This is a six channel, 2.4 gigahertz uh transmitter, and it also has a multi model memory as well as a lot of other features. This is the first ever brand new radio i’ve ever bought and it’s. Actually, a pretty decent price you’ll find these from around 60 to 100 bucks and even at the the most expensive at 100 bucks for the amount of features that it has on paper anyway. It does seem like it’s a pretty good deal, but let’s turn into this package and see what we get the box looks very nice. It looks very professional. Fly sky is very well loved by a lot of rc companies and hobbyists for their low price and great value, actually they’re kind of like the hobby wing of the transmitter world opening up the box nice box here instruction manual. If you open it this way it will be in chinese, but then, if you open it this way it is in english and it gives you all the english instructions very well. The translation is very good it’s, not like some of those poorly translated instruction manuals. You get an extra little grip rubber piece right here, uh taking this foam piece off. First, we get here. We have the receiver that’s included, we got a bind plug and this really nice, six channel radio, uh six channel uh receiver – is actually really really small and i’m actually compare this to their the fly sky.
Three channel receiver um, which i’m actually surprised it’s so small and the nice thing is these receivers are also pretty cheap. I believe you can get one of these for like 20 bucks and it has like the uh, the gyro and everything in it. So it seems like a pretty good, pretty good package, then finally taking the radio out and is there anything underneath this no it’s just box, so let’s put that back in here and put the box to the side. So here we have the fs gt5 it’s a pretty nice looking transmitter. It feels very good in the hand the trigger feels pretty good. The steering also feels pretty decent as well. The steering wheel is on the small side, but it does have a nice um. Nice foam grip on it little caliper, a little rotor detailing inside that looks pretty cool and overall, pretty balanced and nice feeling controller. It has holes in the handle as well for a little bit more lightweight, feel and as on top of that, the holes allow your hands to breathe a little bit. So your your hands don’t get sweaty while you’re holding this so that’s. Also a pretty nice feature. It has a rubber grip back here, as you saw earlier, that can be removed and replaced, and in the front here is a little rubber strip here, for a little bit extra little little uh feel um. We have steering dual rate control adjustment here: uh channel three toggle button channel four three position switch and channel five and 6 are our dials there and then, of course, channel 1 and 2 would be channel 1 here and channel 2 here.
So nice 6 channel radio um the antenna flips up like that, and then you can also put it down like that. If you don’t want to get in the way, so that’s a pretty nice design as well as for batteries, it only takes four double a batteries or if you see there, the red jst connection, you can put a lipo battery in this jst jst, like one cell Transmitter pack so that’s pretty nice for right now, i’ll put in i’ll put in some double a batteries, some just some random double a batteries i had lying in. One of my transmitters, like that put the cover on the cover, also holds pretty nicely and snuggly so that won’t be coming off soon. Um. The power switch is back here, so you turn that on nice little beep and the screen is a pretty clear screen. The the display up here that’s actually printed onto the screen itself, so that keeps the price down while also giving it a pretty decent um and, like high resolution, look so that’s a pretty cool trick there. One gimmick that this thing has is: if you hold the back button and you rotate the style, you can change the color of the leds for your liking and you can also turn it off and basically, if the battery, if the transmitter battery is running low, according To the instructions, this will start to of a blink i’m going to personally have it over to this the light blue cyan color, because that is my favorite color and to go through all the adjustments.
You press the dial and that will allow you to get into this top section here and just scrolling through you can get through all sorts of stuff. We have the see we have the model here. So if you press that you can choose and scroll through, a bunch of different models, looks like you can have up to 20 models saved onto this truck onto this transmitter, so that’s a pretty decent amount of trucks. I think you can change the name just scroll through and just change the name there steering and throttle reverse um epa sub trims, dual rate exponential. The abs feature is not actual like abs, like you think of it in the real car it’s more of like a electronic thing more, like a traction control thing. I think some trims fail safe on and off um i’m, not sure what the crawl thing is, but that’s something i can dig into the instruction manual and find out and then svc is kind of their stability management control thing with the gyro. So right now it’s defaulted onto off. So a lot of nice um controls there bind button here. You can also quickly go through steering and throttle trim with these toggle buttons right here so that’s. Also, pretty nice and yeah overall feel very quality feels pretty good, especially for the low price comparing it with some other radios. This is the stock radio that comes in a lot of redcat vehicles.
