RC Planes may be what leads to the development into the advanced FPV drones and drone racing. RC planes are great funs and each of these classes is unique in its own and you cannot compare one to each other and claim one is much better than others. So we are gonna get familiarized with some of the FrSky Plane Receiver which might help you in case you are gonna dive into RC planes or wings or similar classes in future.

FrSky L9R

The first FrSky Plane Receiver we are considering is FrSky’s L9R receiver which features 12 available channels (9 via normal PWM outputs and all 12 channels on the dedicated Sbus output). What really makes this FrSky receiver stand out from the rest is the long-range capabilities. Do you wonder How long? Testing shows it is reliably twice the range of FrSky’s telemetry receivers, some claim more which means you can go double the distance you can go with X8R.

Moreover, their telemetry receivers are well known for their range. How did FrSky do this? They did more than just rub some of the magical FrSky dust on it. They have been working on this receiver for a long time, and advanced filter makes this receiver work with a bone stock FrSky Taranis or FrSky XJT module. Yep, you heard it, nothing special is needed to double your range! That is what makes it unique

                                   

Features at a Glance:

  • Longer operating range: 2 times of the operating range for X-series receiver
  • Number of channels: 1~9ch from conventional channel outputs, 1~12ch from SBUS port
  • With RSSI output

Specifications at a Glance:

  • Dimension: 46.25x 26.6 x 14.2mm(L x W x H)
  • Weight: 19g
  • Antenna: PCB Antenna
  • Number of Channels: 1~9ch from conventional channel outputs, 1~12ch from SBUS port
  • RSSI output: Analog RSSI output (0~3.3V)
  • Operating Voltage Range: 4.0~10V
  • Operating Current: [email protected]
  • Operating Range: about 2 times of the operating range for X-series receiver
  • Compatibility: FrSky X-series Module (XJT) etc. in LR12 mode (Switch 1 is OFF, Switch 2 is ON) FrSky Taranis X9D etc. in LR12 mode
    L9R receiver does not work with FrSky V8, D8, and D16 Mode.

FrSky X8R Receiver

The X8R is another FrSky Plane Receiver in a Smaller package than previous 8 channel receivers but has so much more capability. The new SmartPort supports the new hub-less sensors as well as the older hub analog sensors. The X8R supports 8 standard servo outputs, which means the PWM and you can access all 16 channels by using the Sbus line with Sbus supported servos or use a FrSky S.BUS Decoder for the full 16 channels. Or you can use 2 X8R receivers in combination and redundancy is even supported and the channels will sync 1-8 on the first and 9-16 on the second. The X8 protocol is also backwards compatible! In D8 mode it works with the DHT, DJT, DFT and DHT-U transmitter modules.

 

Specifications at a Glance:

  • Dimension: 46.25x 26.6 x 14.2mm(L x W x H)
  • Weight: 19g
  • Antenna: PCB Antenna
  • Number of Channels: 1~9ch from conventional channel outputs, 1~12ch from SBUS port
  • RSSI output: Analog RSSI output (0~3.3V)
  • Operating Voltage Range: 4.0~10V
  • Operating Current: [email protected]
  • Operating Range: about 2 times of the operating range for X-series receiver
  • Compatibility: FrSky X-series Module (XJT) etc. in LR12 mode (Switch 1 is OFF, Switch 2 is ON) FrSky Taranis X9D etc. in LR12 mode
    L9R receiver does not work with FrSky V8, D8, and D16 Mode.

FrSky Delta 8 Receiver

Delta-8 Not only is it the first tFrSky Plane Receiver that is Futaba FHSS compatible, but it is also the first time anyone has a single receiver that supports up to 3 different protocols! Binding is much simple, and the receiver automatically locks into the correct protocol without any extra settings. As an option, you can use jumpers to lock it into your protocol. If that was not enough, this receiver also features CPPM and RSSI output options.

CPPM allows you to connect all 8 channels through a single servo connector and is excellent for Flybarless helicopters and other flight controllers (such as Quads). RSSI output is great for sending your signal strength indicator to an onboard video system. These are advanced features you typically have to pay a premium from anywhere

 

Conclusion

That is all about FrSky Plane Receiver and we are stopping it here or else it will get annoying to you to surf through all the FrSky receivers. Here we have listed some of the best and important FrSky PWM receivers that are great for RC Planes and similar RC crafts. Hope this has helped someone.