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Top 5 Best FrSky Receivers 2017

R-XSR

The R-XSR is the latest receiver released by FrSky, and in our opinion, their best yet. The R-XSR keeps all the features of the XSR such as diversity antennas and full telemetry, yet it is significantly smaller than its brother the XSR. Unfortunately it still uses a connector, meaning if you break the connector you’ll have to replace it, which can be very difficult given the number of different types of connectors out there. At 1.5g it’s lighter than the XM+, but not quite as light as the XM receiver.
Best for quads with no OSD

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XM+

The XM+ is yet another ultra-light receiver by FrSky. Its only advantage of the R-XSR in our book is the fact you can solder to it, this means no hassle of using connectors and also saves a small bit of weight. Unfortunately the XM+ has no telemetry, but this isn’t a big issue in our opinion if you are using Betaflight OSD. As channel 16 on the XM+ outputs RSSI, so you can have the RSSI displayed onscreen. At 1.6g it’s a 0.1g heavier than the R-XSR; remember than 0.5g will make all the difference on the race course ;).

Best for quads with OSD

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XM

The XM, as the name suggests, is just a smaller XM+ with less features. It has no diversity antennas compared to the XM+, but it has the advantage in that its .5g lighter. Like its sibling the XM, it also has no telemetry. But yet again it outputs RSSI on channel 16. This receiver is best suited to a micro, as its only a tad bit heavier than the XM+ and a bit smaller.  So it makes little sense to go for this unless you are pushed for space, such as in a micro build.

Best for Micro Quads

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X4R-SB

The X4R-SB is the oldest receiver on the list and therefore has the real O.G. status amongst members of the community who have been in this hobby the longest. At 5.8g its very heavier compared to its more modern counterparts and it’s also much larger than the first 3 receivers on this list. For this reason we don’t recommend this receiver on any mini quad, instead it is better reserved for larger quads where you want to use telemetry as well as a regular servo connector instead of directly soldering.  It also has 3 regular channels, so you could use this on a wing if you wanted to as well.

Best for Aerial Photograph Quads or Wings

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L9R

The L9R is the largest, heaviest and most expensive receiver on our list. But it has one nifty feature up its sleeve; it has double the range compared to the stock FrSky Receivers. This makes it the go to receiver if you are doing any sort of medium/ long range flying, whether on a 7” quad or plane. It has 9 servo pins so you can easily connect even the most complex models to the L9R. Unfortunately it has no telemetry so you can’t get any data back on your Taranis, but most long range flies we know use OSDs, so this shouldn’t be an issue.

Best for Long Range Quads/ Planes

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