I was looking for something that was reasonably priced that would be reliable and easy to use. I think I found it in the FlySky 2.4GHz 6 Channel Digital Transmitter and Receiver Radio System . This system came with the 6-channel receiver that is light and doesn’t take up much room in the Curieux Rover.
I have heard some complaints of distance issues but for the Rover project this was not an issue. The transmitter is perfect for those small projects where you need the power of a programmable transmitter but don’t necessarily need a lot of features you’ll never use.
To change settings or program the transmitter, it’s as simple as using the click and scroll dial that provides a quick and easy way to navigate the menu and change the options. The LCD screen is backlit and has fairly large fonts making it easy to read.
I really liked simplified menu especially for those that are first-time programmers and users of programmable receivers. A lot of the functions you will likely use are graphically represented making it easier to see the changes you have made to the system.
So far, this transmitter is exactly what I was needing for the Rover project and the power consumption is on par with higher end models.
• Channels: 6
• Model type: glider/heli/airlane
• RF range: 2.4000-2.485GHz
• Bandwidth: 500KHz
• Band: 160
• RF power: less than 20 dBm
• 2.4G system: AFHDS
• Code type: GFSK
• Sensitivity: 1024
• Low voltage warning: yes(less than 9V)
• DSC port: yes(PS2; output: PPM)
• Charger port: yes
• Power: 12V DC(1.5AA*8)
• ANT length: 26mm
• Size: 191*93*302mm
• Certificate: CE0678, FCC
• Mode 2 (Left Hand Throttle)