Jumper has announced their newest radio Jumper T18. The radio is based on Jumper T16 Hall V2 version with a number of the improvements.
Jumper T18 will have new hall effect gimbals and the new 480×272 IPS screen.
New radio transmitter will have carbon fiber style faceplace.
Jumper T18 will have new internal multiprotocol module JP5IN1. It is JP4IN1 multiprotocol module with added 915MHz/868MHz long range module. Jumper T18 will support the FrSky R9 915mhz long range receiver systems. Of course you’ll need to swap the special antenna, designed for 915mhz when using R9 system.
Jumper T18 will have Touch Screen interface reserved for future touch screen user interface in the OpenTX firmware. It is unknown yet if this means that touch screen is installed or just is it optional and must be purchased separately.
Jumper T18 has new added adjustable LED back lights. They illuminate the switches and pots numbering. Two power buttons on T18 radio can make sure you can turn off the radio quickly enough.
Jumper T18 Lite, T18 and T18 Pro
There are going to be 3 versions of the Jumper T18:
Jumper T18 Lite
Jumper T18 Pro
Jumper T18 Lite will have no 868/915MHz module, will have Jumper JP4IN1 external multiprotocol module, no backlight, no foldable handle and no carbon fiber style faceplate, but will be cheaper alternative.
Jumper T18 Pro will have upgraded ALPS RDC90 sensors. This means the product naming has changed, and the Pro version will get the analog gimbals.
Photo of the Jumper T18 Pro (Note the gimbal housing looks the same as in the Jumper T16):
No more ribbon cables!
Jumper T18 will have simple wire connectors instead of the flat ribbon ones, that were causing problems for some users. Simple and reliable connection between the radio components means no more problems with switches or roller stop working.
Here are some pictures of the Jumper T18 inside (note the only ribbon cable is for LCD):
Banggood: T18 https://www.banggood.com/Jumper-T18-2_4G-868-or-915MHz-16CH-Hall-Sensor-Gimbal-OpenTX-Multi-protocol-Transmitter-JP5IN1-RF-Module-for-RC-Drone-p-1680524.html
T18 Pro https://www.banggood.com/Jumper-T18-Pro-2_4G-868-or-915MHz-16CH-RDC90-Sensor-Gimbal-OpenTX-Multi-protocol-Transmitter-JP5IN1-RF-Module-for-RC-Drone-p-1680526.html
Release date: late May, 2020