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FrSky 2.4GHz ACCST TARANIS X9D PLUS and X8R Combo Digital Telemetry Radio System (Mode 2)

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FrSky 2.4GHz ACCST TARANIS X9D PLUS and X8R Combo Digital Telemetry Radio System (Mode 2)


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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.

Frsky takes it one further with the Taranis Plus. How is the Plus different from the normal Taranis? The Plus retains everything the normal Taranis includes plus a higher quality, better contrast LCD display that is adjustable from blue to white, and haptic vibration feedback built in. This means you can be alerted silently or use the existing built in voice or alarm features. There is one item missing, the SWR check of the transmitter antenna is no longer available. You still get the great new sliders, the big low self discharge battery, and all of the other great things you have come to expect from FrSky

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, an ergonomic case with ultra-smooth ball bearing gimbals, a large backlit LCD, New larger battery pack and X8R receiver. 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 adjustable backlit blue to white LCD 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
• Included X8R receiver
• Haptic Vibration Feedback Command Feature

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 (Charger not included)
Neck Strap
X8R receiver x 1

*Note* Wall charger not included. See related items below for options

  • Capacity (mAh) 2000.00
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JOHN | Verified Buyer

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Good Radio. Possibly my last

Jul 11, 2018

This is an excellent radio.
My first use of the radio was the maiden of a very hot plane I had just built, which had substantial trim issues. Before I knew it the plane was WAAAAAYYY out there, but I had solid control, even at the limits of my sight. I attribute this to the excellent combination of the 9XD Plus and the X8R receiver, both of which seem excellent.
The OpenTX operating system, while requiring a bit of research to set up correctly is extremely versatile and, after a bit of learning, makes a great deal of sense. This leads me to my only negative remarks: Lack of documentation.
The documentation accompanying the Tx-Rx combination was little more than binding instructions for the receiver. To learn about the features of the Tx, it was necessary to do a bunch of checking, on the internet, before I could do much with it. OpenTx Univerity and quite a few videos on you tube provided most of the information, and there is a facebook page dedicated to the FrSky transmitters that is great for getting answers for specific issues.

Ant | Verified Buyer

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Feb 18, 2018

This is my first radio, it is very nice with tons of features and very good reviews. I haven't been able to test it out yet but I have spent a lot of time working through all of the settings and features. It is upgradable to the latest OpenTX 2.2.1 and customisable with appearance and sound although the upgrading process can be a bit confusing to follow correctly. It can also be used as a joystick for simulator flying. This package doesn't come with a power supply for charging but any 12v charger should work with the correct connection.

Ryan | Verified Buyer

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Excellent radio with one minor caveat.

Jan 06, 2018

This beats all the other radio's in terms of features and price! Why buy a Spektrum radio when you can get all the same features and more for a fraction of the cost. The best part is you can throw an orange module in this thing to make it fully compatible with Spektrum DSM receivers.
This radio has a lot to offer in terms of features and customization. The build quality is also really good and the control stick movements are nice and smooth.
I mainly purchased this because of the telemetry options - I wanted to be able to monitor battery voltage and signal strength of my model. Before purchasing this transmitter I crashed 2 models, one because the battery died and the plane nosedived in the ground, and another because it flew out of range and lost control - hopefully this transmitter will prevent these from occurring again.
WARNING! Do NOT update firmware!
Updating the firmware was a mistake, now the sound doesn't work and all the model icons are gone! Every time I turn it on now I get an SD card warning. The new firmware is broken and has crippled this radio. I tried downgrading, but that did not work, I got an EEPROM error and all the settings reset to defaults and I lost everything. There is a saying - if it ain't broke, don't fix it. This radio was excellent before I updated the firmware. Why OpenTX would release a new firmware like this is beyond me. It is supposed to be an upgrade not a downgrade. BUT - this is not Taranis's fault but OpenTX's.
Overall this is an excellent radio if you can get past the issues and complications with the software and firmware.

Bryan | Verified Buyer

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Great radio

Jan 05, 2018

I received the Taranis in a cardboard box, foam lined in pristine condition with a X8R telemetry receiver. It took me a little time to get to grips with the programming, but once you get into it this radio is amazing. For the price you can’t go past this one. All the switches and knobs feel very solid. I was a little concerned the sticks would be to easily moved as the springs are not as strong as the springs in the JR radios I had previously, but I must say I think it’s easier to fly smoothly with this radio than my previous ones. The telemetry data is great and I couldn’t be happier with this unit.
Especially when you look at the cost of receivers and sensors, fantastic value for money.
Not to mention the amount of information on line about the use and setup of this radio, the sky is the limit.

John | Verified Buyer

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Fantastic radio!

Nov 30, 2016

I initially bought a 9XR Pro but the quality just wasn't there so I'm returning that and I bought the Taranis instead - best decision I made. The quality and feel of the gimbals are worlds apart and the pure number of switches, pots and levers makes this a perfect companion for anyone. Can't recommend this radio more highly.

Pavel | Verified Buyer

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Ni na Eropskem skladišču

Oct 28, 2016

Še vedno ni na Eropskem skladišču

AWSnyder92@hotma | Verified Buyer

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Aug 20, 2016

Cant stress this enough, best option for the price! This transmitter can do more than you need it to, and then some! Great Buy!

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Aug 04, 2016

Good radio ! All classical functions are easy to set up and the range makes it safe.

Octavio1990 | Verified Buyer

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Feb 16, 2016

excellent radio tx im very happy with it

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Jan 06, 2016

tr?s bonne radio, enti?rement programmable, que du bonheur.

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