Compatible with all FrSky modules (V8 & D), receive only (V8FR-II can talk in either mode, but it does not send telemetry information back to the transmitter).
Operating Voltage Range: 3.0V-16V (HV Version)
Operating Current: 30mA
Specified Range: 1.5km-2.5km
Number of Channels: 8CH
Dimensions: 49mm×24.5mm×15 mm
I had bought this receiver and had problems getting it to bind to my radio. . I had DIY my spare Turnigy 9X but could not get it to bind my receiver. I was finally able to figure out the problem when i opened the receiver casing. I found that one of the antennas had become loose and the receiver could not get a clear signal. I repaired the problem with some solder and some hot glue to secure both antennas. It now works great and reliably for me. I love Fr sky even after being a JR and Airtronics user. I am sure the new Horus radio will be even better than the Taranis I own.
Just flew yesterday on a "glo-burner". No glitches at all: solid performance! Thanks ALoft for carrying and supporting FRSky.
Flew it in my "flight test" aircraft; a relatively low wattage electric "foamy". Absolutely no issues! The receiver is now installed in a glow-burner for further testing. So surprising how small and light-weight the receiver is! It takes up probably half the volume of the 72MHz receiver it is replacing.
i tested this out the day after i ordered two of these for my foamie FliteTest planes. flew the plane a solid 1.5km out (paired with a FRSKY DJT - JR TRANSMITTER TELEMETRY MODULE and Turnigy 9x Transmitter) and had no signal drops. from all the reviews and reputation that FRSKY has, i can recommend this for basic flight, does not have telemetry which some people may want.
First off, Aloft can get it to your door in 2 days (from CA to Ky). That's pretty fast. Then, this receiver, like any Frsky receiver, works great and gives you very long range. To add to this, those receivers give me an alarm on my Turnigy 9xr when I am getting out of range.
BUT, the manual of this V8FR-II is wrong. It suggest 2 ways to bind the receiver. One (D) with the module switches 1(0ff) and 2(off), but it does not bind. The other way, 1(off) and 2 (0n) will bind the old fashion way. See this video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufZVjz7ixJM
I had wished the switches were set in the same ways as my D8R-XP, as stated in the manual.
(Note for clarification: This is a non-telemetry receiver and will not report weak signals like the telemetry versions. It can be bound 2 different ways to a D series module, and or can be bound with jumpers to the X series modules and Taranis.)
I use these in a lot of my park flyers when I don't need telemetry. Have never had an issue with them at all. I probably have 10 of them now.