A lot of other manufacturers also use this radio. This is essentially an fs gt2 transmitter. Um redcap calls it the rcr2ce. This is the updated version of the gt uh, the fsgt gt2, i believe, it’s, the e or the b. Something like that. But you can see right here. It says 2.4 gigahertz afhds signal that’s. The signal that fly sky uses with a lot of their radio, so if, if it says this on it either on the receiver or on the transmitter, that means it will be compatible with this transmitter here and you can see the size of it and the overall Shape of it is pretty similar, which is nice, because you get a nice compact and sleek radio, but having all that extra functionality as for weight. This is obviously a lot lighter, because this is only a two channel radio it’s, pretty pretty basic, pretty basic controls and adjustments there so rubber wheel on this one, whereas the foam wheel on that one and that’s just up to preference. I guess this one does not have any extra jst connections or anything like that. It doesn’t seem like any way so pretty decent radio over here, but really nice that they kept kept that similar shape, but gave it all the extra functionality. Now the other radio i’ve been using mostly, is this old discontinued spectrum dx4s radio. I got this used in on a facebook marketplace. It was thrown in for free because the guy was kind of purging all that stuff, and this has been a really nice radio as well, but it is, as you can see, being an older radio.
It is much larger and much bulkier um weight wise. They weigh about the same but that’s, because this one is using a lipo battery in here. I suspect, if i put alkalines in this one, this one will probably weigh a little bit more. As for, like the quality, feel the the plastics feel about the same quality. This one, of course, though, is only a four channel radio, whereas this one is a six channel, so a little bit more channel options with that one. So the main reason, though, why i decided to pick up this radio is because, as you saw, redcat uses the same brand transmitter and um. I own a lot of redcat vehicles and i review a lot of redcat vehicles, so i decided um instead of like throwing away and having to buy new receivers and having a bunch of transmitter, transmitters laying around it might be better to just have all of my Redcap vehicles bound to this transmitter and then have all my horizon hobby and other miscellaneous vehicles to this transmitter so that’s a main reason. I got it but going over how to bind the bind the transmitter here. We have a tamiya lunch box. Then i have a redcat receiver inside and the binding process is a little bit confusing if you haven’t done it before. So let me get this battery over here. Sorry about this, but um basically to bind it you plug in your battery.
You take your bind plug and you plug it in to the port there where it says, bind and you will turn the vehicle on and if it starts flashing rapidly like that. That means the receiver is ready to be um put in bind mode, and then you turn before you turn the transmitter on. You want to hold the bind button and then turn the transmitter on but i’m going to actually change the model selection. So we don’t end up overwriting, something else, so i have it set to model 3 turn the transmitter off hold the bind button and then turn the transmitter on. It takes a second to turn on there we go so it says, bind it’s put on bind mode and once it’s put on blind mode you’ll see over on the receiver side, the blinking has slowed down considerably. That means it is paired and to get it to complete pairing. You just pull out the jumper here, the bind plug turn the vehicle off turn the transmitter off or in some cases it will get out of buying mode by itself, and then you turn the vehicle back on and you can see it’s fully bound, um and ready To go for testing, i have actually bound mine already in my model, two selection to this vehicle right here. This is my redcat landslide. It has the stock receiver in it and i’ve bound the stock receiver to this new transmitter and we’ll test.
It out see how the response is see how the range is and test some of the features i won’t be able to test all the features like the gyro um, some of the the four wheel steer, controls and stuff like that, but for general use like two Channel use for a lot of a lot of cars, um we’ll see how it does and i’ll report back to you on what i think so we’re out here in the parking lot Music see the radio here, it’s very, very easy to use one handed and the Range is also really good. You can see, you can barely even see the truck anymore and the signal is very good, there’s, no glitching or any any weirdness. The response from everything’s really good brakes, acceleration steering it’s all very good and it seems to perform pretty. Well. Applause, i also really like the feel of it, like i mentioned earlier, but like actually using it the feel of it’s really nice it. It feels basically the same as holding the um stock radio, which is which, which is really nice, except. Obviously, you have a lot more adjustment and control with this, so um so far, so good. So, overall, i think this transmitter is a very, very good value, um for all the features it has for its the quality of its build and its function definitely worth the 70 i paid for it, even if you paid 100 bucks for it.