The FrSky X9D is one of the first radios FrSky has ever released and was quickly succeeded by the X9D Plus edition which was then overtaken by the X9D SE editition and so on. This article is supposed to be a pre-face to the original FrSky X9D Manual so you can have a lighter version with quick pointers to get you up and running. Perhaps you got a second hand X9D radio or would like to pass it onto the next generations maybe for your son/daughter? In any case, it is vital to know more about the radio you are going to be using to control your crafts as it is the only form of control from your side to your craft and it is important to know its controls and functioning to the full extend before trying to fly. So, lets dive right in and see what the FrSky X9D Manual for Beginners look like ;)

About the FrSky X9D Radio

In this topic of the FrSky X9D Radio, we will look into its specifications and about manual and other features that the radio provides.

The FrSky Taranis X9D used to be one of the best radio transmitters that runs the open source radio firmware called OpenTX, and packed with cool features and all for a very reasonable price!


The original FrSky X9D came with the ACCST 2.4GHz protocol developed by FrSky. This was a game changer as it provided telemetry and good range all in one package while being affordable.

The original ACCST 2.4GHz protocol supports upto 16 channels with telemetry and also D8 or D16 modes. D8 is usually reserved for micro Rready-to-fly drones like whoops that have inbuild receivers on their FCs. These generally do not have good range nor telemetry in most cases.

The X9D comes with an NiMh battery pre-installed in the battery bay and the complimentary charger for it as well. This was a neat feature as back when this radio was released, not many manufacturers used to do that.



  • Radio Model Name: Taranis X9D
  • Number of operable Channels: Up to 16 channels
  • An Operating Voltage between:6~15V (2S, 3S Lipos are acceptable)
  • An Operating Current usage of: 260mA maximum (both RF module and backlit are on)
  • Operating Temperature: -10~60℃
  • Backlight LCD Screen: 212*64, monochrome
  • Model Memories: 60 (extendible by SD card)
  • Compatibility: FrSky X-series, D-series and V8-II series of receivers


  • Quad Ball Bearing Gimbals
  • Receiver Match
  • Audio Speech Outputs (values, alarms, settings, etc.)
  • Antenna Status Detection & Alters
  • Real-time Flight Data Logging Reception Signal Strength Alerts
  • Super Low Latency S
  • mart Port Supported

Binding with Receiver

The internal traciever module (RF module) of the X9D transmitter is called the XJT module.

  1. Enter the menu by pressing the [MENU] button once
  2. Use the [+]/[-] (‘Plus’ / ‘ Minus) buttons to scroll to the “Internal RF” section
  3. Select which mode do you want to use the transmitter with (D8/D16 or LR12)
  4. Select the channel range to which you need to operate the receiver. The XJT module can go up to 16CH depending the mode you have selected (D8 only supports 8CH)
  5. Set the receiver number if you wish to do so; otherwise the system automatically selects the next available number in the series.
  6. Press the “Bind” option seen in the settings and then the transmitter will start to “beep” to confirm it is in bind mode.
  7. Power on your receiver while pressing the [BND] button and the green light on your radio will stay solid once successfully binded to your transmitter.
  8. Press the “Bind” option again, to turn off the binding mode
  9. Power cycle your receiver and it should now be bound to your transmitter.


In this FrSky X9D Manual, we have seen the basic features of the radio and also its specifications along with a small history on how it became one of the most popular radios in the market to be quickly succeeded by the X9D Plus version of the transmitter with few key improvements. We have also seen how to set up the radio with your receiver as it is the basic thing to do. What remains is to flash the latest version of the OpenTX firmware, download sound packs and setting up the inputs and mixers as you wish, most of which were already discussed in previous articles.