FrSKY & It’s Equipment

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About FrSKY

FrSKY was founded in 2010 and has more than 40 patents. Based in China they have dealers all around the word.

Authorized Dealers

Note: Only their premier dealers provide after sales service, support, replacement and warranty.

Features Common To All FrSKY Transmitters

  • Up to 60 models (more on SD Card)
  • Receiver/model match
  • Audio announcements (SD Card required)
  • Programmable actions, curves, flight modes, audio announcements and alerts
  • Telemetry
  • New Model Wizard (SD Card required)
  • 3 Timers with throttle % option
  • 16 Channels
  • Up to 32 Channels using External JR Module Bay
  • Trainer port, 3.5mm stereo or mono headphone jack
  • Mini USB port for software updates, configurations, Joystick Emulation & SD Card access
  • Compatible with Spektrum, Futaba and all major brands using a module placed in the external module bay
  • DIY Upgradeable to Hall Effect Gimbals
  • ​Reasonably priced and easily available spare parts
  • ​Battery & Charger included except where noted
  • Firmware may be changed to OpenTX

Available Transmitter Models

2018 January 16 – Prices in USD, Aloft Hobbies, plus shipping.

Taranis Q X7 ($110) & X7S ($184)

  • OpenTX
  • Black & White LCD 128 x 64
  • 6 Switches – 4 x 3-position, 1 momentary, 1 x 2-position
  • 2 Knobs
  • No Sliders
  • S.Port Jack
  • Vibration alerts
  • Wireless trainer on the X7S
  • M7 Hall Effect Gimbals on the X7S
  • Soft case included on the X7S
  • Battery & Charger usually extra X7, included with the X7S
  • RAM 128K

Note: The X7 series requires you to open up the case to set the sticks to mode 1 or mode 2. If you are not comfortable doing this buy an X9D+ which comes preconfigured to mode 1 or mode 2 or ask your supplier if they will do the X7 mode 1 or mode 2 configuration for you.

Taranis X9D+ ($189) & X9D+SE ($257)

  • OpenTX
  • Greyscale LCD 212 x 64
  • 8 Switches – 6 x 3-position, 1 momentary, 1 x 2-position
  • 2 Knobs
  • 2 Sliders
  • Vibration alerts on the +
  • Only + available for new purchase
  • M9 Hall Effect Gimbals on SE
  • Case included with SE
  • Ram 128K

Taranis X9E ($315)

  • OpenTX
  • Tray version of the X9D+
  • Colour OLED top display
  • Greyscale LCD 212 x 64
  • 8 Switches – 6 x 3-position, 1 momentary, 1 x 2-position
  • 2 Knobs
  • 4 Sliders
  • Vibration alerts
  • DIY M9 Hall Effect Gimbals upgrade available
  • Soft case included
  • RAM 192K

Horus X10 ($369) & X10S ($430)

  • FrOS, Changeable to OpenTX
  • Colour outdoor TFT 480 x 272
  • 8 Switches – 6 x 3-position, 1 momentary, 1 x 2-position
  • 3 Knobs – 1 x 6-position, 2 smooth
  • 2 Sliders
  • 2 extra trims
  • Vibration alerts
  • Wireless trainer
  • 2 internal antennas
  • Internal Li-ion battery
  • Support FrSKY Free Link App (unavailable with OpenTX)
  • M10 Hall Effect Gimbals on the X10
  • MC12P Hall Effect Gimbals on the X10S
  • RAM 8MB

Horus X12S ($499)

  • FrOS, Changeable to OpenTX
  • Colour outdoor TFT 480 x 272
  • 8 Switches 6 x 3-position, 1 momentary, 1 x 2-position
  • 3 Knobs – 1 x 6-position, 2 smooth
  • 4 Sliders – 2 rear, 2 front
  • 2 extra trims
  • GPS and 6 axis sensors
  • Haptic vibration
  • Wireless trainer
  • Hall Effect Gimbals
  • Hard case
  • RAM 8MB

Available Receiver Models ($10 to $25)

X Series

  • Smart Port (a hub-less sensors technology), S.Port/SPort
  • Receivers that feature telemetry can be connected to the X series sensors
  • Telemetry receivers feature built in receiver bus voltage and RSSI feedback
  • Bind in D16 mode
  • SBUS and CPPM outputs on most receivers, check receiver details
  • 6-8 PWM outputs but accessing up to 16 channels using SBUS
  • Source https://alofthobbies.com/radio/frsky-telemetry-system/x-series.html


S Series Receivers

  • A subset of X series receivers
  • Adds stabilization, auto level, recovery/oops, hover, knife edge


R Series Receivers/Redundancy Bus

  • A subset of X series receivers
  • Adds the ability to attach a second receiver vis SBUS for for redundancy
  • Use a Redundancy bus module to use two non R series receivers
  • Use one R series receiver with a non R series receiver

XM Series Receivers

  • Lightweight and tiny
  • Failsafe
  • No telemetry
  • SBUS​
  • RSSI out on CH16 for flight controller

Available Sensor Modules ($10 to $50)

  • Chain sensors together or use Y cables
  • Needs an S.PORT on the receiver (X series receivers)
  • Lipo voltage sensors
  • Varios
  • RPM with temperature
  • Current
  • Air speed
  • GPS