FRSky RC Systems

FrSky Taranis X9D Plus, QX7, and X-Lite RC Transmitters

Tip

These transmitters are highly recommended for all RC uses.

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Taranis X-Lite

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Taranis QX7

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Taranis X9D Plus

Note

Theses transmitters are feature packed for their price. You can buy them from different locations e.g. Craft and Theory, Aloft Hobbies .

The FrSky Taranis RC Transmitter is a high quality OpenTX (open source firmware) enabled RC Transmitter that is compatible with a wide variety of high quality FrSky PPM-Sum and S.Bus compatible receivers.

One of the major advantages of the Taranis is that it can receive and display telemetry data directly from ArduPilot and on-board FrSky telemetry sensors, such as flight mode, GPS status, current drawn and cell voltages, and even ArduPilot messages, that can be added to your vehicle. For more information, see FrSky telemetry.

The Taranis transmitters have integrated ACCST 2.4GHz transmitters that are compatible with X series FrSky receivers such as the very popular X8R or the newer and lighter XSR receivers. This means that an additional JR type transmitter module is not required. If needed, both the Taranis X9D Plus and the Taranis QX7 have JR module bays for external radio transmitters.

Advantages of the FrSky systems:

  • 2.4GHz ACCST frequency hopping radio transmitter with range that is sufficient for most VLOS applications
  • Quad Ball Bearing Gimbals
  • Audio Speech Outputs (values, alarms, settings, etc.)
  • Vibration Alerts
  • Receiver Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) Alerts
  • Open source firmware OpenTx, and a significant user base
  • Flash via USB
  • High visibility LCD screen
  • Reliable and low latency telemetry with matched FrSky receiver
  • Removable MicroSD card to store sounds, voices, models and custom scripts

The Taranis transmitters can run the Yappu Telemetry

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or FlightDeck telemetry user interface.

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FrSky D/X/R Receivers

FrSky has many compatible receivers. Some ouput PPM, some SBus. Almost all offer telemetry in some form. Any receiver with S.Port offers bi-directional telemetry. For more information about FrSky receiver telemetry, refer to the :ref:` FrSky telemetry page <common-frsky-telemetry>`.

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FrSky X8R receiver

FrSky Transmitter Module

FrSky makes modules for transmitters with JR style auxiliary RF module bays. This allows you to use FrSky receivers and telemetry with Turnigy 9 series, JR, and other transmitters.

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