Review: Jumper T-Lite Radio – Cheapest Worth Having Radio?

Review: Jumper T-Lite Radio – Cheapest Worth Having Radio?

The Jumper T-Lite is a funds radio with highly effective options. This factor ticks lots of containers for me: it has the form of a gaming controller, helps multi-protocol in addition to exterior RF modules. But is it nearly as good because it sounds? Let’s discover out.

New to FPV? Don’t neglect to take a look at my radio transmitter purchaser’s information. This evaluate is written by visitor author, B. Von Bla, edited by Oscar Liang.

Check value right here:

  • Multi-protocol module (JP4IN1) chipsets and their supported protocols are:
    • A7105: Flysky, Hubsan, AFHDS2A and many others
    • CC2500: Frsky, Futaba SFHSS, Hitec, Radiolink, Esky, Corona and many others
    • CYRF6936: DSM / DSMX, Walkera Devo, Wfly, and many others
    • NRF24L01: HISKY, Syma, ASSAN, and many others
  • Radio Micro-controller: STM32F205
  • Mono shade LCD Screen: 1.3” 128×64 pixels
  • Input Voltage: DC 3.5-4.2V
  • Required Battery: 1x 18650 (not included)
  • 16 Channels
  • Size: 166*106*56mm
  • Weight: 260g (with 1×18650)

Like I mentioned, the Jumper T-Lite ticks lots of containers for me:

  • Amazing value – $76 Only
  • Compact kind issue, fine condition for thumbers
  • Internal multi-protocol RF module
  • Runs OpenTX firmware
  • Hall sensor gimbals
  • Supports exterior modules like Jumper R900, Frsky R9, TBS Crossfire, and many others
  • Powered by a single 18650 cell
  • You can cost the battery contained in the radio by way of USB-C
  • Supports FPV Simulator on PC
  • Removable antenna for straightforward transportation or upgrading to the next acquire antenna
  • Voice and Vibration perform

So far, it sounds too good to be true proper? Yup! There are a couple of minor points you ought to be conscious of.

To preserve the value down, they’ve skipped some safety within the circuits. For instance you shouldn’t energy the radio with out an antenna, and don’t insert the 18650 cell backward (keep away from reverse polarity). Both errors might fry the electronics, the radio comes with stickers reminding you of those.

There aren’t any momentary switches, however I’ve been instructed that you may reconfigure the trim buttons in OpenTX for use as momentary switches if you want.

And the massive RGB LED within the heart, it’s blindingly shiny. I remedied it by overlaying it with a chunk {of electrical} tape.

For me personally, these are the one downsides and they’re completely not deal breakers.

Let’s have a look at the radio from all sides and clarify what are on there.

Top view:

We have the gimbals and the trim-buttons. Between the trim-buttons is the ability button. Above that’s the LCD display surrounded by menu navigation buttons.

On the very high we’ve got the antenna and two of the 4 switches. On the underside we’ve got the speaker in one of many grips and inside the opposite grip is a haptic suggestions motor.

View from the highest:

There are 4 switches: the 2 backside ones are 2-position switches and the 2 high ones are 3-position switches.

In the center we’ve got, from left to proper, a 3.5mm audio jack for buddy field, a SMA antenna connector, above that could be a micro-SD card slot, and eventually on the left is a USB-C connector for charging the battery and connecting the radio to a laptop so you need to use it with FPV simulators.

The view from the again:

We have the 18650 battery compartment and behind the “T-Lite” sticker, is a small gap that offers entry to the connector for the module bay.

Some reviewers complain about ergonomics of the T-Lite radio, however right here is my tackle that: It’s nice!

I’m a thumber and for me it really works simply nice. Some reviewers argued that it’s important to wedge your fingers between the switches and that, for example, arming and disarming could be a bit awkward. I’d say it’s a non-issue for me,  only a matter of getting used to the structure actually.

I arm with the 3-position swap: Down is disarmed, Middle is beeper, and Up is armed.

If you need to have the ability to disarm sooner you need to use the underside swap for arming.

The display is a transflective LCD display. So completely no drawback in any respect studying it in daylight. I want this over these fancy shade screens. When you’re indoor, the intense LED below the display could be irritating, I merely put a chunk {of electrical} tape over it.

The radio has haptic suggestions and speaker. I want to have my radios silent so i don’t use any voice recordsdata for the speaker. If you need to use voice recordsdata, word that they don’t come preinstalled, you’ll must put them on a micro SD card and insert it into the radio.

See my suggestions on SD card in your radio.

The again case is held on with 8 screws of the identical dimension.

All electronics is related to the mainboard with connectors and versatile silicone wires, very good construct high quality. The multi-protocol module board connects to the mainboard with pin headers. The designers even had one set of pin headers reversed to be able to’t presumably insert the board the flawed approach, very good contact.

Tension on the gimbal springs could be simply adjusted.

If you ever needed to exchange a damaged swap, it’s very easy to do. Just de-solder the wires on the swap, and solder them to the brand new swap and you’re able to go.

Inside the radio there’s loads of room for growth. There’s a lot room, Jumper needed to stack 3 items of froth to press down on the radio module so it’s secured in place.

So, there it’s, the Jumber T-Lite radio. It’s a compact and versatile transmitter that doesn’t break the financial institution and has loads of tinkering/growth potentialities.

Thank you for studying and blissful flying.