This is a short post to compare two of the best analog receiver modules, ImmersionRC Rapidfire or TBS Fusion, I will explain which Fatshark module you should buy.
Where to Buy?
- Banggood: https://bit.ly/rapidfire-module
- GetFPV: https://oscarliang.com/product-7se8
- RDQ: https://oscarliang.com/product-38n2
Differences Between TBS Fusion and Rapidfire
Both modules work in nearly all Fatshark’s latest FPV Goggles including HDO and HDO2, as well as DJI FPV goggles with analog receiver mount.
Power consumption are very similar, drawing around 350mA to 380mA of current in operation.
When it comes to signal reception, the Rapidfire and Fusion are probably the best in the business right now. Performance between these two modules are very close, I encourage you to watch some testing on Youtube but it’s going to be difficult to call a winner.
Both receiver modules provide the same features such as “auto-search”, “frequency usage scanning”, “lost model finder” etc. RapidFire has a unique feature to lock channel so bumping the button won’t accidentally change it. Unique to the TBS Fusion is a “lap timer”. On top of that, the Fusion also has WiFi capability, it can talk to other TBS devices to synchronize VTX and VRX channel, and display other settings through the FPV Goggles.
I personally find the RapidFIRE slightly easier to use when it comes to menu navigation, but with the Fusion it just takes some getting used to and it’s perfectly functional.
Deciding Factor – Cost
The deciding factor is perhaps price.
Rapidfire is $150 while the TBS Fusion is only $120. For the nearly identical performance and features, it’s a no brainer. The fusion has WiFi, which I don’t use but you might find it useful.