Update July 18
Radios are in and we have stock!
Update July 11
More radios on the way - tracking here. All remaining pre-orders will be filled and there will be actually be some stock!
Update June 28
Radios received and fully allocated to existing pre-orders. More radios coming soon!
Update June 26
Part of the shipment came early and radios are being shipped by date of original order. Black is sold out, there may be some red remaining. Any pre-orders in black can be switched to red if you want your radio NOW!
Update June 21
FrSKY shipped late and reduced quantity again. We should still be able to fill all pre-orders. Shipment tracking is here
Update June 16
Shipping quantity was increased - we will be able to fill all back orders and have stock available for new orders. We'll update here if availability changes.
Update June 15
FrSky says a batch will be shipping Monday Jun 18. It will probably arrive at the end of the week and we anticipate having enough to fill most or all pre-orders. We've also secured some of the coveted Panasonic 2000mAh cells which will only be available with the purchase of an X-lite. Pre-order customers will have the option to add batteries and/charger. We'll notify you once we have the quantities confirmed.
Update May 29
First batch arrived and shipped out. Unfortunately it's much less than we asked for. This news will disappoint many people and for that we are sorry. FrSKY expects to be shipping more radios mid June.
Update May 8
Status quo - FrSKY still not processing orders, no invoices issued, no product shipping.
Update April 27
FrSKY is now saying that orders will start being taken in "early May". No radios have shipped or will be shipping for end of April.
Update April 24, 2018
Official price released.
Update April 12, 2018
"shipping will start at the end of the month" (shipping from FrSKY)
Final price has still not been set by FrSKY - the Pre-order price will be adjusted once they do.
Get ahead of the curve with the next game changing transmitter from FrSky, the Taranis X-Lite. This revolutionary radio blends the functionality and reliability of FrSky Transmitters with a compact Game-Style controller.The X-Lite is ergonomically designed, featuring 4 switches and 2 sliders, which means you can still fly your Fixed-wing models as well multirotors and helicopters. Compact in size means you can take it virtually anywhere. It features a Haptic Vibration Feedback System along with the voice and sound alert warnings.The X-Lite has the smoothest control possible with the pre-installed high precision M12 Lite hall sensor gimbals. The easy to access battery bay allows for quick, worry free battery swaps. The X-Lite runs on the familiar OpenTX software and the model memory is expandable with the addition of your own micro SD card. Like all of our new transmitters it has a wireless feature that lets you link up wirelessly to other FrSky radios for training, additionally it can link up to the FrSky FreeLink App for monitoring telemetry and configuring receivers.Long range is an option with the support of the upcoming R9M Lite 915/868MHz module. Other features include Receiver Match, Real-Time Flight Data Logging and Super Low Latency for competitive flying. Overall this Radio has all the features of its predecessors in a smaller package at an unprecedented value.
About the batteries
FrSKY chose to go with 18500 cells, which have very limited availability compared to 18650. We have secured a small supply of batteries. The Panasonic is the largest capacity available at 2000mAh but there were not enough available to fill all orders so we also sourced some 1100mAh at a great price to fill the void. Based on FrSKYs posted current draw of 190mA, the 1100mAh should last 5 hours and the 2000mAh should last around 10 hours. In order to make sure they go around, each purchase is limited to one set of Panasonic and two sets of the 1100 (which make a great backup battery). You can check as many boxes above as you wish.
For more info on the chargers, they're listed here and here