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FRSKY TARANIS - PLUS (With X8R and Case)

Our Price: $299.00

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The FrSky Taranis was amazing... now here comes the Taranis PLUS
Current version in stock is B01, with SWR functionality.

How does the Plus differ from the normal Taranis? The Plus versions has everything the normal Taranis includes plus a higher quality, better contrast LCD display with WHITE BLUE backlighting, and haptic feedback built in. There is one item missing, the SWR check of the transmitter antenna is no longer available. You still get the great new sliders, the big low self discharge battery, and all of the other great things you have come to expect from FrSky.

Want to quickly see the difference from the "old" version? Long push the menu button, then scroll down to the "color" setting and turn that up.
The brightest setting is a nice orange color. I rather like it.
Also comes with OpenTX version 2 installed
Lua scripts in place and new model setup guide. Just try adding a new model, it is pretty nice for assigning channels.

It has a lot of other small changes in the firmware, best to read up on them all. The joystick feature is kind of nice. They do lack the SWR antenna check, but it will be available around Xmas, or early next year.

If you could design your own transmitter, what would you include? That is exactly what FrSky asked their customers. The result is the Taranis! FrSky has succeeded in introducing a transmitter at an entry level price that outperforms many of the best name brand systems on the market. You may worry that the quality has been cut to keep prices down. Compromising quality for the sake of price is not the FrSky way. FrSky may lack a fancy ad campaign and huge marketing budget, but they do not skimp on the hardware!

The most important aspect for any transmitter is maintaining a rock solid connection with the receiver. FrSky is well known for the frequency hopping ACCST technology taking advantage of the entire 2.4GHz band resulting in excellent range and reliability. FrSky knows many things can affect the connection between Transmitter and receiver so RSSI (receiver signal strength indication) is incorporated into all telemetry receivers. The Taranis transmitter is continually monitoring the reception quality at the aircraft. Taranis will alert the pilot before signal quality becomes critical. This saves planes and makes the hobby much safer!

In addition to RSSI, Taranis has other safety features. Receiver Lock allows you to lock a specific model in the transmitter to one and only one receiver. No more flying (crashing) with the wrong program selected. Taranis has three different types of Failsafe. 1 - Hold last known commands, 2- Goto a programmed state (cut throttle, flaps down, etc. 3- No output. (Triggers flight controllers with "go home" feature.) The RSSI feature means you probably won't ever use the failsafe. Voice Alerts Just like having a copilot, the transmitter will give you voice alerts on speaker or through the headphone jack. Count down timers, low voltage warnings, landing gear down, thermal mode entered, etc. can all be set up with human recorded voice of your creation, or sound packages shared online from other hobbyists

The open-source software for the Taranis has been developed by hobbyist’s in the R/C community. The programmers of the transmitter’s firmware and companion software which runs on Linux, Windows, and Macintosh are very receptive to input and requests from users. There are no limitations based on marketing decisions. If you can think of it, chances are the Taranis is capable of doing it. With 60 model memories, tons of mixes, 9 flight modes, sequencing, servo speed, programmed delay all kinds of triggers, and the ability to assign any channel to anything, it is hard to come up with something this radio can't do. With this level of complexity, you would think the programming would be a real nightmare, but thanks to the forward thinking of the open source community, we can set up and test our programs on our favorite computer (PC, Mac or Ubuntu), it even features a handy set up wizard that will take care of most of the work! But they also made it easy to share programs freely via the USB port, or micro SD card on the back of the Taranis.

Are you heavily invested in another RF system? No worries, the Taranis actually has a normal JR style module on the back that will accept modules for other transmitting protocols. In the model setup you simply tell the system if you are using the external module, and it shuts down the internal FrSky module. Now you can use your Futaba, Spektrum, JR, Aisin, and other receivers if you have a transmitter module that fits in a JR style module bay. Our UHF friends, can pass 12 volts directly to a UHF module, eliminating dangling wires and extra battery packs.

FrSky has taken the hobby to a whole new level as they have evolved the transmitter to be more than a steering wheel. This is something truly special!


