Let’s keep this simple. Which radio is right for you, either as an upgrade, or your first radio in FPV? Here are 3 options to consider.
TBS tango 2 – Compact with rock solid RX connection
Pros: Runs arguably the most reliable RX connection, 900mhz. New crossfire shot technology also gives extremely low latency. Well supported by the community and TBS themselves.
Cons: It can be hard to find stock of this radio. The Tango 2 only runs TBS’s Crossfire protocol, so it won’t work with many whoops and micros with on board SPI receivers.
Frsky X9 Lite – reliable and cheap
Pros: Lots of community support. Well built and a large range of available receivers.
Cons: If you choose to use ACCESS it wont run d8 mode, often found on whoops.
Perfect for beginners or someone wanting a cheap upgrade from Flysky.
The Radiomaster T16/T16S – One radio for all your RC gear
Pros: Looks good. Comes with a multiprotocol module that will bind with most 2.4ghz receivers, including d8 and d16 for FRSKY. Crossfire is plug and play on the T16
Cons: Build quality isn’t as good as FRSKY. Low stock levels sometimes makes them hard to find.
But, which one should you buy?
If you want a great beginner radio, buy the X9lite. If you just want to fly 5” freestyle and racing, buy the Tango 2. If you want a radio that will grow with you, run crossfire, and be pretty reliable, buy the Jumper/Radiomaster T16.