Tired of having a wire in the way when playing FPV simulators with your Taranis? Problem solved! FrSky recently released a Wireless USB Simulator Dongle – the XSR-SIM. It allows you to wirelessly connect your FrSky transmitter to the computer for racing drone simulators.
Where to Buy?
- Amazon: https://amzn.to/2zqRjro
- Banggood: http://bit.ly/2IbuaMh
- HorusRC: http://bit.ly/2pyJslR
- RDQ: http://bit.ly/2OONAJF
How Does XSR-SIM Work?
It’s actually pretty similar to using a flight controller + receiver combo, except the wiring and requirement is much simpler.
For Windows it should work straight out of the box given that the HID driver is pre-installed. for Mac users you will have to download the correct HID drivers first.
The XSR-SIM has a built-in receiver, so you will have to bind it to your Taranis or Horus radio.
According to Frsky, this dongle works with all popular sims such as DRL, Liftoff, Velocidrone, Freerider, FPV Air 2 and so on. You can also flash the firmware quite easily through the SmartPort interface if there are incompatibility issues with future sims.
Yes, it’s much cheaper to just run a Mini USB cable between the transmitter and computer. But sometimes you might want a wireless connection because having a cable can be quite inconvenient. It’s good to have options.
- Size: 48.2 x 19.1 x 9.2mm
- Weight: 6.2g
- Low power requirement – around 55mA at 5V
- Compatible with FrSky transmitters and module systems (Mode D16)
- Supports up to 8 channels (has to be set up on transmitter’s input & mixer)
Can’t Bind to Radios?
For Binding instructions, check out the manual: https://www.frsky-rc.com/wp-content/uploads/Downloads/Manual/XSR-SIM/XSR-SIM-%20manual.pdf
If you are having trouble binding it, usually this is a firmware problem, where your Taranis or Horus might be on FCC or LBT (EU) firmware but the XSR-SIM is on the other (don’t forget it has a receiver built-in!)
In this case you will have to flash the correct firmware through the S.Port just like flashing the R-XSR receiver. Download firmware from FrSky’s website here, it contains both firmware: https://www.frsky-rc.com/xsr-sim/