What is all this about R/C Protocols (different radio types)

Discussion in 'Q and A Archive' started by webman, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. webman

    webman Administrator Staff Member

    I notice that there are many brands and types of R/C Radios. Are they compatible with eachother? Can I use X Radio with Y Machine?

    Most newer multirotors come with a matched radio and drone - so you don't have to worry about exactly how they are communicating. However, those doing DIY or hacking need to know about the various radio protocols. There are quite a few of them and they are, in general NOT compatible with each other.
    Here is a thread on RCG which explains most of them:

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