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Frsky X-Lite
« on: June 02, 2018, 10:55:41 »
Personally I'm loving it, sits comfortably in my hands with the switches in just the right position and with the 18500 cells in each grip the balance is brilliant. Looks like my X9 will be fixed wing only from now on.



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Re: Frsky X-Lite
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2018, 11:30:19 »
Where/are you a console gamer?
Just wondered if this style of tx was most comfortable with people who are used to console controllers?

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Re: Frsky X-Lite
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2018, 11:38:30 »
No use to be a PC gamer. I have played the odd racing game on a console but that is it.

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Re: Frsky X-Lite
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2018, 14:33:51 »
Nice.  Used to use a turnigy evolution which was great and have been waiting for frsky to come up with compact tx.
What's  the battery life like?  Hows the range?

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Re: Frsky X-Lite
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2018, 11:00:22 »
Not tested the range that far yet, sure as hell better than my video signal behind trees :laugh: must have been powered on for a couple of hours now in total and reading 7.8v, the changing them is so easy.

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Re: Frsky X-Lite
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2018, 16:45:29 »
Hmm just done range test with the first guy to get one on our flight line, he had a failsafe within 100yards at a go cart track.
As far as we could tell, range wasn’t the problem but orientation, range was fine if the quad was in front of the radio, but turn the radio side on and it nose doves. (Tx has a linear antenna running left to right internally.

We switched to an external antenna using one of an x9d and it was much better

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Re: Frsky X-Lite
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2018, 17:25:55 »
Hmm just done range test with the first guy to get one on our flight line, he had a failsafe within 100yards at a go cart track.
As far as we could tell, range wasn’t the problem but orientation, range was fine if the quad was in front of the radio, but turn the radio side on and it nose doves. (Tx has a linear antenna running left to right internally.

We switched to an external antenna using one of an x9d and it was much better
I did wonder about the antenna.  It's a shame they done provide one out of the box.  Never had any issues with me evolution though......

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Re: Frsky X-Lite
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2018, 20:00:26 »
Not had a single RSSI warning yet let alone a fail safe, but one to keep an eye on. I have had to update opentx 2.2.2 to a nightly build as I kept losing model binds.

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Re: Frsky X-Lite
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2018, 21:50:06 »
Not had a single RSSI warning yet let alone a fail safe, but one to keep an eye on. I have had to update opentx 2.2.2 to a nightly build as I kept losing model binds.
It may, absolutely have been his radio mate, but the range was definitely reduced along the axis of the antenna, which is what you expect with a dipole, I.e. when the quad was directly to his left or right. It probably means out in front you get a very decent range

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Re: Frsky X-Lite
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2018, 08:53:41 »
It may, absolutely have been his radio mate, but the range was definitely reduced along the axis of the antenna, which is what you expect with a dipole, I.e. when the quad was directly to his left or right. It probably means out in front you get a very decent range

Next time I'm flying up the golf course I'll give it a good test...

I do feel that Frsky rushed it's release especially with the opentx issues :hmm: we can be an unforgiving community :rofl:

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Re: Frsky X-Lite
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2018, 23:35:15 »
Here is my Review and Unboxing of the FrSky X-Lite.  If anybody is interested to see some opinions.


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Re: Frsky X-Lite
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2018, 01:06:51 »
My 3 month update of life with the x-lite

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Re: Frsky X-Lite
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2018, 08:15:45 »
Love my X-Lite.
X9D gathering dust. I did think about selling but as it was my first radio the nostalgia factor kicked in and I held off.

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Re: Frsky X-Lite
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2018, 21:11:59 »
Love my X-Lite.
X9D gathering dust. I did think about selling but as it was my first radio the nostalgia factor kicked in and I held off.
Same place. I keep saying its my backup. Really it's just a dust collector.

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Re: Frsky X-Lite
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2018, 06:35:33 »
Voltage regulator fried in mine after 12 days of use, was refunded due to being out of stock at the time and never bothered replacing it...

Bloody good radio and I would own one if I didn't fly so much fixed wing...

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Re: Frsky X-Lite
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2018, 18:53:41 »
Hey guys,

So this radio has been out for a while and mrs Santa has got me one for Xmas (win) has anyone got a link to a charge board I can plug into my main charger for the weird 18500 lions? Or even better modded it so they can be charged internally?

Thanks all

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Re: Frsky X-Lite
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2018, 20:58:26 »
Hey guys,

So this radio has been out for a while and mrs Santa has got me one for Xmas (win) has anyone got a link to a charge board I can plug into my main charger for the weird 18500 lions? Or even better modded it so they can be charged internally?

Thanks all

dunno how much space is inside a x-lite but you could probably squeeze a charge board in somewhere, 18650's are a piece of p1ss to source chargers for and I use charge boards often in my sealed vape mod design versions.


run a live and neg from board to batt then just plug in a micro usb....job done

mind you, you'd have to position the board inside the x-lite casing so you could access the usb through the careful hole in the case itself but again shouldnt be to much of a chore.
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Re: Frsky X-Lite
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2018, 21:47:38 »
just buy a charger from your local vape shop, i bought an efest soda ages ago for my vape batteries, so have just been using that for the X-Lite 18500's. can pick one up for £10-15.
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