This is the latest powerful radio system from FrSky, the Taranis Q X7. This is a lightweight feature packed reliable system and it comes in black or white color scheme. The radio includes a Haptic Vibration Feedback System which provides an alternative feedback system to the voice and sound alert warnings. This 16 channel radio has smooth ball bearing gimbals and is loaded with six switches and two knobs. It runs on OpenTX and files can be shared with the popular X9D Plus. The MicroSD card slot offers unlimited model memory options , it also has a USB port for upgrades and to connect to a PC for adjusting settings.
One of the best features of the Taranis Q X7 is its full telemetry capability, as well as RSSI signal strength feedback. Wheel and center enter button makes navigating the backlit menu easy and precise. Equipped with an audio jack output and trainer port as well. And of course a module bay for use with JR-type modules that can be used with other protocol receivers and with the use of a FrSky XJT module this radio can support up to 32-channels.
Other features include Receiver Match, Real-Time Flight Data Logging and Super Low Latency for precision flying. Overall this Radio has the features of more expensive transmitters at an unprecedented value.
Battery and charging options
Option 1. Purchase the FrSKY Nimh battery pack. It can be charged with the available FCX07 charger by plugging into the charge port on the radio.
Option 2. Use any of the alternative Lipo batteries. They all have the right connector and can be charged with the FrSKY FCX07 charger or removed and charged with your own charger (make sure you have the proper connectors).
The Tattu 2500 goggle battery fits nicely into the compartment, and still has more capacity than the 2000mAh FrSKY packs. Can double as a backup goggle battery.
The GNB 3500 is a larger capacity option at a similar price.
The new Gens Ace 3800 is the largest capacity, longest lasting pack. Charges through JST-SYP connector (what we usually just call JST, the red one) OR you can charge through the radio charge port (regular charge, not balance charge, with your charger or the FCX07).. It's a bit of a snug fit in the radio.
After reviewing these options you may consider the Q X7S as it comes with battery, charger, case, upgraded gimbals and stick ends.
Note* FrSky stopped providing the AA battery holder that used to come with the radio. It is now an option.