TBS Crossfire Mini vs FrSky R9M Long Range Systems. Why I Switched! Review after testing

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Update: I’m really impressed with how well this setup is performing! Check out my recent flights with the R9 mini in my Hawk 5! https://youtu.be/zA3IURwuK38

In this video I’m sharing my experience and reasons for switching to the new FrSky R9M long range system. I’m switching from the TBS Crossfire Micro system in my freestyle and medium long range rigs. Im using the absolutely tiny R9 Mini receiver running FPort temeletry and it is performing wonderfully in my Emax Hawk 5

My Gear List

Armattan Rooster (pre- built, great company!)
http://www.armattanquads.com/5/

Fatshark Dom V3 goggles
https://amzn.to/2xyHLf4

Eachine Pro58 Video Reciever Module for Fatshark
https://www.banggood.com/Eachine-PRO58-RX-Diversity-40CH-5_8G-OLED-SCAN-FPV-ReceiverProtective-Case-for-FatShark-Goggle-p-1180980.html?p=SI17108037651201612X

Achilles Firmware that gives the Eachine Pro58 just about all of it’s super powers (including model find)
https://achillesfpv.eu/downloads/

GoPro Hero5 Session (for HD flight footage on Drone)
https://amzn.to/2xF7P8k

Must have lens protectors that have saved me a lot of money!
https://amzn.to/2syoo11

Alternative Camera if you don’t care about 4k and would rather crash a less expensive camera!:
GoPro Session
https://amzn.to/2kJNIMT

My top recommended pre-built racing drone:
Emax Hawk 5 (this thing screams out of the box! )
https://www.banggood.com/Emax-HAWK-5-FPV-Racing-RC-Drone-F4-OSD-BLHeli_S-30A-200mw-48CH-Foxeer-Arrow-Micro-V2-600TVL-Cam-PNP-p-1296496.html?p=SI17108037651201612X

UXii stubby antenna on drone (good for close range flights and doesn’t snag on anything)
https://www.banggood.com/2PCS-Realacc-RHCP-Super-mini-UXII-Stubby-5_8GHz-1_6dBi-FPV-Antenna-For-Fatshark-Goggles-SMA-Male-p-1300491.html?p=SI17108037651201612X

My Radios:
Taranis X9D Plus SE (Love it!)
https://www.banggood.com/FrSky-2_4G-16CH-Taranis-X9D-Plus-SE-Transmitter-SPECIAL-EDITION-w-M9-Sensor-Water-Transfer-Case-p-1134370.html?p=SI17108037651201612X

And

Taranis X9D Plus with upgraded hall gimbals
https://amzn.to/2xDQxbU

Hall Sensor Gimbals to upgrade your X9D plus:
https://amzn.to/2xC0G93

If you don’t already have a radio get the Qx7s or X9D SE It has a lot of upgrades for less money than you could do them for yourself.

Camera Gear:
Canon 80D (great for video and photos!)
https://amzn.to/2JmLq4h

Cheers Mates!
Happy Flying!
Note that links above are affiliate links. I do get a small commission if you buy something using those links but it won’t cost you any extra. Cheers!

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