FlySky PL18 Paladin transmitter

FlySky is preparing to release new transmitter – PL18. Lets take a closer look at it.

FS-PL18 (Paladin)

The PL18 or Paladin or FT18 or even FT10 (as it was named earlier) is basically a reborn Flysky FS-i18 transmitter that was introduced back in the 2013 (!). This old new radio is full size TX with hall effect(?) gimbals, colour LCD and FlySky OS. It will have 8 switches (2 of them 3-pos), 3 turning pots, 2 sliders on the sides and 4 additional trims. So a lot of the controls. PL18 will have a total of 18 channels. This radio is rumored to have a new AFHDS3 protocol with overal latency minimized down to 3ms.

Some update, after the main release, probably will add a Bluetooth module for wireless communication and wireless trainer function. Also rumored to have some fancy wireless charging capability.

Let’s hope this radio will be released eventually.

Early prototype of Flysky FS-PL18 (FT10) as shown in some of the expo’s:

The similarity between FS-i18 and FS-PL18 is striking. Here is the photo of the black and white FS-i18:

FS-i18 was a prototype radio, produced in the year 2013. FlySky’s shelved this project until now. 

Update 2019-02: Flysky has released first video with FS-PL18 Paladin transmitter.

New Flysky AFHDS 3 TX module.

Name: Flysky FS-PL18 (Paladin)
Channel: 18CH
Built-in internal AFHDS 3 ( new 2.4GHz protocol)
HVGA 3.5-inch TFT color screen, 320 * 480 dot matrix, LCD white backlight, capacitive touch screen (TBD)
Strong Anti-interference Capabilities
Stability with strong anti-interference capabilities with a focus on competitive use
Micro USB Port: Micro USB Port added for convienince and simulator use.
RF Module Support: Support for other companies RF modules

Note:The product price and parameters has not been finalized and will continue to be updated.


2018-05-02 Article created
2018-07-10 Updated FT18 description, specs.
2019-03-04 First PL18 video

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