Welcome to OpenTXU
Welcome to OpenTX University. This site is part of an (overly?) ambitious project to provide an online learning environment to help you explore the brave new world of what we call the Developer’s Version of OpenTX. We call it the Developer’s Version because it’s slightly different from the OEM version shipped by FrSky on the Taranis and Taranis Plus transmitters. They’re similar, but not exactly the same. Don’t worry if you’re a newcomer (affectionately known as a NOOB). Don’t worry if you don’t even know what open source, OpenTX, or OpenTX Companion are. We’ll take care of that shortly.
The site is organized along the lines of a university with Undergraduate and Graduate programs as well as a Division of Continuing Education to handle both software and hardware upgrades. We even have a “Special Interests” section for any groups with common interests who need a place to hang out.
Each section contains “classes” that have been designed and contributed by users just like you. However, it’s different from other “schools” in that you don’t have to register, there are no fees, no grades, and no class attendance requirements. Ya’ can’t beat that with a stick!
What do you need to get around here? Well, you should probably at least know where the switch is on your computer, and it’s really handy to be familiar with your computer’s file system structure and basic operations such as downloading, installing, copying files, etc. If you know how to do that, you’ll be fine.
You’ll be shown how to do 90% of what many of us need to do by using only the transmitter. However, many (May I say ‘most?) users have discovered an absolutely marvelous little piece of free software called OpenTX Companion. OpenTX Companion allows you to manage almost all of your radio functions from your computer. That’s when things really get interesting! It’s the other half of this game changing experience, and has its own series of classes.
OK, enough chit-chat. Let’s get started. Click one of the buttons in the menu at the top of the page and start browsing through what’s offered. The whole idea is for you to take away from here what you can use and ignore the rest!