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FrSky Taranis Plus+ 16 Ch - Tx includes X4R Sbus Rx, FBVS-01 - Australia NZ

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Do you want the HOTTEST RC radio of 2017 in Australia/NZ? FAST SHIPPING - a Full FrSky  Taranis +PLUS ARM cortex RC Tx with X4R-Sbus Rx? Bonus free FBVS-01 voltage sensor? - it's here - thanks for your support customers ordering FrSky Taranis in Oceania, NZ and Australia from us . We have worked hard to include our MWC "mix" with 14 channels activated and assigned to all switches :) saving you days of setup time.  you still need to bind your Rx.   

binding-x8r-taranis.jpgBINDING - Short press menu ->; page (2/13) ;+; +;+;+;+;ENT (BIND will flash and it will make a squirrely noise)  - then hold down the F/S button on the Rx and power it with 5v - wait 2 secs - you will see the bind confirmation red/green ; release the hold-down on the Rx button - hit ENT button on Tx, to end the bind on Tx - - power down Rx , power down Tx and restart both normally Tx always on first - Rx will display a green LED (bound) and you will see the telemetry Rx volage (approv 5.0v on the top of the Tx LCD)  (you need to be at least 1m away Tx->Rx - if too close like 20cm it will not establish a clean link)

Taranis Plus + has : -

  1. New 2017 Type "C" black anodised joysticks, metal rocker pins and improved more precise feel !
  2. better/louder sound, less buzzing in audio (which cannot even be heard on a normal Taranis unless indoors at night in silence) ; and
  3. haptic vibe motor for vibration feedback ; and
  4. a new software Model Wizard (does not offer a wizard for helicopters yet) which has some benefits to those settng up aeroplanes from scratch - bear in mind We at Multiwiicopter already load our PARIS and DJI, DJI Phantom Multicopter programs into all Taranis for our customers.
  5. This version = LCD White->Blue (variations of Blue)  variable - user selected colour backlight

includes - All C-Tick approved ; FCC approved and CE approved items listed below

  1. includes FrSky Taranis +PLUS Transmitter Mode 2 - in a plain white EPS foam packing box - Revision "C" series hardware (the latest Nov 2016) ; firmware = 2.0.9 (plus our MWC model memories loaded and checked) - This version features a dual colour LCD backlight - it varies from a Blue/White -> full BLUE using a menu adjust function which progressively inceases the BLUE LED - See photos
  2. includes X4R Sbus Rx - perfect for mini Quads (be sure to keep it 75mm away from any ESC)
  3. includes a FREE FBVS-01 voltage divider pcb - requires user soldering to connect to X4R Sbus - see photo here  this will give you total voltage on A2
  4. includes 2000mah NiMh battery (12hrs flight time)
  5. includes Battery Charger for Nimh battery 110-240v AU/NZ charger plug only
  6. includes Neck Strap 
  7. includes 1Gb MicroSD card 
  8. includes MWC MultiWii "mixes" pre-installed working examples  - save you days of setup - 16 Channels activated and all linked to switches & VR - plug and play after binding the Rx. Can be used for planes as well or copied and modified for a plane/glider or heli. 
  • Excludes metal box - this economy box version of the Taranis products ship in a syrofoam/cardboard travel box - very safe, compact and functional - not for bling but very good box
  • Excludes training and software support - user must seek support from the Taranis OpenTx forum and Downloadable Taranis Firmware / code HERE
  • MultiWiiCopter.com pro team is a huge supporter of open source software - Consider the OPEN-Tx companion GUI - the latest firmware is 2.1.7 - experts only please - at your own risk - backup first - coders paradise for super tech RC pilots - be aware this should NEVER be done by noobs as the Radio is supplied fully tested, calibrated and ready to roll - there is no "need" what-so-ever to load any firmware - modification of firmware falls outside the manufacturer's warranty and MWC assumes no responsibility for open source software if you choose to use it. AT YOUR OWN RISK
  • excludes hardcopy manual (save the planet)  - user manual is Online so its 100% updated at all times here   ->>  Taranis Manual is here  <<-
  • Excludes BINDING your Tx to the included Rx- see above - "how to"    bracket-taranis.jpg
  • Excludes Failsafe setup - If youre using multiwii DO NOT use the multiwii-software failsafe ( we dont) - Reason is - the Taranis Harware failsafe is by far the better option :)  - We recommend not to use HOLD but to use pre-sets FAILSAFE for each channel in your Taranis - for Example set things like THRO Ch to a power setting you choose for your own Risk management Plan.  Remember that multicopters Altitude is proportional to RPM (without BARO engaged) which is proportional to LiPo voltage which varies over time - So if you choose hover power on 16v = 45% Throttle for Failsafe - then you loose RC contact after 10 mins flying and the LiPo is down at 14v - then the 45% failsafe throttle setting will cause your aircraft o descend fairly quickly during RTH nav.  For MultiWii-PARIS AIR+GPS for example You would engage Aux 2 (pre-set in the GUI to ANGLE+MAG+BARO+RTH) and program the Throttle to % for Hover from test flights.       
  • Excludes change over to Mode 1 if required by people who fly mode 1- the user can select other modes in the menus and alter the gimbal screws as shown in the manual to achieve WW2 modes like mode 1 if so desired. MultiWiiCopter wishes to inform ALL noob multicopter pilots that Australia is NOT a mode 1 country - that is a total myth propogated by Instructors at maaa clubs and some hobby shops who dont know any better - ALL new RC pilots must demand and fly mode 2 to stop these DOS people telling you windows 8 is evil and AU is a DOS country or a mode 1 country. Say NO to Mode 1, and Fly Mode 2
  • Excludes FPV bracket
  • Excludes 32Ch FPV GroundStation or Goggles

