With this guide you will learn which receivers belongs to FrSky qx7 compatible receivers with its internal module and which to choose four your aircraft.

First let's see why we need to choose some specific models of receivers for the qx7. As FrSky has many radio transmitters, from lite series, to x series amongst others. And it also has a product line of radio modules of 900MHz and 2.4GHz, any of those categories count with a series of compatible receivers as not every receiver from FrSky is compatible with any of their products so we need to choose one that will work with our qx7, which all of them will also have to work on 2,4 GHz.

So, let's check during this article in which categories FrSky qx7 compatible receivers are divided.

Taranis qx7 EU or Non-EU

Most FrSky receivers have the option to choose between buying it in LBT version (from the European Union (EU)) or in FCC version (from outside the European Union (non-EU)), but in addition you can update the firmware of some of them to make them work on FCC or LBT according to your qx7 transmitter firmware and according to your country legislation.

It is important to choose a receiver that matches your Taranis firmware or that it can be updated to match your Taranis firmware so it can be bound, conversely if the firmware do not match, you won't be able to bind your receiver.

Taranis qx7 Protocols

The FrSky qx7 has to main protocol variants apart from those that depend on legislation, so, it is important to notice that FrSky has been using ACCST protocol for the past few years on the first qx7 variant, but now, FrSky has released another protocol, ACCESS, which is included in a new qx7 variant and which has a greater number of channels and an improved latency amongst other features thanks to the newer protocol.

To differentiate between both variants, it is as easy as looking at the right bottom corner of the screen in your Taranis where it will be written ACCST or ACESS according to the protocol used in your unit.

 

Taranis qx7 ACCST

We are going to start first for the FrSky qx7 compatible receivers with ACSST protocol as this was the first variant of the qx7. Taranis units belonging to ACCST protocol support to be bound to receivers on D16 and LR12 modes, although in addition, some newer OpenTX (open-source firmware used for Rc transmitters) firmware versions are also capable of binding in D8 mode, so you will have to check yours if you want to use a D8 mode receiver.

The ACCST protocol can output up to 16 channels in SBUS and 8 in CPPM Mode, and the ones which are FrSky qx7 ACSST compatible receiversare the following ones organized by the binding protocol (any of them have unique specifications so you will need to search for the one that meets your demands, such as signal type, channel outputs or other technologies such as Smart Port).

  • ACCST D16
    • XM, XM+, XSR, XMR, X4R CPPM, X4RSB CPPM mode, X6R, X8R
    • RXSR, RXSR-FC, RX4R, RX6R, RX8R PRO
    • S6R, S8R
    • G-RX6, G-RX8
  • ACCST LR-12
    • L9R
  • ACCST D8 (Check the compatibility explained before).
    • D4FR, D4R-II, D6FR, D8R, D8R-II, D8R-II Plus, D8R-XP
    • V8R4-II, V8R7-II HV, V8FR-II HV, VD5M

Taranis qx7 ACCESS

No let's see how it is for the FrSky qx7 compatible receivers with ACESS protocol. Taranis units belonging to ACCESS protocol support to be bound to receivers on ACCESS mode, but also, on the ACCST D16 mode which we have already explained.

The ACCESS protocol can output up to 24 channels in SBUS, 8 channels more compared to ACCST, and the ones which are FrSky qx7 ACCESS compatible receivers are the following ones (any of them have unique specifications so you will need to search for the one that meets your demands, such as signal type, channel outputs or other technologies such as Smart Port).

  • ACCST D16 (The same receivers than the ACCST qx7 in D16 mode)
  • ACCESS (Old generation series receivers must be updated to ACCESS protocol if they are still on ACCST mode in order to get all the ACCESS functionalities)
    • Archer M+, Archer GR6, Archer GR8, Archer R6, Archer SR6, Archer SR8 PRO, Archer SR10 PRO, Archer RS, Archer R8 PRO, Archer R10 PRO
    • RXSR, RX4R, RX6R
    • G-RX6, G-RX8

Conclusion

To sum up with this guide of FrSky qx7 compatible receivers we can say that the important thing when choosing a compatible receptor is to follow the 3 main steps; 1- Noticing if you need an EU or Non-EU receiver, 2- Choosing a receiver that match with your Taranis binding capabilities, and finally 3 - Determine which receiver fits best your build, either for the signal type used, size of the receiver, channel range, price etc.