Eachine is releasing their own version of the TX16S, which is manufactured by Radiomaster. Although it has the same name as the original TX16S, they look different from the outside, are there any other differences?
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It’s been confirmed that the Eachine TX16S is manufactured by Radiomaster, rebranded for Eachine. So it’s not a clone or anything.
The Eachine TX16S:
As you can see the radio is quite similar, but they’ve moved the flight mode buttons to the centre of the radio just above the screen, and changed the rectangular Model and System setting buttons to circular ones.
Same Specs As Original TX16S
After checking with Radiomaster, they told me the gimbals are different on the Eachine version. But apart from that the rest of the radio is identical, including features, specs and OpenTX firmware target. You will get the same touch screen, internal charging, multi-protocol module etc.
It turns out the gimbals on the Eachine are actually just the same hall sensor gimbals, but with new adjustment capability – you can adjust gimbal tension and stick travel limit right on the front of the radio, you don’t need to take apart the radio anymore. You can even change gimbal mode too.
The Eachine TX16S is the same price as the Radiomaster version of the same specs. (But Radiomaster’s is $10 off until the end of the month: https://bit.ly/34FLB2Y
Is it worth it? Having the convenience of being able to change gimbals tension without tearing down the radio is certainly nice, but we don’t really do that very often. Well, if you are one of those people who are always changing stick tension for some reason, then this is awesome. But most of us only change it once at the beginning and then forget about it, so this new feature might not be as important as it might seem.