FPV world is growing each and every day from trends going into cinewhoops. However, the new game Long-range is still gaining popularity and bringing more fun and adrenaline rush than ever. It is an amazing experience to go over the mountains and dive through the beauty of nature. That is why FrSky has released many Long range receivers to let the Hobbyists enjoy the Long-range flying. Hence, this is article is going to cover some of the FrSky long range receiver that you can buy in 2020.

R9 MX Receiver

The FrSky R9 MX receiver is the enhanced version of the previous R9 MM/Mini series long-range capable receivers, which is equivalent in size and weight equipped with a robust and detachable Ipex1 antenna connector. This might be the best small size FrSky long range receiver.

Moreover, The R9 MX takes features from the previous R9 Mini and R9 MM making it compatible with more external devices by providing an Inverted S.Port output and supporting the redundancy function. Additionally, it retains soldering points to connect 4 PWM channels for more convenience purposes. The enhanced design proves to be more durable and it features the latest ACCESS firmware, the two are now synchronized and are able to unlock the true potential of the ACCESS protocol.

Specifications:- 

  • Frequency: 868MHz / 915MHz
  • Dimension: 18*12*3.2mm
  • Weight: 3.2g
  • Numbers of Channel: 4 PWM / 16 SBUS (CH16 outputs RSSI)
  • Operating Voltage: DC 3.5V~10V
  • Operating Current: <[email protected]
  • Compatibility: R9M Lite/ R9M Lite Pro / R9M 2019 with ACCESS firmware

R9 SX Receiver

The R9 SX is the enhanced version of the R9 Slim series of long-range capable receivers which are best suited for purposes like RC planes and wings where more number of PWM channels are required. It adds 3-pin servo connectors with 6 full PWM channels and utilizes the dual-antenna design for durability. The light-weight protective shell has a Multi-use 6-pin plug to bring you additional functions like signal redundancy, telemetry feedback, external battery detection, and many more. Hence, it might be the best best FrSky long range receiver for RC planes and wings

Moreover, Flexibility is a key feature of this receiver. The 6 PWM channels can be converted to 4 PWM channels with the additional Ch5 and Ch6 can be configured as an alternative for S.Port and SBUS outputs to the 6-pin port which will bring more features. The enhanced design proves to be more durable, and in conjunction with the latest ACCESS firmware, the two are now synchronized and able to unlock the true potential of the ACCESS protocol.

Features:-

  • Frequency: 868MHz / 915MHz
  • Dimension: 36*17*7mm / 47.5*20.5*11mm (including case and pins)
  • Weight: 8.8g / 13g (including case and pins)
  • Numbers of Channel: 6 PWM / 16 SBUS (CH16 outputs RSSI)
  • Operating Voltage: DC 3.5V~12.6V (3S Li-Battery)
  • Operating Current: <[email protected]
  • Compatibility: R9M Lite/ R9M Lite Pro / R9M 2019 with ACCESS firmware

R9MM-OTA Receiver

The 900MHz R9 MM-OTA is another FrSky long range receiver that implements the ACCESS protocol and brings the user improved performance and features in a small size factor. The R9 MM-OTA supports wireless firmware updates over the air making binding to receivers even easier, As well as the convenience of checking the current receiver firmware version. The R9 MM’s compact form factor design is also carried over to the OTA version, and the R9 MM-OTA supports inverted S.Port as well.

Features:-

  • Dimension: 16*10*2.8mm (L×W×H)
  • Weight: 0.7g (without antenna)
  • Number of Channels:
    Non-LBT Version: 4/16CH (Telemetry)
    LBT Version: 4/16CH (Telemetry) / 4/16CH (No Telemetry)
  • Operating Voltage Range: DC 3.5V – 10V
  • Operating Current: [email protected]
  • Operating Range: Up to 10km or above
  • Compatibility: R9M Lite/R9M/R9M 2019 with ACCST firmware
    R9M Lite/R9M Lite Pro/R9M 2019 with ACCESS firmware

R9 Mini-OTA

The 900MHz R9 Mini-OTA is another FrSky long range receiver which makes use of the ACCESS protocol and brings the user improved performance and features than its predecessors. The R9 Mini-OTA supports wireless firmware updates over the air making binding to receivers even easier and convenient of checking the current receiver firmware version. The R9 Mini’s compact form factor design is also carried over to the OTA version, and the R9 Mini-OTA supports the redundancy function as well.

Features:-

  • Dimension: 16*10*2.8mm (L×W×H)
  • Weight: 0.7g (without antenna)
  • Number of Channels:
    Non-LBT Version: 4/16CH (Telemetry)
    LBT Version: 4/16CH (Telemetry) / 4/16CH (No Telemetry)
  • Operating Voltage Range: DC 3.5V – 10V
  • Operating Current: [email protected]
  • Operating Range: Up to 10km or above
  • Compatibility: R9M Lite/R9M/R9M 2019 with ACCST firmware
    R9M Lite/R9M Lite Pro/R9M 2019 with ACCESS firmware

Conclusion

Long range flying is always amazing and brings more fun than ever. However, having the right gears is the most important thing to consider for long range or it might bring many disasters due to poor RC link. Hope this article has helped to understand some of the FrSky long range receiver that is available to buy in 2020