Curing A “Bricked” Taranis

Clearing a “Bricked” Taranis Contributed by Scott Page w/Leonard MacKey (mac44mag) Sometimes things just don’t go like they should. One of those time is when the wrong firmware has been installed on your Taranis. Say that you have an original … Continue reading

Taranis SD Card Storage

 FrSky Taranis SD Card, EEPROM, and Firmware Storage Contributed by: Scott Page Click HERE for a printable PDF copy of this article. Note: This document prepared for v2.0.13 of OpenTX Basic Storage Parameters When you connect the Taranis to a … Continue reading

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FrSKY Taranis – Rates, Mixes and a little bit of pixel dust

“FrSKY Taranis – Rates, Mixes and a little bit of pixel dust” (Oct 10, 2013) by Scott Page

Using Companion 9X

Tags: Custom Functions, Custom Switches, Telemetry, Template, Curve, Pots

00:15 – 01:30 Setting up Templates.eepe with Custom Functions, Custom Switches and Telemetry for easy use in multiple models
01:30 – 01:35 Copying model from template.eepe
01:35 – 02:10 Modifying template model for specific new models and setting preferences
02:10 – 02:35 Telemetry setup in template
02:35 – 03:15 Custom functions setup in template
03:15 – 04:35 Custom switches – combinations
04:35 – 05:15 Custom curves in template
05:15 – 06-10 Using simple 4 channel model template with Custom items already in new model
06:10 – 08:25 Setting rates and exponential
08:25 – 09:13 Custom functions, Global variable – alternate approach to setting rates/expo
09:13 – 13:50 Adjusting settings for full use of pots S1 and S2 in Mixes with Weights and Offsets.

 

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Open TX For Beginners – Sticks & Mixer

“Open TX For Beginners – Sticks & Mixer” (Nov 21, 2013) by Scott Page

Tags: Mixes Sticks Channels

Index of video topics:

Sticks – using C9X model setup page
00:35 – 01:10 Order of sticks
01:10 – 02:35 Setting rates & exponential

Mixes – using C9X model setup page
02:35 – 03:05 Order of mixes
03:05 – 03:25 Mixing channels together
03:25 – 04:15 Example – Aileron & Rudder Mix
04:15 – 05:30 Example – Throttle & Elevator Mix

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Problems with Flashing OpenTX to the FrSKY Taranis

“Problems with Flashing OpenTX to the FrSKY Taranis” (Jan 9, 2014) by Scott Page

Tags: Flashing, DFU error, Zadig

A special video to address the challenges some people had with flashing to the TX from Companion 9X. The process is different with OpenTX 2.0.

00:15 – 00:55 C9X does not automatically select Taranis in Preferences page
00:55 – 02:20 DFU Utility Error – Need to download/run Zadig
02:20 – 02:40 Most recent version of Zadig solves USB3 problems

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Looking Over Companion TX – Take 2 – the Companion

“Looking Over Companion TX – Take 2 – the Companion” (Apr 13, 2013) by Scott Page

Tags: Companion, Installation, EPROM, Firmware, Preferences, Simulation

A review of Companion 9X software.

Index of video topics:
00:10 – 01:14 Finding the software online
01:14 – 01:30 Installation
01:30 – 02:05 The purpose of Companion software
02:05 – 02:22 What’s the EPROM?
02:22 – 02:50 What’s the Firmware
02:50 – 03:45 The Creators
03:45 – 04:10 Reviewing EPROM composition
04:11 – 07:35 Preferences in Companion
07:35 – 14:25 Simulation methods explanation & demonstration of calibration and model creation with options
14:45 – 15:20 Saving calibrated EPROM to Companion from TX
15:20 – 17:55 Working with multiple EPROMs and Companion details
17:55 – 18:25 Model Configuration Wizard

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Download Calibrated Taranis Settings, Create New Model and Upload New Model

“Download Calibrated Taranis Settings, Create New Model and Upload New Model” (May 2, 2013) by Scott Page

Tags: Calibration, EEPROM

Using Companion 9X to create and upload a new model.

