We have been very excited about the release of the Frsky X-Lite, a gamepad style RC transmitter, however we also learned that the X-lite is unlikely to be compatible with the TBS Crossfire external module, which is a huge disappointment to some users. Don’t worry! The Dark Knight radio from UndergroundFPV might be a good alternative.
Dark Knight Radio Protocol & Module Bay
The Dark Knight TX will come with an internal TX module that supports Flysky AFHDS 2A protocol, meaning this TX will support Flysky RX but not Frsky out of the box. However there is a JR bay for external radio module including the TBS Crossfire and Frsky XJT module if you wish to use other radio systems.
Dark Knight Hardware
The manufacturer, UndergroundFPV has told us that the Dark Knight transmitter is going to be equipped with digital hall effect gimbals, and the display is a colour touch screen. As far as we can tell from the leaked images, there are at least 8 switches and two pots which are more than enough for multirotor users.
However I do not see any physical trim buttons, perhaps the trimming has to be done in the software.
And it’s good to see there is is a neck strap hook too.
Here is the confirmed spec of the Dark Knight radio.
- Price range: $99-$169
- Running OpenTX System
- 10 channels
- Internal RF: Flysky AFHDS 2A
- Removable JR bay for external modules, supports TBS Crossfire in both small JR and large versions
- Colour Touchscreen
- Plane support + trim tabs (plane/Heli) preset mixes
- Quad mix presets
- OTG output
- Powered by 2x 18650 batteries, TX can be charged via USB Port
- SD card slot
- Hard case for travel
I will update this post once we receive update about the Dark Knight.