Frsky have put their reliable and well-known frequency hopping ACCST technology into the new Taranis Q X7 radio system with addition of full telemetry. All the usual Taranis features are used in this radio such as Receiver Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) alerts, Real-time Flight Data Logging and receiver matching.
There is a new look case that comes in either black or white. Once again the excellent Quad Ball-Bearing Gimbals are used and it is up to you to determine what mode to set the radio to and also if you want self-centering spring loaded sticks (standard) or the usual stationary set throttle.
The Taranis mixes the power of the “OPEN TX” open-source software with an ergonomic case with 6 programmable switches (4 x 3-position, 1 x 2-position, 1 x momentary) and two twist knobs. Set up your switches and controls how you want them.
Alerts can be presented in the form of audio speech outputs, sound or vibration alerts making this extremely user-friendly. The MicroSD card slot offers unlimited model memory options, it also has a USB port for upgrades and to connect to a PC for adjusting settings. As well as this there is the ability to use all your model files from the older TARANIS X9D/X9D Plus/X9E making it easy to get the new system up and working.
The FrSky Taranis Q X7 is a very versatile, cost effective radio.
• Quad Ball Bearing Gimbals
• Receiver Match
• Audio Speech Outputs (values, alarms, settings, etc.)
• Real-time Flight Data Logging
• Receiver Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) Alerts
• Super Low Latency
• Vibration Alerts
• Model files are compatible with TARANIS X9D/X9D Plus/X9E.
• Open source firmware OpenTx installed.
Operating Voltage Range: 6~15V (2S, 3S Lipos are acceptable)
Operating Current: 210mA maximum (both RF module and backlit are on)
Number of Channels: 16 channels
Operating Temperature Range: -10~45℃
Backlight LCD Screen: 128*64 outdoor readable LCD
Model Memories: 60 (extendable by MicroSD (TF) card)
Compatibility: FrSky X series, D series and V8-II series receivers (plus other receivers if an external module is used)
Taranis Q X7-EU version is only compatible with X/LR series receivers EU version.
This transmitter is the best I've ever had without a doubt. I can only assume that the money they saved on box presentation went into the transmitter. It took me some time to learn the openTX (with some help from YouTube vid's)(project falcon) once you have the hang of it anything can be programmed to work how you want it to.
A few extras I'd think about getting for this very soon would be:
*rechargeable battery pack (AA battery tray is removable)
*M7 hall effect gimballs (stock ones are very accurate)
*micro SD card (needed for lua scripts, voice warnings ect)
Feels very robust and strong, comfortable to hold and it came with a strap.
All round, extremely pleased, would rather have this than any other top brand transmitter on the market!Very good radio for the many love it, BUY ITPretty good radio by itself. Nothing to complain here. Came quick and packaged well.
But cheking items before sending is lame. My radio came with a little bit bend and/or broken lcd ribbon which led to a flickering backligt and it was awful. Added some isolator tape that stopped this ribbon from movement and bending which fixed this issue for now. I'm only hoping that it won't led to a lcd failure in the future.my 3rd openTX radio. best value for the moneyMy first radio was a DX6i and I learned to live with its shortcomings. I almost made a move to the newer DX6e but then I saw this frSky with a load of channels, functionality, configure-ability, telemetry and that cool Amber voice and for this very attractive price.
The receivers are also fantastic and at a great price.
If you're not afraid of setting up stuff and you can find your way with tip & tricks on the internet, then you can build whatever configuration you can imagine. Once built you can ruse, copy/paste to other models. Awesome!
A simple example: instead using one of those annoying lipo buzzers I am using the MLVSS lipo monitor which sends cell data via telemetry to my QX7. In the QX7 I setup a warning for the lowest cell voltage with a pleasant voice saying what the voltage is.