unclejamal
first i wanted to say, that the forum search did not bring up all the answers, that's why i am opening this thread.

when i started in RC planes, i was going for a small budget, because i was not sure if i am really into this hobby. since i am still in and build more and more planes, my current radio (https://hobbyking.com/de_de/hobby-king-2-4ghz-6ch-tx-rx-v2-mode-2.html) does it's job, but is limited in different regards:
- no programming at the field, 'cause a PC is needed
- no expos
- no storage for flight profiles of different planes (PC needed to switch between your planes)
But i never had problems with the radio like breakage of radio range.

Therefor i am looking for a new radio transmitter. To use it with at least two planes i want to have two receivers. My budget is 70 (eur/usd), maximum 100 (EUR/USD), within this budget there should come one receiver with the Tx.
Here is a short list of current requirements i would need for a nes Tx:
What i want to do with the TGY-i6

    • 2 flightmodes, switchable (for my RCP F-18v3)

    [LIST]
    • one for elevons only (mixing required)
    • one for elevator and ailerons


[/LIST]

    • a 3rd profile for my FRCF F-16mk1

    [LIST]
    • elevons + rudder


[/LIST]

    • another (4th) profile for my FRCF SBACH


    • aileron, elevator, rudder




    • for all flight profiles:


    • i want in general: throttle cut = that the motor just goes on by a switch (not dependent on throttle, - just for safety reasons > motor turns off by switch even if throttle is full open).


    • on another swicht i want to have two options of deflection of all control surfaces (low and high deflection) - but not mandatory


    • And what i want to do for F-16 and F-18 is to have an elevator trim, depending on my throttle applied (low throttle - el up; high throttle - el down).



    • expo on my controls


    • option to use rechargeable batteries (like LIPOs) for the Tx - this one is not that important.



Initially i was peeking for the OrangeRx Tx, but it's not available anymore. Afterwards i was looking for the 9x, and right now my tendency is more for the i6 (doesn't matter if FlySky or Turnigy).
note: since i am situated in europe, i would like to go for hobby-king, but other vendors are also welcom if shipping costs are fine. If anyone will reccomend other TX, this is also fine it it's still in my budget and available easily in eur.
The only thing what prevents me from ordering the i6 is the limitation about the options of using modules (like in the 9x) and the 6ch. But i have to admit that i do not really know whats the advantage of using modules (because with my 25buchs budget Tx i have right now, there are now tx range problems...). And the need for more channels when flying the RCP or FRCF planes is not really mandatory. Whats great on the i6 is the value and compared to the older T6 the improvements, especially in power consumption.
attached an excel file with a summary and short comparison between the 9x and i6.
Tx-comparison.PNG 

Thanks for your help, suggestions, comments, recommendations.

Regards
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unclejamal
hm i thought there might be more advices
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bogusbandit56
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hm i thought there might be more advices

It is very difficult to reckomend something if you don`t know all the details. It is difficult because of the updates and hacks for these radios.
You may find more info on RCgroups. or just go for this cheap 10 channel set up from flysky.
If you buy from Banggood you can asked them for advice, unlike Hobby King where the customer service and backup is non existant.
http://www.banggood.com/Flysky-FS-i6S-2_4G-10CH-AFHDS-2A-Transmitter-With-FS-iA10B-Receiver-p-1061496.html?rmmds=search
Wot, no Depron?
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Sterling101
I run the Turnigy version of the Flysky i-10 and it's a great radio.
It has features that I haven't even come close to using yet but one of the most useful for me is the ability to assign rate control to the analogue knobs. Basically means during a maiden I can alter my throws to get things dialed in much easier than having to come in, change, go back up and repeat.
It also has masses of useful functions for flight modes, different mix types (linear and curve) with pre-built mixes for ailerons/rudder/flaps etc.
Also handy that it's all done from a touch screen with a pretty intuitive interface.

I also have a Flysky/Turnigy i6 which is a great little starter radio with flight modes and mixing/expo but it's a little more feature limited compared to it's big brother but that's reflected in the price too...
Whoever said nothing is impossible had obviously never tried slamming a revolving door...
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unclejamal
thanks for your answers!

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It is very difficult to reckomend something if you don`t know all the details. It is difficult because of the updates and hacks for these radios.
You may find more info on RCgroups. or just go for this cheap 10 channel set up from flysky.
If you buy from Banggood you can asked them for advice, unlike Hobby King where the customer service and backup is non existant.
http://www.banggood.com/Flysky-FS-i6S-2_4G-10CH-AFHDS-2A-Transmitter-With-FS-iA10B-Receiver-p-1061496.html?rmmds=search


banggood has a better support than HK... that's somehow weird, since HK is into RC.
Had a look at the i6S-10ch you suggested. i haven't took a look into the details yet.

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I run the Turnigy version of the Flysky i-10 and it's a great radio.
It has features that I haven't even come close to using yet but one of the most useful for me is the ability to assign rate control to the analogue knobs. Basically means during a maiden I can alter my throws to get things dialed in much easier than having to come in, change, go back up and repeat.
It also has masses of useful functions for flight modes, different mix types (linear and curve) with pre-built mixes for ailerons/rudder/flaps etc.
Also handy that it's all done from a touch screen with a pretty intuitive interface.