Hero Features

Quad Ball Bearing Gimbals

• Haptic feedback

• Module based RF - allows for swapping over modules in Future - such as long Range

● Louder amp - Audio Speech Outputs (values, alarms, settings, as programmed by the user etc.)

Antenna Status Detection and Alters

Real-time Flight Data Logging

RSSi Signal Strength Alerts

● Super Low Latency ARM processor  M3 32-bit 60MHz

Smart Port Supported


Question 1 - Which receivers does the Taranis with X9D internal module (included  on motherboard) support? answer = X8R, D6FR, V8FR-II, V8R7-II,V8R4-II, VD5M and also these older receivers D8R-XP / D8RSP ; D8R-II plus / D8R-II ; D4R-II / D4FR ;  D8R

Question 2 - Which receivers does the Taranis +DJT module (not included but widespread) support if swapped out in the back module port? Answer = Many existing users may want to transfer over their fleet of existing aircraft using their existing DJT module into Taranis - These receivers will work with the DJT module in Taranis ->  V8FR; V8R7; V8R4; V8R7SP 

Question 3 - 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 

  1. Backup all your Models to the SDCard First !  One at a time - select menu/longpress ENT/-/ENT
  2. Download and install the STM loader software here
  3. 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 - Do not use Plus firmware on a older Taranis as the LCD wont function at all - the original Taranis firmware is HERE)
  4. Program your X8R to Mode4 for Sbus&9->16 - Jumper1-> & 3->4 and powerup/BIND to Taranis D16 mode
  5. 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
  6. Go into Taranis MIXER page 6/12 set assign switches or knobs VR to your needs (MENU/PAGE/PAGE/PAGE/PAGE/PAGE)

Question 4 - How do you set the spring for throttle in mode 2? or How do you change it from no-spring on throttle, over to centering spring throttle used by dji noobs? 


Follow the instructions on this image (above)  to alter the spring force on a FrSKy Taranis throtle stick. copy to your desktop to see larger image.


This radio is made for RC & IT boys and girls who love open source and computers in a big way - Taranis not suited to RC noobs who dont know RC, It does not include training ;  it is very complex and you MUST read ->>  Taranis Manual is here  <<- before deciding to buy one - If your a RC geek coder at heart its for you!!

If you could design your own transmitter, what would you include?  Introduce the Taranis - Embracing Open Sauce - FrSky has succeeded in introducing a transmitter at an entry level price that outperforms many systems on the market. The most important aspect for any transmitter is maintaining a rock solid near un-jammable failsafe connection with the receiver. FrSky is well known for the frequency hopping ACCST technology taking advantage of the entire 2.4GHz band resulting in excellent range and reliability. FrSky knows many things can affect the connection between Transmitter and receiver so RSSI (receiver signal strength indication) is incorporated into all telemetry receivers. The Taranis transmitter is continually monitoring the reception quality at the aircraft. Taranis will alert the pilot before signal quality becomes critical. This saves planes and makes the hobby much safer!

In addition to RSSI, Taranis has other safety features. Receiver Lock allows you to lock a specific model in the transmitter to one and only one receiver. No more flying (crashing) with the wrong program selected. Taranis has three different types of Failsafe. 1 - Hold last known commands, 2- Goto a programmed state (cut throttle, flaps down, etc. 3- No output. (Triggers flight controllers with "go home" feature.) The RSSI feature means you probably won't ever use the failsafe. Voice Alerts Just like having a copilot, the transmitter will give you voice alerts on speaker or through the headphone jack. Count down timers, low voltage warnings, landing gear down, thermal mode entered, etc. can all be set up with human recorded voice of your creation, or sound packages shared online from other hobbyists

The open-source software for the Taranis has been developed by hobbyist’s in the R/C community. The programmers of the transmitter’s firmware and companion software which runs on Linux, Windows, and Macintosh are very receptive to input and requests from users. There are no limitations based on marketing decisions. If you can think of it, chances are the Taranis is capable of doing it. With 60 model memories, tons of mixes, 9 flight modes, sequencing, servo speed, programmed delay all kinds of triggers, and the ability to assign any channel to anything, it is hard to come up with something this radio can't do. With this level of complexity, you would think the programming would be a real nightmare, but thanks to the forward thinking of the open source community, we can set up and test our programs on our favorite computer (PC, Mac or Ubuntu), it even features a handy set up wizard that will take care of most of the work! But they also made it easy to share programs freely via the USB port, or micro SD card on the back of the Taranis.

