Serial Bus – A communication protocol that operates multiple devices on one data cable

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Safety Channel

Forces specific Rx channel output to a specified value if signal is lost from the Tx; Safety CH1 thru Safety CH16

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SD Card

Secure Digital Card — a solid state, micro format, non-volatile, flash memory card. Typically a 2GB capacity micro SD card is included with Taranis.


An electrical/mechanical device that receives a signal and power from the receiver and moves an output shaft with an electric motor. The position of the shaft depends upon the signal from the receiver. As the shaft rotates, that changes the … Continue reading

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A way for a programmer to access a computer’s operating system’s services. In effect, it ‘translates’ the programmer’s instructions from the keyboard to the computer chip. In general, operating system shells use either a command-line interface (CLI) or graphical user … Continue reading

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Option to specify restricting stick assignments to one side of stick center position.


Built in simulator in OpenTX Companion to simulate the Taranis screen, Outputs, & Gvars

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Physical input on Taranis: Left Slider; LS, Right Slider RS

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Specifies a transition speed, using a time parameter in seconds the mix line output takes to cover range -100 to +100. Not a duration setting, so transitioning of values is at speed set, regardless of how far traveled.

SMA Connector

(SubMiniature version A) connectors are semi-precision coaxial RF connectors developed in the 1960s as a minimal connector interface for coaxial cable with a screw type coupling mechanism. The connector has a 50 Ω impedance.

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Smart Port

Smart port (S. Port) enabled telemetry devices are daisy chained together without regard to sequence and connected into the Smart Port digital data connection on compatible X_R FrSky receivers. The receiver can achieve full duplex (2-way) high speed communication with … Continue reading

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Sound Mode

Specifies which sounds are activated. Choice of: All, NoKey (all except button press beeps), Alarm (alarm only), and Quiet (no sound).


Short Press (brief press) of one of the 6 keys on the face of the Taranis.  Example: SP ENT is a short press of the ENTER key.  This is contrasted to LP ENT, which would be a long press of … Continue reading

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Special Functions

SF1 thru SF64 – 64 functions that may be programmed to trigger by toggle switches or Logical Switches

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Splash Screen

The opening screen shown when a device is powered ON. The splash screen on the Taranis is shown by default while the EEPROM loads. The Splash Screen check box in Radio Setup will cause the splash screen to stay on … Continue reading

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