If you've ever managed a music library on your PC or smart phone, you can program the DXe. All you need is the free Spektrum programming app. Using this interface you can create and save basic model setups with different settings for:
-Stick Configuration: Modes 1-4
-Wing Type: Normal or Delta/Elevon
-Expo: On or Off
For advanced programming features such as stick configuration, wing type selection, expo on/off function, model setup import and many more, the Spektrum programming cable (SPMA3081-Mobile) is required. Basic programming features such as servo reversing and trim adjust can be used without the programming cable.
Once saved to your mobile device, you can upload the setup for a specific model to the DXe with a simple point and click.
You can also use the interface to upload pre-programmed setups for Bind-N-Fly® aircraft.
Note that the application currently supports only fixed-wing aircraft.
BLE connectivity improved.
Ratings and Reviews
Does the job but...
Horrible horrible user experience. Bad user flow for connecting a device, poor navigation in the app, unclear how to work most of the UI. It's as if they outsourced this app to a third party who had never used (and never will) the actual product.
This is so typical of drivers and/or setup software for consumer devices (like printers, Bluetooth headsets, digital voice recorders, and now this thing).
Below this is a review with a few important tips. (1) you have to explicitly enable the microphone for this app in Settings or it won't work at all, (2) I had to turn off Siri because comically Siri kept interrupting and trying to "help" with whatever beeps and bloops are being transmitted on the audio cable.
Lack of instructions
I have a UMX Timber and needed to control the flaps, or else they stay down all the time by default.
Was extremely frustrated with the app, since the USB cord doesn’t work with a Mac so the $14 Bluetooth cord is the only option.
Once I was informed by Horizon Hobby that you have to go to “settings”, “about”, and change the the app mode to advanced, it opened up the ability to control the flaps through the channel setup under model setup.
How difficult would it be to let users know that up front?
Anyway, now the app can be used as intended for me.
iPhone Settings for DXe Programmer
This works on my iPhone 5C, iOS 10.2.1. Load DXe Programmer App from iTunes. Go to Settings on iPhone, scroll all the way down to the bottom and click on Spectrum Transmitter. Turn Microphone on (this activates the receptacle that you plug the programming cable into). Connect cable to DXe and iPhone. The first synch should be from the transmitter to the iPhone, among other things this lets you change the transmitter mode. If you don't activate the microphone, synching doesn't work. There is an iPhone/DXe tutorial on You Tube.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.