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BETAFPV LiteRadio 2 FrSky D8/D16

4.50 out of 5
(6 customer reviews)

The BETAFPV LiteRadio 2 Radio Transmitter is the best controller FPV Beginners. Featuring a full FrSky D16 protocol, 4 metal switches, and real TX gimbal sticks.

$79.99 $74.99

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The BETAFPV LiteRadio 2 Radio Transmitter is the best new controller FPV Beginners looking to get started. Featuring a full FrSky D8 + D16 protocol, 4 metal switches, and real TX gimbal sticks.

Its unique game controller-like design means a familiar feal for gamers and ease-of-use.


  • Real Transmitter Gimbals for precision flying
  • Can be used with many Simulators such as Velocidrone and Liftoff via USB cable
  • Compatible with all FrSky Drones
  • Easy to use metal switches
  • Grip holds on sides of controller
  • Removeable battery
  • Gaming controller-like grip
  • Battery charging via USB cable

Simulator Ready

The BETAFPV LiteRadio 2 is a full-featured radio in a game-controller like profile. This radio features full-size gimbals (not the toy ones!) and is ready to plug-and-play with your PC/Mac for practicing on a simulator. Simply plug in via USB cable and your computer will recognise it as a joystick device, ready for using in simulators such as Velocidrone and Liftoff.


  • Stick Setup: Mode 2
  • Protocol: FrSky D8, FrSky D16
  • Software: OpenTX 2.2.4
  • Channels: 8
  • Battery: 350mAh 2S Internal


  • BETAFPV LiteRadio 2 Controller
  • 350mAh 2S Battery


Link to manual on BETAFPV website

How to use the LiteRadio 2 with a Simulator

  1. Ensure the battery is plugged in the back. Switch on the Radio by holding the power button on the front for 3 seconds.
  2. Lower the throttle all the way to the bottom.
  3. Plug in a micro-USB cable. You’ll need one with a data connection, as some are power only.
  4. Your computer should now recognise the LiteRadio 2 as a joystick input.

How to Switch From D16 to D8 Protocol

The LiteRadio 2 can run D16 (FCC), D16 (EU LBT) and D8 protocols. Here in New Zealand, we only use the D16 (FCC) and D8 protocols. By default, the radio ships in D16 (FCC) mode, which generally works for most models except micro quads, which often use D8.

To switch between protocols, follow the procedure below.

  1. Turn off the Radio by holding the power button for 3 seconds.
  2. Firmly hold the ‘Bind’ button on the rear of the Radio.
  3. While holding the ‘Bind’ button, begin powering on the radio by holding the Power button on the front for 3 seconds. Once the Radio vibrates, let go of the Power button.
  4. You will see the Red led flash once, twice, or three times depending on the mode it is in. The flashes correspond to the mode it is now in, and is cycled to the next one when following this procedure.

1 Flash = D16 (FCC)
2 Flashes = D16 (EU LBT)
3 Flashes = D8

Flashing Firmware using OpenTX

Please only flash the firmware if you are having issues with the controller.

Download OpenTX 2.2.4

Download LiteRadio 2 Firmware (extract the Zip file)

  1. Hold the setup button on the back of the LiteRadio, then insert the micro USB cable. You may see a window open with some files in it.
  2. Launch OpenTX 2.2.4
  3. Flash the firmware you downloaded before, using this picture

Additional information




Mode 2 (Left hand throttle), Mode 1 (Right hand throttle)

6 reviews for BETAFPV LiteRadio 2 FrSky D8/D16

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jack Johnson (verified owner)

    Great radio, the gimbals are nice it’s priced very well and the range is supposed to be excellent as well (only tested it on liftoff so far). Much better than the emax e6

  2. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    cheap but good quality

  3. 5 out of 5

    stephen p. (verified owner)

    This is a great little controller and is ideally suited for micro sized drones and simulators and a great budget controller if you just want to try out flying a drone in a simulator and not spend all cash on crashing your drone multiple times as I have. I wish this was around when I started.

  4. 2 out of 5

    Jie S. (verified owner)

    The service was a rarity in New Zealand, but the next day the new machine was out of order

  5. 5 out of 5

    Keith G. (verified owner)

    Great delivery service. Yet to test the product.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Reuben K. (verified owner)

    Bought this to use with the DCL game on PS4 and it works perfectly. Very comfortable to hold and solid construction. Excellent TX for whooping too

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