your vehicle with one-hand safer and more precise. 

No matter what you're driving, the AVC® technology programming capability in the DX5 Rugged can be easily tuned 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.

*The DX5 Rugged instruction manual details water resistance limitations.
**Vehicle must be equipped with a telemetry-enabled receiver like the SR6000T (sold separately)

Includes:

  • DX5 Rugged 5-channel Surface Transmitter 
  • Spektrum SR515, 5-channel DSMR sport receiver 
  • Product Manual

Features:

  • Bold styling that’s aggressive with a focus on class-leading durability 
  • Inspired by the ergonomically-recognized Spektrum™ DX5 Pro and DX5C transmitters 
  • Water-resistant* chassis design protects against minor splashes 
  • Dual lanyard mounts provide radio safety and accessibility 
  • Surrounded rubber-bumper chassis protection 
  • Built-in front chassis guard offers user-inspired accessory mounting options 
  • Simple capacitive-touch control panel responds to the touch of your finger 
  • Intuitive software based on user-tested functionality that’s clean and simple 
  • Innovative thumb-steering lever makes one-hand operation safer and more precise 
  • Non-slip removable rubber hand grip and off-road treaded steering wheel 
  • Built-in telemetry capability (telemetry compatible devices sold separately) 
  • Convenient built-in tool storage compartment 
  • Large easy-to-read LCD screen 
  • Five-channel, full-proportional versatility 
  • Frequency-agile, Spektrum™ DSMR® 2.4GHz technology 
  • Program and fine-tune compatible receivers with AVC® technology 
  • Steering mix, 4-wheel steering mixes, Motor-On-Axle (MOA), plus one assignable mix 
  • Bind-progress screen displays status and frame rate 
  • Includes the compact Spektrum SR515, 5-channel DSMR sport receiver 
  • Compatible with DSM2® receivers

Specs:

