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FrSky X8R Rx - 8/16 channel, Sbus, Smart Port Receiver with PCB Gain Antenna

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Product Description

This Receiver is FrSky's newest receiver featuring 16 channels (8 normal pwm outputs and all 16 channels on the dedicated Sbus output). Plus the exciting new Smart Port.


Smaller than the previous 8 channel recievers, but now packing 16 channels and the new Smart Port that supports the new hubless digital sensors! Or, connect the new vario, and then connect the old hub to use existing analog sensors. 


A common question we get is how do you get all 16 channels out of the X8R? Well, FrSky has given you options. You can use the Sbus line to access all 16 channels. Using something like the FrSky Sbus Decoder, you can convert the digital Sbus signal to normal servo outputs. You can connect Sbus servos directly to the Sbus line, FrSky will have several servo options very soon. Or you can combine 2 X8Rs and output channels 1-8 on the first reciever, and output 9-16 on the second reciever. 


But that isn't all the X8R can do. It can also work in "D8 Mode" to work with the legacy DHT, DJT, DFT and DHT-U transmitter modules. In this mode you have 8 channels. The neat trick is the Smart Port still works in D8 Mode!


You are probably wondering about the new antennas on the X8R. FrSky refers to these as PCB antennas and report up to a 20% range increase over the standard antennas. The X8R is also available with a standard antenna version, handy for full carbon aircraft.


Dimension: 46.5mm x 27mm x 14.4mm (1.83" x 1.06" x .56")
Weight: 16.8g (.59 oz)
Operating Voltage Range: 4V-10.0V
Operating Current: 100mA@5V 
Operating Range: >1.5km (Full Range)

RSSI output: analog voltage output (0~3.3V)


All 16 channels requires the FrSky Taranis, 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.


Note: download FrSky_update_Sport tool here.


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  1. Works fine, comparabl 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Jun 2016

    Great range, built in high-gain diversity antennae, simple binding process to a Taranis X9D plus once you figure it out. Telemetry modules have same great value and ease of use when paired with the X8R receiver and a Taranis TX. So far I have used the current, lipo voltage and GPS telemetry modules from FrSky with the X8R rx. I am switching away from Spektrum radios on my new builds for personal reasons and of course price/value. I am pretty certain the reliability of the ACCST link is at least identical to that of DSMX.

  2. great rx 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Mar 2016

    Very happy with frsky tx and rx. Better in my opinion than the jr/ futabas.

  3. Great receiver 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Nov 2015

    Great receiver, the system is some of the best on the market, open source the upgrades are still coming, remember this is not just a receiver, it is a transceiver and a darn good one

  4. X8R receiver 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Feb 2015

    This my 3rd X8R receiver.Easy to bind,has different modes.Love Sbus and the fact you can get 16 channels.
    Simply the best receiver for the money

  5. Great Bang For The Buck 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Nov 2014

    I've did a good bit of testing with the X8R in turbine jets with excellent results, great telemetry options with the smart port and a rock solid control link.

  6. Number one choice 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Oct 2014

    My fifth receiver. Finally have changed everything over to Taranis. Works great and so easy to program with Companion.

  7. taranis and x8r receiver 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Sep 2014


  8. Good dependable receiver many options best dollar value 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Jun 2014

    I Am new to Taranis and FrSky I have had many positive reviews and now that I have them and have used them The Taranis and the X8R is my #1 go to setup Great feel instant and dependable binding outstanding range
    Helibatics has proved out to be a great online merchant with a local hobby shop feel outstanding customer service great delivery and Dave and Emily are very quick to respond and a pleasure to deal with

  9. Great receivers - awesome customer service. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th May 2014

    Frsky X8R recievers are the best value and product for the money. Even better is helibatics. They have amazing customer service and very quick turn around. No more guess when or if your product will arrive. Thank you helebatics!!

  10. Top notch receiver, rock bottom prices 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Apr 2014

    I am new to FrSky a so imagine my surprise when I realiEd that this RX is just as competent as the Taranis it came with.

    The full-featured X8R has sbus and smart port capability, and with telemetry and full 16 channels available (no lost channel if using sbus like futaba), it's a perfect match for the taranis.

    I liked my first one so much I got a second for my other multirotor!

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