RC TRANSMITTERS

RadioMaster TX16S

~ $210 (USD)

THE BEST value transmitter on the market!

It has the same type internal 4-in-1 multi-protocol module the Jumper T18 has, an external module bay just begging for a Crossfire module, a larger battery bay for increased battery size, internal USB-C charging capability, a touch-screen (feature is scheduled to be enabled with OpenTX 2.4 release), OpenTX support, . . . the list goes on AND on (see comparisons chart below).

This is simply the best value transmitter on the market!

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RadioMaster TX16S SE

~ $90 - $100 (USD)

Less expensive version of the TX16S. Does not have the internal multi-protocol module nor does it have Hall sensors gimbals. However, it DOES come with an external module bay which you can plug an external multi-protocol module to if you wish OR better yet, a Crossfire module! It comes standard with an internal CC2500 RF system that supports FrSky ACCST and Futaba SFHSS protocols. You can also purchase separately Hall sensor gimbals for a relatively simple DIY upgrade project. Has a 4.3" color display and runs the same OpenTX operating system as the TX16S.

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RadioMaster TX12

~ $105

ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!😲

THIS is a deal! Smaller (170x159x108mm), ergonomic, compact design ideal for more "mobile/transportable" applications.

Currently runs & is officially supported by OpenTX operating system firmware with a target release of version 2.3.11 (real soon)! Does not have the color display nor Hall sensor gimbals however, its single-chip RF module supports FrSky ACCST D16/D8, Futaba SFHSS, HiTec, RadioLink, Corona, and Graupner HoTT protocols! It also has the same external module bay as its "bigger brothers" just waiting for an external module plug-in like the Crossfire system! So, think about this . . . you can get a $70 OpenTX transmitter that supports ACCST D16/D8 receiver protocols, AND get the Crossfire Micro TX V2 module (see below) for only an additional $70 and you've got a fully-operational Crossfire transmitter for $175 (OR, go with an ExpressLRS module--see below--for an even better value)! Whaaaat?!?

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ALL RadioMaster products are available here on the RadioMaster site OR here on RadioMaster's Amazon store

ExpressLRS (ELRS) is a new (in 2021) High-Performance, Open Source, LoRa modulated radio control link. OK, so what does that really mean for us? Well, its fast, REALLY FAST! It has a latency of about 6.5 milliseconds at 200Hz rate AND it has the ability to go up to 500 Hz! 😲 Even at a relatively low output power of 100mW, in the 2.4 GHz band, it has a range in excess of 30 km (18.6 miles)! I'm not done yet . . . it operates in either the 2.4 GHz band OR the 900 MHz band (depending on the module and receiver you have). I prefer 900Mhz myself, not for the range (ELRS 2.4GHz has MORE THAN ENOUGH range!), but for the better penetration ability of 900 MHz which can help you fly through and around objects like trees, buildings, etc. Depending on the ExpressLRS module you have (and associated cooling fan), its output power levels can go up to 2 watts (if legal in your area of the world)! Oh yeah, it's inexpensive compared with other high-performance radio control link modules & receivers as well. Below you will find a few of the ExpressLRS transmitter modules available today. They just plug into the module bay of your transmitter. Any ExpressLRS transmitter module and receiver that operates in the same band (2.4GHz or 900MHz) will work together (they don't have to be from the same brand). ExpressLRS receivers can be found on the Receivers Page of the TMac FPV Site here. If I were just getting started with FPV today, I'd go with either the RadioMaster TX12 or TX16S transmitter shown above (depending on my budget), an ExpressLRS Module, shown below, to plug into the back of it (either 2.4GHz or 900 MHz band), and an associated ExpressLRS receiver (on the Receivers Page here).

FrSky R9M

~ $45 (USD)

900MHz band

Good hardware from a reputable company. Need to flash ExpressLRS bootloader and firmware to this module. Its a relatively simple process which is described in the video here

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Happymodel ES24 TX ExpressLRS Module

~ 28.99 - $45.99 (USD)

2.4Ghz band

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Happymodel ES900 TX ExpressLRS Module

~ $50.99 (USD)

900 MHz band (915MHz = FCCRegion (U.S.) or 868 MHz = EU Region)

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BetaFPV Nano Module

2.4 GHz or 868/915 MHz

~ $45.99 (USD)

Compatible with transmitters using "Nano Module Bays" such as FrSky X Lite, TBS Tango 2, etc.)

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Namimno ExpressLRS Module 2.4GHz or 900MHz

~ $59.99 (USD)

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TBS Crossfire Micro TX V2

~ $70 (USD)

"Best-value" Crossfire 900 Mhz system. 25mW - 250mW selectable power range (abide by your local governing laws, rules, and regulations).

900 Mhz system has both longer range than the "normal" 2.4 GHz control signal frequency band AND can penetrate through objects better which allows you to fly through and around objects (trees, etc.) without fear of losing your control signal.

The TBS Crossfire system has "frequency-hopping" and "self-heals" ensuring solid link quality. It just works!

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ImmersionRC Ghost 2.4ghz

~ $149.95 (USD)

"Ghost Protocol!" Mission Impossible! Never! This a a new extremely fast 2.4 ghz protocol with long-range capabilities made Possible through Chirp Spread Spectrum + Adaptive FHSS modulation.

Works with very tiny receivers (Zepto and Atto - see Receivers page of this site) and qTee (cute, right?) atennae

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RadioMaster TX16S 5000 mAh Li-Ion Battery

~ $27 (USD)

Ships from Arizona, U.S. from Bob of Bob's Batteries!

Artisan batteries using only verified genuine 21700 5000 mAh batteries supplied by a GSA certified wholesale vendor. The pack is spot welded using pure nickle strips, insulated with Kapton tape and shrink wrapped. The 3 pin power connector is high quality with silicone, large gauge wires.

Any questions you may have regarding this battery pack, please refer to Bob at:

Bob@RCbatterykit.com

520-495-0630

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