New to Drones completely, so checked around and bought a TX16S (with touch screen and Hall Gimbles) last week with the intention of playing on a Sim, and then getting an FPV drone and goggles (have a 2nd hand drone coming soon, but that’s another story!)
Wow… What a lot I have to learn, but plenty of guides out there and some trial and error. Anyways with regards the TX16S, I have a 2S 3000mAh battery I bought with it, which I charged on a LiPo charger, and all was fine. It has in built USB C Charging on the bottom (with the data on the top). I can’t seem to get the battery to charge whilst in the transmitter. I’ve tried different cables, and chargers (and even the top port, which is for data I know) but nothing will get it to charge in the transmitter, either that or there’s no display/LED to show it’s charging. Any suggestions?
Also I can’t for the life of me seem to get the SD card out. Is it spring loaded (like a lot of micro SD cards), or is there another way to remove it?!
Cheers all. And I should also say Hi! Might do that in the right forum!
Sounds like the USB-C charging socket is for providing power to an external device like a phone which needs charging, not to charge the Tx internal battery.
If the SD slot is not spring loaded then gently pull the card out, not all slots are spring loaded but rely only on friction.
The TX16S absolutely IS designed to charge Lipos. Says on the inside, on the important imformation, etc. Says not to charge High Voltage Lipos (LiHVs?), but I have a standatd 7.4V 2S battery which it states it SHOULD be able to charge.
Their website even sells as 5000mAh Lipo 2S battery for this reason https://www.radiomasterrc.com/tx16s-battery (I have a 3000mAh, which hobbyRC sold as part of the kit). I am in contact with them, and state it should work too.
Was hoping to find an owner with some suggestions is all
Well HobbyRC fixed the issue and returned the TX, all working OK now and charges fine.
Been playing in the house with the TinyHawk S I bought (only using 1S for now).
Now need to decide what my next moves are, and whether I dare start to fly outside… Think the having a spotter (for LOS) going to limit me outside, even with a sub 250g drone!
It’s great fun, with a LOT to learn (after flying for all weekend, only discovered the onscreen settings through the goggles to change profiles rates, etc without having to connect to BF configurator) yesterday. Great fun!