We offer a number of receivers to fit many applications, from tiny to huge, from glider to gas.
The FrSky Family breaks down to the Archer, ACCST and vintage forms. Archer's use FrSky current ACCESS protocol and is a very robust line of receivers. The ACCST family are a little older and bind in D16 mode while the vintage series will be binding in the very old D8 mode.
Power Distribution is a subset of receivers, we recommend this sort of system as soon as your radio amp loads are approaching 10 amps. A typical receiver simply can not supply this many amps safely.
We also offer Hitec, Avionic and a few other brands of receivers.
The Archer Series feature FrSky's newest ACCESS protocol, so make sure your transmitter supports ACCESS or you will not be able to talk with the Archers.
ACCESS brings several new features to FrSky radios. VFR telemetry reports packet loss data to better show the quality of the RF connection. OTA brings Over The Air firmware updating and binding (still in development) and all of the other great features we expect.
Unless noted, these are all full range full telemetry receivers.
F.Port - FrSky's evolution of S.Port. Think of it as SBus and S.Port rolled into a single port. So all your sensors and channel data can share a single data port. We will see more and more products based on F.Port in the future.
FrSky's ACCST (aka X series) receivers offer features like Smart Port (a hub-less sensors technology), SBUS outputs, and advanced safety features like memory lock so your model is locked to a single model memory. No more crashes because you forgot to change model memories!
Receivers that feature telemetry can be connected to the Smart Port sensors. Telemetry receivers feature built in receiver bus voltage and signal strength feedback for much safer model operation.
When binding an X series receiver, set your radio to D16 mode. Works with all radios that offer FrSky D16 mode.
---> Important: In 2019 FrSky discovered a bug in ACCST V1 and V2.X was introduced to fix this issue. If you update to ACCST V2.X, you will need to update all transmitters and receivers to be able to talk to one another. For example, a Ver. 1 receiver will not bind to a Ver. 2 transmitter. They must be on the same version. PLEASE tell us what version your would like on your receiver in the oder notes and we will burn that version to the receiver for FREE.
Power distribution becomes very important as soon as we are asking our radio to pass 10 amps or more to the servos. Simply put, the small servo connectors in our hobby are not designed to pass this many amps. It would be easy enough to use a different connector, but the reality is that almost no receivers in the hobby is designed to carry more than 10 amps. It is not uncommon for a single modest sized servo to draw more than an amp when working hard, now mutliply that by the number of servos in your plane, and you will see how quick these amp loads add up. The bigger the specs are on the servo, the more power it will need.
Power Distribution devices become are designed to carry more amps, and often times have a host of safety features to protect the radio system from a single point of failure.
Want more range from your FrSky system? These long range receivers are just the ticket.
L Series Receivers - This is a great way to extend your range without breaking your bank account. No need to buy new modules, if you have a FrSky XJT module or FrSky transmitter, then you are ready to step up to the FrSky Long Range system! Just bind in LR12 mode!
R Series Receivers - This is the 900mHz system from FrSky. If you are really looking to push the range, or just having too many issues with 2.4gHz, than the R9 system will do the trick. The 900mHz has many advantages over 2.4, it is able to bend around obstacles and penetrate things that would completely block 2.4. Requires an R9 module for your radio to use this new system. Range can be measured in miles.