Following the success of the T8SG transmitter, Jumper announced an upgraded version called T8SG Plus. In addition to the open-source software and adjustable transmission power, the Jumper VT8SG V2.0 Plus comes with a nice gold finish design.
Similar to other professional remote controllers, the upgraded “Plus” edition comes with 6 shoulder switches, instead of only 4 like the first model had.
By default, the transmitter comes with an AA battery cage, but by removing it you can power the RC with LiPo batteries as well (2s is suggested). According to the rumored specs, the RC accepts a wide range of input voltage (from 4.5 to 18V).
What we know yet about the Jumper T8SG Plus
- All-in-one multi-protocol transmitter;
- Open source multi-protocol firmware;
- Smooth Hall Sensor gimbals
- Adjustable transmission power (0 ~ 150 mW);
- Up 12 channels (software and receiver dependent);
- Detachable 2db antenna included;
- 4 in 1 RF chip: JP-4MP (CC2500, NRF24L01, A7105 and CYRF6936);
- 2.42-inch OLED display, 128 * 64 resolution;
- Telemetry (depending on the receiver);
- Sound and vibration alert;
- 2S Li-Po compatible;
Like its predecessor, the T8SG+ also features sound and vibrations alerts. This is very helpful when you have telemetry configured. For example, the transmitter will warn you when the flight battery is near empty and it’s time to land.
Jumper T8SG+ remote controller RF chip compatibility
|Manufacturer||RF Chip||Known protocols|
|many other Chinese toy drones|
Jumper T8SG V2.0 vs Jumper T8SG V1
In the table below, there is a side-by-side comparison of the first and second generation of Jumper transmitters. IMHO, besides the half sensor gimbals and OLED display, there are not too many improvements.
|A7105, CC2500, NRF24L0, and CYFR6936 RF chips||T8SG+||T8SG|
|Adjustable transmission power (0~150mW).||Yes||Yes|
|USB firmware upgrade||Yes||Yes|
|Input voltage DC 4.5 to 18V (2s LiPo suggested)||Yes||Yes|
|2MB internal storage memory||Yes||Yes|
|Audio and vibration alert||Yes||Yes|
|Telemetry (receiver dependent)||Yes||Yes|
|Rear JR/FrSky module bay||Yes||Yes|
|Side scroll wheels||Yes||Yes|
|Sound module upgrade option||Yes||Yes|
|SMA antenna connector||Yes||Yes|
|Up to 12 channels (Software/receiver dependent)||Yes||Yes|
|Frontal rotary switches||No||Yes|
|Display||2.42″ OLED||1.7″ LCD|
|Half sensor Gimbals||Yes||No|
|Number of shoulder switches||6||4|
Jumper T8SG+ Pricing
The Jumper T8SG Plus will go on sale in the US and a few other markets after February 2018. You’ll be able to get it from Banggood. We expect the price to start at $129 with a carrying case.
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