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FrSky Sim Adapter

#1
I'm pretty sure I've seen people ask this question in various places: How do I connect my FrSky Taranis X9/QX7 to a simulator?

Most solutions involve using the trainer port, but I found out that FrSky has a product to address this. It's called the XSR-SIM USB dongle.

https://www.frsky-rc.com/product/xsr-sim/

I bought mine from Aloft Hobbies for $20
https://alofthobbies.com/frsky-xsr-sim.html

The way this worked for me (for planes anyway) is that you create a basic 4-channel plane in your radio and don't do any other setup. Next, you bind the USB dongle to your radio the same way you would bind a receiver.

Next, boot up your preferred sim, in my case I tried this with RC Desk Pilot. RC Desk Pilot recognized the USB dongle immediately in settings. I had to change some of the channel designations and invert a couple channels but I did all of this INSIDE THE SIM.

After that, I was able to fly planes in the sim without issue using my QX7. Took me about 5 minutes to setup!.
 

ElectriSean

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#2
What sim are you using? For velocidrone I just plug in the USB direct to the computer and it shows up as a USB joystick. I know for realflight I would have to get the interlink module to use with the USB - RF thing that realflight comes with, I got the version with the cheap radio so I just use that.
 
#5
RC Desk pilot might work directly via USB port and cable, but wasn't the purpose of my post. My goal was to bring attention of a product that might help others use their FrSky radios with a simulator.
 

ElectriSean

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#6
RC Desk pilot might work directly via USB port and cable, but wasn't the purpose of my post. My goal was to bring attention of a product that might help others use their FrSky radios with a simulator.
Gotcha... I see now that it's wireless, which is awesome. I thought it was more like the dongles that Spektrum guys have to deal with.