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Old 08-14-2020, 03:36 PM   #1
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Radiomaster TX16s


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Anyone got one? Any good?
Open source radio similar to the Jumper T16, but better?
4-in-1 multi-protocol RF module compatible with popular 2.4 platforms.
Hall effect gimbals and color LCD touch screen.
FCC and EC/RED certified.

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Old 08-14-2020, 04:46 PM   #2
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Re: Radiomaster TX16s

They work fantastic, they also use OpenTX. Much much better than Jumper, Radiomaster took the time to rearrange the internals and use pretty decent quality components.
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Re: Radiomaster TX16s

I had one briefly.
Mine was defective out of the box with a known problem.
I did get a chance to play with it for a few hours before I returned it.
Operating system is nice although I'm no expert.
Hardware is ok but not the greatest as the radio in general feels kind of cheap and the 2 knobs are really loose with only slight center indent as are the sliders on the back.
Not a bad radio for $200.
I was offered to get another one ordered but I decided it couldn't live with the hardware shortcomings.
My Taranis is built much better.

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Old 08-14-2020, 10:29 PM   #4
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Re: Radiomaster TX16s

Just ordered one. A friend raves about his, coming from a spektrum.
Open Tx has a learning curve but once you get the hang of it its a non issue.
Its a hot item so you wouldnt have to worry about resale if you couldnt live with it.
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Re: Radiomaster TX16s

Saw a video comparing the two. Definitely wouldn't go there but was tempted. I think the Fly Sky Paladin 18 is a much better choice. And don't kid yourself with the certifications, we live in Canada and are required to have an IC prefix, good luck finding that on any of our equipment.
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Re: Radiomaster TX16s

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I had one briefly.
Mine was defective out of the box with a known problem.
I did get a chance to play with it for a few hours before I returned it.
Operating system is nice although I'm no expert.
Hardware is ok but not the greatest as the radio in general feels kind of cheap and the 2 knobs are really loose with only slight center indent as are the sliders on the back.
Not a bad radio for $200.
I was offered to get another one ordered but I decided it couldn't live with the hardware shortcomings.
My Taranis is built much better.
Can I ask where you ordered from?
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Re: Radiomaster TX16s

Purchased at GH.
Good guys to deal with.
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Re: Radiomaster TX16s

I finally got mine today.
Only to discover that I inadvertently ordered 2!! whoops!

They came nicely packaged.

Inside the transmiter "case" was the radio, a radiomaster keychain, extra gimbal springs, manual, decals and a screen protector for the touchscreen. Nice touch!

It comes with an 18650 battery box that plugs inbto the TX. the plug is the standard 2S JXT connector. So of you don't want to use 18650's a 2S lipo plugs straight in via the battery's balance port.
I hope to program some models this week and have it ready for the weekend.
Of course, I will start with some inexpensive models just in case!

Also, if anyone is interested in getting one NOW, I posted the second radio for sale in the FS section.
https://www.rccanada.ca/rccforum/sho....php?p=3794811

The one on the left is how they both arrived, the one on the right is the one I am keeping.


Here's what's in the box


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Re: Radiomaster TX16s

Sweet unit for the price...lots of bells and whistles, will take time to get the hang of it if new to Open tx. My box was banged around a bit to, but less then 2 weeks from bangbad! Purty good Id say for how the planet is right now. Still trying to get used to the feel of it in my hands, its good, just different.
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In 24 hours, I managed to bind it to a Spektrum RX, set up a plane with it, and took it out for a test drive.
The radio feels good in your hands and it flew my plane without any issues.

Like all new things, getting the hang of programming it seemed daunting at first. Kind of like when you upgrade your cell pone and cant figure out how to make it work at first.

All kinds of questions came up. How do I program dual rates? How do I put in expo. How do I set aileron rudder mixing? How do I program throttle cut? How do I program the voice features? I felt clueless. But now, at the end of a day of figuring it out (and watching YouTube videos! , I am happy to say the basics are really quite simple once you understand how the the open TX system logic is laid out. Now with the benefit of a day of playing with it, all I can say is "piece of cake". Big difference from 24 hours ago!!



The second Radiomaster that I got (and listed here on RCC) was sold to a friend of mine within 4 hours after posting it. Having talked to him about it today, he is facing the same challenges, but the nice part is I offered to show him all the tricks I learned. What took me hours to figure out, I can show him and he will learn in minutes. Love this hobby!!

Here is the first plane I tried with this radio. Now I am looking forward to the weekend when I can spend a day at the field trying some more of the features.
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