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Dec 01, 2016, 01:02 PM
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NEW Radio - Frsky Taranis Q X7 - what do we know so far?


UPDATE: Showed up @Banggood as well:

http://www.banggood.com/FrrSky-ACCST-Taranis-Q-X7-2_4GHz-16CH-Transmitter-White-Black-p-1112717.html

UPDATE: HorusRC are the first to list the Frsky Taranis Q X7, no price yet but full specs, you can pre order for 0.01$ , threre are two, the white and the black:

https://www.horusrc.com/en/frrsky-taranis-q-x7-8-channels-transmitter-white-color.html



https://www.horusrc.com/en/frrsky-taranis-q-x7-8-channels-transmitter-black-color.html

Comparison between Taranis X9D and the Taranis Q X7:
https://www.horusrc.com/en/blog/the-new-frsky-taranis-x7-review-and-comparison-with-frsky-taranis-x9d-plus

Specifications:
Model Name: Taranis Q X7
Operating Voltage Range: 6~15V (2S, 3S Lipos are acceptable)
Operating Current: 210mA maximum (both RF module and backlit are on)
Operating Temperature: -10~45℃
Backlight LCD Screen: 128*64 outdoor readable LCD
Model Memories: 60 (extendable by SD card)
Compatibility: FrSky X series, D series and V8-II series receivers (plus other receivers if an external module is used)

Features:
Quad Ball Bearing Gimbals
Receiver Match
Audio Speech Outputs (values, alarms, settings, etc.)
Antenna Status Detection and adjustment
Real-time Flight Data Logging
Receiver Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) Alerts
Super Low Latency
Smart Port Supported
Vibration Alerts
Model configuration files compatible with TARANIS X9D Plus

Looks just like the Taranis in a different form factor, different gimbals (probably) and cheaper.

Original post:
So the rumors are starting to build up for this and there is still not much information....

I tried to gather all the infomation i found regarding this new Taranis Q X7 which I'm not even sure about the full name yet, X7 seems right for now.

One Blog here:
http://blog.intermodel.fr/2016/11/07...is-taranis-x7/

And one new store, HorusRC is sugesting that it is pretty soon with an actual photo on a Facebook massive sponsored ads:
www.horusrc.com

https://www.facebook.com/horusrc/posts/1583677824979599

Some (unofficial?) spec page:
https://imgur.com/gallery/vHQBT

Frsky official Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNqCx9Rg89n/

I will add more info once there actually is some

My guess for now is that it will be Taranis like but smaller like we learned from the Turnigy Evolution (which I just got)
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Dec 01, 2016, 01:28 PM
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Can't say I am surprised - they need to recover the costs of developing their own firmware, and the best way to do that is to try to cover various price points with different TXs that run it. I bet there won't be an OpenTX version for this one!

The problem for a set likely this is going to be pricing - can they bring it in under Spek DX6 money, can they make any money even if they do, and will people pay not very much less than an X9D for a much less rich featured set? Can't see it myself; with their slick marketing and BNF offerings I think Spek will continue to rule at the beginners end of the market.
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Dec 01, 2016, 01:44 PM
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Can't say I am surprised - they need to recover the costs of developing their own firmware, and the best way to do that is to try to cover various price points with different TXs that run it. I bet there won't be an OpenTX version for this one!
Not sure I understand your thought. Which OS do you think it has?

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Dec 01, 2016, 02:02 PM
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I would be amazed if it uses anything other than a simplified version of FrTx ported from the Horus. If they are not going to run it across all their future TXs why bother going to the cost and pain of developing it?
Dec 01, 2016, 02:07 PM
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Can't say I am surprised - they need to recover the costs of developing their own firmware, and the best way to do that is to try to cover various price points with different TXs that run it. I bet there won't be an OpenTX version for this one!

The problem for a set likely thisis going to be pricing - can they bring it in under Spek DX6 money, can they make any money even if they do, and will people pay not very much less than a an X9D for a much less rich featured set? Can't see it myself; with their slick marketing and BNF offerings I think Spek will continue to rule at the beginners end of the market.
I don't agree with some of what you say.
For FPV Racer quads, Frsky Taranis actually rules the market as far as I see around me in the hobby, even for beginners.
And also, if i was to recommend a beginner a cheaper radio i would recommend Flysky X6i or Turnigy Evolution (which i might actually use instead of the taranis) and not Spek.h

I think the X7 will be like the taranis but smaller, its a shame that long time ago radios were big because they needed to accomodate the electronics and mechanical aspects, and today they are big just to look like they used to look back then. the Turnigy Evolution is defiantly a step in the right direction but its still has some weak spots like the screen.

A good example of good direction would be the DJI Mavic remote, its so small and feels very good, and has all the electronics stuff inside the smallest form factor.

The Taranis is great, but it is too big and has too many features for what we need that we can give up in order to make it smaller, to have the sport as minimalistic as possible, just through the remote in your bag without a care.

My switches are always breaking, why do they have to look so 1980 like? why not something else? that is less break likely?
Dec 01, 2016, 03:30 PM
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I would be amazed if it uses anything other than a simplified version of FrTx ported from the Horus.
''FrSky nous a transmis un croquis qui suggèrerait qu’un projet d’évolution de la Taranis actuelle serait en cours !'' (Taranis evolution)

same cheap gimbals = involution
Dec 01, 2016, 04:06 PM
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i like the looks of this tx
Dec 01, 2016, 04:31 PM
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The Taranis is great, but it is too big and has too many features for what we need...
Who's "we"?
Latest blog entry: Taranis: Aileron-To-Rudder Mix.
Dec 01, 2016, 09:28 PM
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I was hoping that a tray version of the horus would be the next offering from frsky
Dec 02, 2016, 01:45 AM
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Dec 02, 2016, 01:58 AM
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Originally Posted by MattyB
I would be amazed if it uses anything other than a simplified version of FrTx ported from the Horus. If they are not going to run it across all their future TXs why bother going to the cost and pain of developing it?
It runs OpenTX.

https://imgur.com/gallery/vHQBT
Dec 02, 2016, 02:12 AM
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Originally Posted by raumagent
Wow -- that's not suppose to be public... but it's over a month old.. what the heck.

As you can see from the internal newsletter: As of early October it was planned to have OpenTX for Taranis+ on board.

I don't know if it will be sold as a stand alone product - I suspect that it may be only sold bundled with quads/drones. It would be ludicrous for FrSky to cannibalize their Taranis X9DP sales with a very inexpensive stripped down version.

I'll post pictures .. probably late next week.
Dec 02, 2016, 02:13 AM
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wow, amazing


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