FrSky Taranis X9D Plus Transmitter
FrSky Taranis X9D Plus TX w/ soft case (Mode 2)
Behold, the King of Transmitters!
With enough features for a 3 hour long infomercial, the Taranis takes a huuuuuuuge step forward and leaves the competition in the dust. And it does it at a fraction of the price of equivalent radios. But wait, there's more!
The Taranis X9D Plus is probably the most customizable transmitter in the galaxy. You can set up mixes, alarms, timers, vibration, notifications, countdowns, telemetry logs, scripts… you could even make it say “Daaaaaaaaaaaam!” every time you punch the throttle.
The telemetry function sends real-time data from your quad, like battery status and signal strength, right to your transmitter screen. It can also save this information to a log file for future examination. The LCD display has a nifty backlight that you can set to be blue or white or something in between.
If you're an FPV'er like us, you'll especially enjoy the futuristic voice capability of the X9D Plus. With the voice function enabled, you can receive spoken confirmation of your control inputs. Your radio will tell you if you're starting to fly out of range. You could get an audible countdown when your flight timer is near the end. Your radio can tell you the voltage of your flight pack at the flick of a switch. The voice is also customizable, so if you'd rather record your own audio packs or download a set from the internet, you can do so.
While the capabilities of the X9D Plus are nearly endless, there's a bit of a learning curve to mastering all it’s functions - fortunately there are plenty of guides and tutorials available to walk you through both basic setups and advanced functions. There's also a program available for download that makes setup a lot easier. Since the firmware is open source, you can even make your own adjustments to the code if that's your kind of thing. If there’s one radio that can do it all, it’s the Taranis X9D Plus.
- Mode 2
- Channels: 16
- Low latency (9ms)
- OpenTx firmware
- Haptic feedback (vibration)
- Voice feedback
- Backlit display
- Adjustable screen color (blue-white)
- RSSI alarm
- Realtime data logging
- 60 model memory (expandable)
- Quad bearing gimbals
- Screen resolution: 212x64 px
- Input voltage: 6-15v (2-3s lipo)
- Current draw: 260mA
- Works with FrSky X, D, and V8-II receivers
- Taranis X9D Plus ACCST 2.4GHz Transmitter (Mode 2)
- FrSky X8R 2.4GHz Receiver
- 1x 6-cell 2000mAh NiMH Transmitter Battery
- wall charger for included battery
- neck strap
- soft case
I use Taranis only for a long time now. For hobby, work, prototyping, everything. It just works that well. If I need long range there's modules for crossfire or ImmersionRC EzUHF... I would like to have something smaller and more packable in the future but until then I can only recommend this remote.
If this is what the best of the best use, why aren't you? After hours of research I chose this over all leading competitors based on reviews, how many upgrade tutorials were available, modularity, durability, range, compatibility... and a host of other reasons because I hate wasting money. I dont regret this purchase one bit. It works great with LiftOff and DRLSimulator (and other sims but at this time the others arent worth my time) and when I get in the field it feels nearly the same as my at home training. Aids in seamless transition from training wheels of the sim and then you are already using pro equipment to run your quad. One problem though... YOUR SHAKY, SWEATY FINGAS
I'm new to this whole hobby, so I wasn't entirely sure what to expect when I ordered this. The price was unbeatable compared to other online sources, but when I opened it up, it seemed as if it was already used. The soft foam inside the case had tears in it, and the monitor on the Taranis had a few scratches on it. When I turned it on, there were already profiles programmed into it. Now I'm not sure if that's how all of them come, but it kinda made me think that it was already used.
I bought this to start practicing freestyle flying in liftoff and have been very pleased. Getting it setup was easy, using openTX I was able to find model bindings on the steam forums that work well with windows.
I did end up opening the radio up to loosen the throttle as it comes stock with a tension thing that makes the throttle "click" into positions. Everyone knows the stock Taranis gimbals are not all that but they are fine for starting out practicing. I put in a preorder for some hall effect gimbals which should be nice eventually.
Also went with mr steele's advice to get the 5dbi antenna and wire and will be installing that soon. Stock antenna appears to be fine but for less than twenty bucks why not just upgrade to a removable 5dbi.
Love the transmitter and the case only complaint is I didn't get any rotor riot stickers with this order. But I guess I can't expect 4 bags of them and a pile of business cards with every order.
This transmitter is the right balance of features and quality for the price. It is just the ticket for racing quads. Also works well with DRL simulator without difficulty. Ordered from Rotor Riot and received it amazingly fast. Packaged well and in great condition when received.
Easy to setup and use. It does have that sorta cheap (lightweight) plastic feel, but works great and that's what matters. Also, the soft case is more like a stiff plastic case with a soft covering - I like it. Plus, best price on the web. Thanks!
PS: non-existent manual. But, don't worry there are plenty of guides online for setting up just about anything and everything.
This transmitter is awsome! Love the quality and the look! Fast shipping, only took like 5-6 days to reach canada! I guess the new vesion comes with black joysticks! :D
JUST LOVE IT!
There is a lot of material about this transmitter on youtube and all around the internet, so I'M NOT going to say anything else other than it's SUPER AWESOME, but I get the chance to say that these guys at RR, know what they are doing and they answer any of your questions, and they help you figure out the best setup for your drone. By the way.... the Taranis here is cheaper than Amazon and others, and they sent me also AWESOME STICKERS!!!!!!!