Because my old Spektrum radio (that I have for 5 years now), started to break, I’ve decided to search for a new one, but for slightly lower price.

After quick reaserach, I’ve chosen FlySky FS GT5, that I’ve got for teste from  Amain Hobbies. I knew some people that already had it, it is also not to expensive, and most important – has 6 channels, which is great for trail.

LOOKS

What I like about it is that it’s not massive. There is nothing unnecessary in it, fits hand well, weight is good.

CHANNELS
  1. steering
  2. THR
  3. button on/off
  4. switch on/off/on (1-0-2)
  5. potentiometer knob
  6. potentiometer knob

SCREEN

Screen is quite big, clear and fortunately “the old type”, so it eats less power. Knobs and buttons work smoothly, menu is simple and clear – don;t need to search for options, everything is visible all the time.

RECEIVER

With radio we get 6ch receiver.

POWER

FS GT5 is powered by 4 AA batteries. You can also use small LiPo battery, but there is not much space for it.






FUNCTIONS DESCRIPTION

Voltage


Name of active model (20 models memory).


Channel settings.


MODEL

Choose model.


NAME

Model’s name.


REV

Reverse – change of direction of the channel (works with all channels).


EPA

Endpoint Adjustement – separately (works with all channels).


SUB-TR

Sub Trim – trimmer (works with all channels).


D/R

Dual Rate – channel’s range adjustement (1 and 2 channel).


EXP

Expo –  channel “curve” adjustement. Works with channel 1 and 2.


ABS

Function used mostly with fast models, works similar as in 1:1 car.


TRIM

Trimmer/centering (works with channels 1-4).


F. SAFE

Fail Safe – function used mostly with fuel models. When model loses connection with the radio, brake turns automatically.


CRAWL – 4WS

Only front turns, only back, front and back the same direction, front and back different directions.


SVC

Gyroscope settings.






SUMMARY

I use this radio for two months now with trail RCs. I like it’s precision, clear menu, quality and looks. I hope that after longer period of time I’m gonna be as happy. So far so good.

ps light next to the screen is a nice touch – you can change it’s color or turn it off completely

flysky fs gt5






FlySky FS GT5 is available at:

RedCat Racing is FlySky Radios distributor for North America

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