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.
Also included in this package is the top of the range, telemetry capable 16 Channel X8R receiver.
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 x 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)
X8R Receiver specs:
Dimension: 46.5mm x 27mm x 14.4mm
Operating Voltage Range: 4V-10.0V
Operating Current: 100mA @ 5V
Operating Range: >1.5km (Full Range)
RSSI output: analog voltage output (0~3.3V)
Taranis X9D Plus ACCST 2.4GHz Transmitter (Mode 2 version)
2000mAh NiMh Battery
X8R receiver x 1
*Note: Wall charger not included. See related items below for options
Bad soldering connections caused complete signal loss mid flight. Radio is useless at this point, same as HK support. Ordered spare part somewhere else in order to fix it.My two friends use the same one and that was the same reason I bought mine.
It has everything you need for any type of model you are flying/driving. It's smart, it's light, and its a bit smaller in size than it's rivals!
In the package you get also the X8R, great manual for both of the products, a neck strap so you don't worry about falling the thing on the ground. Also I have to admit the shipping was extra fast (less than a week from buying to recieving) and the parcel was well isolated and safely packed.
Thanks HobbyKing for my Taranis!excellente radio..reçu en 3 jours via europe..plus rapide qu'en france, bon j'ai pris la douane de 26 euros,mais ça vaut encore le coup,pas evident au depart de controler la machine,ça na rien a voir avec nos radio conventionnel, mais quand on a compris son systeme...alors la tout est possible sur cette radio..en cas de probleme ou de questions suffit de rejoindre le forum français frsky...son evolution de mise a jour ou de nouvelles fonctions est permanente et gratuite,suffit de les telecharger.la qualitée est la malgré son prix elle est a la hauteur voir autant que les radio haut de gamme et meme plus compléte que la futaba t14...je vous la conseille...The latest Taranis has much better quality sliders than the earlier models, sticks very smooth .....quality overall feels much better than the early ones.
Firmware .... I bought mine just before Christmas .. it was not the latest EU lbt firmware it was the earlier one ...
once you find the latest firmware on Frsky site download it and stick it on sd card the radio is easy to update .... you will need to update to 217 first ... v216 was on the set when I got it . Rx's are easy to flash with 217 all you need is servo lead (male/male) swap live round on the side that you connect to Taranis and easy ....
The latest (2016) EU firmware seems solid my major gripe with it is that you can only use the X series receivers ... x4/x6/x8 ....
I find the model set up is much much easier now ... (with 217) and programing mix's and voice etc really easy now ...
To my mind this is the best value Radio on the market
Excellent !For sure the best 16 Channel Transmitter you can get for this price. Once you're familiar with the programming it's as easy to handle as any other TX. It's useful to update the firmware to the latest version before use to prevent any kind of problems with your receivers!.