FrSky XSR-M is a smallest SBUS/CPPM Radio Receiver offering full range and Smart Port telemetry recently released.
Thanks to FrSky for supplying the gear. This review is written by Artur Banach. Check out this post for a list of Frsky Receivers.
The XSR-M RX is available at:
XSR-M Receiver Specs
- 20x20mm dimensions, 15mm Mounting holes spacing
- 2.7g in weight
- Supports 16 channels SBUS or 8 channels CPPM
- Compatible with X-Series module in D16 mode
- Supports Smart Port telemetry
Small But Powerful
XSR-M is the smallest FrSky receiver that offers the same features on the bigger XSR and X4R RX. This is great for micro builds given the size and how convenient it is to install, as it can be stacked on top of the FC or PDB.
- XSR-M radio Receiver
- Wires for connection
- Instruction Manual
Unlike the bigger XSR that has the antenna soldered directly to the RX, the XSR-M radio receiver uses U.FL connector for easy replacement. The exposed antenna element is just under 33mm long and the total antenna length is 145mm.
XSR-M has a mounting holes pattern of 15mm spacing allowing for installation in many micro builds. Currently the most popular receivers for small quadcopter builds are the XM+ and XM, but both do not have Telemetry capability, the XM doesn’t even have diversity antennas. It’s great we finally have Smart Port available to micro drones.
XSR-M doesn’t bring any new features to the table apart from the smaller form factor and stack-able design. But it fulfils the demands for S.Port on micro quads. There are actually some other advantages to using the XSR-M than the ordinary XSR on larger builds such as 5″:
- XSR-M is smaller and lighter
- $4 cheaper than the XSR
- It has U.FL connectors for easier antenna replacement (some might prefer direct soldering as it’s tougher)
- XSR-M has mounting holes for stacking on top of FC
If you have any issue with the RX such as SmartPort, please try to update the firmware first. Download: http://www.frsky-rc.com/download/view.php?sort=&down=390&file=Firmware-XSR-M