FrSky DFT -Futaba Transmitter Telemetry Module

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Telemetry Module that fits many Futaba Transmitters.
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FrSky DFT -Futaba Transmitter Telemetry Module

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The DFT telemetry transmitter module is a great choice if your transmiter is compatable with the Futaba modules.

The Telemetry Radio System developed by FrSky provides an additional return link that is used for monitoring the Rx’s voltage, poor receiver reception, temperature, location, speed and so on.

The module is compatible with both the V8-series (non-telemetry) and the D-Series (telemetry) receivers.

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Features:

 Advanced Continuous Channel Shifting Technology (ACCST SYSTEM) achieves highly reliable link in interference rich environments.
Easy to bind and instant link-up
Excellent reboot times
All channels failsafe
Quick response
Very smooth servo movement
Alarm on events of receiver (low battery voltages, poor reception, etc.)
Error-free link, by using 48bits CRC algorithm
Low power consumption
Firmware upgradable


Compatibility:

V8  Series: (Non-telemetry receivers)
V8FR-HV, V8R7-HV, V8R7-SP, V8R4

D Series: (Telemetry receivers)
D8R, D8R-II, D8RSP, D6FR, D4FR

Compatible with the following transmitters:
Futaba:
3PM, 3PK, 7U, 8U, 9C, 10C, 9Z, AND FN-Series, T10C, FC-18, FC-28
Hitec:
Optic 6, Eclipse 7, Prism 7 
WFLY:
WFT09, WFT-08

Specifications:

Operating Voltage Range: 6.0V-13.0V
Operating Current: 50mA
Output Power: 60mW
Resolution: 11bit (3072)

First Timer Review by Russell
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I have been flying for over 15 years. I have used real basic 72 all the way up to advanced 72 transmitters. I have been wanting to convert over to 2.4G for awhile now but I have so much invested in the old system I was reluctant....It worked, why change? I ran into this system online and figured it would be a great way to transition. I had an old 8U transmitter that I thought would be great to switch.

Well all I can say was that was easy. It took about 30 seconds to set and bind with a D8R receiver and it works. I can't wait to get it out and try it and I think I am sold on the company...Looks like good solid equipment...I think the next up is going to be a Taranis plus. (Posted on 10/29/14)
Excellent on Hitec Review by Warren
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Very reliable on my old Hitec radio. I like it better than my brand S radio and I like the low price also. (Posted on 8/7/14)
No longer a spektrum fan Review by Joe
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I had this ancient Futaba 8UAP radio which I decided to upgrade, I wish I knew about FRSky before I purchased a Spektrum DM8 with receivers, everything was going ok until one fateful day when I was flying with a couple of friends. The DSM2 protocal looks for 2 "free" channels before binding then locks on those 2 ONLY for the entire flight session.

Well one day the Spektrum DM8 and AR7000 took over 3 minutes to bind and I said to myself, that's enough of that, I can't afford to lose a plane because of interference on the 2 channels. After lots of research, I found that the FRsky D8R with DFT were the best money can buy, binds instantly, reboots instantly, and feels more solid and connected than I ever felt with the Spektrums. There's no looking back now, even range checks are easier with FRSky, press the Range Check button, walk away until it starts beeping funny, then push the button again and you're good to go.

Easy as Pie. I highly recommend this module along with the D8R and Aloft for excellent service!!! (Posted on 3/18/14)
Great fit. Review by Michael
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Module fit right into my 8U without any issues and bound right up with the FrSky receiver. Fast shipping as well. Will be testing soon.

Thanks,
(Posted on 3/18/14)
Impressive features. Don't let the price fool you. Review by kevinv033
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This module combined with one of the telemetry receivers is an extremely great deal. I have been flying this for about a year. IMHO, the best feature of a basic module and receiver is the alarm/alert system when your RC signal degrades or is getting weak. The transmitter module will start alerting you with beeps when you signal is getting weak or degrades to a dangerous level. I fly multirotors + FPV and I skip installing OSD due to limited space. This Tx/Rx combo gives me the confidence, knowing that I will be alerted before my RC signal gets lost. (Posted on 6/16/13)
Great Value Review by JimS
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I was so impressed I bought 6 more receivers. It works perfectly with my Optic6 (Posted on 1/16/13)
For Hitec or Futaba transmitters ,an easy ,low cost way to move up to 2.4Ghz in combination with a DR8-II or DR8-II plus receiver. Review by RC Ace
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For less than $60 you can have a reliable 8 channel telemetry system. A first class product. Worked perfectly on every flight. I have just purchased another receiver based on its' quality , performance and features. (Posted on 9/24/12)
Great system - Very happy. Review by Sam
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Simple - plug and play system, and offers so much more then my old Spektrum system, and it cost less too! (Posted on 1/9/12)

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Product FAQs

Does this module require also purchasing an LCD display to provide the alarm for low voltage, poor reception, etc?

It is not required to have the LCD display to set alarms, but it does make things easier, and is very handy to actually see what the voltage level and signal strength are.

The modules come from the factory with the RSSI (signal strength) alarms set at very reasonable levels. I have seen no need to adjust them. The factory settings do not set any alarms for the voltage as there are so many possible combinations.

If you do not have an LCD display, then the alarms can be set via a USB cable connected to a computer.

Still learning this new 2.4 systems.Only FRSky receiver modules are compatible with this transmitter module, correct?

Yes, once you are converted to FrSky you need to use FrSky receivers. This is actually a good thing as the FrSky is very reasonably priced, and you can usually sell off your old radio gear for more money than brand new FrSky gear will cost. Many people are able to expand their receiver count when converting. The FrSky system is truly one of the best available. The Futaba FASST, Sanwa (Airtronics) and Hitec are also very good 2.4 systems, but their pricing is horrible. None of them can match the performance, features and pricing of the FrSky system. Hope this helps.