This is the FrSky 2.4GHz ACCST X6R 6/16-Channel Full Duplex Telemetry Receiver. The FrSky X6R receiver features 16 channels (6 normal PWM outputs and all 16 channels on the dedicated Sbus output), the Smart Port and a traditional A2 port on the bottom. Pull the jumper and connect an FBVS for basic external voltage monitoring.
The X6R is smaller than the X8R but still incorporates 16 channels, and with the Smart Port that supports the hubless digital sensors. Or, connect the vario, and then connect the old hub to use existing analog sensors.
To utilize all 16-channels, FrSky has given you options. You can use the Sbus line to access all 16 channels. Using something like the FrSky Sbus Decoder, you can convert the digital Sbus signal to normal servo outputs. You can connect Sbus servos directly to the Sbus line, FrSky will have several servo options very soon. The X6R can be bound so that it outputs channels 1-6 or 9-14 on the PWM pins. This allows the X6R and X8R to be used in pairs for extended channel outputs.
But that isn't all the X6R can do, it can also work in "D8 Mode to work with the DHT, DJT, DFT and DHT-U transmitter modules. In this mode you have 8 channels. The neat trick is the Smart Port still works in D8 Mode.
If you're wondering about the antennas on the X6R, FrSky refers to these as PCB antennas, and reports up to a 20% range increase over the standard antennas. The PCB antenna does take up a bit of space, for this reason, you can swap the included whisker style antennas, or any other FrSky receiver antennas.
Dimension: 47.5mm x 23.8mm x 14.6mm (1.86" x 94" x .575")
Weight: 15.4g (.54 oz) with PCB antennas
Operating Voltage Range: 4V-10.0V
Operating Current: 100mA@5V
Operating Range: >1.5km (Full Range)
Firmware Upgradeable: Yes
- All 16 channels requires the FrSky Taranis, or the XJT module bound in D16 mode
- For 8 channels in D8 Mode you can use the FrSky Taranis or XJT, DJT, DFT, DHT and DHT-U modules