There are a whole range of radio receivers (RX) for the Frsky Taranis, and I have rounded up the ones suitable for mini quads and micro quads in this article. We will explain the differences in spec and hopefully it can help you choose the one for your next build.
The FrSky’s R9 receiver is designed to work with the Frsky R9M long range module, however it was just a bit too big for mini quads. Therefore Frsky made a smaller version, the R9 Slim, which we will check out in this review.
In this article we will take a look at the Horus X10S – FrSky’s new flagship radio transmitter (TX). The X10 and X12 are probably the two highest quality TX Frsky has ever made. I love the X10S but there are reasons why you might not need to upgrade and continue to use the cheaper Taranis.
For long range flying, RC link is just as important as your FPV video link. In this review we will have a look at some long range RC options: the Frsky R9M and TBS Crossfire. These are the two most popular TX modules compatible with the Taranis X9D transmitter.
The Frsky Taranis Q X7S is an upgraded “Special” version of the popular Taranis Q X7. In this article we will take a look at the improvements on the QX7S, and help you decide whether the changes are worth the extra cost.
The Frsky R-XSR receiver is the smallest RX that can do 16 channel SBUS and SmartPort telemetry. It’s the go-to option now and replaces the XSR or X4R-SB for Frsky TX users who own a Frsky transmitters such as the X9D and QX7.
Following our review of the XSRF3O flight controller with integrated Frsky XSR RX, FrSky provided us with the other 3 flight controllers of the same FC line up to check out: the XSRF4O, XSRF3PO and XSRF4PO.
One of the most useful features of FrSky radio would be telemetry. Telemetry is designed to transmit in-flight data from the radio receiver back to the radio transmitter. These telemetry data informs the pilot what is going on with the aircraft.
I will show you how to flash Frsky receiver firmware on your R-XSR, R9 Mini, XSR, D4R-II, X4R-SB, XM+ and some other RX. Updating RX firmware is useful when you have the wrong firmware that prevents you from binding, and getting the improvements and bug fixes in the latest firmware.
FrSky XSR-M is a smallest SBUS/CPPM Radio Receiver offering full range and Smart Port telemetry recently released.
FrSky recently released four new flight controllers all with integrated XSR radio receiver. One of them is the XSRF3O, which we will take a look in this review.
There are many Taranis X9D hacks, DIY mods, tutorials and upgrades! I spent a long time making this great compilation of resources related to Taranis X9D TX radio transmitter. Some of the modifications might also work for other Frsky TX including the Taranis Q X7 and Horus X10 and X12.