I also have a Flysky/Turnigy i6 which is a great little starter radio with flight modes and mixing/expo but it's a little more feature limited compared to it's big brother but that's reflected in the price too...


actually i have seen the i10 yesterday. it's a bit over my budget, anyhow it's on sale now 95 bucks. but now i am thinking more of getting that TGY i10. since you have them both, the i10 and i6 i have some more questions:
1) how many mixes do you have on the i10 ?
2) can you use the i6A Rx (which comes with the i6) also with the i10 (for using only 6ch)? i guess yes
3) i guess you can also disable the AFHDS2A (to AFHDS)? i guess yes

here you can find the new overview/comparison
Tx-comparison.PNG 
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Sterling101
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thanks for your answers!



banggood has a better support than HK... that's somehow weird, since HK is into RC.
Had a look at the i6S-10ch you suggested. i haven't took a look into the details yet.



actually i have seen the i10 yesterday. it's a bit over my budget, anyhow it's on sale now 95 bucks. but now i am thinking more of getting that TGY i10. since you have them both, the i10 and i6 i have some more questions:
1) how many mixes do you have on the i10 ?
2) can you use the i6A Rx (which comes with the i6) also with the i10 (for using only 6ch)? i guess yes
3) i guess you can also disable the AFHDS2A (to AFHDS)? i guess yes

here you can find the new overview/comparison
[ATTACH=full]50481[/ATTACH]

Mix wise there's 4 linear and 4 curve mixes, but this is where it gets interesting as there are flight modes (4 if I remember rightly) and you can alter your mixes depending on flight mode. So effectively you can have 32 mixes in total.
I tend to use the IA6b receivers as they're cheap and reliable, but pretty much any Flysky receiver is compatible with it.
There is one quirk with the current Turnigy firmware though and that's a bug in the throttle cut code so it only works below 50% throttle. I just use a mix assigned to a switch to bypass it though so not a problem for me. The same switch enables my timer too so it works on two functions at once
Whoever said nothing is impossible had obviously never tried slamming a revolving door...
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unclejamal
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Mix wise there's 4 linear and 4 curve mixes, but this is where it gets interesting as there are flight modes (4 if I remember rightly) and you can alter your mixes depending on flight mode. So effectively you can have 32 mixes in total.
I tend to use the IA6b receivers as they're cheap and reliable, but pretty much any Flysky receiver is compatible with it.
There is one quirk with the current Turnigy firmware though and that's a bug in the throttle cut code so it only works below 50% throttle. I just use a mix assigned to a switch to bypass it though so not a problem for me. The same switch enables my timer too so it works on two functions at once


so you think i can do this requirements with the i10? and how about the i6 - some limitations there?

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Here is a short list of current requirements i would need for a nes Tx:
What i want to do with the TGY-i6

    • 2 flightmodes, switchable (for my RCP F-18v3)

    [LIST]
    • one for elevons only (mixing required)
    • one for elevator and ailerons


[/LIST]

    • a 3rd profile for my FRCF F-16mk1

    [LIST]
    • elevons + rudder


[/LIST]

    • another (4th) profile for my FRCF SBACH


    • aileron, elevator, rudder




    • for all flight profiles:


    • i want in general: throttle cut = that the motor just goes on by a switch (not dependent on throttle, - just for safety reasons > motor turns off by switch even if throttle is full open).


    • on another swicht i want to have two options of deflection of all control surfaces (low and high deflection) - but not mandatory


    • And what i want to do for F-16 and F-18 is to have an elevator trim, depending on my throttle applied (low throttle - el up; high throttle - el down).



    • expo on my controls


    • option to use rechargeable batteries (like LIPOs) for the Tx - this one is not that important.


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unclejamal
@Gvdh, @sirskyhi and @lysle42 : i have seen you are using the i10 as well. any thoughts about getting my requirements with the i10? (see previous or first post). any range problems with the i10?
thanks
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Sterling101
Never have any range problems at all with my i10 and IA6b receivers.
Only time I've ever had an issue was when I lost orientation with my EuroFighter and almost dropped out of range flying away instead of towards me.
Whoever said nothing is impossible had obviously never tried slamming a revolving door...
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unclejamal
oh no, i just have seen, that th ei10 is not available in eur-warehouse of HK damn
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lysle42
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@Gvdh, @sirskyhi and @lysle42 : i have seen you are using the i10 as well. any thoughts about getting my requirements with the i10? (see previous or first post). any range problems with the i10?
thanks

Love mine, range is great. lots of alarms, very smooth gimbals, great shape, fits hand great. you can down load the PDF manual at hobby king under files. on tx page.
Homer
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unclejamal
since the i10 is unavailable in my area, and ordering from the us, banggood was to expensive, i bought the FlySky i6. it's a huge difference to my current, very basic radio. however, i liked the pc programming interface of that one which i can't use on the i6.

Since i bought a used Tx/Rx bundle, the receivers antennas, have been cutted once, by the drone of the last owener. It's a iA6. He repaired the antenna. Since they have been broken again, i fixed them using tutorials on youtube. i used an antenna length of 31,25mm.
Now i bought a brand new Turnigy i6 iA6 and this antenna has a length of 28mm (the broken antenna of the rx i bought, fixed by the previous owner was also 28mm).
I am confused about the length difference. Why is there 28 instead of 31,25mm on the receivers?!???
I used the following for calculating my antenna length:

    • frequency | 2.4 GHz (gigahertz)
    • wavelength | 12.491 cm (centimeters)

    = 0.40982 feet
    = 4.9179 inches
    • wavelength divided by 4 = 31,25mm


However, the i6 transmitter does not show an error percentage when i use 31,25mm
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