  • Full Telemetry RSSI alarms (warns you of signal reception problems before disaster can strike)
  • Haptic Feedback - vibration
  • 16 channels (32 channels when combined with an external XJT module)
  • 60 model memories
  • 64 mixers, 9 flight modes
  • 16 custom curves with 3-17 points each, 32 logic switches
  • Voice or custom sound alerts
  • USB and SD card slot for system expansion
  • Long range system capable of up to 2 times the range of current 2.4 systems
  • Quad bearing gimbals that are silky smooth
  • State-of-the-art open source software
  • Large 212 X 64 backlit LCD screen (White Bleu backlight)
  • Real-time data logging
  • Receiver lock (program locked to aircraft - limited to FrSky receivers running PXX protocol)
  • JR Style module bay for additional RF modules and so much more
  • Selectable flight mode (1, 2, 3, or 4) Ships in Mode 2, Throttle on left stick.
  • 2 timers, count up or down, throttle %, talking, etc.
  • Trims - Adjustable from course to extra fine with extended and exponential trims
  • Standard trainer jack
  • ARM Cortex M3 32-bit 60MHz
  • Integrates with CompanionTX – a FREE computer program that is a transmitter setup buddy. CompanionTX (Windows/Mac/Linux) is used to set-up models with the wizard, save, edit and share your models and settings as well as simulate your transmitter or model setup.
  • USB connection for firmware upgrades, sound editing, R/W to the microSD card and integrate with CompanionTX
  • Multiple language support (Radio arrives configured for English language)
  • Open source community-driven firmware, so unlike with major manufacturers if you need a special function or have good improvement suggestions just raise your voice, and don't be surprised if it's implemented a couple of days later! Visit to meet the developers!

It's no wonder people have been excited about this new transmitter. This hobby has never seen a more reliable and more affordable radio. FrSky has an excellent reputation for building high quality, highly reliable telemetry systems. The Taranis takes everything they have learned and pushes it to the next level!

The Combo comes with the following items:

  • Taranis Plus Transmitter
  • 2000mAh NiMH Low Self Discharge Battery
  • Battery Charger Adapter
  • Neck Strap
  • X8R - 8/16 channel, S.Bus, Smart Port Receiver
  • Heavy Duty Travel Case

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Further details can be seen HERE.

Download the Taranis Quick Start Guide HERE.

Check out this great video series! Gets you up and running faster with your new Taranis! (Click Here)

Manual can be found HERE

If you are buying or bought a Taranis, we ask that you please make a donation to the Opensource firmware developers. Just click here to go to their paypal donation page. Thank you.

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 20 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
taranis x9d plus May 13, 2016
Reviewer: francois ladouceur from sherbrooke, QC Canada  
Very good service, fast shipping I recommend , thank you .

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Great May 11, 2016
Reviewer: Curtis J Bowschar from Sydenham, ON Canada  
Web site great and wonderful links how to setup radio all in one place. Great customer service. I will be ordering again.

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Good bang for buck January 1, 2016
Reviewer: Andrew from Waterloo, ON Canada  
Delivery was prompt and arrived in good condition.

Bought this radio about a year ago and have taken it out a few times and goofed about on the test bench a few more. Love the lots of channels, even though I haven't had occasion to use all of them yet. Feature set large but with great power comes great responsibility. The breadth and depth of configuration options is intimidating, and the manual is... dense.

I have read some stuff about reliability issues, but haven't personally encountered any yet. My use has not been particularly vigorous, so it may be I haven't used if for long enough.

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Awesome December 7, 2015
Reviewer: John L from Edmonton, AB Canada  
Arrived quick. Work flawlessly out of the box. Make my previous radio feel like a toy. And the price is pretty good too.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent product & great customer service! October 21, 2015
Reviewer: David M from COLD LAKE, AB Canada  
I'm new to the rc hobby and I did my research before deciding on this transmitter but I'm glad this is the one I chose. The programming may be challenging for somebody that's already accustomed to another radio but there's a large userbase and a huge wealth of knowledge for these radios for those that are willing to learn. Canadadrones was also the best price I could find after a week of shopping around.

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