4 revised versions
The radio control RadioMaster XT16S enjoys an excellent reputation in the hobby, which served as an impetus for its further improvement. The other day the developer announced a new version of this equipment, and to be precise, as many as 4 new versions. Further details and in order. Let’s fly!
Key features of all four versions of the TX16S Mark II:
- Weight (without battery): 750 g
- Dimensions: 28.7 × 12.9 × 18.4 cm
- “V4.0 Gimbal” Hall-Sensor Control Sticks with 38°-54° Adjustable Operating Range (Throw, Force and Neutral Position Adjustable)
- 4.3 inch TFT color touch screen with 480 × 272 pixels resolution
- 2 x UART ports
- 3.5mm coach port
- 3.5mm audio jack
- DIY accessory socket
- microSD port
- 1 × 1 position switch
- 1 × 2 position switch
- 6 × 3 position switches
- 2 × lightly centered scrolls
- 2 × slide (or slide) switches
- 6 × buttons
- 6 × trimmers
- Scroll to navigate the menu
- 6 × buttons to control the menu interface
750 g (without battery)
28.7 × 12.9 × 18.4 cm
Slave. frequency range:
2.400 GHz — 2.480 GHz
Option 2: Integrated ELRS (SX1280)
Internal ELRS: Max. 250mW (transmission power adjustable)
> 2 km at 22 dBm
2dB (transmit power adjustable)
Multiprotocol-Module (4IN1) or ExpressLRS (ELRS)
Number of channels:
up to 16 channels (depending on receiver)
4.3 inch 480×272 full color TFT touchscreen
Stick suspension options:
Option 2: AG01 CNC Hall sensor
compatible with JR modules
Software update method:
Supports updating via USB‑C online/SD card offline
- RadioMaster ensures that the electronic components have been improved. The power supply is based on 18650 batteries, with reverse polarity protection and USB‑C charging.
- Improved stick mounts on “V4.0 Gimbal” Hall pickups (improved centering and temperature stability; same layout as AG01). Well, if you need even more precise gimbals, RadioMaster offers optional models with sticks on AG01 gimbals.
- On the back there are pads for a better grip (the kit includes 2 options, more or less thick).
- The two speakers are now placed inside the hardware and should produce a more tolerable sound.
- There is a 3.5mm headphone jack on the back of the Mark II.
- Improved S1/S2 knobs with clear center divisions. Improved LS/RS sliders with smoother shifting and better central locking.
- The trainer port has been replaced with a standard 3.5mm TRS.
- Added on the back of the DIY port for customization.
- Improved internal plastic for greater durability.
- The battery cover has been redesigned to improve access to the battery.
- By default, the EdgeTX operating system is installed, but OpenTX compatibility is also provided.
The TX16S Mark II comes with a 4‑in‑1 multi-protocol transmitter based on CC2500 CYRF6936 A7105 NRF2401 circuitry for compatibility with protocols from FrSky, Flysky, DSM, Futaba, Walkera, etc., or with a transmitter based on SX1280 circuitry compatible with ExpressLRS 2.4GHz. If this is not enough for you and you want to expand the functionality, then there is a compartment in the back of the radio control that is compatible with JR modules. Ideal for adding Crossfire and ExpressLRS 2.4GHz (in case you chose the 4‑in‑1 module) or ExpressLRS 868MHz… Hardware defaults to Mode 2 (throttle left), but can be switched to Mode 1 if needed, 3 and 4.
External modular bay
The developer notes that the TX16 natively supports Team Black Sheep MicroTX modules in CRSFmode using LUA scripts. In addition, the internal 4‑in‑1 TX16S multi-protocol module allows you to keep the installed MicroTX and switch between internal RF and Crossfire using software, without changing modules.
The developer notes that the suspensions of the AG01 sticks are fully CNC milled and equipped with four ball bearings for smooth and precise control.
The stock version of the TX16S Mark II in a plain black case is priced at $200 directly from the RadioMaster website (excluding shipping and taxes) with a choice of 4‑in‑1 or ELRS module. Equipment with sticks on AG01 suspensions will cost the consumer $330. The TX16S Mark II Max version is available in two colors in black and red for $250 (or $380 with AG01 gimbals).
RadioMaster also offers two exclusive versions based on the recommendations of two of the most famous drone racing and freestyle drone pros Joshua Bardwell and Minchan Kim: the TX16S Mark II Max Joshua Bardwell Edition (Purple Carbon, ELRS module) for $250 and the TX16S Mark II Max Pro MCK Edition (Bronze case, 4 in 1 module and AG01 sticks) for $550.
Fly safely. Peace and goodness to all!