FrSky QX 7 Special Edition

Regular Price:

$184.38
Loaded with extras, the Q X7S is an exemplar transmitter for the money.
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  • As if the Q X7 wasn't solid enough, FrSky has released the QX7S. The following is a list of the components that have been upgraded. 

    First on our list are the recently released M7 gimbals. If you're not familiar with the M7's, they are a Hall effect sensor gimbal instead of the stock potentiometer sensor. What this means, is that the Hall effect gimbals will outlast the stock gimbals, while also remaining very accurate throughout their life spans. 

    Adorning the aforementioned gimbals are FrSky's, bronze Lotus stick ends. The Lotus are an exceptional stick end, comfortable and non-slip even under harsh conditions. 

    Last on this list of goodies are the higher quality than stock switches and pots. They feel smoother to the touch and will out last the stock switches by many cycles. 

    • The Q X7S comes with a battery that needs to be removed to charge it. To help make this easier we have included our custom made charge cable. This cable connects the Q X7S's battery to any SMART charger with an XT60 connector. 
    • The NiHM batteries chemistry, makes it imperative, for the longevity of the battery, that it be charged at no more than .25c (25% of battery capacity). Example, if the capacity of a NiMH pack is equivalent to 1000mAh, the charge rate would be 250mAh, which equals 1/4 the total capacity of the battery or .25c.
    • The QX7S comes in a sharp looking, black EVA case with gimbal stick protectors and a neck strap.

    This concludes the "Special Edition" aspect of this write up. If you would like additional information pertaining to the stock Q X7 click here.



    Features: 

    • Operating Voltage Range: 6~15V (2S, 3S Lipos are acceptable)
    • Operating Current: 210mA maximum  (RF module and backlit on)
    • Operating Temperature -10~60℃
    • Compatibility: FrSky X series (recommended), L,S D, & V8-II series receivers. Something for everyone!
    • Long range system capable of up to 2 times the range of current 2.4 systems 
    • Silky smooth Quad Ball Bearing Hall Effect Gimbals 
    • Model files compatible with TARANIS X9D Plus
    • Full Telemetry RSSI alarms (warns you of signal reception problems before disaster can strike) 
    • Haptic Feedback - vibration
    • 16 channels (32 channels when combined with an external XJT module)
    • 60 model memories
    • 64 mixers, 9 flight modes
    • 16 custom curves with 2-17 points each, 64 logic switches
    • Voice or custom sound alerts
    • USB and SD card slot for system expansion
    • State-of-the-art open source software (OpenTX)
    • 128 X 64 backlit LCD screen
    • Real-time data logging 
    • Receiver lock (program locked to aircraft - limited to FrSky receivers running D16 mode) 
    • JR Style module bay for additional RF modules and so much more
    • Selectable stick modes (1, 2, 3, or 4)
    • 2 timers, count up or down, throttle %, talking, etc.
    • Trims - Adjustable from coarse to extra fine with extended and exponential trims
    • Standard trainer jack
    • ARM Cortex M3 32-bit 120MHz
    • Integrates with CompanionTX – a FREE computer program that is a transmitter setup buddy. CompanionTX (Windows/Mac/Linux) is used to set-up models with the wizard, save, edit and share your models and settings as well as simulate your transmitter or model setup.

    USB connection for firmware upgrades, sound editing, access the microSD card and integrate with CompanionTX

    Multiple language support (Radio arrives configured for English language)

    Open source community-driven firmware, so unlike with major manufacturers if you need a special function or have good improvement suggestions just raise your voice, and don't be surprised if it's implemented a couple of days later! Visit http://www.openrcforums.com to meet the developers!

  • Customer Reviews

    Superb Transmitter

    I've had this transmitter for a while now, and I really like it. OpenTx makes sense and I like that you can use Companion to program the radio via USB. Firmware updates are also a breeze, and I like that you can use the built-in S.Port to flash firmware for receivers and sensors. I'm not sure if the regular QX7 has the S.Port, but I recently used the QX7S S.Port to flash a XM+ receiver so that I could output RSSI on S.Bus channel 8 for a Quad; this was very easy to do, and I didn't have to mess around with the module bay wiring pins.

    The sticks feel good, and so do the switches. The item that slows you down when programming with the radio is naming things, as you have to spin the rotary encoder quite a bit, but I just shorthand the input, and then put all the finishing touches up in Companion, and transfer the edited model back to the radio. Easy. If you don't like to size of the display and you have to have a bigger color display, the X10S is the way to go, but for the money, this QX7S is an outstanding and capable transmitter, that has the ability to do many of the things that the X10 can do. I don't find the smaller display to be limiting, as anything like status or telemetry can be called out via a loud clear voice thru the speaker, so I'm not looking at the display when flying anyway.

    As far as features go, the one I like the most, and is the most useful to me, is Telemetry. FrSky has an amazing assortment of receivers and sensors. Getting Capacity (mAh), for example, displayed on telemetry is very affordable. A 40 amp sensor that also displays voltage that provides capacity display will set you back around $19! Compare that to other offers.

    The transmitter comes with a nice soft case, neck strap, gimbel protectors, a very brief manual, a sticker sheet, a nice 2000 mAh NiMH battery, and a 2S XH to XT60 adapter. I recommend that you order the Aloft Charger and Harness at the same time as the radio, as these items do not come with the radio, and they really are a must-have to keep you from having to constantly open the radio at battery charges. Some are doing Lipo or LiFe batteries, and I don't really see the need. The included battery provides about 6 to 8 hours of use at full charge, and does not require balancing. With the Aloft Charge Harness, the battery stays in the radio, and you plug the Aloft charger into a port that you install yourself in the radio. It is a very easy modification. Don't forget - you'll need a mini USB cable and micro SD card (2GB to 32GB) too!

    Nick Review by nioa • (Posted on 3/5/2018)
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    Please add better screen

    I really wish FrSky would put a higher resolution screen the tx. Not much more money, and I'd be glad to pay it for better clarity and screen resolution. Review by MD-Flyer • (Posted on 10/6/2017)
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