X16 Integrated Flight Control System
Compatible with XtremeLink®, Futaba SBUS/SBUS2, Spektrum satellite, JR DMSS X-Bus (Mode A & Mode B), Graupner HoTT SUMD, JETI UDI, Multiplex SLRX, and Spektrum SRXL receivers!
The X16 is the little brother to our popular X24 IFCS. This device is an integrated flight control system and performs the functions of a power expander, channel expander, voltage monitor, and failsafe system for different types of receivers that output a serial data stream. So, XPS Nano, Nano II, & RFU, Futaba SBUS/SBUS2, Spektrum satellite, JR DMSS X-Bus (Mode A & Mode B), Graupner HoTT SUMD, JETI UDI, Multiplex SLRX, and Speketrum SRXL receivers are all supported! ALL types of servos are supported! You don't need special and expensive servos!
Up to four receivers can be used with all supported systems!
The connection between the X16 and each receiver is made using a single cable connection. We offer several lengths of our UltraTwist cables which offer the easiest routing and highest immunity to RFI/EMI.
The X16 has dual sets of heavy duty power inputs through XT60 connectors, allowing you to power the servo bus properly! Each input can handle up to 50A of continuous current! So, it is more than sufficient for powering servos! Keep in the mind that the power going into the X16 is the power also coming out of it. The input power is NOT regulated. So, if you plan to power your setup using a 2S Lipo, MAKE SURE that your receiver and servos can handle a 2S Lipo setup! There is NO voltage regulator for the receivers (with exception of the special Spektrum satellite receiver version which provide 3.3v).
The X16 is a highly integrated package that replaces multiple devices. Let's look at what the X16 replaces:
Power Expander - provides constant (unregulated) power to all servo outputs from multiple battery sources. Typically over $250 by itself!
Matching - you would need 12 JR MatchBox devices to equal the (manual) matching capabilities. 12 @ $69.95 = $839.40 value!
High-end electronic switch - electronic switches allow a high current
power source using a simple toggle, pin and flag, or push button switch. $50 value!
As you can see, the X16 can replace hundreds of dollars worth of individual products! Now, let's look at the special features that the X16 provides:
The X16 has 16 individually programmable 3 stage sequencers. This means that you can sequence events like gear doors, flaps, canopy opening w/pilot waving - whatever you can dream up!
The X16 has programmable voltage monitoring built in, similar to our popular TattleTale. The OLED screen also shows you the minimum and maximum voltages that the X16 see while powered on.
The X16 servo outputs are nearly simultaneous, with just 31 microseconds maximum time between servo outputs! This means that customers using non-XPS receivers will for the first time ever have servo outputs that occur at virtually the exact same time. This makes a huge difference in swash plate manipulations, split elevators, multiple servos on the same surface, etc
Just like all XPS receivers, every channel output can be mapped for any receiver channel. So, you can assign outputs to make installations more convenient. You can also do things like have three rudder channels and set the centers and endpoints between them, or even reverse servos. You could fly a giant scale aircraft with three servos per wing, two servos per elevator half, four servos on the rudder, throttle, and ignition kill - all with a simple 6 channel radio!
The X16 has a failsafe override (on by default). This means that it will ignore the failsafe of the receiver(s) and use it's own failsafe settings. If you don't have failsafe override enabled, then the receiver(s) will provide the failsafe control (which is of little use with systems that only have a throttle failsafe). With the failsafe override enabled, like every XPS receiver, you can independently set the failsafe for every single channel. There are three different failsafe types you can choose from: hold last position, user defined position, or signal off (handy for auto pilots that use a loss of servo pulse to trigger a return to home function). Every channel can have a different preset position, and it is done with our live active failsafe. Once the failsafe positions are 'locked' into memory, any channel that has had its failsafe type defined as 'user defined' will now go to that position when a failsafe occurs!
A special order version of the X16 allows Spektrum satellite receivers to be powered directly by the X16. This provides 3.3v to any satellite receiver(s) (instead of the normal servo voltage). This means you don't need the adapter cable commonly used with Spektrum satellite receivers to convert 5v to 3.3v. Contact us for details on how to order a version of the X16 for use with Spektrum satellite receivers.
The X16 operates down to 2.1 volts! This is well below the operational voltage of ANY servo and ANY other brand of receiver (except ours of course!) So, the X16 stays fully operational in the lowest voltage conditions.
The X16 has a serial interface for our Serial Link. The Serial Link is a USB device that plugs into any USB port on a Windows PC. Windows 95 through 10 is supported. Special X16 control software is being created to allow programming all of the X16's features such as channel mapping, failsafe mapping, failsafe time, reverse servos, change end points (matching), etc. Customers with our XDP wireless hardware are already familiar with how this works. Of course, all options can be programmed by using the three push buttons and OLED screen. A flasher program exists now so that you can update the X16's firmware.
Input type: four inputs using a serial data stream
Channel outputs: 16
Operating voltage: 2.1v - 16v
Servo bus current: Dual 50A inputs through XT60 connectors
Recognized protocols: Xtreme, Futaba SBUS/SBUS2, Spektrum satellite, JR DMSS X-Bus (Mode A & Mode B),Graupner HoTT SUMD, JETI UDI, Multiplex SRXL, and Spektrum SRXL
Size: 2.6" x 2.3" x .650"
Weight: 2.1oz (59.59g)
Recommended accessories: UltraTwist cables, LEDs, slide switch
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Click here to see the X16 manual.