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This product has been retired from our catalog and is no longer for sale.

This page is made available for those looking for datasheets and the simply curious. Please refer to the description to see if a replacement part is available.

Replacement: None. We are no longer able to get these. This page is for reference only.

Description: Hobbykings T6A 2.4GHz system is an entry level transmitter offering the reliability of 2.4GHz signal technology and a twin receiver antenna and with 6 channels. This transmitter requires a PC to modify any of the channel variables including mixing and servo reversing. Requires 8 AA batteries.

You can use this for all sorts of projects including (but not limited to) tanks, airplanes, helicopters, scale models of the Weinermobile, blimps, or even a life-sized remote control David Hasselhoff.

Features:
  • 6-channel 2.4GHz transmitter with servo reversing
  • Easy to use control for basic models
  • Includes 6-channel receiver
  • Trainer system option
Includes:
  • 2.4GHz Transmitter
  • 2.4GHz Receiver
  • Bind Plug

Documents:

Comments 23 comments

  • I just wanted to ask is you guys sell a battery pack that is plug-n-play with the receiver of this RC

    • is there also the appropriate charger that the manual speaks about for the transmiter? can I use NiMh batteries and used this ‘charger’??

  • Can it be shipped to India? I mean, do we have to pay customs/duty/tax for this radio?

  • What’s the signal range?

  • here is the page with the trainer jack pinout, its post 112: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=967207&page=8

  • i found a link to the datasheet of the 8 bit microcontroller in the remote, enjoy! http://www.ai-hk.cn/miconiclan/EM78P4589.pdf

  • yes very interesting move. any chance you guys will also be selling just the receiver? that would be quite the awesome.

  • I should probably do a little more research before asking but it may be helpful to others.
    Can this interface with flight sim software? I remember seeing a friend using his receiver with some linux software when he was learning how to fly heli’s. I’d rather crash a few virtual planes before mine gets in the air.

  • I don’t know a lot about RC transmitters. However, it’s something I’ve wanted to get into. I understand that it’s designed to control servos, but I was wondering - Would it be possible to talk to a microcontroller with this? I suppose that I could try to read out the data transmitted to the servo, and replace whatever potentiometer or switch is in the transmitter with a digital pot/relay/microcontroller pin, and read the duty cycle on the servo line. What kind of bitrate could I get from that scheme? Is that a silly idea, or is there really no better way?
    I’d rather not have two power-hungry receivers in the model, and the robust communication and brainless servo control that these systems offer is attractive (as opposed to trying to make my own driver with an XBee or similar).
    Also, my favorite part of the manual:
    When you buy the CT6 series remote systems, with a programming line you can set up the program by your own, this will bring you happiness.
    (Note: Least favorite part is that the software is a Windows-only GUI utility. Is the protocol spec/software source available anywhere? That would bring me bliss.)

    • Just found out that the RC Forum discussion has 274 pages at this time.
      o_O
      Perhaps the information I am seeking was in that thread somewhere.

      • Yeah, it’s a LOT to dig through, but there’s a LOT in there as well. You can always just search for keywords and find what you need. I believe all the wiring pin-out information is in there as well. If you find it, post the link to the page here. If we find it, we will post it as well.

  • For those who are interested, this is a constantly agile DSSS 2.4GHz system which “hops” across the entire band and as such, it’s pretty resilient to noise on the 2.4GHz band. It is much improved over the original (V1) system which was a single frequency non-agile DSSS system. The only problem will probably be getting spare receivers – they’re a bit like hen’s teeth right now. I’ve reviewed a range of the HK/Turnigy RC systems at RCModelReviews.com for those wanting more info.

  • Typo in the item name. Trasmitter instead of Transmitter (missing ‘n’)

  • you need to sell the usb cable too or it’s pretty useless

    • Incidentally, check the RC Groups thread (the last link under “Documents” above). Tons of good info and hackery.

      • i have this remote too and dont have the usb cable do you have the pinout for the usb cable connector? (looks like a ps2 mouse connector on the back of the remote)

    • Yep, we know it and we’re trying to source it. But I’ve done it with an FT232 breakout and some jumper wires (though I can’t remember the pinout of the DIN connector). The interface is just a UART.

  • Interesting move sparkfun, definitely nice to have an american distributor for these cheap tx’s. If you can source the Turnigy TH9x’s, I could see them being very popular. Especially since not even hobbyking can keep them in stock

    • We’ve wanted to get something like this in for a while. But the hobby industry is freaking cut-throat, and it’s really hard to make this cost effective. We thought we could add value by making it domestic. Not that I don’t love Hobby King; I’ve spent tons of dough with them. But I’ve waited over a month for shipping in some cases.
      The Turingy set… it could happen, maybe. We’ll see how this one does.


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