The engineers at Turnigy have come up with another winner, the Turnigy Evolution. Designed with the FPV Drone flier squarely in mind, the Evolution features a striking new look and is amazingly compact. Its small size makes it very backpack friendly and the neat cover for the front of the controller keeps the face and gimbals safe during transportation.
The Evolution uses the solid and reliable 8 channel 2.4GHz Automatic Frequency Hopping Digital System (AFHDS 2A) spread spectrum technology, making it compatible with the iA6, iA6B, iA6C, i10 & i10B range of receivers. Twin omnidirectional high gain antennas are built into the outer case to provide an even more secure radio link and to protect them from damage.
The ergonomically designed case makes for easy use of all controls. The switches and pots are all positioned for comfort and the adjustable length sticks can be tailored to your own requirements. Speaking of sticks, the high quality, ball bearing gimbals are clear and have color changing, programmable LEDs that can change color with the use of the sticks. There is a pop-up potentiometer that could be used for camera gimbal control. Two 3-position switches on the back can easily be set-up to change the flight modes. A large monochrome backlit LCD Touch screen makes it easy to program and change the settings in both daylight and night-time.
Five model memories make it easy when swapping from one model to next by simply selecting the appropriate model memory (assuming that you’ve bound the next receiver to the particular model memory first!)
Each transmitter and receiver has its own unique ID to prevent other RC systems from accidentally connecting to or interfering with the Evolution.
Each transmitter hops between 16 channels in order to reduce interference from other transmitters. There is even a mini USB port for easy charging via a power bank (power pack) or phone charger / USB charger / PC. This can also be used for updates (via PC) or to use the Evolution transmitter as a controller for your favorite RC simulator programs.
The Evolution comes in either Mode 1 and Mode 2 and is available in black or white for each mode.
AFHDS 2A RF protocol
Compatible with the iA6, iA6B, iA6C, i10 & i10B range of receivers
8 channel 2.4ghz radio with telemetry capability
i10 style customized Gimbals with dual ball bearing supports
Illuminated gimbals (adjustable)
Soft rubber grips
Easy to use touch screen
SBUS/IBUS and CPPM/PWM support
5 Model Memory
Backlit LCD Screen
4 Stick Mode Selection
USB port for Flight Simulators
Model type: Multi-rotor/Drone
RF range: 2.408~2.475 GHz
Bandwidth: 500 KHz
RF channel: 135
Protocol: AFHDS 2A
Modulation type: GFSK
Stick resolution: 4096
Low voltage alarm: Yes (