Transmitter

A control device that produces the radio signal that is transmitted to a receiver.

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Transmitter Firmware

The second programming application in your transmitter. The transmitter firmware is responsible for creating and broadcasting a radio frequency (RF) signal of the proper frequency and protocol as determined by the transmitter manufacturer. The information contained in the signal is … Continue reading

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Triggers

Options used in Special Functions to determine when an event happens: Inverse Triggers: “!” prefix denotes “not” e.g., triggered when not the case ONE trigger one time with power on startup or with selecting new model !One not triggered initially … Continue reading

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Trim

Option to apply stick Trim values in line mix. Always OFF when Source is not assigned to a stick.  Size of a click of trim is described in Trim Step.   … Continue reading

Trim Step

Sets the size of a click of trim. Default is “Fine”.  Exponential means small steps near trim center becoming progressively larger as trim moves away from center. Other choices provide: Extra Fine – changes PWM signal to servo by ~ … Continue reading

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tRl

Abbreviation for ‘Trim Rudder Left’ physical switch position used in Special Functions

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tRr

Abbreviation for ‘Trim Rudder Right’ physical switch position used in Special Functions

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tTd

Abbreviation for ‘Trim Throttle Down’ physical switch position used in Special Functions

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tTu

Abbreviation for ‘Trim Throttle Up’ physical switch position used in Special Functions

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UART

Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter: A piece of hardware (something you can touch, like a computer chip) that translates how data is transmitted. If the data isn’t in the correct format, the computer and the device are speaking different languages. Think of … Continue reading

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UHF

Ultra high frequency (UHF) designates the ITU radio frequency range of electromagnetic waves between 300 MHz and 3 GHz (3,000 MHz). The built in transmitter in the Taranis for example is 2.4GHz which falls in the UHF frequency range.

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Upgrading the Firmware

There are two separate firmware packages in your transmitter: One to run the RF module (On the Taranis that package is called the XJT firmware) and one that takes care of everything else such as switch settings, gimbal output, dual … Continue reading

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USB

USB is an acronym for Universal Serial Bus. It’s an industry standard developed in the min-1990’s that defines the cables, connectors, and communications protocols used in a bus for connection, communication, and power supply between computers and electronic devices. You … Continue reading

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Vario

Turns on variometer sounds to the speaker or audio jack.

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Version Screen

The version numbering system has changed from using an svn revision number to a more “common” version number, starting at 2.0. Both the firmware and the companion will share the same version numbering scheme, making it easier to know if … Continue reading