There's a lot to be said for the simple things in life, and with RC equipment becoming ever more flexible it's a refreshing change to find a simple, 4 channel radio that dispenses with the need for programming before you can use it.
The Turnigy TGY-i4X AFHDS/2A does exactly that and is a great entry level 4-channel telemetry 2.4ghz transmitter that can be switched between 1st and 2nd generation Automatic Frequency Hopping Digital System (AFHDS 2A) spread spectrum technology. The Turnigy TGY-i4X has a nice quality look and feel, while the programming is limited to one-switch V-tail/elevon mixing and servo reversing only. The transmitter is capable of being upgraded to up to 10 channels, see manual for details.
An ergonomically designed, ultra slim case design fits comfortably in your hands, an advantage during long flights. Digital trims and easy to read battery indicator LEDs give the TGY-i4X a modern feel with all the essential features you need. With a low profile antenna, the TGY-i4X is easy to transport and store. Adjustable length sticks, and a loop for attaching a neck strap round out the list of comfort features this radio offers.
The TGY-i4X comes with the TGY-i4X 4-channel receiver and is a superb budget radio for both new and experienced pilots alike!
• Entry level 4 channel 2.4ghz radio
• One switch V-tail/elevon mixer
• Easy to use servo reversing switches
• Standard Wing/Elevon/V-Tail
• Trainer port
• Simple LED battery indicator
• 1-Button binding
Channels: 4 (Expandable to 10)
DSC Port: PS2
Output: PPM Charger
Spread Spectrum Mode: AFHDS 2A and AFHDS
Band: 142 RF
Number of Frequency Channels: 20
Output Power: <=20dbm
Working Current: <=100mA
Working Voltage: 6V (4 x AA batteries)
Dimensions: 174 x 89 x 190mm
Resolution: 1024 bit
Stick Mode: Mode 2 (Throttle Left)
Antenna length: 26mm
Dimensions: 45 x 23 x 9mm
Turnigy TGY-i4X transmitter
Turnigy TGY-i4X receiver
4 x AA batteries
Instruction Manual is available under the "Files" tab.
This controller is overall a great controller, and its a great simple starter remote for later upgrades, the range of the remote is fairly long range (at about 1 mile on the ground when i tested it) . Plastic feels a bit cheap, but hey its a $30 controller and it surely beats all other options.used this to teach 4 kids to fly hand built foamies. not fancy but good enough and price can't be beat.Its good, but a bit limited and digital trims with out a LCD is a bit dumb.it works well, but a bit limited with your options.