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.
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.
I'm new to frsky and extremely pleased so far with their products. One surprise with this receiver and their receivers in general is that it was larger than I expected. If you have limited space be sure to check the dimensions first. Very well made and will buy again as needed.
I am completely thrilled so far with this Taranis/Frsky system. The receivers work flawlessly and you cannot beat the price. Aloft hobbies is definitely the way to go for Frsky products, as they respond quickly with answers to your questions, the price is great and shipping was fast!
Have three currently. Just ordered 2 more. First one installed and flying with a voltage monitor for my lipo. 18 flights total. 6 flights with voltage monitor on smart port. Works great. Second one installed in a second plane but not yet flown. Also with voltage monitor. So far bound and range check shows great. Once this is test flown will retrofit a third plane. The next two receivers will be installed in a plane that needs greater than 8 channels so it will be a new test to see how that goes but so far these receivers and Taranis plus have been flawless.
This is a great receiver, and I just received my second one in the mail. But receiver aside, it has been a great pleasure dealing with Alothobbies! I live in Toronto, Ontario Canada and we have hobbies stores here that carry frSky but it's the service from Alofthobbies that keeps me coming back. Fast shipping is an understatement as I've had my order shipped the same day!! Great work guys/gals and THANK YOU!
I just placed order 3 day's ago , man it came in fast! 3 days! thank you Aloft Hobbies.