iFlight's Commando 8. New multi-protocol control equipment with integrated ExpressLRS system

iFlight’s Commando 8. New Multi-Protocol Control Equipment With Integrated ExpressLRS System

iFlight's Commando 8. New multi-protocol control equipment with integrated ExpressLRS system

Another competitor

Nev­er before have so many new con­trollers been announced as at the end of 2021! Cause? The arrival of the open source ExpressLRS pro­to­col! iFlight’s Com­man­do 8 is equipped with a built-in 2.4GHz radio mod­ule that pro­vides com­pat­i­bil­i­ty with pro­to­cols such as FrSky (D8, D16) and Futa­ba S‑FHSS (up to 100mW). And of course, the main option of this app is the built-in ExpressLRS mod­ule with active ven­ti­la­tion, oper­at­ing in two fre­quen­cy bands 900/2400 MHz. Fur­ther details about all the fea­tures of the nov­el­ty.

iFlight's Commando 8. New multi-protocol control equipment with integrated ExpressLRS system

Peculiarities

Key fea­tures of the new equip­ment:

  • Weight: 310 g
  • Open­TX oper­at­ing sys­tem (with a promised future upgrade to EdgeTX)
  • Built-in iFlight ExpressLRS Active Ven­ti­la­tion Mod­ule (ELRS)
  • High­est qual­i­ty hall sen­sor con­trol stick sys­tem built on bear­ings from NMB
  • Com­pat­i­ble high per­for­mance dual band 900/2400 MHz radio anten­na
  • Mono­chrome dis­play
  • Built-in bat­tery assem­bled from two 18650 bat­ter­ies with a capac­i­ty of 2000 mAh for autonomous oper­a­tion for 24 hours
  • 20W Fast Charge via USB‑C port
  • Avail­able in three ver­sions: ELRS 2.4G Europe 500mW (2.4G Antenna)/ELRS 915MHz Europe 500mW (915MHz Antenna)/BASE 2.4G Europe 100mW+ ELRS 915MHz Europe 500mW(Dual-band Anten­na)

iFlight's Commando 8. New multi-protocol control equipment with integrated ExpressLRS system

Specification

Brand:

iFlight

Model:

Com­man­do 8

ELRS module:

ExpressLRS 915 MHz or 2.4 GHz (built into the back of the radio)

2.4GHz system:

SX1280

915 MHz system:

SX1276

2.4GHz main module:

2.4GHz sys­tem: CC2500

Supported protocols:

Futa­ba S‑FHSS/Frsky D16/Frsky D8

Antenna:

High per­for­mance dual band anten­na (915 MHz + 2.4 GHz)

Europe power:

ExpressLRS 2.4 GHz:

10/25/50/100/250/500mW

ExpressLRS 915 MHz:

100/250/500/1000mW

Multiprotocol transmitter:

Max. 100 mW

Number of channels:

eight

Input:

minia­ture high-pre­ci­sion sticks on hall sen­sors with NMB bear­ings

Food:

built-in bat­tery with a capac­i­ty of 4000 mAh 1S2P 18650

Charger:

FastCharge Type‑C 20W

Charging interface:

Type‑C port

The weight:

310 g

iFlight's Commando 8. New multi-protocol control equipment with integrated ExpressLRS system

Availability and price

iFlight Com­man­do 8 is cur­rent­ly avail­able for pre-order. The start of sales has not yet been announced. The devel­op­er has set the fol­low­ing prices based on the pur­chased ver­sion:

  1. ELRS 2.4G Europe 500mW(2.4G Anten­na) — $129.99
  2. ELRS 915MHz Europe 500mW(915MHz Anten­na) — $139.99
  3. BASE 2.4G Europe 100mW+ELRS 915MHz Europe 500mW(Dual-band Anten­na) — $169.99

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