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.
- Operating Voltage Range: 6~15V (2S, 3S Lipos are acceptable)
- Operating Current: 210mA maximum (RF module and backlit on)
- Operating Temperature -10~45℃
- 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!