Specifications From Both Transmitters

Let's start by the specification of each radio, according to the FrSky 2.4 GHz ACCST Taranis X9D plus manual, the specs of this transmitter are the followings:

  • Number of Channels: Up to 16 channels
  • Operating Voltage Range: 6 - 15V (2S, 3S LiPo’s)
  • Operating Current: 260mA maximum
  • Operating Temperature: -10 ~ 60°C  (14 ~ 140 )
  • Backlight LCD Screen: 212*64, with 2 colour combinations
  • Model Memories: 60 (extendable by SD card)
  • Compatibility: FrSky X series, D series and V8-II series receivers (plus other receivers if an external module is used)

In contrast, the specification of the X9D plus 2019 and X9D plus SE 2019 according to the FrSky 2.4 GHz ACCST Taranis X9D plus 2019 manual are the followings:

  • Number of channels: 24 channels
  • Operating voltage range: 6.5 – 8.4V (2S LiPo’s)
  • Operating current: 130mA at 8.2V
  • Operating Temperature: -10  ~ 60  (14 ~ 140 )
  • Backlit LCD resolution: 212*64
  • Model memories: 60 models (expandable by Micro SD card)
  • Compatibility: ACCST D16 and ACCESS receivers
  • Smart Port, Micro SD card slot and DSC Port
  • Mini USB interface: supports 2S Li-battery balancing charge
  • Internal RF module: ISRM-S-X9
  • Weight: 700g (without battery)
  • Weight: 670g (without battery)

To conclude, according to the specifications of each radio we can say that although they look very similar, the new generations of radios includes some advantages like the improvement on the number of channels supported, the compatibility with the ACCESS protocol or the 2S Li battery balancing charge, on the other hand, the operating voltage range of the transmitter has been reduced from 3 and 2S batteries to only 2S batteries.

 

 

Features From Both Transmitters

No it’s time to see the features from each radio side to side according to the FrSky 2.4 GHz ACCST Taranis X9D plus manual, which is where we find the important differences between both radio generations, and where you will find the main reasons to update your old transmitter to a Taranis X9D plus 2019 or instead to buy it as first radio thanks to the advantages that this radio offers to the user.

Let’s see the features of the FrSky ACCST Taranis X9D plus according to the FrSky 2.4 GHz ACCST Taranis X9D plus manual:

  • Quad Ball Bearing Gimbals, with hall sensor for the X9D SE
  • Audio Speech Outputs (values, alarms, settings, etc.)
  • Antenna Status Detection and Alters
  • Real-time Flight Data Logging
  • Receiver Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) Alerts
  • Super Low Latency
  • Smart Port Supported
  • Vibration Alerts

Contrarily, on the new generations and according to the FrSky 2.4 GHz ACCST Taranis X9D plus 2019 manual, the features of this new generations of transmitters are this one’s:

  • Classic Taranis form factor design
  • Easy launch momentary button
  • Program navigation button
  • High-speed module digital interface
  • Installed with ACCESS protocol
  • Supports spectrum analyzer function
  • Supports SWR indicator warning
  • Haptic vibration alerts and voice speech outputs
  • Supports wired training function
  • Supports PARA wireless training function. Only the X9D plus 2019 SE
  • Compatible with FrSky Free Link App and AirLink S via mobile devices. Only the X9D plus 2019 SE
  • M9 hall sensor gimbal and upgraded switches in the Taranis X9D plus 2019 SE, and mechanic gimbals in the X9D plus 2019

 

 

 

As you can see, it is clear that the FrSky ACCST Taranis X9D plus according to the FrSky 2.4 GHz ACCST Taranis X9D plus manual compared to the manual from the new generations make it clear that many things have been improved and updated such as high quality switches, trim buttons etc, but also many new and interesting features have been added, such as the launch momentary button, the ACCESS protocol or the spectrum analyser function. So now it's your turn, now you have to decide which model you prefer the most, but either if you still prefer to cling on tradition, or instead you like the new models with its awesome new features, it is clearly that whatever radio you choose is going to be a great radio.