# of Channels: 5
Modulation: DSMR®/DMS2®
Band: 2.4GHz
Receiver: SR515 with DSMR technology (included)
Model Memory: 20

This product was added to our catalog on January 4, 2019

Verified Owner
Monday, Jul 29 2019 (about a year ago)
Spektrum RC DX5 Rugged 5-Channel DSMR Surface Radio w/SR515 Receiver
touch control will not scroll up. the rubber bumper on the top of radio will not stay on.
Verified Owner
Friday, May 10 2019 (about 2 years ago)
Spektrum RC DX5 Rugged 5-Channel DSMR Surface Radio w/SR515 Receiver
Owned the dx5 rugged for over a month now and love it, aside from it not being durable. Once you adjust the touch sensitive settings, the navigation thru the menus is very easy to use. The only problem I have had is with its durability and the problems I had with Horizon Hobby when I contacted them about it. Thankfully Spektrum is helping with replacement parts. My top rubber lanyard mount ripped off eventhough I have always used a Spektrum branded lanyard lol also the power button sticks which means this isnt a sealed unit like discribe..
Saturday, Dec 7 2019 (about a year ago)
Spektrum RC DX5 Rugged 5-Channel DSMR Surface Radio w/SR515 Receiver
Absolutely hate it!! The touch scroll is a real pain! Won't hardly scroll up, changing vehicles takes forever! Just sucks!!
Sunday, Oct 27 2019 (about a year ago)
Spektrum RC DX5 Rugged 5-Channel DSMR Surface Radio w/SR515 Receiver
Complete junk, don't waste your money. The scroll doesn't work period. At 1st it would work enough that i could switch between 2 models if I had like an hour. I said, "it's good thing it's rugged because people are going to throw it". I just decided to see if it worked at all before I ordered another receiver and it's completely unusable.
Sunday, May 5 2019 (about 2 years ago)
Spektrum RC DX5 Rugged 5-Channel DSMR Surface Radio w/SR515 Receiver
Agreed that the selection switch is a little hard to use. But, after initial setup of different models, the only time I use it is to change models. Otherwise, other features of this radio are very nice.
Verified Owner
Thursday, Jul 30 2020 (12 months ago)
Spektrum RC DX5 Rugged 5-Channel DSMR Surface Radio w/SR515 Receiver
I’m not quite sure why there are so many bad reviews because this is a great transmitter hands down its smooth, responsive and looks great. The touch pad is no where as bad as the other reviews claim and the sensitivity can be adjusted with ease, just take time and read the manual and you will be just fine.
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Feb 19 2020 (about a year ago)
Spektrum RC DX5 Rugged 5-Channel DSMR Surface Radio w/SR515 Receiver
Programming the DX5 is difficult due to the sliding interface. Patience is necessary to scroll the menu due to the very sensitive touch screen, resulting in the wrong menu item being selected.Otherwise the radio provides many features found on high end aircraft radios.
Tuesday, Oct 15 2019 (about a year ago)
Spektrum RC DX5 Rugged 5-Channel DSMR Surface Radio w/SR515 Receiver
Overall I enjoy the DX5 Rugged. However, that scroll wheel touch pad is terrible. So bad I will not recommend this radio to friends. The scroll "wheel" is hardly ever responsive, the "OK" button is too responsive. It's barely usable in perfect conditions, and useless if you're out on the trail. I really wish I knew what Skeptrum and Horizon were thinking with that design. It's a shame since it's probably the only radio with the thumb lever, which I like. I used to have a DX3, and my thumb could reach the wheel which was great, but I couldn't do that with the regular DX5.
Verified Owner
Thursday, May 13 2021 (2 months ago)
Spektrum RC DX5 Rugged 5-Channel DSMR Surface Radio w/SR515 Receiver
Amazing feel and great looking, really glad they made this waterproof.
Tuesday, May 26 2020 (about a year ago)
Spektrum RC DX5 Rugged 5-Channel DSMR Surface Radio w/SR515 Receiver
Scroll button is a nuisance, it's constantly being interrupted by OK button.
Rubber protection peals off quite easily.
Battery compartment has very sharp plastic, batteries barely fit in and removing them is quite difficult. Compared to a Traxxas stock transmitter, the plastic is far lower in quality.
Battery seems to be consumed at quick rate.
The acceleration/brake trigger course seems short (and it can be an issue when in need for a sensitive acceleration), while steering wheel could be far better for the price.
Steering thumb of the steering wheel is short for someone with medium hands.
Binding wasn't very easy going. It had troubles biding with a SRS6000 receiver.
Verified Owner
Friday, May 8 2020 (about a year ago)
Spektrum RC DX5 Rugged 5-Channel DSMR Surface Radio w/SR515 Receiver
I bought the spectrum DX5 rugged after the transmitter that came with the TRX4 broke. I had a little trouble setting it up at first. The manual isn’t very helpful in some ways. But after getting on a few forums and asking questions I can say I’m happy with my purchase.
Verified Owner
Saturday, Nov 2 2019 (about a year ago)
Spektrum RC DX5 Rugged 5-Channel DSMR Surface Radio w/SR515 Receiver
This radio system is very easy to set up and use. Balance and weight are good . Screen is easy to read and have a thumb lever for one handed driving is a great feature
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Oct 23 2019 (about a year ago)
Spektrum RC DX5 Rugged 5-Channel DSMR Surface Radio w/SR515 Receiver
First radio I've purchased in years. It feels light could definitely carry all day with no issues. Love the wheel, real nice grip. The thumb steering is a great feature. Using this for my 8ight-e 4.0. The rugged rubber bumpers are great for me since I tend to drop and knock the radio over constantly.
Verified Owner
Thursday, Sep 19 2019 (about a year ago)
Spektrum RC DX5 Rugged 5-Channel DSMR Surface Radio w/SR515 Receiver
Shipping was fast. Radio is just as I expected. Works great.
Wednesday, Jun 5 2019 (about 2 years ago)
Spektrum RC DX5 Rugged 5-Channel DSMR Surface Radio w/SR515 Receiver
I needed to upgrade my radio system and this did the trick. I love the features and what it's capable of doing, just takes a little bit of getting used to but once you figure it out it's a piece of cake.
Verified Owner
Sunday, May 5 2019 (about 2 years ago)
Spektrum RC DX5 Rugged 5-Channel DSMR Surface Radio w/SR515 Receiver
do not buy
The selector switch is really bad, very frustrating to use. I do not recommend this product.

No lo compres!
El switch de selección es de muy mala calidad, muy frustrante de usar, no entiendo como lanzan al mercado un producto no terminado.
Verified Owner
Monday, Jan 21 2019 (about 2 years ago)
Spektrum RC DX5 Rugged 5-Channel DSMR Surface Radio w/SR515 Receiver
It's a very good product.
It is a very valuable product optimized for mountain climbing.
I'll use it well.
Thank you.