USD 35.25 FrSky X8R Long Range Australia version here is FrSky's HERO radio receiver of all time - features the best S.Port fuctionality possible in 2.4Ghz frequency hopping in Australian NZ RC ops at an amazing low price point - With 8Ch traditional or 16Ch SBus output and 50Hz PWM Rssi** its perfect for MultiCopters and includes the newest FrSky Hubless sensor SmartPort - Smartport offer an unlimited number of sensors (each must have a different ID) starting with the high sensitivity Vario/altimeter(not included) and/or Cell Voltages or GPS - see sidebar to add these optional items.
You can also program the X8R Rx to output Sbus on the Sbus pin (first 8 Channels) and then Ch 9-16 on the other pins for the gimbal - perfect for Gimbals tilt - See mode 4 / D16 below.
For even further range see the FrSky L9R HERE
- Dimension 46*27*14mm
- Weight 12.1g
- Number of Channels 8/16CH (1~8ch from conventional channel outputs, 1~16ch from SBUS port (or combine two X8R's to make a 16 channels conventional multiwires receiver)
- RSSI output analog voltage output (0~3.3V)
- Operating Voltage Range 4.0~10V (5v recommended)
- Operating Current 100mA@5V
- Operating Range full range (>1.5km-2.0km) Antenna CANNOT be blocked by Carbon ! Set antenna at 90°
- Firmware Upgradeable
- All 16 channels requires the FrSky Taranis Tx, or the XJT module.
For 8 channels in D8 Mode you can use the FrSky Taranis or XJT, DJT, DFT, DHT and DHT-U modules.
- FrSky Modules -> DFT/DJT/DHT/DHT-U in D_mode
- FrSky Taranis X9D/XJT in D8 mode
- FrSky Taranis X9D/XJT in D16 mode
1 x Frsky X8R Rx only - With Long Range antenna (20% increase over std type)
If operating on or near salty air near the coast/beach then you must take steps to protect the pins on the Rx for long term use - we recommend Lanox - remove excess with an air nozzle
** Excludes a hardware filter to convert 50hz PWM to analogue voltage
Question X8R SBus - I want to fly a Multicopter Camera platform - so how do i get FrSky Taranis X8R Channels 1-8 on Sbus and also get Ch 9,10,11 on the top pins for my Gimbal tilt/roll and camera trigger shots?
Answer - Yes this works great for PARIS v5r3 or dji autopilots too like NAZA or Phantom or Wookong
- Backup all your Models to the SDCard First ! One at a time - select menu/longpress ENT/-/ENT
- Download and install the STM loader software here
- Download the latest FrSky Taranis PLUS+ Firmware here ; then use DfuSeDemo to update your Taranis firmware (unzip it first) with your PC software (DfuSeDemo) via USB (Taranis is off for loading firmware)
NOTE: At your own risk - WARNING Do not use Plus + firmware on a older Taranis as the LCD wont function at all - the original Taranis firmware is HERE)
- Program your X8R to Mode4 for Sbus&9->16 - Jumper1-> & 3->4 and powerup/BIND to Taranis D16 mode
- You will now get Sbus 1->16 on Sbus and also pins 1-8 will now output Ch9->16 for the Camera Tilt/Roll etc
- Go into Taranis MIXER page 6/12 set assign switches or knobs VR to your needs (MENU/PAGE/PAGE/PAGE/PAGE/PAGE)
Range Check - You MUST do range checks - ! As part of your risk minimisation plan and duty of care
A pre-flight range check should be done before each flying session. Reflections from nearby metal fences, concrete buildings or tress can cause loss of signal both during range check and during the flight. Follow the steps below to perform the range check.
- Place the model at least 60cm (two feet) above non-metal contaminated ground (e.g. on a wooden bench).
- The receiver antennas should be separated in the model, and do not touch the ground.
- The module antenna should be in a vertical position.
- Turn on the transmitter and the receiver, press the F/S button on the XJT module for 4 seconds to enter range check mode, the RED LED will be off, GREEN LED will flash rapidly. The effective distance will be decreased to 1/30 (at least 30m).
- Walk away from the model while simultaneously operating the controls on the transmitter to confirm all controls’ normal operation.
- Press the F/S button on the XJT module for 1~2 seconds to exit range check mode, RED LED will be back on, indicating normal operation is back.
Binding is the process of uniquely associating a particular receiver to a transmitter module sometimes called model-matching or model-pairing. A transmitter module can be bound to multiple receivers (not to be used simultaneously). A receiver can only be bound to one transmitter module.
Follow the steps below to finish the binding procedure.
- Turn on the transmitter while holding the F/S button on the module (please refer to the module instruction manual for switch positions). Release the button. The RED LED on the XJT module will flash, indicating the transmitter is ready to bind to the receiver.
- Set X8R receiver in bind mode (see below chart for details), The RED LED on the receiver will flash, indicating the binding process is completed.
- Turn off both the transmitter and the receiver.
- Turn on the transmitter and connect the battery. The GREEN LED on the receiver indicates the receiver is receiving commands from the transmitter. The receiver/transmitter module binding will not have to be repeated, unless one of the two is replaced.
Failsafe is a useful feature in which all controls move to a preset position whenever the control signal is lost for a period of time. X8R supports failsafe function for all channels.
Follow the steps below to set failsafe positions for each channel
- Bind the receiver first and turn on both the transmitter and the receiver;
- Move the controls to the desired failsafe position for all channels;
- Press briefly the F/S button on the receiver (less than 1 second). The Green LED will flash twice, indicating the failsafe position has been set in the receiver.
- To disable the failsafe function, re-bind the receiver.
- Failsafe is recommended to set when system is firstly used, or receiver has been re-bound. Follow steps below to set failsafe.
Option-1 How to set failsafe to a user-determined state on lost signal
- Bind the receiver to the transmitter module first and turn on both the transmitter and the receiver;
- Move the controls to desired failsafe position for all channels;
- Press briefly the F/S button on the receiver and you are done.
Option-2 How to set failsafe for no pulses on lost signal
- Turn off the transmitter, power on the receiver, and then press briefly the F/S button on the receiver.
Note: If failsafe is not set, failsafe default will hold last position before signal is lost. In this case, there exists
risk that your model will fly away or cause injury.