I’ve been very happy with Radiomaster’s range of receivers and the price and availability from UMT.
However, FrSky have issued a desist to Radiomaster with regard to the R161 and R168 receivers that use D16, and this bit cracks me up, on the grounds of Patent infringement. Why does it crack me up? Well FrSky originally got into the RC market by cloning Futaba Receivers and transmitter modules.
I think FrSky have also had words with UMT and 3DXR, both are FrSky resellers, as both receivers are now showing out of stock in both stores.
Could it be only a matter of time before FrSky start issuing desist notices to Radiomaster and Jumper, maybe even TBS, over the production of multiprotocol modules that have the D16 options?
So instead of screwing their customers FrSky are now screwing people who are not their customers.