Easy MODS for your Radiomaster TX16S Transmitter

by muteFPV | February 27, 2021 | (1) Posted in How To

The Radiomaster TX16S radio has become very popular and for a good reason: you get a lot of radio for its price. As with almost everything related to our hobby though, there is always room for improvement.

If you already own the TX16S or TX16S MAX radio (or the Jumper T16), definitely check these out. I have been working on this for quite a while, I hope you like it as much as I do!

In the videos and screengrabs below you will find all the necessary information for the following tasks and mods:

PART 1:
Disassembly
Side sliders
Potentiometer extensions
Potentiometer friction
Smooth throttle
Scroll wheel friction

PART 2:
Breakout board disassembly
Front speaker holes
Removable antenna
Power button blackout
Breakout board reassembly

PART 3:
Extra buttons
Pushbutton installation
Pushbutton setup
Rear speaker
Reassembly


You can watch the full videos (split in 3 parts) here:





..or check the attached screengrabs below


General info sources:
👉 Radiomaster TX16S Playlist: http://mutefpv.com/oxa1i (Youtube)
👉 Radiomaster TX16S Gimbal adjustments: http://mutefpv.com/0kbti (Youtube)
👉 Tinkercad guide: http://mutefpv.com/yx0hd (Youtube)

For other ideas you can also check:
👉 FrSky Taranis mods: http://mutefpv.com/u4ruw (Youtube)
👉 Jumper T16 mods: http://mutefpv.com/5gf79 (Youtube)
👉 Taranis X9D+ Backlight mod: http://mutefpv.com/8sg9q (Youtube)




PART 1:
Disassembly
Side sliders
Potentiometer extensions
Potentiometer friction
Smooth throttle
Scroll wheel friction



Parts list for PART 1:

👉 Radiomaster TX16S MAX:
http://mutefpv.com/tegmx (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/leqwr (EB)
http://mutefpv.com/c70ni (paid link to Amazon)

👉 Radiomaster TX16S Hall Sensor:
http://mutefpv.com/ai1su (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/a94as (EB)
http://mutefpv.com/5hxoy (AE)
http://mutefpv.com/jo278 (paid link to Amazon)

👉 Radiomaster TX16S TBS Crossfire bundle:
http://mutefpv.com/lg322 (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/ht1ra (paid link to Amazon)

👉 My favorite FPV tools: http://mutefpv.com/tkn2v (YT)

👉 Electric screwdriver:
http://mutefpv.com/cmqcu (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/81bvx (paid link to Amazon)
http://mutefpv.com/af5ar (GET)
http://mutefpv.com/7al3j (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/ff8gj (EB)

👉 Magnetic screw pad:
http://mutefpv.com/c1xid (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/ncm43 (GET)
http://mutefpv.com/wuoga (paid link to Amazon)
http://mutefpv.com/nhwni (EB)
http://mutefpv.com/6y6lx (AE)

👉 Slider handle O-rings:
http://mutefpv.com/5thxz (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/kf3v5 (EB)
http://mutefpv.com/gz4r0 (AE)

👉 Pot knobs:
http://mutefpv.com/8zjjr (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/zt7qq (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/6yuu3 (EB)
http://mutefpv.com/nltld (AE)
http://mutefpv.com/ni38j (EB)

👉 Keyboard O-rings:
http://mutefpv.com/4swmh (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/oahuj (paid link to Amazon)
http://mutefpv.com/gjgnu (EB)
http://mutefpv.com/96tyk (AE)

👉 Teflon tube:
http://mutefpv.com/23x9s (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/f432q (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/siq11 (paid link to Amazon)
http://mutefpv.com/rlpz8 (EB)
http://mutefpv.com/6vrek (AE)

👉 Reverse tweezers:
http://mutefpv.com/gbj9r (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/qvd1x (EB)
http://mutefpv.com/ad096 (AE)

👉 Adhesive fabric tape:
http://mutefpv.com/3tl5o (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/gf0nd (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/66edk (paid link to Amazon)
http://mutefpv.com/89dsd (EB)
http://mutefpv.com/exka0 (AE)

👉 Side slider handles: http://mutefpv.com/dkiwz (Thingiverse)
👉 Pot extensions: http://mutefpv.com/7veww (Thingiverse)


Legend (affiliated links help support my efforts):
AE = AliExpress
BG = Banggood
EB = Ebay
GET = GetFPV




PART 2:
Breakout board disassembly
Front speaker holes
Removable antenna
Power button blackout
Breakout board reassembly



Parts list for PART 2:

👉 Radiomaster TX16S MAX:
http://mutefpv.com/i1hjq (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/ppwpt (EB)
http://mutefpv.com/tmu7g (paid link to Amazon)

👉 Radiomaster TX16S Hall Sensor:
http://mutefpv.com/2ri2i (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/0k4ex (EB)
http://mutefpv.com/iolkn (AE)
http://mutefpv.com/7mrz2 (paid link to Amazon)

👉 Radiomaster TX16S TBS Crossfire bundle:
http://mutefpv.com/mzjth (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/yxuk0 (paid link to Amazon)

👉 My favorite FPV tools: http://mutefpv.com/mtl7q (YT)

👉 Electric screwdriver:
http://mutefpv.com/gnrek (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/8som1 (paid link to Amazon)
http://mutefpv.com/qvhbr (GET)
http://mutefpv.com/8oerb (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/fsy0n (EB)

👉 Magnetic screw pad:
http://mutefpv.com/sz0zi (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/gkd7a (GET)
http://mutefpv.com/f4uk2 (paid link to Amazon)
http://mutefpv.com/r1yoh (EB)
http://mutefpv.com/0u4ug (AE)

