The Frsky Taranis X9D plus 2.4 Ghz radio mode 2 version B with no case- Is simply the best radio transmitter for the money.
(Note, Backlight color may be different than shown in the video, The Frsky radios all ship with a blue backlight)
The FrSky Taranis system is among the very best on the planet.
It is a frequency hopping system that has a proven track record to be VERY reliable, even at extended ranges.
Why telemetry? We recommend the telemetry for the very simple reason that the radio can warn you if you are having a reception issue on the aircraft. We consider this VERY IMPORTANT. This is good for you, and it is great for the hobby. If your current radio does not have this RSSI feature, then you should seriously consider upgrading today.
Why guess if you are having any issues? With telemetry your transmitter will alert you if the radio link starts to weaken. This can happen due to poor aircraft layout, radio damage, or some issue at the field. It has saved MANY planes, and will continue to do so. No more waiting for our planes to crash!
FrSky packs features into everything they make. Not only will you find great prices, but you also will find innovative features that are not available from other brands, or are charged a premium with other brands. This is the FrSky way. Give the customer more, and charge them less.
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.
Frsky takes it one further with the Taranis Plus. How is the Plus different from the normal Taranis? The Plus retains everything the normal Taranis includes plus a higher quality, better contrast LCD display that is adjustable from blue to white, and haptic vibration feedback built in. This means you can be alerted silently or use the existing built in voice or alarm features. There is one item missing, the SWR check of the transmitter antenna is no longer available. You still get the great new sliders, the big low self discharge battery, and all of the other great things you have come to expect from FrSky
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 failsafe 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 dual RF.
When you put it all together, between FrSky ACCST technology and the power of “OPEN TX” software and community, an ergonomic case with ultra-smooth ball bearing gimbals, a large backlit LCD, and new larger 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 adjustable backlit blue to white LCD 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
• New 2000mah battery
• Haptic Vibration Feedback Command Feature
Model name: Taranis X9D
Number of Channels: up to 16
Operating Voltage Range:6-15v (2s, 3s Lipos are acceptable)
Operating Current: 260mA maximum (both RF module and backlit are on)
Operating Temperature: -10~60C
Backlit LCD Screen: 212*64 Monochrome
Model Memories: 60 (expandable by SD card)
Compatibility: FrSky X series, D series and V8-II series receivers
stick mode: Mode 2 (Left hand throttle)
Taranis X9D ACCST 2.4GHz Transmitter (Mode 2 version)
New 2000mah Battery
Neck Strap lanyard
1gb sd card preloaded with openTx
Version B means that the amplifier circuit is improved, there is a larger battery (2000mah) with capabilities for charging larger batteries.
More info on version B here: http://www.frsky-rc.com/BBS/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=132