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 2 (Left hand throttle)
Taranis X9D ACCST 2.4GHz Transmitter (Mode 2 version)
New 2000mah Battery
I love the Taranis. The only thing with this Taranis is that HK has removed the NiMh charger so the battery that it comes with becomes useless. You need to find a 12V power adaptor with the negative on the outside and it only uses a half an amp.Great radio, took some tim eto get use to the menus but its all going great now!
check out this link for an easy plane setup run through ... http://open-txu.org/home/undergraduate-courses/basic-airplane-set-up-with-taranis-2/This radio is fantastic! Highly recommend it. Although if you do consider buying it and you are unfamiliar with OPEN TX i would recommend you to consider spending some time on youtube and watching people explain different aspects of it as this radio is complex and offers a vast number of options and customisation and as such in order to utilize it fully please read up on some of the documentation. Also make sure to update the radio when you get it to the latest firmware (watch a youtube video to assist you with that)This is one of the best out there, but the plus is better. I wish I new that before I bought it. The one with the case and x8r receiver is much better.There were a few issues with my transmitter, but none that really affected functionality. First, the silver cap on one of my knobs of the side of the transmitter were missing. Not a big deal, but meh, why is it missing? There was also what appeared to be an eyelash stuck inside the display between the LCD and plastic cover. That's a bummer as I'm not completely sure I can get in there to remove it. Must have happened during the assembly process. Still, it's going to drive me nuts as I can see it when the backlight it lit up. Another issue which I've been seeing a lot on the forums in the SD card. If you guys notice you're not getting any voice from the speaker or sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, pull the SD card out in the back and check to see if there are ink marks. For some reason they decided to write on the SD cards contact pins with a marker (SMART!). This causes poor contact between the SD and reader pins and voice and bit maps don't always load up properly. Make sure the pins are clean, push the SD card in and out several times to make sure the pins are all clean. Problem solved. Aside from that, everything works as it should. Amazing transmitter packed full of features for a great price. I'm not a huge fan of OpenTX though, I find it needlessly complex and a bit difficult to understand. I learned spectrum and Turnigy 9X systems with ease. I'm having troubleBy now, you've probably heard several people mention how great this radio is. And I hate to break it to you.... but they are right. This radio has pretty much every function you ever need. Just get a X8R receiver unit and you're good to go. Just a heads up though, this radio has a much steeper learning curve than most other brand named ones because it is so capable, so take your time and set things up right before crashing your plane/heli. One common problem I had and I see on the web, is the speaker buzz, there are lots of fixes out there and I'm gonna try them in due time. I hope Frsky fixes this issue in future versions.AS above all reviews except that you will get the odd one that won't do anny USB you can try all and every solution out there to no avail HK should flash thees before sale!!!!THIS IS THE MOST FANTASTIC TRANSMITTER EVER ! I HAVE USED THIS TX TO OPERATE BOTH ELECTRIC AND SLOPE MODELS AND FIND PROGRAMMING QUITE EASY USING LOGIC. I WISH I HAD THIS FrSKY STUFF YEARS AGO, PERFECT AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, BUY ONE YOU WILL NOT BE SORRYThis radio is AMAZING! it has endless functionality. Firmware easily updated with the opentx companion, programmable via computer, tons of features: mixes, curves, rates, flight modes, programmable switches and pots, voice feedback and many more. The new 2000 mah battery gives about 6 hours of flight time and comes with a preloaded 1GB SD card. The jr module bay in the back gives you a lot of options to expand. All in all an amazing radio for little money but not recommended as a first radio.Great Transmitter have recommended to others,thanks