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I recently upgraded from a DX6 to a DX6i and like it better because of the better battery technology and life, better range, better visuals in the control screen and it's model matching feature that prevents you from running a model on the wrong saved memory. There is NO GLITCHING and NO INTERFERANCE. Spektrum offers a US and a European version that has the throttle and aileron levers reversed. Binding the transmitter to the receiver is the same for both the DX6 and 6i, but I did notice that the 6i takes a littler longer to recognize the transmitter during binding and when you first fire up the system for a run. This is NOT a problem, however. Last Saturday, I ran my DX6i for 6 hours on an overnight charge with no transmitter battery failure. I use AR6000 receivers since they are the smallest available. See my previous thread on the binding procedure:
http://www.mylargescale.com/Community/Forums/tabid/56/forumid/11/view/topic/postid/37174/Default.aspx
 

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Seadawg,
That's what I first thought also. But when I questioned Spektrum on the difference betwee DX6i models MD1 (#SPM66001E) and MD2 (#SPM6600E), I was told that MD1 (Euro) has the throttle on the right and MD2 (US-Canada) has it on the left. Go figure. You can enlarge the DX6i pictures on this page http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/spektrum-m-197.html?cPath=818&manufacturers_id=197
and see that it's true, but why? Perhaps someone from the UK contingent can enlighten us colonists.
 

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James,
I used to be able to double head with my DX6, but not with the 6i. I think it's due to the 6i's Modelmatch feature, which prevents linking to a receiver using the wrong transmitter memory. When you set up a model with the 6i, each individual model memory has its own embedded code that is transferred to the receiver during binding and the receiver learns the code. From that point on, a single receiver will only work with the model that has been selected and the transmitter will not connect to any other receiver such as one in a second locomotive. I'm sure there is a way around this, but I haven't figured it out yet.


 

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Fred,
I could double head with the DX6 because it did not have the model match feature that my new DX6i has. It was bound to both receivers. When two receivers at a time were turned on, one was following the correct memory in the transmitter and the other was incorrectly running on the first model's memory. That's the main issue the fixed with the new 6Xi release. I had five locomotives bound to the 6X and often forgot to select the right model, but the train receiver I had turned on worked anyway. All the 5 memory settings in the transmitter were so close that it usually took a mishap for me to notice. This would have been a dangerous situation with an airplane, but acceptable with a locomotive. Now I have four locos bound to the 6Xi and each of their settings are different. For example, my Billy has 80% throttle travel, my K-27 has 100% travel and my K-28 has 125% travel. But only the transmitter memory bound to a specific receiver will match and link up. So the old problem of running a locomotive on the wrong settings can no longer happen. I like the 6Xi better because of this feature, the better battery technology, the improved control window and increased range.
 
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