How to Bind Frsky ACCESS Receiver and Transmitter

The new Frsky ACCESS system bind procedure is slightly different and confusing for new comers. In this post I will explain the steps on how to register and bind receivers to your ACCESS transmitter.

With the older ACCST protocol, binding is just binding. But with ACCESS, you now have to first register the receiver before binding.

Table of Content

  1. Enable ACCESS mode
  2. Setting Channel Range
  3. Setting Receiver Numbers
  4. Registering Receiver
  5. Binding
  6. Setting Failsafe
  7. Receiver Options

1. Enabling ACCESS Mode

First thing first, ensure your radio is set to ACCESS mode.

Enter “Model Setup” on the radio, scroll down to “Internal RF”, in “Mode”, select “ACCESS”

2. Setting Channel Range

Next decide how many channels you want to use.

ACCESS supports up to 24 channels, but lower number of channel has less latency. For flying mini quads, generally 8 channels are more than enough and gives you the least latency.

3. Setting Receiver Number

Just leave it at 01 unless you know what you are doing.

You don’t normally have to worry about this. When you create a new model, the system will assign a receiver number automatically, but it can be changed easily too.

Receiver number is from 00 to 63, but 00 is not recommended by Frsky for some reason, so the default is 01 (lowest you should use).

Once the receiver is bound to the Taranis, bind procedure will not need to be repeated again unless the receiver number is changed. In this case, you can either set the receiver number back to the original one, or bind the receiver again.

4. Registering Receiver

Next to “Module”, select “Register”.

Now hold down the F/S button (bind button) on your receiver, then power it on.
Your receiver name should appear in “RX Name” on the screen.

Press the “Enter” key on the radio to complete the registration process, followed by a message “Registration OK”. You can now power down the receiver.

You can change UID, but only change it when you are using multiple receivers. Normally you can just leave it at default.

Note that once you’ve registered a receiver, you don’t normally have to do it ever again even after updating its firmware unless you want it to work with a different radio. This is one of the cool features of the ACCESS protocol.

If you have problem registering receiver, make sure both your receiver and internal RF module have the latest firmware. Here are the tutorials:

5. Binding

Next to “Receiver 1”,  select “Bind”.

Now power your receiver, the name should appear on the screen. Select this receiver to complete the process and the system will confirm with message “Bind successful”. You do no need to press the “F/S” button to bind in ACCESS mode.

Frsky calls it “Automatic Binding” as you do not need to touch the receiver during binding as long as the receiver is previously registered.

6. Setting Failsafe

There are four failsafe options. For mini quad we recommend setting it to “No Pulse”.

  • No pulse – receiver produces no pulses on all channels on loss of signal
  • Hold – receiver continue to output the last positions before signal was lost
  • Custom – preset to required positions on lost signal
  • Receiver – set the failsafe on the receiver (follow receiver instructions)

Upon selecting a new failsafe option, please wait at least 9 seconds for failsafe to take effect.

7. Receiver Options

Not necessary to change anything, but I will cover these options in the future…

15 thoughts on “How to Bind Frsky ACCESS Receiver and Transmitter

  1. Karl Gengenbach

    Thank you for this Oscar!!! Got my 8yo Son an X9 lite S for xmas and we were getting frustrated until we ran into this article. When the servos came to life so did his face. In a way you saved part of his xmas : )

  2. Michael

    Hi can you explain how to bind 2 access receivers in redundancy mode. I have one R10 pro and one R6X access receiver how do I bind them to be redundant and become a 16 channels?

  3. Frank Perkins

    Thank you so much. I though RX was the RX port and not receiver so I kept entering RX6 which is what I was plugged into on my Matek.

  4. Jon Denison

    hi, i am a newby, but learning quickly. I have a CINEQUEEN with an r-xsr receiver. I have managed to bind the receiver and the drone, I have a green light, but i dont seem to be able to see any control from the sticks in beta flights, and I cant control the motors.

    The controller says receiver still connected if I turn it off, but in betaflight i cant see any movement of the sticks and I cant make the motors start from the controller, but I can from the motor test in beta flight.

    I suspect I havent set the ports and things right in betaflight, but has anyone any ideas to help? Also, do you know a better place to get support on this?

  5. johny

    Does this not work with the fport firmware?

    I can bind really easily using the access firmware, but when I switch to the fport firmware, I can no longer bind my radio for the life of me.

  6. savas

    I tried to update XM plus receivers with access firmware from I can register and bind, but after that, the green light on the XM plus does not stay on. Lights turn off, and alternates between blinking red and solid green randomly it seems. On the controller, I can see the name XM plus on the receiver1 Line. The controller is X9 Lite with the latest firmware 2.3.0 and the internal module version is ISRM-N 1.1.0/1.1.2 FCC.

  7. Cliff

    I have updated the firmware on two G-RX8 receivers and tried to register with both the x9lite and the new X10s Express with OpenTX. They just will not register. Have now purchased a new G-RX4 with Access already installed to see if that works.

  8. Andy

    I had some problems getting a G-RX8 Access to register with Taranis X9D Plus SE 2019. It would not register. The solution was to flash the rx with the latest firmware. v1.1.3. A bit frustrating. I anticipate one or two issues with the early versions.


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