FrSky GRX8 Vario Rx
Super - I have four of them! It's small enough for my 2MRES competition sailplane, has 8 channels for my 4M competition sailplane, has the altitude telemetry so I don't need a CAM for competition, uses my OpenTX (program anything firmware), and cost less than $50.
My goto receiver
I use this receiver in all of my e-gliders. The vario is great, although I do have to disable it for F5J competition. I did have to replace my latest receiver with a new one because I found that one of the antennae, which I had replaced with longer ones had become disconnected, and I was unable to snap it back in place--that was frustrating. I have no idea how long the antenna was in that condition--perhaps I'd been flying by virtue of my satellite receiver. So warning--always check your antenna connections if you have interchanged them. So I will stick with the stock antennae for now. Thank you Aloft for uploading th older firmware into the receiver, as I have avoided upgrading my entire fleet to version 2. And thank you for the prompt shipping. I received my order in less than 3 days via USPS.
Guys at Aloft are really spectacular - helpful and patient beyond all others.
Excellent! Easy web site, quick shipping and delivery.
I have used Frsky systems for about 10 years and don’t have any regrets and no reason to change