FrSky's X6R receiver features 16 channels (6 normal PWM outputs and all 16 channels on the dedicated Sbus output). Plus the exciting new Smart Port and a traditional A2 port on the bottom. Pull the jumper and connect an FBVS for basic external voltage monitoring.
Smaller than the X8R, but still packing 16 channels and the new Smart Port that supports the new hubless digital sensors! Or, connect the new vario, and then connect the old hub to use existing analog sensors.
A common question we get is how do you get all 16 channels out of the X6R? Well, FrSky has given you options. You can use the Sbus line to access all 16 channels. Using something like the FrSky Sbus Decoder, you can convert the digital Sbus signal to normal servo outputs. You can connect Sbus servos directly to the Sbus line, FrSky will have several servo options very soon. The X6R can be bound so that it outputs channels 1-6 or 9-14 on the PWM pins. This allows the X6R and X8R to be used in pairs for extended channel outputs.
But that isn't all the X6R can do. It can also work in "D8 Mode to work with the DHT, DJT, DFT and DHT-U transmitter modules. In this mode you have 8 channels. The neat trick is the Smart Port still works in D8 Mode!
The X6R comes with whisker antennas.
Dimension: 47.5mm x 23.8mm x 14.6mm (1.86" x 94" x .575")
Weight: 15.4g (.54 oz) with PCB antennas
Operating Voltage Range: 4V-10.0V
Operating Current: 100mA@5V
Operating Range: >1.5km (Full Range)
All 16 channels requires the FrSky Taranis, or the XJT module bound in D16 mode.
For 8 channels in D8 Mode you can use the FrSky Taranis or XJT, DJT, DFT, DHT and DHT-U modules.
I bought one from aloft hobbie during AMA Expo and installed it on my DJI Phantom. Wayne gave me free voltage sensor so I also installed it. I resoldered it to use 2S settings since I'm only using 3S Lip. I read it will give me more accurate reading if going to lower settings (Default is soldered to 3S).
Here's a video of my installation:
Taranis Settings for Telemetry : Range : 13.2 Voltage
I ordered another set of X6R and FBVS-01 for my next custom quadcopter build.