5.0 out of 5 stars | BUY IT!
PROS: Excellent radio out of the box! Packed with far higher priced features of other transmitters. Also easy to modify! I purchased a base white model, disassembled & painted it (not recommend for the average Joe, just buy black if you don't have some previous skill in this area) I added 2 external antenna ( just a personal preference the internal antennas worked great btw and give the radio a great feel in small form factor) Added some thumbsticks from an Xbox controller (again, preference. I'm a thumber not a pincher) and used an old gopro mount for my eachine D800 fpv monitor/goggle with built in dvr & vx rx ALL THIS AT A FRACTION OF THE COST! CONS: Are few but I'll list them. The thumbsticks are actually a very pink color & unless you're into "pink" they gotta go! Also still waiting for a firmware update to include head tracking support as the radio has ppm mode as a menu option and the port is installed which rockets this already great product to the next level as soon as that head tracking firmware is available.
Reviewed in the United States on November 10, 2018 by GIBSON
5.0 out of 5 stars | This is the best controller under 150
For sixty bucks, this is a great value! I use it for a robot car; I only need gas and steer from the left/right sticks, but I also need the other switches to change various modes (whether in manual/auto drive mode, whether to turn on/off camera recording, e-brake, lights, adjustment, and so forth.) The receiver it comes with outputs 6 channels of PWM data, but it also has a serial port that outputs 10 channels of data at 115,200 bps. I find reading the serial data much more robust than PWM, anyway, so this is a fantastic option (google "ibus" to find the spec -- it's very simple!) The one caveat is that it eats batteries. Four AAs only last a few hours, which is a problem when using it on the bench for development. It has a USB input to use it as a USB game controller (!) but it still needs battery power to run, it doesn't run off USB when plugged in. There is no re-chargeable option, which I think is a real bummer. I ended up soldering in an external power input and plugged it into a 10000 mAh power bank.
Reviewed in the United States on September 22, 2017 by Jon E Watte
5.0 out of 5 stars | Great small transmitter
This is a really great hobby RC transmitter especially for the price. Easy to set up and program for multiple applications (trucks, cars, airplanes, helicopters and tanks). I have two of these for driving my RC tanks and trucks. I would purchase and recommend this transmitter to the beginner and experienced RC hobbyist.
Reviewed in the United States on April 10, 2020 by M. Worrell
4.0 out of 5 stars | Great controller for quads, just want a smaller receiver
I wish the receiver was a little smaller so it would fit in my Diatone crusader GT2. If you buy this for that application, you will most likely need to modify the receiving board itself or the plastic cover around it. This controller does come with the spring on the left stick! However, with that being said, it is super easy to remove the spring in about 5 screws and 10 mins worth of time. In addition to the easy of removing the spring, they even provide you with a piece to allow throttle on the left as a traditional quad throttle would be!
Reviewed in the United States on February 1, 2017 by Alex
4.0 out of 5 stars | Good for beginners, nothing wrong with controller. Possibly very old stock from this vendor.
Good starter controller. Once I learn more and get better I'll probably want to upgrade but for an initial investment it gets the job done and looks good doing it. From everything I have read the newer version of this comes with the throttle spring already removed and the throttle tensioner installed. They also come with the LCD holder. This came with neither. I had to remove the throttle spring and make my own tensioner with some aluminum from a can. I have since ordered the LCD holder and correct tensioner from somewhere else since I couldn't find them here. It also ships with very old firmware. You'll have to search a little but the latest firmware can be found online. Once upgraded there is a new menu and many more options and features. I think this is very old stock but that doesn't take away from the controller itself. Just get the parts you need and the firmware and you'll have everything you were supposed to get. Sort of disappointed I didn't know all of this earlier, but live and learn.
Reviewed in the United States on October 7, 2017 by Mike G
5.0 out of 5 stars | Great transmitter for the money
I love it. The transmitter works and feels great. I think the quality of the plastic and the molded side inserts is great. Way better than I expected. I have had this for several months. Part of me regrets not going ahead and buying the Tyrannis, but, it was an additional $40 I didn't want to spend. This transmitter is perfect for beginners getting into mini quads. If you have some extra cash, I would look at the $100 Tyrannis instead. The only reason is for the added features and wider use in the community. If you don't care about that, you won't be disappointed by this at all. I have never had an issue with range, but have only flown within 500ft of myself, so I can't speek to that. Connecting to the computer is super easy for sims, but it does use the on board AA batteries.
Reviewed in the United States on May 5, 2018 by Nick Hankins
5.0 out of 5 stars | Great little gadget for the money. Simulators pick it right up out of the box.
I'm digging this radio. Although I'm not new to tc flying, this will be my first racing drone build. I don't want the cheapest so I don't have to upgrade much but I wanted to stay cheap enough that if I break something or grow tired of it then I am not out of pocket much. At $63 this radio is excellent and feels a lot like the radio that comes with the DJI Phantom series. So far I've only used it on the Liftoff simulator but after a few days I feel that I can begin my drone building and start flying. I will update on the receiver when the drone is completely.
Reviewed in the United States on July 8, 2018 by Derek
4.0 out of 5 stars | perfect first radio!
I am a complete beginner when it comes to anything RC, but I had a tank chassis I wanted to get going, so after reading a ton of reviews I decided to give the i6s a try. It came very nicely packaged and was set up with the left throttle stick modded for your typical airplane mode (uncentered). Unfortunate for me because i wanted a tank setup with both sticks centered. it came with the parts so before even putting batteries in it to see if it worked i opened it up and set the left gimbal to self centering again. with a couple of esc's i was up and running in no time. controls seem smooth and precise. i haven't used it much yet but so far i love this radio!
Reviewed in the United States on October 8, 2021 by J.F.Robinson