New FrSky Archer receivers family

Frsky is preparing to release the new generation of the receivers, called Archer. The whole new range will include GR6, GR8, S6, S8Pro, R4, R6, R8, R10Pro, RS and M+ receivers. All Archer receivers will have ACCESS protocol and will have OTA (Over the Air) firmware update capabilities. This new receivers family will have improved lattency, range and perfomance.

Frsky Archer GR6 and GR8 are updated versions of the G-RX6 and G-RX8 designed for gliders. They will have upgraded variometer sensor with 6 and 8 high precision PWM channel otputs.


The ARCHER GR8 maintains its small form factor. Thanks to the ACCESS protocol and hardware optimizations, you can now use 8 high-precision PWM channels and 16 SBUS channels via standard servo connectors at the same time. In addition, any SBUS equipped ACCESS receiver can be connected to the SBUS IN port turning it into a redundant receiver, the GR8 will automatically use the receiver with the best signal. Powering the receiver via a speed control? Simple battery voltage monitoring is now available through the AIN port.

  • ACCESS protocol with Over The Air (OTA)
  • Upgraded variometer sensor
  • Receiver redundancy
  • 8 high-precision PWM channels
  • SBUS IN & OUT (using standard servo connectors)
  • S.Port / F.Port and AIN2 (on 4 pin socket)
  • Dimension: 54*20*10mm (L*W*H)
  • Weight: 9.8g
  • Number of Channels: 8/24 channels
    8 High-precision PWM & 16 SBUS channels
    8 High-precision PWM & 24 configurable SBUS channels (Stay tuned)
  • Operating Voltage Range: 3.5 -10V
  • Operating Current: <60mA@5V
  • Operating Range: >2km (Full range)(*Range may vary based on local conditions.)
  • Variometer Measurement Range
    Altimeter Range & Resolution: -700m to 10000m & 0.1m
    Vertical Speed Range: ±100m/s
  • Voltage Measurement Range via AIN2 (External device): 0-3.3V
  • Compatibility: All FrSky ACCESS transmitters


Frsky Archer S6 and S8Pro are the upgraded S6R and S8R receivers with built in stabilisation. 

Frsky Archer R4, R6 and R8 are updated RX4R and RX6R. Frsky Archer R10Pro is upgraded RX8R Pro and now has 10 high precision PWM channels.

Frsky Archer RS is updated R-XSR receiver with normal and inverted S.Port/F.Port pads. Frsky Archer XM+ is updated XM (Plus?) receiver with full range and telemetry. It also has normal and inverted S.Port/F.Port pads.

Additional info from FrSky:

“The Archer S8 Pro receiver will be changed to SR8 Pro which will be added SBUS IN to support redundancy function (redundant stabilization signal output), and we will have another SR10 Pro receiver. For 10-channel receivers like SR10 Pro and R10 Pro, both receivers will have dual power-supply ports (BATT1 & BATT2, i.e. power redundancy).”

Will Archer receivers have ACCST D16 support?

“The Archer receivers are specially designed for ACCESS transmitters. We already have sufficient ACCST D16 receivers like XM (XM and XM+), X (X8R,RX4R, RX6R, RX8R Pro, G-RX6 and G-RX8), and S (S6R and S8R)series receivers to meet different needs of customers, and we have no plan to discontinue these receivers by now.”


Source: RCGroups

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