With a slightly retro, cool look and feel, the FrSky Taranis X9E or "Tray" Taranis is very closely related to the enormously popular and wholly reliable Taranis Plus (X9D).
This is a 16 channel radio (expandable to 32) and has all the features we have come to expect from a Taranis transmitter including full telemetry, speech, channel mixing, different flight modes, multiple model memory, the list goes on and of course the amazing OpenTX firmware, which has been optimised, remains the heart of the machine.
The X9E comes with improved gimbals and a daylight readable LED screen at the top to display telemetry data. There is also Bluetooth connectivity for data transfer.
Once again FrSky have put together a premium quality radio control transmitter and have delivered it for a fraction of the cost of similar products on the market.
• Metal front panel
• Upper and lower information screens
• 6 potentiometers and 8 switches
• 2 potentiometer slots ansd 8 switch slots for extension
• 16 chanels/ up to 32 channels
• Two module two frequency system
• Receiver lock
• Low latency and high precision
• Full telemetry
• Real time flight data logging
• Quad Ball Bearing Gimbals
• Receiver Match
• Audio Speech Outputs (values, alarms, settings, etc.)
• Antenna Status Detection and Adjustment
• Receiver Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) Alerts
• Smart Port Supported
• Vibration Alerts
• Removable hand rests
Compatibility: FrSky X series, D series and V8-II series receivers (plus other receivers if an external module is used)
Operating Voltage Range: 6~15V (2S, 3S Lipos are acceptable)
Operating Current: 260mA maximum (both RF module and backlight are on)
Number of Channels: 16 Channels (extendable to 32 channels)
Operating Temperature Range: -10~60C
1 X Taranis X9E Transmitter
1 X X6R Receiver
1 X Neck Strap
1 X Carry Case
1 X 9.6V MiMH 2000maH Battery
1 X Charger (EU Plug)
1 X SD Card
First impressions after three days of testing.
In general, the designer has done a great job and gives the user great adaptability to his individual needs.
The only weak point of this design (at this price) is in my opinion a belt / harness attachment system. I received a version with plastic brackets that do not inspire trust, additionally balancing makes it possible to treat this function only as a rest and not working.
I hope that further, more detailed opinions will be also positive.As expected this TX is great, but HK sold me an old version with the plastic arms instead of the version with the aluminium arms. (-1 Star)
The neck strap is a pain to use!
Hooking up the TX to the neck strap is anything but elegant with a good chance of dropping the TX in the process.
I recommend you get some replacement strap, or at least some decent key rings to attach the strap more easily.
Since this is an EU version make sure that your RX and TX are flashed to the same protocol version (my X8R that I ordered at the same time had a different version and needed to be flashed)
Although I recommend the USB adapter to flash S.Bus devices you can also do it with just the TX (search for "Taranis X9E - Pinout JR Module duct" on RC groups)