Name of radio:
model info or software
updates can easily be
transferred and stored
in the internal memory
of the transmitter using
either an sd card or usb
which will give you up to 16 linear and
two switched channels. For faster response
time, you can choose FASSTest 12ch, but
you will lose all but battery voltage telemetry. Of course, you can use a single receiver,
which limits you to however many channels that particular receiver has available.
The radio does not use a module; instead,
the signal type can be switched between
FASSTest, FAAST and S-FHSS internally via
the menu so it can be used with any compatible 2.4GHz receiver.
The top switch assembly cover on either side can be removed by extracting a single screw (seen here next to the rear switch) allowing easy swap outs.
Dual processors running on a Windows
CE operating system control everything.
Power comes from a 7.4V 3500mAh LiPo
battery pack that is charged through the
transmitter using a dedicated charger/
plug to prevent accidental use of an older
style Ni-Cd/NiMH charger. Data such as
model info or software updates can easily
be transferred and stored in the internal
memory of the transmitter using either an
SD card or USB connection.
At the controls
A radio can be packed with bells and whistles, but what good does it do if it’s not
comfortable in your hands? As soon as I
opened the beautiful custom case, I knew
I was in for a treat. I instantly felt that
the T18MZ was a solidly built transmitter
and had excellent balance. Although not
a small transmitter, it’s by no means too
large to fit the average flier’s hands, and
whether you are a thumb or two-fingered
flier, all of the switches, levers, and knobs
are within easy reach.
The eight switches on the top of the
transmitter are easily swapped out or
exchanged should you want a different