The D8R-II Plus is a slight change from the older D8R-II. It allows the user to select an internal or external voltage sensor. The D8R-II did not have an internal voltage sensor. The internal voltage sensor is a nice feature for our glider and gas pilots, and the external sensor is great for our electric pilots.
Compatible with FrSky Taranis and the telemetry modules: DFT, DJT, DHT, DHT-U
Operating Voltage Range: 3.5V-10.0V
Operating Current: 100mA
Operating Range: 1.5km
Resolution: 3072 (>11bit)
Servo Frame Rate: 18ms (FS – Normal Speed Mode)
9ms (HS – High Speed Mode)
Two external analog telemetry ports (A1&A2) and one digital data-stream port (Rx);
When side port pins of A1 and X are connected by the jumper, A1 will change from external analog telemetry port to internal built-in battery voltage sensor;
Convenient to upgrade – no need to open the receiver’s case when upgrading;
Two switchable PPM modes - FS mode and HS mode;
Alarm warning on low voltage, poor reception, etc.
Warning: Battery or servos are NOT to be plugged into side ports (A1/A2/Rx), otherwise damage may occur.
Warning: HS mode is only applied for high-speed digital servos. Other servos should select FS mode, otherwise servos will get hot and may burn out.
I use this in several planes and have never had issues after over 100 flights. Love the signal telemetry on my Taranis
I upgraded my fleet to 2.4 a number of years ago with a new Futaba high end transmitter and Futaba receivers. Recently I bought a few FrSky/Futaba FASST receivers and liked the way they worked.
This left my older Futaba 9C Super on 72mhz unused. From my positive experience with the FrSky/Futaba FASST receivers I decided that the FrSky DFT telemetry module would be a great way to upgrade the Futaba 9C Super and put it back in use with the latest telemetry features. I also purchased the FrSky FLD-02 LCD display to program low voltage alarms in the DFT telemetry module. I’m using a FrSky D8r-II Plus receiver and it all works very well.
The service provided by Aloft Hobbies is really great and gave me a lot of confidence that I’d made the right decision.
Just flew this Rx with 400mm antenna extensions and my DJT / 5 db antenna equipped Turnigy 9x out to 1.5 miles with no issues at all.
Aloft ships fast and has good prices.
The receiver works great with the frSky module in my 8U transmitter. Thanks for the fast shipping, received in three days.
Thanks Aloft Hobby.
I wish I had done my research on this rx. I bought several and they are working perfectly with telemetry and all.
BUT, I didn't even think that it wouldn't model match with my new Taranis Tx, it doesn't. FYI.
Note From Aloft - You will want to use X series receivers for the matching feature.
Very good receiver and telemetry is very good to be able to know when battery is empty.
NB: This receiver is unusable when used with a HK401B gyro. It's impossible to be able to use this gyro with this receiver without having tail wagging all the way (and yes this gyro was working flawlessly with an orange receiver).
Used my second DR8-II plus receiver in a Big Stick with the DFT module. Worked flawlessly in any orientation and at normal distances
when flying a large plane. No missed frames reported by telemetry I'm convinced there's nothing better at any price.
I'm very pleasantly surprised at how quickly the 2 modules with 2 DR8II PLus I ordered showed up. The Aloft guys respond to orders very quickly. I have been very satisfied with the range of these receivers as well.
I have used the DR8-II Plus with a DFT transmitter module in a Futaba 8UAF transmitter. Easy to bind and connect standard servo connectors.
Have 16 flights without any loss of signal when installed in a Sportster aircraft. Just ordered another receiver from alofthobbies. Arrived three days after order. Plan to put it in a BIG Stick.
works perfect and less weight for a 8 channel receiver, firmware upgrade upgrade possible, came in a retail packaging.