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This special edition DX18QQ transmitter builds on the unparalleled capabilities of Spektrum™ technology with refinements shaped by influential RC pilot, Quique Somenzini.

DX18QQ Quique Special Edition w/AR12120,XPLUS8 M2



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DX18QQ Quique Special Edition w/AR12120,XPLUS8 M2

Item #: SPM18800


Retail: $1,299.99*

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Exclusive DX18QQ Software Features.

In addition to the unparalleled programming options all DX18 transmitters possess, the DX18QQ comes with these exclusive features:

Direct Access to Monitor Screen

Instead of entering the Function List to view the Monitor screen, you can scroll to it directly from the Main screen using the SimpleScroll™ interface.

Direct Access to System Settings

Switch between Function List and System Settings menus without having to power off the transmitter.

6-Servo Wing Setup

Setting up aileron servos for a Giant-Scale model is even easier with the pre-programmed, 6-servo wing setup that has been added to the airplane wing types.

Expanded Sound Selection Menu

Activate or inhibit specific system sounds without affecting others. L

Pitch Curve for Variable-Pitch Props

A 7-point pitch curve can be activated for airplanes equipped with variable-pitch propellers.

Origin Mixing

Choose to limit the master input of a mix to the stick position of the elevator, aileron or rudder.

0.5% Mixing Increments

Mixing values of less than 10% can be adjusted in 0.5% increments, giving you a greater degree of freedom when fine-tuning control response.

Canard Setup

Canard options (1- and 2-servo) are available under airplane tail types when you select the elevon wing type.

Expanded Avatar Selection

A variety of model avatars are available for all three model types. This lets you choose an avatar that more closely matches the appearance of the model you have saved in memory.

Expanded In-Flight Gain Adjustment Options

You can assign in-flight gain adjustment to either of the levers on the side of the transmitter, the right knob or one of the auxiliary trim switches.

Custom Flight Modes

Assign 5 airplane flight modes to any two switches.

Max Out Your Functions.

The DX18QQ comes with a Spektrum™ AR12120 12-channel receiver and an X-Plus™ 8 channel expansion module. Simply plug the X-Plus 8 module into the AR12120 and bind the combination to the transmitter. This will allow you to take advantage of all 18 fully-proportional channels right out of the box.

About Quique Somenzini.

It began in Argentina with his father, Mario. Throughout the late 1970s, Mario Somenzini was the reigning F3A Champion of Argentina and most of South America. As a boy, Quique would spend hours with his father at the flying field cleaning airplanes, watching and learning. It paid off.

In 1976, Quique made his first RC solo flight at the age of nine. Just three years later, he followed in his fathers footsteps and won his first Argentina F3A National Championship. That same year he had the privilege of representing his country at the F3A World Championships in South Africa. He didnt win, but he did set a record of sorts as the youngest pilot ever to compete for an F3A world title a record that still stands today.

In the years that followed Quique won a host of other titles, including 17 more Argentina F3A national championships, four U.S. F3A national championships, four first-place TOC finishes and one F3A world championship. But if you ask him, there is one RC title Quique cherishes above all others "The Father of 3D". Around the world, RC pilots point to his pioneering efforts in perfecting the art of flying aerobatics beyond the stall as the birth of 3D aerobatics.

Today, Quique Somenzini remains one of the most dynamic figures in RC flight, one who will be shaping the future of the sport for years to come.

Limited Edition Accessories

In addition to exclusive software features and a custom finish, the DX18QQ comes with an impressive array of limited edition accessories.

  • AR12120 12-Channel DSMX® PowerSafe™ Receiver
  • X-Plus™ 8 Channel Expansion Module
  • 2S 2600mAh LiPo Transmitter Battery
  • Certificate of Authenticity personally signed by Quique
  • DX18QQ Sol de Mayo Transmitter Case
  • DX18QQ Microfiber Display Screen Cloth
  • Orange Anodized Spektrum™ Flashlight
  • DX18QQ Special Edition DVD
  • Engraved DX18QQ Dog Tag (when you email spektrum@horizonhobby.com)
  • Optional 34mm Orange Anodized Stick Ends
  • DX18QQ Decal Sheet
  • DX18QQ Neckstrap
  • DX18QQ SD Card
  • DX18QQ Hat

Key Features

  • “Roll” between telemetry, monitor and main screens without entering the Settings menu
  • Switch between Function List and System Settings menus without powering off the transmitter
  • Program mixes of less than 10% can adjust in 0.5% increments
  • 6-servo wing setup
  • Canard options (1- and 2-servo rudder) are available under tail type when the elevon wing type is selected
  • Origin mixing
  • Sound menu that lets you activate or inhibit specific DX18QQ sounds
  • Assign five Airplane flight modes to any two switches
  • Expanded selection of avatar choices for model memory identification
  • Assign in-flight aircraft gain adjustment to one of the side levers, the right knob or one of the auxiliary trim switches
  • Pitch curve for Airplane models with variable pitch props
  • Program the throttle trim to function as a 3-position switch for turbine engine starts

Product Specifications

# of Channels:
AR12120 12-channel DSMX® PowerSafe™ receiver
Model Memory:
User-selectable, Mode 1–4
Transmitter (Tx) Battery Type:
2600mAh 2S LiPo
Internal 200mA charger—includes global power supply


From pioneering the sport of 3D aerobatics to shaping the future of RC aircraft design, Quique Somenzini is one of the most influential forces in the world of model aviation. This stunning DX18QQ Limited Edition transmitter, of which only 2,000 have been made, is one more testament to his relentless pursuit of excellence.

In addition to the unparalleled capabilities all DX18 transmitters possess, the DX18QQ comes equipped with exclusive software features and ergonomics shaped by Quique’s decades of RC experience and know-how.

Included DX18QQ Limited Edition accessories:
– AR12120 12-channel DSMX® PowerSafe™ receiver
– XP8000 X-Plus™ 8-channel expansion module
– 2S 2600mAh Li-Po transmitter battery
– Certificate of Authenticity personally signed by Quique
– DX18QQ Sol de Mayo transmitter case
– DX18QQ microfiber display screen cloth
– Orange-anodized Spektrum™ flashlight
– DX18QQ Special Edition DVD
– Engraved DX18QQ dog tag
– Optional 34mm orange-anodized stick ends
– DX18QQ decal sheet
– DX18QQ neckstrap
– DX18QQ SD card
– DX18QQ hat

The DX18 transmitter is not compatible with the Spektrum AR6000/BR6000 receiver.

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Attention: Horizon Hobby has confirmed that all Spektrum Products being sold by KoKo Technology are counterfeit. We consider it a danger to use these products, waive all liability and will not support any warranty or service in regards to them.

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Modified: 11/13/2012

Related Parts

Included  See All

  • Male/Female Universal Bind Plug[SPM6803]

  • Intl and Domestic Air Transmitter AC Charger[SPM9551]

  • AR12120 12-Channel DSMX/XPlus PowerSafe Receiver[SPMAR12120]

  • 2600 mAh LiPo Transmitter Battery: DX18[SPMB2600LPTX]

Parts Listing  See All

  • Battery Door: DX18[SPMA3070]

  • Back Grips (Left/Right): DX18[SPMA3071]

  • Side Grips (Left/Right): DX18[SPMA3072]

  • Rubber Plugs: DX18[SPMA3073]

Optional Accessories  See All

  • Digital Servo and Receiver Current Meter[HAN172]

  • Spektrum Single Stand Up TX Case Foam[SPM6709]

  • Stand Up TX case optional dual TX foam set[SPM6712]

  • Trainer Cord: ALL SPM[SPM6805]