NEWS: IRangeX IRX-IR8M, another “universal” radio in approach

Seems after the popular success of the first Multimodule DeviationTX compatible radio, i.e. the Jumper T8SG that a lot of new chinese radios will follow. Here is a gamepad style model ultra compact and light from IRangeX, the IRX-IR8M: https://www.banggood.com/IRangeX-iRX-IR8M-2_4G-8CH-Multi-Protocol-Transmitter-With-PPM-S_BUS-Mini-Receiver-p-1226058.html

We have a radio with the same 4-in-1 multimodule supporting hundreds of protocols, a small LCD screen (the same as for the Jumper & the 7E), 6 switches, 2 pots. Here up to 255 model files can be stored and they clam than OS can be upgraded by USB but actually no reference to DeviationTX … so it’s not 100% sure it will be based on this OS. The radio can be powered either by 4xAA or a 2S LiPo. According to my Banggood contact, 10 first samples will be ready (for reviewers I guess) from the 11-30. I will probably one of them :). Sound also a super great radio. The gimbals also look better than the Jumper original ones (but a new revision with Hall sensor ones will be introduced soon for the Jumper). Compared to the jumper, no vibrations motor seems here but the USB access is direct at least. A compact receiver (probably a FlySky AFHDS-2A) is also included. Probably we will see a future war of the best multimodule radio and it’s good for us to see such new products.

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Description:
Brand name: iRangeX
Item number: iRX-IR8M
Band: 2.4GHz
Channels: 8
Color: White, Black (optional)
Mode: Mode 2, Mode 1 (optional)
Computer Radio: Yes
Outpulse: 1000-2000ms
Model Memery: 30
Modulation: “4 IN 1” CYRF6936, CC2500, NRF2401, A7105
Range: Full
Telemetry: Yes
Transmitter (Tx) Battery Type: 2S Lithium lon Battery/ 4S “AA” 1.5V

Features:
* i8X-IR8M transmitter can act like a USB drive. Managing models, configuration, icons, and themes is as easy as copying a file.
* Supporting for up to 255 different models in transmitter memory.
* Fully configurable themes including bitmaps, fonts.
* Flexible transmitter configuration, remap any switches or buttons to any purples. Also Virtual Channels for additional functionality.
* All text is localized, user-adjustable mode configurations (1, 2, 3 or 4)
* Smooth, quad-bearing gimbals, adjustable stick length and tension.
* Comfortable, no-slip tubber grips.
* Easy-to-read backlit screen.
*Support for multiple protocols without any modifications to the transmitter:
Cyprus: CYR6936: DSM/DSMX, JR Pro, Walkera DEVO
Texas Instruments: CC2500: Frsky, Futaba SFHSS
Amiccom: A7105: Flysky AFHDS2A, Hubsan
Nordic Semiconductor: NRF24L01: Hisky, Syma, Assan and mose other Chinese models.

Package Included:
1X iRangeX iRX-IR8M 2.4G 8CH Multi-Protocol Transmitter With Receiver

9 Comments

  • Krotow says:

    That radio seem built around iRange radio module.. Interesting which software it will use? Deviation or OpenTX? And how about gimbal interchangeability (to QX7 M7 gimbals for example) or possibility to simply get a new ones? Well, that doesn’t matter much but which I don’t like in this radio that with all abundance of supported protocols it support only 8 channels. Well, I don’t expect the RadioLink RX support (those are one cryptic Chinese guys – still no one emulated them so far), but what about FrSky D16? And Flsky IBUS RX-es? Even toy RC protocols support 11-12 channels. And how about telemetry (SmartPort and IBUS at least)? Voice alerts? Looking to proposed feature list it should be able support them. And why the heck they didn’t built this radio around swapable radio module like XJT in Taranis. To at least support more channels and extend range by changing internal radio module to iRangeX IRX4 Plus for example. Well, it would be interesting to see the final product. I hope that it will not end with another EV100.

    • SeByDocKy says:

      Well in one hand with the 128×64 screen, 6 switches and 2 pots…. seems to be a DeviationTX OS but when it’s written 255 config files supported…. It’s not completly sure. Yes maybe it’s OpenTX. In anycase, they are both great OS 🙂

  • grabejud says:

    cant wait for your review on this tx seby. but right now, the jumper is the model to beat.

  • straw says:

    no external antenna may need mod

  • Caerus says:

    I heard review models going out on Dec 1, but nothing yet. Any update?

    • SeByDocKy says:

      No information since 🙁 🙁 … I guess the first batch for reviewers have been delayed also… Anyway, I should be one of the first to receive one for testing.. Except the missing external antenna connector, this radio is super promising.

  • Caerus says:

    We’ve been modding Devo’s a long time….. an external antenna mod is no problem! 🙂

    BTW, I think I figured out the main problem with E012 deviation. I’ll go to deviation and chat there.

    Looking forward to your review mate.

    • SeByDocKy says:

      Really you find how to correctly the protocol via the nRF24L01 ? coz Goebish gave up… That’s can be great…:)

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