The engineers at Turnigy have come up with another winner, the Turnigy Evolution. Designed with the FPV Drone flier squarely in mind, the Evolution features a striking new look and is amazingly compact. Its small size makes it very backpack friendly and the neat cover for the front of the controller keeps the face and gimbals safe during transportation.
The Evolution uses the solid and reliable 8 channel 2.4GHz Automatic Frequency Hopping Digital System (AFHDS 2A) spread spectrum technology, making it compatible with the iA6, iA6B, iA6C, i10 & i10B range of receivers. The system is supplied with the Turnigy TGY-iA6C Receiver for SBUS/IBUS and CPPM/PWM support. Twin omnidirectional high gain antennas are built into the outer case to provide an even more secure radio link and to protect them from damage.
The ergonomically designed case makes for easy use of all controls. The switches and pots are all positioned for comfort and the adjustable length sticks can be tailored to your own requirements. Speaking of sticks, the high quality, ball bearing gimbals are clear and have color changing, programmable LEDs that can change color with the use of the sticks. There is a pop-up potentiometer that could be used for camera gimbal control. Two 3-position switches on the back can easily be set-up to change the flight modes. A large monochrome backlit LCD Touch screen makes it easy to program and change the settings in both daylight and night-time. Five model memories make it easy when swapping from one model to next by simply selecting the appropriate model memory (assuming that you've bound the next receiver to the particular model memory first!)
Each transmitter and receiver has its own unique ID to prevent other RC systems from accidentally connecting to or interfering with the Evolution.
Each transmitter hops between 16 channels in order to reduce interference from other transmitters. There is even a mini USB port for easy charging via a power bank (power pack) or phone charger / USB charger / PC. This can also be used for updates (via PC) or to use the Evolution transmitter as a controller for your favorite RC simulator programs.
The Evolution comes in either Mode 1 and Mode 2 and is available in black or white for each mode.
Note: All customers who have updated there Turnigy Evolution firmware to 0.0.9.23 (3-Mar-2017) are advised to upgrade to the firmware HK-MT6 0.0.9.31X (available on the product files tab on our website). There has been an issue with the firmware update (March 2017) 0.0.9.23 that may cause incorrect operation with the FS-A8S receiver. This is only applicable to customers who have manually updated their firmware. all factory supplied firmware is not affected and should be updated to firmware HK-MT6 0.0.9.31.
• AFHDS 2A RF protocol
• Compatible with the iA6, iA6B, iA6C, i10 & i10B range of receivers
• 8 channel 2.4ghz radio with telemetry capability
• i10 style customized Gimbals with dual ball bearing supports
• Illuminated gimbals (adjustable)
• Soft rubber grips
• Easy to use touch screen
• SBUS/IBUS and CPPM/PWM support
• 5 Model Memory
• Backlit LCD Screen
• 4 Stick Mode Selection
• USB port for Flight Simulators
• USB charging
Model type: Multi-rotor/Drone
RF range: 2.408~2.475 GHz
Bandwidth: 500 KHz
RF channel: 135
Protocol: AFHDS 2A
Modulation type: GFSK
Stick resolution: 4096
Low voltage alarm: Yes (<3.7V)
USB Port: Yes
Power input: 3.7V
Weight: 332g (without cover)
Certificate: CE0678, FCC ID:N4ZMT600, RCM
Model type: Quadcopter/Fixed-wing/Helicopter
RF range: 2.408~2.475 GHz
RF channel: 135
RX sensitivity: -105dBm
Range: >300 meters
2.4GHz system: AFHDS 2A
Modulation type: GFSK
Power input: 4 ~ 6.5V DC
Antenna length: 26mm
Size: 37.5 x 24.2 x 9.0mm
Certificate: CE0678, FCC ID:N4ZIA6COO, RCM
i-Bus port: Yes
Data acquisition port: Yes
1 x Turnigy Evolution
1 x TGY-iA6C Receiver (with leads)
1 x Micro USB Cable
1 x User Manual
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Max Charge Rate(C):
This is a great radio for anyone on a budget or even if your not. The usb charging is a nice feature. Touch screen works well. The sticks feel like good quality. I would happily buy again if I needed a replacement.Excelente 100% recomendados.This Turnigy Evolution radio is great value radio mainly for drone flying. I like the internal battery and touch screen. Quite easy to setup and it feel great in the hand. All the gamers will feel at home with this radio. Overall very nice radio for a tight budget.Good radio and excellent value for the price. Could be even better with a couple of firmware upgrades that are already on the TGY-i6S. With the addition of expo, dual rate and throttle curves this would be a great little radio. I'm actually planning on using mine with a RC boat so can't comment on multi-rotor or quad use but gimbals seems really smooth and better quality than I would expect for the price.It's a nice product but leaves room for improvement. There is no way to change the mixing for the two mode switches. If your going to use it with an Ardupilot flight controller you may have issues setting the correct flight mode as they are both 3 position switches and jump around some of the flight modes with no way to set the mixing. This could lead to crashes.
The pot was set to channel 7 and the switch to channel 6 so had to reverse them.
Keep in mind this unit only works a couple of hundred feet from you and not 1.5km as some of the other good radios do.
Firmware is version .09 which leads me to believe that it is a work in progress.I don't know about longevity or range yet but if you like ps/Xbox controlers this feels greatImpressive thing... Really. After my Taranis Plus this thing is like an upgrade from some old brick.
For racing you no need too long distance, lots of switches (only 3 needed) and other. Just high resolution sticks and perfect fit in your hands!
But be careful- Turnigy Evolution is not for pinchers(but it could be...I tried)Coming from a newbie pilot, first impression of the Turnigy Evolution is pretty good. Build quality is great, good materials used, sides have enough rubbery grip and a good feel to it. Shape of the controller is very comfortable, as a gamer and I use PS4 controllers, I like the feel these a lot. Now I can only compare this to my FS-i6, your stander square controller, the Turnigy Evolutions gimbals out of the box feels more precise and smoother, not too light, just enough feed back. Enough features for quadcopters and the touch screen is great. I wish that Turnigy made different kinds of sticks specially for this. All and all, great product. Based on latest firmware. I would like to know how to use flight modes.First of all I have to say it is a really nice and solid transmitter. Sticks feels great and leds are awesome!
But there a lot of functions missing which the the i6s for example already has:
- Add support for Expo
- Make it possible to show quad voltage on default screen
- Make it possible to show RSSI on default screen
- Add stick calibrate to normal menu
- Make it possible to control the led color with a selectable channel (for example the dial knop)
For anyone who has problems with stick calibration, there is a hidden menu where you have additional options like calibrating the sticks and the internal voltage modul. To access it just hold the sticks down and left on powerup!
Looking forward to an update adding the additional usefull features!My transmitter turned up with the screen hanging off, no signs of the box being damaged. Popped the screen back in place then discovered fault with left gimbal, it had a mind of its own. Terrible customer service and returns process with Hobbyking. Its been over 2 weeks and no communication from them apart from an email saying RMA is closed... no instructions on if i need to return or they are collecting or sending a replacement. VERY POOR SERVICE for what was a DOA item.