Index of video topics:
00:50 – 01:29 Calibration of sticks and saving on EEPROM
01:30 – 01:50 Downloading EPROM to computer
01:50 – 04:03 Setting up a new model using your own template of settings
04:03 – 07:00 Using Template for Model Config Wizard; resetting Expo-D/R
07:00 – 07:15 Saving the model
07:15 – 08:36 Special mix to create a dead space in middle of range
08:36 – 10:00 Simulating the model
10:00 – 10:50 Saving/burning to TX EPROM

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FrSKY Taranis General Settings in the TX in More Detail

“FrSKY Taranis General Settings in the TX in More Detail” (May 8, 2013) by Scott Page

Tags: Program TX, EPROM, Menu, Editing, SD card, Trainer mode, Switch test

Index of video topics:
00:11 – 00:35 Using the TX to program (rather than C9X)
00:35 – 01:35 Models and general settings stored in EPROM
01:35 – 02:21 Review of the Menu key and 13 screens
02:22 – 02:40 Review of Page key and the four information screens
02:41 – 03:09 How to get to the model editing and seven radio set up screens
03:10 – 08:38 Radio Setup (date/time, voltage range, sounds, alarm, backlight, splash screen, units, channel order, mode)
08:39 – 09:10 SD card contents
09:10 – 09:20 Trainer mode setup
09:20 – 09:31 Version info page
09:31 – 09:41 Switch test page
09:41 – 10:02 Analog input page (TX battery calibration)
10:03 – 10:52 Calibration of sticks, pots, sliders page
10:53 – 11:52 Moving between pages
11:53 – 12:50 Into to Model setup seven screens

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Taranis 5 Ch with Rudder and Aileron Mix

“Taranis 5 Ch with Rudder and Aileron Mix” (May 15, 2013) by Scott Page

Tags: Mix, Program TX, Create model
Creating a model with five channels and mixes using the Taranis transmitter instead to Companion 9X.

Index of video topics:
00:01 – 00:31 Goal set up 5 ch with mixes using the Taranis (not C9X)
00:31 – 00:57 Create a model
00:58 – 02:13 On mixer page; add second aileron
02:14 – 04:48 All mixing on channel 4 – aileron on 5 set to follow 4 activity
04:49 – 05-17 Simulate on channel monitor page
05:18 – 06:55 Prepare mix to coordinate rudder and aileron
06:55 – 07:45 Designate a switch to allow multiple settings options
07:46 – 09:16 Copy rudder, change coordinate weight and assign new switch
09:17 – 09:45 Review of mixer settings

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Inside the FrSKY Taranis – a First Look

“Inside the FrSKY Taranis – a First Look” (May 31, 2013) by Scott Page

Tags: Cabling, Modes, Adjusting tension

Index of video topics:
00:30 – 01:45 Opening TX case and taping sliders and front switches
01:45 – 02:15 Discussion on internal cabling and connections
02:16 – 04:00 Gimbal tensioners and springs – changing Modes
04:01 – 04:45 Adjusting tension and springs
04:46 – 06:13 Changing back from Mode 1 to Mode 2
06:14 – 07:10 Closing case

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FrSKY Taranis Gimbal Replacement Demonstration

“FrSKY Taranis Gimbal Replacement Demonstration” (Sep 13, 2013) by Scott Page

Tags: Gimbal

Some early versions of the Taranis had gimbals that were difficult to calibrate. Replacement gimbals are readily available and easily replaced.

Index of video topics:
00:00 – 00:34 Swapping out left stick – tools required
00:34 – 00:45 Protecting front of TX
00:46 – 01:26 Removing case screws and taping switches/sliders
01:28 – 02:27 Removing old gimbal connector plugs
02:28 – 03:40 Installing new gimbal
03:41 – 04:30 Removing and reinstalling tensioner
04:30 – 04:52 Disabling spring for the throttle movement
04:52 – 05:05 Closing and reinstalling case screws

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Taranis Audio Updated – Making Voice and Converting Music

“Taranis Audio Updated – Making Voice and Converting Music” (Oct 16, 2013) by Scott Page

Tags: Sound files, Storing files, Custom functions, Preferences

Using Companion 9X

Index of video topics:
00:00 – 01:20 How to create text to speech audio files
01:20 – 02:50 Storing audio files on Taranis and PC clone folder
02:50 – 04:30 Creating sound files using Audacity (multiple tracks, convert to mono)
04:30 – 05:00 Storing music files on Taranis and PC clone folder
05:01 – 06:00 Using music/audio files in the Taranis – setting preferences
06:01 – 07:03 Using music/audio files in Taranis – setting custom functions
07:04 – 07:28 Uploading to the Taranis
07:29 – 09:40 Setting custom function directly on the Taranis to play tracks

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Basics of Curves and Tricks with Mixes in C9X for Taranis

“Basics of Curves and Tricks with Mixes in C9X for Taranis” (Oct 21, 2013) by Scott Page

