You have no items in your shopping cart.

Product was successfully added to your shopping cart.
FrSky X8R - 8/16 Channel Receiver (Antenna Combo)

FrSky X8R - 8/16 Channel Receiver (Antenna Combo)

Regular Price: $33.75

Special Price $32.40

(In stock)

FrSky X8R - 8/16 Channel Receiver (Antenna Combo)

Quick Overview

FrSky's newest receiver features 16 channels (8 PWM outputs and 16 on Sbus) plus the exciting new Smart Port. (includes extra set of 150mm whisker antennas)

Regular Price: $33.75

Special Price $32.40

Availability: In stock


This is our normal X8R receiver, but we include a standard set of 150mm whisker style antennas. These whisker antennas are great when you have a smaller plane that the larger PCB style antennas will not fit in. 

FrSky's newest receiver features 16 channels (8 normal PWM outputs and all 16 channels on the dedicated Sbus output). Plus the exciting new Smart Port.

Smaller than the previous 8 channel receivers, but now 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 X8R? 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. Or you can combine 2 X8Rs and output channels 1-8 on the first receiver, and output 9-16 on the second receiver. 

But that isn't all the X8R 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!

You are probably wondering about the new antennas on the X8R. FrSky refers to these as PCB antennas and report up to a 20% range increase over the standard antennas. The PCB antenna does take up a bit of space, for this reason, you can swap to any FrSky receiver antenna to meet your needs. (NOTE: Early versions of the X8R featured soldered antennas t. They could not be retrofitted to other lengths or styles. )

Dimension: 46.5mm x 27mm x 14.4mm (1.83" x 1.06" x .56")
Weight: 16.8g (.59 oz)
Operating Voltage Range: 4V-10.0V
Operating Current: 100mA@5V 
Operating Range: >1.5km (Full Range)
RSSI output: PWM

All 16 channels requires the FrSky Taranis, or the XJT module.
For 8 channels in D8 Mode you can use the FrSky Taranis or XJT, DJT, DFT, DHT and DHT-U modules.

  1. Excellent product review by Reinaldo on 10/30/2016

    Excellent product, works perfectly!

  2. Telemetry is important review by Michael on 8/8/2016

    I was flying my new wing and unfortunately one of my servos locked up. The wing flew into some real heavy woods. Did not think I would ever see that plane. I had set my RSSI signal to tell me signal strength . I found my plane by following the signal strength. Amazing

  3. How can you go wrong? review by Matthew on 1/7/2015

    The X8R is all that and a bag of chips!! Up to 8 channels analog and 16 channels serial, and you can double up and have 16/32 for those who simply must control the world!!! But Seriously folks, The combo of great service from Aloft, and great products such as this RX make my world a LOT less complex and a LOT more enjoyable. I utilize a variety of smart port sensors, for everything from temperature and RPM to individual cel voltages, lowest cel warnings, Vario functions on my Radian and Radian Pro GPS Speed and location on my faster FPV models, the list does not end. I use X8R's on multirotors, and Fixed Wing, simple to complex. The RSSI and voltage readout alone would make it worth it, but with the Smart Port, a whole lot more can be monitored on your aircraft.

  4. It's all good! review by B Fun on 12/8/2014

    This is a great receiver and my receiver of choice when I want maximum capability. Such as providing 16 channels of control while returning telemetry from build in and smart port sensors of RSSI, battery voltage, individual cell voltage, motor RPM, two temperature readings, altitude, speed, bearing, distance and GPS location to name a few! Best part is you can have as little or as much of that information delivered to your ears so you don’t have to take your eyes off the craft. Dual antennas provide excellent range. I have purchased many FrSky products from Aloft and have never seen a better price on any of them. Check for yourself...you’ll be back. ;-)

  5. My new "Go To" dealer review by Jim on 9/4/2014

    Just recently discovered your site. Great prices, good selection and the best order delivery time -PERIOD!! This is my new first place to look in the hobby business. I actually receive my order in the time it takes others to process my order. I had a few doubts about the new FrSky Taranis radio (I've been using the "F" band for decades), but now that I have had a chance to get acquainted with it, I'm floored by the quality and ease of programming. Fantastic job, guys!!!!

  6. How do you get stuff to me so fast when other companies take forever or sometimes never!! review by Charles on 6/19/2014

    Great rx. But more important. I'm on the east coast my order shows up in two days w regular mail prices!!!! Others take a week or two even internal US orders. China often months sometime never. Great job. Best service PERIOD!!!! You are always first place I'll order from!!!!!

  7. Another awesome FrSky rx! review by kevin on 5/9/2014

    An awesome product from an awesome online retailer! This is my second "X" series receiver, and I have several "D" series as well. The Taranis tx coupled with these receivers makes a bullet-proof combo.

    And a note for Aloft Hobbies- You guys are awesome. Quick shipping and quality products. When something goes wrong, you are always quick with a response as well. What more could we all ask for?

  8. Really great receiver review by marimach77 on 4/12/2014

    I have bought second X8R, this time combo version. Both my X8R receivers are working without any problems. Only 9-10 days to Poland.

  9. Great receivers! review by rumblecloud on 3/5/2014

    I'm switching all my receivers to the X8R, replacing my spektrums. These are just awesome RXs. plus I love the service I have gotten from Aloft.


Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register