This buyer’s guide explains the basics of the frsky transmitter for the FPV UAV. In addition to the price, supported frequency and protocol, and the number of channels, there are many factors to consider when purchasing TX.
Frsky transmitter (also known as TX) is used for remote control of UAV. The user command is then received by a radio receiver (Rx) connected to the flight controller.
Frsky transmitter should be one of the first items to buy when entering FPV, because you can use it to play UAV simulator before you have UAV. Unlike other parts and accessories, which are more likely to be broken or out of date, a good radio opportunity follows you for many years, so you can pay a little more for a decent one.
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Too many choices, right? Here’s my advice. However, I encourage you to do more research before making a decision and look at the comments on your favorite radio.
Cheap is worth having
BetaFPV LiteRadio 2
This is the cheapest option on the list, and it even supports FPV emulators. It’s small, so you can take it anywhere. The main limitation is the lack of switches, and it only supports the frsky D16 and D8 protocols, not any other protocols. Please refer to my review of literadio 2. And because it’s so cheap, don’t expect first-class construction quality. If you have a budget, small size is very important to you, I suggest you buy TBS Tango 2 instead (explained in detail later in this article).
Best value and versatility
In my opinion, the most universal and valuable radio at present must be tx16s. It has a multi protocol module inside, which supports almost all the protocols in the hobby. It is also fully compatible with cross fire. Full size Hall sensor gimbal gives you a full range of rod travel and excellent accuracy. All of this, and more, just $130. Please refer to my comments on tx16s. I suggest you use this radio to install the cross fire module.
Portable TX for cross fire
TBS Tango 2
It’s very portable, but with great ergonomics. According to TBS, Tango 2 has a high-quality full-size frame with collapsible rods (only in the professional version), which is good for transportation. It has a built-in 900MHz cross fire module with a maximum output power of 250MW. It runs opentx with built-in USB charging. It’s made by TBS. In terms of quality, TBS is a brand you can trust.
Initially, it only supports cross fire (915MHz), but recently TBS has added hardware and software support for external “lite” modules, which means that a multi protocol module can be added to the internal cross fire module, so that it can control almost anything, just like tx16s in terms of protocol.
However, it’s not great for wings and airplane pilots, it doesn’t have enough switches / sliders, and it doesn’t have trim buttons. Take a look at my full review of Tango 2 and how it compares with the frsky X-Lite pro.
TBS Tango 2 is definitely my choice, if you want the most compact radio and only fly multi rotor.