👉 Hand drill:
http://mutefpv.com/4woa1 (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/zu5gj (paid link to Amazon)
http://mutefpv.com/ppg34 (AE)
http://mutefpv.com/pa66h (EB)

👉 Antenna pigtail (SMA or RP-SMA) (do this mod at your own risk):
http://mutefpv.com/sgdea (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/t2frd (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/dbbcj (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/fhwfc (EB)
http://mutefpv.com/kjgd9 (EB)
http://mutefpv.com/zhvqz (AE)
http://mutefpv.com/qsb2m (paid link to Amazon)

👉 High gain antennas:
http://mutefpv.com/h7o77 (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/44hlo (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/8htqw (AE)
http://mutefpv.com/ac92b (paid link to Amazon)
http://mutefpv.com/x6oex (GET)
http://mutefpv.com/ainto (EB)
http://mutefpv.com/jtmy5 (AE)

👉 PCB antennas:
http://mutefpv.com/zcuxp (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/negyp (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/4vwvx (GET)
http://mutefpv.com/5xoae (EB)
http://mutefpv.com/rto64 (AE)

👉 Liquid electrical tape:
http://mutefpv.com/agif8 (paid link to Amazon)
http://mutefpv.com/t9mee (EB)
http://mutefpv.com/7ex4o (EB)

👉 VHB tape:
http://mutefpv.com/m89we (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/z59o1 (EB)
http://mutefpv.com/eqpp8 (AE)

👉 6-button illumination separator: http://mutefpv.com/7bzi0 (Thingiverse)
👉 Antenna pigtail hole adapter: http://mutefpv.com/krxdf (Thingiverse)
👉 Antenna pigtail holder: http://mutefpv.com/ec25i (Thingiverse)


Legend (affiliated links help support my efforts):
AE = AliExpress
BG = Banggood
EB = Ebay
GET = GetFPV




PART 3:
Extra buttons
Pushbutton installation
Pushbutton setup
Rear speaker
Reassembly



Parts list for PART 3:

👉 Radiomaster TX16S MAX:
http://mutefpv.com/dh143 (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/foerc (EB)
http://mutefpv.com/vhexn (paid link to Amazon)

👉 Radiomaster TX16S Hall Sensor:
http://mutefpv.com/lehtk (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/xiufq (EB)
http://mutefpv.com/bplux (AE)
http://mutefpv.com/79tzl (paid link to Amazon)

👉 Radiomaster TX16S TBS Crossfire bundle:
http://mutefpv.com/p55x2 (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/9thb2 (paid link to Amazon)

👉 My favorite FPV tools: http://mutefpv.com/m15kx (YT)
👉 My favorite soldering accessories: http://mutefpv.com/0raqa (YT)

👉 TS100 soldering iron:
http://mutefpv.com/u4c1o (GET)
http://mutefpv.com/hy2fz (paid link to Amazon)
http://mutefpv.com/koj43 (EB)
http://mutefpv.com/d6yyh (AE)

👉 Momentary buttons (choose a low profile):
http://mutefpv.com/34cm6 (AE)
http://mutefpv.com/t0vu9 (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/fq6t2 (paid link to Amazon)
http://mutefpv.com/2wcmm (EB)
http://mutefpv.com/blegc (AE)
http://mutefpv.com/os8lm (EB)
http://mutefpv.com/y686x (AE)

👉 Maintained buttons (latched) (choose a low profile):
http://mutefpv.com/0m75s (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/bcz6c (paid link to Amazon)
http://mutefpv.com/f6fka (EB)
http://mutefpv.com/vcu2b (AE)
http://mutefpv.com/hygy8 (EB)
http://mutefpv.com/ownt8 (AE)

👉 JST-GH Micro 1,25mm connectors (3P - 5P):
http://mutefpv.com/fvivz (EB)
http://mutefpv.com/ioaf0 (AE)
http://mutefpv.com/ta0xy (AE)
http://mutefpv.com/zassj (AE)
http://mutefpv.com/htvg4 (AE)

👉 Step reamer drill bit:
http://mutefpv.com/779th (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/zqlc2 (paid link to Amazon)
http://mutefpv.com/grig1 (EB)
http://mutefpv.com/mv71k (AE)

👉 Hand reamer:
http://mutefpv.com/1dke6 (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/jvuyl (paid link to Amazon)
http://mutefpv.com/1b29t (EB)
http://mutefpv.com/isggc (AE)

👉 CNC foldable handle:
http://mutefpv.com/om02f (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/ntlmj (EB)

👉 Rear speaker (stock & other 8Ohm 2W):
http://mutefpv.com/mqcz4 (BG)
http://mutefpv.com/f5cox (EB)
http://mutefpv.com/08ygm (AE)
http://mutefpv.com/tbtg3 (AE)
http://mutefpv.com/q78g5 (paid link to Amazon)
http://mutefpv.com/csg6w (EB)
http://mutefpv.com/c2o88 (AE)

👉 Jumper T16 rear shell:
http://mutefpv.com/1omwy (AE)
http://mutefpv.com/4s2hk (AE)

👉 Rear speaker adapter: http://mutefpv.com/gz85r (Thingiverse)


Legend (affiliated links help support my efforts):
AE = AliExpress
BG = Banggood
EB = Ebay
GET = GetFPV





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COMMENTS

AERODROME on March 7, 2021
IT SEEMS TO ME THAT A PROPERLY BUILT RADIO NEVER NEEDS MODIFICATIONS. BEWARE OF ESD.
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muteFPV on March 7, 2021
Thanks for your input. You get what you pay for, the TX16S is far from a premium quality radio. As for mods, they are not always meant to fix things but also to personalize. Tinkering is a big part of our hobby, isn't it?
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Easy MODS for your Radiomaster TX16S Transmitter