Should I buy this


#1

I am looking at various cheap transmitters for drones as a Christmas present for my grandson.
I have seen this Flysky transmitter on Banggood but it says that it is suitable for gliders, helicopters and airplanes. It doesn’t mention drones.
Being almost totally inexperienced in this area I thought it prudent to ask some knowledgeable people about it before blowing my pension cheque.
Can anyone advise me on the suitability of this transmitter and also whether it is worth the money?


#2

lots of people use the flysky as a first transmitter.

I would also look at the Jumper range of Transmitters.
https://www.unmannedtechshop.co.uk/jumper-t8sg-lite/


#3

Have a look on Turnigy Evolution you can buy it now for the same money.


#4

I would agree with doomed that jumper radios are the best to start with, mainly because you can bind them to just about anything in the hobby. Radios like frsky only bind to frsky recievers etc.

But being so flexible the jumper menus are ABIT more complex, but plenty of videos on YouTube :slight_smile:


#5

frysky perfectly ok for quads, banggood ok but delivery can take some time even if you pay for fast shipping.
dont forget unmannedtech do same transmitter with a smaller better receiver only 16 quid more ( you’ll need to not buy so many Worthers Originals)
Turnigy Evolution also a good radio for the young its playstation ergonomics may suit him.
Jumper great if you have more models with different receivers.
I still have my first radio Turngy, but now use frsky Taranis.
A little more advice, if stuff goes wrong and its taken 14 days to arrive, its then another month before you see it again.
if the budget will stretch buy from uk.


#6

Thank you all for your advice.

First off, Dale. It has been many years since I last sucked on a Worthers Original. They may be available here in Oz, but if they are, then in keeping with the great Australian traditions, they will have been marked up 500%, and so effectively placing them beyond the likelihood of my purchasing them.

I had actually clicked on the order button for the Jumper Lite and I also thought to buy 3 more of the Chaos ESCs that were previously recommended to me, but they are no longer in stock. So I thought F@#$ it, and decided to get the Flysky FS-i6S and cancelled the order.

Then I remembered that I was impressed with the speed with which I got the ESCs, so I know that Unmanned give good service re delivery.

Then I reread everyone’s comments and I am now conflicted again.

What are the differences between the Jumper T8SG Lite and the T8SG V2 that would make the price difference worthwhile? What I am thinking here is that I could give him the FS-i6S and maybe get a better transmitter for myself.


#7

@unmannedtech1 alex can you answer this… :slight_smile: