FRSKY XSR SIM USB DONGLE WIRELESS SIMULATOR / FRSKY XSR SIM USB DONGLE. In this FrSky XSR SIM USB Dongle review we will be checking the XSR SIM USB Dongle, which is an FrSky Wireless USB Dongle compatible with popular simulators. This will allow you to connect your FrSky transmitter to your computer wirelessly.

Why do you need the FrSky XSR SIM USB Dongle?

The FPV hobby is not always cheap, if you are already a drone pilot you might know that usually we can crash our drones very easily and some components can suffer irreparable damages, for example a motor, an ESC and even the frame can break down, but even worst, the battery can get on fire after a hard crash ruining all your components. In order to avoid this situations, we use FPV simulators.

In addition, if you are starting on FPV, it can be very frustrating at the very beginning until you get the trick, but with the FrSky XSR SIM USB dongle your learning experience will be much more user friendly. However, if you are an experienced pilot, this item is also made for you because you might want to learn some new tricks that your favorite pilot is ripping out, but you can’t avoid your Mini USB B plugging off.

In short, the FrSky XSR SIM USB dongle is made for everyone, either if you are learning to fly or want to take your skills to the next level or you just can’t fly because it's bad weather season, this product will avoid you from having struggles with a regular wire, like the ones you can find for example using a QX7 or a X9D for an FPV simulator as these transmitters has the Mini USB B port at the bottom and at the back of the radio controller respectively, making them very hard to held them comfortably.

Features

The FrSky XSR SIM USB Dongle is based on a XSR receiver, but with some peculiarities, firstly we see that the receiver itself has a USB plug, secondly, we can see that it is covered by a hard plastic case, and finally we can appreciate that this device doesn’t have antennas as it is not intended for an aircraft use but for a proximity use instead.

Other important technical characteristics of the FrSky XSR SIM USB Dongle are its compact design, with a size of: 48.2*19.1*9.2mm (L*W*H). About the compatibility with the transmitters, this item can be bound to FrSky transmitters and module systems that supports D16 mode, which is mainly any device compatible with the ACCST protocol.

The FrSky XSR SIM USB Dongle is meant to be used with popular simulators, but it will work with most of the simulators that supports an external game controller input like Velocidrone, DRL, LiftOff, Freerider, HotProps, or other simulators. The drivers that are required will be automatically installed into your PC once you plug in your device if you doesn’t already have them.

The dongle is capable of receiving 8 proportional channels and 8 switch channels outputs that have to be configured in the simulator as any other RC transmitter. Finally we can highlight that the FrSky XSR SIM USB Dongle can be updated to the last firmware through the S.Port pad, like many other receivers do.

Binding Procedure

Since this item works like many other receivers, the binding procedure is also similar for this one. So let’s see the detailed binding procedure for the FrSky XSR SIM USB Dongle:

1. First, you have to activate the binding mode of your transmitter, according to your model you will have to follow one of the next steps:

   1.1 On Taranis transmitters, in the MENU, select your model and in the second page of the setup tab, choose to bind in D16 mode, then click on bind.

   1.2 On Horus Series transmitters, in RF SYSTEM, select to bind in D16 mode, choose between the external or the internal module, and then click on bind.

   1.3 For external modules like the XJT, choose D16 mode, and on the setup tab, turn on the external RF on the transmitter and once it is powered on, hold the F/S button on the module, then, release the button, and if the RED LED on XJT module is flashing, it is prepared to bind.

2. Now is time to power on the USB Dongle while holding its BIND button, but, as this device has a USB plug, you can plug it in to a regular 5V USB port while holding the button, without the need of an external power supply. If the RED LED on the receiver is flashing, and the GREEN LED is on, the binding process is successfully completed.

3. The last thing left is to exit the bind mode, and power off the USB Dongle. And power on again the USB Dongle without turning off your controller to check that the GREEN LED is flashing, and The RED LED is off, that means that both devices are communicating with each other. And you are done!