Are you heavily invested in another RF system? No worries, the Taranis actually has a normal JR style module on the back that will accept modules for other transmitting protocols. In the model setup you simply tell the system if you are using the external module, and it shuts down the internal FrSky module. Now you can use your Futaba, Spektrum, JR, Aisin, and other receivers if you have a transmitter module that fits in a JR style module bay. Our UHF friends, can pass 12 volts directly to a UHF module, eliminating dangling wires and extra battery packs.

FrSky has taken the hobby to a whole new level as they have evolved the transmitter to be more than a steering wheel. This is something truly special!

Features in full

  • Full Telemetry RSSI alarms (warns you of signal reception problems before disaster can strike) 
  • Self test of the transmitter antenna
  • 16 channels (more when combined with external module)
  • 60 model memories
  • 64 mixers, 9 flight modes
  • 16 custom curves with 3-17 points each, 32 logic switches
  • Voice or custom sound alerts
  • USB and micro SD card slot for system expansion
  • Long range system capable of up to 3 times the range of current 2.4 systems 
  • Quad bearing gimbals that are silky smooth 
  • State-of-the-art open source software
  • Super low latency for ultra quick response (9ms)
  • Large 212 X 64 backlit LCD screen
  • Real-time data logging
  • Receiver lock (program locked to aircraft - limited to FrSky receivers running PXX protocol) 
  • JR Style module bay for additional RF modules - if desired
  • Selectable flight mode (1, 2, 3, or 4)
  • 2 timers, count up or down, throttle %, talking, etc.
  • Trims - Adjustable from course to extra fine with extended and exponential trims
  • Standard trainer jack
  • ARM Cortex M3 32-bit 60MHz
  • Integrates with CompanionTX – a FREE computer program that is a transmitter setup buddy. CompanionTX (Windows/Mac/Linux) is used to set-up models with the wizard, save, edit and share your models and settings as well as simulate your transmitter or model setup.
  • USB connection for firmware upgrades, sound editing, R/W to the microSD card and integrate with CompanionTX
  • Sticks and pots can be calibrated by the end user
  • Multiple language support (Radio arrives configured for English language)

Open source community-driven firmware, so unlike with older manufacturers, with pen source if you need a special function or have good improvement suggestions just raise your voice, and surprise it could be implemented a couple of weeks later! Visit http://www.openrcforums.com to meet the developers!
It's no wonder people have been excited about this transmitter. This hobby has never seen a more reliable and more affordable radio. FrSky has an excellent reputation for building high quality, highly reliable telemetry systems. The Taranis takes everything they have learned and pushes it to the next level!

  • MWC is a supporter of open source software - Consider the OPEN-Tx companion GUI - the latest firmware is 2.2.0 - experts only please - at your own risk - backup first - coders paradise for super tech RC pilots - be aware this should NEVER be done by noobs as the Radio is supplied fully tested, calibrated and ready to roll - there is no "need" what-so-ever to load any firmware - modification of firmware falls outside the manufacturers warranty and MWC assumes no responsibility for open source software if you choose to use it. AT YOUR OWN RISK

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Product Reviews

  1. Taranis Plus New Generation from MWC

    Posted by Peter Lee on 2nd Feb 2017

    I am impressed with the Quality and Build of the Taranis. Overall, the ergonomic design has produced a Transmitter that not only feels good in your hands but delivers an engineering design that oozes quality and professionalism. The Taranis far surpasses my expectations and with Open Source software / Open Tx at your fingertips the sky is the limit! Team MultiwiiCopter has been most excellent in their service and customer support,as well as providing a number of pre-programmed models to assist with the journey. Good on you MWC. Highly Recommended!

  2. Taranis Plus.

    Posted by Dan on 21st Nov 2015

    Been a Futaba user for many years for their quality and reliability.Finally bought a Frsky Taranis from MWC to take advantage of telemetry supported by Naze 32 based FC.
    Extremely impressed by the quality of the radio. Gimbals are as smooth as the 14SG, switches are crisp and precise. The sliders are perfect for gimbals control,smooth with enough friction and without the ratchet feel for smooth operation. Only been using it for a fortnight ,so far I'm very impressed. Still exploring the possibilities of the radio and learning the programming.
    MultiwiiCopter have preloaded numerous models/templates which makes learning that much easier/quicker.
    Highly recommended.

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