Are you looking at buying a bind and fly aircraft? Do you want a better transmitter than you have already? Do you want something affordable but still programmable? If the answer is yes, then we here at the Elite Drone might just have the perfect radio system for you, the FlySky FS T6.
This six-channel transmitter is built for versatility. It holds bindings for twenty models in its memory, has four stick configurations, and is completely programmable. You can even change the sensitivity of the controls. Dial up the sensitivity for sport flight or down for skill flight.
This is a full-range 2.4ghz transmitter which comes with AFHDS (Automatic Frequency Hopping Digital System) which allows you to jump from frequency to frequency to avoid interference issues, a bright, easy-to-read backlit display and an affordable price tag that is sure to please. But does it do all the things that it is advertised to do? We’ll find out today in this FlySky FS T6 review!
The FlySky FS T6 comes in a well-made cardboard box which lists features of the radio as well as other important specs. The box opens to reveal a plastic case that everything is contained tightly in. Though this case is more flimsy than the foam casings that most radio systems come in, it is still quite a nice case with slots that everything fits back into should you need to store it.
What’s in the Box
- FlySky FS T6 transmitter
- FS T6 receiver
- Quickstart Guide
- Extra long bind plug in case you have difficulties binding your receiver
Quick note: This radio system does not come with a physical copy of the manual. However, a PDF copy can be downloaded from http://site.hobbypartz.com/manual/FlySkyT6Manual.pdf
For its price point, the T6 is a solid little system. As mentioned before, it is 2.4ghz and has AFHDS technology to prevent interference. Furthermore, it is completely programable and versatile, able to be used with any plane, helicopter or quadcopter you might happen to own. It even comes with a receiver for installing into the plane of your choice. This is an exceptional value as with most transmitters you have to buy the receiver separately.
Another pro to this system is that it holds twenty models in its memory. This makes it excellent for those of you with more than one plane. Simply program in your model information in the setup menu, bind the receiver to the transmitter and you are set to fly. Once at the field, you can switch models at will.
FlySky receivers are relatively cheap. This makes the process of installing new receivers to your various planes far more affordable. It might be a good idea to even buy several receivers for the planes, helicopters and quadcopters you plan on getting in the future. Anything that has up to six channels will work with this transmitter, making it perfect as a starting point.
The sensitivity on this transmitter is perfectly controllable. If you are going to do sport flying, you can adjust the controls to be very sensitive, allowing you split-second, precision control. However, if you are learning to fly, or are someone who prefers skill flight to sport flight, just dial the sensitivity down. It is all up to you. This transmitter is versatile enough to handle most needs you might have.
Finally, this transmitter is backwards compatible. This means if you have used a FlySky CT6B in the past, this transmitter will bind with the older receivers, saving you money in the long run as you don’t have to upgrade your receivers just because you upgraded the transmitter.
The biggest con of this transmitter is the battery type. Instead of taking a small, rechargeable lipo battery as most higher-end transmitters do, the T6 takes eight AA batteries with no option to remove the battery tray unless you take it apart and mod it to take another form of battery such as a lipo. These batteries also have a tendency to not last as long as a rechargeable battery.
If you are going to use this transmitter on a regular basis, we suggest either modding the transmitter to take a rechargeable battery or buying rechargeable AA batteries and always keeping a set charging. If you do not, your wallet will be much thinner than it has to be.
The only other con to this system is the amount of mixes it can do. This transmitter can only handle four mixes at a time. This limits the amount of functions you can assign to one switch.
Easy and Intuitive Programming
Programming the flySky T6 is as simple as click and scroll. The menus are accessed by clicking and then sliding a scroll wheel to the item you want to change. This means you don’t have to fiddle with directional buttons or wondering whether your change was properly made or not. This makes this transmitter a breeze to set up for first-time programmers or for making changes on the fly.
As a bonus, many of the features are depicted graphically on the LED display, making it easy to know what sorts of changes you’re making, and every single setting is programmable.. Furthermore, the menus are super simple and instinctive to use. There’s no guesswork needed with this transmitter. This will cut down on the frustration and get you into the air more quickly.
The display on this transmitter is very easy to read. The indigo backlit display features large fonts for easy viewing so you will not have to squint.
Charge Indicators and Warnings
Another important feature of this transmitter’s display is the charge indicator. This bar on the display shows you how much power your transmitter’s batteries have. If the batteries start to run low, the transmitter will beep to warn you that it is time to change the batteries.
To further save battery, the transmitter also features an inactivity alert. If you leave it turned on and not in use for a minute, the transmitter will beep to let you know. This prevents you from accidentally leaving your transmitter turned on.
Another smart feature of the T6 transmitter is the switch warnings system. If you try to turn the transmitter on, and any of the two-position control switches are in their engaged positions, the transmitter will give you an audio and visual warning. This way, you don’t run the risk of your plane or heli reacting to the command the engaged switch might be putting out.
As mentioned earlier in this review, the T6 has a feature called AFHDS or Automatic Frequency Hopping Digital System. This puts the frequency of the radio out of range of any noise from the aircraft you are running, including noise from brushless motors or metal on metal contact. Because of this, your system is much less likely to glitch than a traditional radio system.
Not only does the AFHDS channel out noise from your plane but also from other radio systems as well. This way you and your friends can all fly simultaneously. Your transmitter will simply pick a frequency that is empty and set itself and the bound receiver to that frequency.
That concludes our FlySky FS T6 review! The FlySky FS T6 is a good starter radio system once you have graduated into BNF flying. It will not control anything over six channels, and it takes a lot of batteries.
However, it is a solid transmitter for the price, and comes with a receiver to boot. This way you don’t have to spend an extra $50 for the receiver and other components you will need to make the system work properly. If you want a solid receiver at a good price, and don’t mind spending extra money on batteries, this just might be the radio system for you.