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FLYSKY Paladin PL18 Mode 2 2.4GHz AFHDS3 18CH Radio System w/FTr10 Receiver

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FLYSKY Paladin PL18 Mode 2 2.4GHz AFHDS3 18CH Radio System w/FTr10 Receiver


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The FLYSKY Paladin PL18 Remote Control Radio is designed for precision flying. It was engineered to be intuitive with a powerful touchscreen setup. The Paladin comes with 18 channels and AFHDS 3 protocol. There are six model types to choose from Airplane, Helicopter, Glider, Delta Wing, Multicopter, and Engineering Vehicles making for a truly versatile radio, the package also includes an FTr10 receiver.

AFHDS 3 is a third-generation RF technology that was developed by FLYSKY with the PL18 in mind. It is designed to have low latency (5ms), a stable protocol for use at longer ranges (up to 3.6 kilometers), even in the presence of interference. PL18 is designed to be compatible with many detachable RF modules to make the Paladin extremely flexible. There are dual omnidirectional antennas to ensure you have the best, stable signal even at longer ranges.

Setup is simple with an easy-to-understand touch screen interface combined with FLYSKY OS. The screen is a 320x480 capacitive color touchscreen. There are multiple switches (rotary, slide, 2-position, and 3-position) that you can configure just the way you want and with 18 channels you should be able to set up any configuration you need.

The Paladin comes with adjustable, high-precision Hall gimbals that can be easily set up for the four different modes of operation. You can choose between self-return or non-self returning sticks. Both gimbals have adjustable spring tension, as well as adjustment for dampening and max/min movement angle.

This remote control radio will give you all the precision you need for extreme flying.


• AFHDS 3 Protocol
• FTr10 receiver
• Metal Hall Gimbals
• 18 channels
• Six different model setups (Airplane, Helicopter, Glider, Delta Wing, Multicopter and Engineering Vehicles)
• 4300mAh battery (built-in), over 8 hours between charges
• USB charging, wireless charging with optional wireless charger
• Voice/vibration prompts
• USB simulator (For use with flight simulation software)
• Copy and paste model data
• Customizable switches
• Trainer function
• Stable signal even with over 40 transmitters being used at the same time


Specs Paladin PL18:
Channels: 18
Model Type: fixed-wing, helicopter, crossing machine, multi-axis, engineering vehicle
RF: 2.4GHz
RF Power: < 20 dBm
2.4GHz Protocol: AFHDS3
Distance: >3km
Channel Resolution: 4096
Battery: 1S (3.7V) 4300mAh (built-in)
Charging Interface: Micro USB / wireless charging
Charging Time: 6h@5V/7h@2A (wireless charging)
Lifetime: > 8h
Low Voltage Warning: <3.7V
Antenna Type: Dual antenna
Display: HVGA 3.5" TFT, 320x480
Language: Chinese and English
Simulator: USB Simulator
Data Interface: USB, Non-standard interface (USART), PHJACK (PPM)
Temperature Range: -10 ° C - + 60 ° C
Humidity Range: 20%-95%
Online Update: support
Dimensions: 214x86.5x192 mm
Weight: 946g
Certification: CE, FCC ID: N4ZFT1800, RCM


Specs FTR10: 
PWM channels: 10
RF: 2.4GHz
Protocol: AFHDS 3
Distance: >3500m
Antenna type: 103mm x 2
Power input: 3.5v-18V
Temperature: -15℃—+60℃
Humidity: 20%-95%
Update online: Yes
Size: 52x28x22mm
Weight: 22g
Certificate: CE,FCC ID: N4ZFTR1000

1 x Paladin PL18 Radio
1 x FTr10 Receiver
1 x Sun cover for the screen
1 x L springs (packet)
1 x S springs (packet)
1 x Packet of Alloy Anti-slip control stick ends
1 x 3-way switch
1 x 2-way switch
1 x Micro USB cable
2 x Big Hand Grips





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crossup | Verified Buyer

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Nov 19, 2022

I was attracted to the PL18 because of its slim, quality feel, small size and Hall gimbles. I had some initial concerns over the low res display but I have to say its amazingly sharp for the spec, unfortunately its as bad as my Futaba screens in the sun, pretty much useless despite the flip up glare shield. Now that I have spent some time with it, I find the switches are a bit too far away for my small hand size. Other quibbles include clunky setup for advanced features, the 32 plane limit, no SD card, the lack of support for older Flysky protocols and the proprietary Flysky module socket. On the plus side, one can add an MPM to fix the protocol issue and extend capabilities. My bottom line with this radio is for the average bind and fly modeler its a huge value with great ergonomics and decent capabilities compared to other low/mid range radios. For more serious modelers I think the FrSky Ethos supported radios, especially the Tandems offer infinitely more support, capabilities and expansion options albeit at a significantly higher price.

JP | Verified Buyer

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Super tx

Jul 01, 2022

Super transmitter verry easy to program

Phil | Verified Buyer

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very nicely built.

May 25, 2022

The radio takes a bit of getting used to. I have had a couple of months on it now and have developed some understanding of the 'system'. I have range tested a few receivers and they talk back loud and clear. I will be flying with it soon.

Desmond | Verified Buyer

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Nice RC

May 15, 2022


phil | Verified Buyer

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A good radio

Apr 14, 2022

It works very simply and doesn't have a bit of otx on it. It has good reception and so do the ten and 7/8 channel diversity receivers. afhds-3
The screen is a humdinger and I sometimes hesitate when it says 'touch me' and when I touch her she responds accordingly. Binding is a cinch. I want to thank Hobbyking for stocking this radio and for sending me a very nice package of radio, rf charger, JR port adapter, mouse-pad and class 'A' packaging which is good enough to use again. I think this radio will last well and I am sure as eggs it has the best rf link you can buy now. Easter 2022

MadLoki | Verified Buyer

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Paladin pl18

Sep 09, 2021

The tx arrive in time, but display was damaged - couple (5 or 6) of wrong color lines 1 pixel wide appear there. I saw the same problem long ago in reviews, so maybe they send to me a defective device deliberately.
Instead of solving that by reclamation , i stay on this. Prefer flying plane before watching TX screen. Sunlight killing the tft visibility even on 100% of backlight anyway.
With rev 55 firmware I'm generally satisfied, except of some minor problem. One of them is, that You could not activate voice to readout telemetry as You need, second one was sw failure. When I replace 2 way switch for 3 way, change sw setting for that switch (swg), middle position of the switch could be set in timer, but is not working at all. Thats going for Flysky fail, not the HK.

Leo | Verified Buyer

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My Goto Transmitter

Jul 21, 2021

The Best For Me

Bart | Verified Buyer

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Unbeatable price/quality

Jul 04, 2021

Very good transmiier with a lot of possibilities and still easy menu.
A lot easier as my previous graupner MZ-18

D-rock | Verified Buyer

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Lots of bang for the buck!

Apr 23, 2021

I cannot complain about anything on this radio myself. Love it. Feels better in my hands then my DX8. Only using it for surface vehicles at the moment. The voice is an oriental chick and just love the accent when she says something! I call her Lilu! For $285 it is a deal. For years I was afraid to step outside of Spektrum but glad I did. I use this on my ships and a custom Tamiya semi truck and it has been more then sufficient and does a great job. I will move into planes soon and see how it does there. Might even try a heli on it as well. But so far so good!

jb | Verified Buyer

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Apr 18, 2021


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