RadioMaster TX16S Mark II: now even betterRadioMaster TX16S Mark II: now even better

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!

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Key features

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

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Specification

The weight:

750 g (with­out bat­tery)

Dimen­sions:

28.7 × 12.9 × 18.4 cm

Slave. fre­quen­cy range:

2.400 GHz — 2.480 GHz

Trans­mit­ter Mod­ule:

Option 1: Built-in 4‑in‑1 mul­ti-pro­to­col mod­ule (CC2500 CYRF6936 A7105 NRF2401)

Option 2: Inte­grat­ed ELRS (SX1280)

Trans­mis­sion pow­er:

built-in 4‑in‑1 mul­ti-pro­to­col mod­ule: Max. 100 mW (pro­to­col depen­dent)

Inter­nal ELRS: Max. 250mW (trans­mis­sion pow­er adjustable)

Con­trol range:

> 2 km at 22 dBm

Anten­na Gain:

2dB (trans­mit pow­er adjustable)

Slave. cur­rent:

400 mA

Slave. volt­age:

6.6–8.4V DC

Radio Firmware:

EdgeTX

Mod­ule Firmware:

Mul­ti­pro­to­col-Mod­ule (4IN1) or ExpressLRS (ELRS)

Num­ber of chan­nels:

up to 16 chan­nels (depend­ing on receiv­er)

Dis­play:

4.3 inch 480×272 full col­or TFT touch­screen

Stick sus­pen­sion options:

Option 1: V4.0 Hall sen­sor with alu­minum pan­el

Option 2: AG01 CNC Hall sen­sor

Mod­u­lar com­part­ment:

com­pat­i­ble with JR mod­ules

Soft­ware update method:

Sup­ports updat­ing via USB‑C online/SD card offline

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What’s new?

Basic part

  • 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.

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radio part

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.

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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.

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Hangers AG01

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.

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Price

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).

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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.

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Fly safe­ly. Peace and good­ness to all!

Yara

By Yara