When it comes to possibilities the Frsky TARANIS sets a new standard. FrSky is well known for their frequency hopping ACCST technology, that takes advantage of the entire 2.4GHz band, resulting in excellent range and reliability, they now offer their first full transmitter system.
The TARANIS mixes the power of the “OPEN TX” open-source software with an unbelievable ergonomic case with 8 programmable switches, two twist knobs and two easy to get to lateral 'slider' pots, and not to mention the ultra-smooth quad bearing gimbals.
The TARANIS utilizes Voice Alerts from an internal speaker, versus just an annoying beeper. For things like; audible Count down timers, low voltage warnings, landing gear down warnings etc., Just about anything can be programmed, you can even use your own voice. The SD card slot offers unlimited memory options and a USB port for upgrades even a headphone jack.
One of the best features of the TARANIS is its full telemetry capability, as well as RSSI signal strength feedback, there are 3 different programmable failsafe modes and receiver lock, so no more crashes due to selecting the wrong model. If you have stock in other brand receivers or B&F’s, no worries the TARANIS has a JR style RF module slot, so you have the option of other brand modules such as the Orange DSM2/DSMX or Open LRS 433mhz module, or pop in another Frsky module to expand the transmitters capabilities even more with dual RF.
When you put it all together, between FrSky ACCST technology and the power of “OPEN TX” software and community, a ergonomic case with ultra-smooth ball bearing gimbals and a large backlit LCD and now larger battery pack. You have versatility and power at an unprecedented value.
• RSSI alarms (warns you of reception problems before it becomes an accident)
• 16 channels (more when combined with external module)
• 64 mixers, 9 flight modes
• 16 custom curves with 3-17 points each, 32 logic switches
• Self-test of the transmitter antenna
• 60 Model memory (expandable via a SD card)
• Audio Speech outputs
• USB and SD card slot for unlimited memory, and firmware upgrades, sound editing.
• Long range system capable of up to 3 times the range of current systems
• Quad bearing gimbals that are silky smooth
• State-of-the-art open source software (open TX)
• Super low latency for ultra-quick response (9ms)
• Large backlit display
• Real-time data logging
• Receiver lock (program locked to aircraft)
• JR Style module bay for additional RF modules
• Processor: STM32 ARM Cortex M3 60MHz
• New 2000mah battery
Model name: Taranis X9D
Number of Channels: up to 16
Operating Voltage Range:6-15v (2s, 3s Lipos are acceptable)
Operating Current: 260mA maximum (both RF module and backlit are on)
Operating Temperature: -10~60C
Backlit LCD Screen: 212*64 Monochrome
Model Memories: 60 (expandable by SD card)
Compatibility: FrSky X series, D series and V8-II series receivers
stick mode: Mode 1 (Right hand throttle)
Taranis X9D ACCST 2.4GHz Transmitter (Mode 1 version)
New 2000mah Battery
I really did not need this radio but got it as an upgrade for the Tgy 9xr I use with a DSM2 module for my small parkfliers. The quality, while not on par with my JR9303 is much better. The sticks in particular are excellent. The switches are a bit rough, and some of the plastic moulding is average, but overall, nothing serious. The only thing that got on my nerves is the buzzing from the speaker when the DSM2 module is on. Easy to fix (many solderless fixes on the net) so I'm happy now. But the best thing about this radio is the flexibility. Whatever you want to do, you can. I love OpenTx, I love the sound/voice capability and how you can program via a PC. Steep learning curve for a beginner, but there is a LOT of tutorials on the net and the PC suite has a nice step by step setup guide.
I'll give it a few more month to prove itself in terms of reliability then I will probably make it my #1 radio!Great product, brought this to replace my Multiplex Royal Pro 9
It's exactly the same logic, but 3 times less expensive and with more capabilities :
- Telemetry available with any D-Series receiver ( I ordered 4 x D8R2 for the cost of 1 Multiplex receiver compatible with telemetry...)
- Voice alerts available for whatever you want, just choose the switch(s) you want to use for that
- logical switches with voice alerts...
It took me 2 evenings to understand completely the radio. Many tutorials are available online, the binding process is easy once you've seen it on youtube !!
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