This is the FrSky 2.4GHz ACCST Taranis X9D PLUS Telemetry Transmitter System, with an included X8R receiver, rechargeable transmitter battery, battery charger and an aluminum carrying case.
When it comes to possibilities the Frsky Taranis sets a new standard. FrSky is well known for their frequency hopping ACCST technology, that takes advantage of the entire 2.4GHz band, resulting in excellent range and reliability, they now offer their first full transmitter system.
The Taranis mixes the power of the “OPEN TX” open-source software with an unbelievable ergonomic case with 8 programmable switches, two twist knobs and two easy to get to lateral 'slider' pots, and not to mention the ultra-smooth quad bearing gimbals.
The Taranis utilizes Voice Alerts from an internal speaker, versus just an annoying beeper. For things like; audible Count down timers, low voltage warnings, landing gear down warnings etc., just about anything can be programmed, you can even use your own voice. The SD card slot offers unlimited memory options and a USB port for upgrades even a headphone jack.
One of the best features of the Taranis is its full telemetry capability, as well as RSSI signal strength feedback, there are 3 different programmable fail-safe modes and receiver lock, so no more crashes due to selecting the wrong model. If you have stock in other brand receivers or BNF’s, no worries the Taranis has a JR style RF module slot, so you have the option of other brand modules such as the Orange DSM2/DSMX or Open LRS 433mhz module, or pop in another Frsky module to expand the transmitters capabilities even more with duel RF.
When you put it all together, between FrSky ACCST technology and the power of “OPEN TX” software and community, a ergonomic case with ultra-smooth smooth ball bearing gimbals and a large back-lit LCD with a included aluminum case and battery pack. You have versatility and power at an unprecedented value.
- RSSI alarms (warns you of reception problems before it becomes an accident)
- 16 channels (more when combined with external module)
- 64 mixers, 9 flight modes
- 16 custom curves with 3-17 points each, 32 logic switches
- Self-test of the transmitter antenna
- 60 Model memory (expandable via a SD card)
- Audio Speech outputs
- USB and SD card slot for unlimited memory, and firmware upgrades, sound editing.
- Long range system capable of up to 3 times the range of current systems
- Quad bearing gimbals that are silky smooth
- State-of-the-art open source software (open TX)
- Super low latency for ultra-quick response (9ms)
- Large back-lit display
- Real-time data logging
- Receiver lock (program locked to aircraft)
- JR Style module bay for additional RF modules
- Processor: STM32 ARM Cortex M3 60MHz
- Heavy-Duty Aluminum Travel Case
- Adjustable screen color; blue or white
Compatibility: FrSky X series, D series and V8-ll series receives (plus other receivers if an external module is used)
Model: Taranis X9D Plus
Operating Voltage Range: 6 ~ 15V(2S, 3S Lipos are acceptable)
Operating Current: 270mA maximum (both RF module and backlit are on)
Number of Channels: Up to 16 channels
Operating Temperature Range: -10~60℃
Backlit LCD Screen: 212x64 Monochrome
Model Memories: 60 (expandable by SD card)
Stick mode: Mode 2 (Left hand throttle)
- Taranis X9D Plus ACCST 2.4GHz Transmitter
- (1) X8R 16-channel Receiver with PCB Antenna
- (1) 6-cell 2000mAh NiMH Transmitter Battery
- Radio battery wall charger
- Neck Strap
- Heavy-Duty Aluminum Travel Case
This product was added to our catalog on August 20, 2015
Has loads of features only found in high-end name brand transmitters at a fraction of the price. The build quality is decent, but obviously built to be modular and replaceable parts (screws on front face, all plastic, non molded switches and boards). Backlit display, 3pos switches, multiple var pots, telemetry, etc
This one from amain came with v2 firmware which made it easy to update to the latest (free, open-source) firmware. To do this install the opentxcompanion 2.1 (google), leave transmitter off, push and hold rudder and aileron trim towards the power switch, turn on transmitter, let go, plug into usb cable, then start open opentxcompanion. It will probably ask you to download the latest firmware and follow a few on-screen instructions.
This is essentially the best bang for the buck on the market. Programming it takes some time to wrap your head around, but when you do, you will have a 16ch controller that can fly any gun/drop ship or multi-channel monstrosity you can think of, and every other flying craft in your garage! Range of the built in tx is good. If you are looking for longer range, just drop in a new uhf tx module (sub $150), and set your model to external RF and away you go for miles.
The best part about buying this TX is that you are not locked into a "brand" (Also why I was surprised amain started stocking this!). You can drop in a module to bind to JR, Spectrum, orangerx...I think there is a FASST module too, just google it. Flexibility is more valuable than a "name".
NOT MENTIONED IN THE DESCRIPTION: Mine came with a 1gb microSD card! Stores the images, model info, and programming variables externally. Shows up as a "flash drive" for easy backup (when you do the command above)! **Add this to the includes if they all come this way!
Lua scripting! If your inclined, it allows you to program scripts (motions, special toggles, patterns, audio, switches...anything) of any of the 16 available channels. If you have done any programming in the past, you can pick up the openTx fairly easily, but Lua scripting is certainly not required to enjoy all the perks of this TX.
All in all, a great TX for its scalability, build quality, programability, features and price!
They have a wireless buddy box...