Tags: Curves, Throttle Cut, Exponential

Index of video topics:
00:05 – 02:33 Power of curves using Taranis (actually C9X simulator of TX)
02:33 – 04:20 Creating throttle curve and throttle cut using C9X
04:20 – 05:50 Adding exponential within the curve
05:50 – 07:10 Creating multiple curves and assigning them to a switch
07:10 – 08:54 Creating curve for helicopter hovering with symmetrical curve
08:55 – 10:10 Creating an elevator curve
10:11 – 11:50 Creating additional elevator curves and using in mixes
11:51 – 12:27 Custom curves
12:28 – 13:05 Symmetrical curves

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FrSKY Taranis – OpenTX – Guided Tour of the Process of Creating a Flaperon Mix

“FrSKY Taranis – OpenTX – Guided Tour of the Process of Creating a Flaperon Mix”
(Oct 31, 2013) by Scott Page

Tags: Flaperons, Flaps, NOT, Global Variable

Using Companion 9X to program Flaperons, down elevator mix, THR-ELE mix on a slider with curve, global variable on a switch.

Index of video topics:
00:00 – 01:15 Intro to Flaperons
01:15 – 02:40 Make left and right ailerons
02:40 – 03:14 Add in right flaperon
03:15 – 04:30 Simulate the right flaperon – making ailerons move in opposite direction
04:30 – 04:42 Copy right flap to create left flap and simulate
04:42 – 05:50 Setting the amount of flaps to allow for effective aileron control
05:50 – 06:48 Slowing down flap movement
06:48 – 06:57 Simulate slow flaperon movement
06:57 – 08:10 Mix for down elevator when flaps engaged
08:10 – 08:55 Putting Thr-Ele mix on a slider to allow in flight adjustment
08:55 – 10:35 Adjusting range of control on the slider using a curve
10:35 – 11:39 Using the Not command to ensure Thr-Ele only effective with flaps down
11:40 – 12:00 Setting slider ‘beep’ when it is centered
12:00 – 14:00 Setting pot ‘beep’ on center & use pot to control amount of flaps with a curve
14:00 – 14:45 Simulation
14:45 – 17:00 Using global variable on a switch
17:00 – 18:28 Using flight modes
18:29 – 20:15 Custom function playing track once or repeated & playing GV values

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FrSKY Taranis can do most anything HammerHead Solution

“FrSKY Taranis can do most anything. HammerHead Solution….” (Nov 27, 2013) by Scott Page

Tags: Power burst, Hammerhead, Stall

Index of video topics:
00:00 – 00:20 Momentary power burst at top of hammerhead stall
00:20 – 01:30 Custom switch setup ‘replace’ using a cascade of switches
01:30 – 02:50 Simulation of effect of custom switches

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Binding a Variety of Receivers with the FrSKY Taranis

Binding a Variety of Receivers with the FrSKY Taranis” (Nov 2013) by Scott Page

Tags: Binding, D8R-II, D4R-II, V8FR-II, Delta-8, X8R

Binding the different FrSky receivers with the Taranis.

Index of video topics:
00:00 – 00:23 D8R-II, D4R-II, V8FR-II, Delta-8, and X8R
00:23 – 01:23 X8R binding procedure
01:23 – 02:26 D4R-II binding procedure
02:27 – 03:08 D8R-II binding procedure
03:09 – 04:09 V8FR-II binding procedure
04:10 – 06:44 Delta-8 binding procedure

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Logging Telemetry and Transmitter Controls with FrSKY Taranis

“Logging Telemetry and Transmitter Controls with FrSKY Taranis” (Nov 18, 2013) by Scott Page

Tags: Black box, logging

Examining the ‘black box’ capability of logging telemetry data using both TX and Companion 9X, and analyzing the data.

Index of video topics:
00:00 – 00:29 The ‘black box’ in Taranis
00:30 – 01:13 Setting custom function for throttle and data log in C9X
01:14 – 02:20 Setting custom function for throttle and data log in TX
02:20 – 03:22 C9X accessing TX SD card and viewing log data
03:22 – 04:25 View of sample data

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FrSky Taranis Cross Trims, Servo Delays, Snap Roll & Copy/Paste

“FrSky Taranis Cross Trims, Servo Delays, Snap Roll & Copy/Paste” (Oct 23, 2013) by Scott Page

Tags: Cross trims, Replace, Sync, Copying Settings

Assigning trim function to different trim tabs – cross trimming. Changing settings temporarily with a momentary switch. Copying specific settings.

Index of video topics:
00:20 – 01:25 Bringing field adjustments in to C9X models
01:25 – 02:00 Cross trimming: trimming rudder with aileron trim
02:00 – 02:10 Cross trimming: trimming aileron with rudder or throttle
02:12 – 03:30 Replace feature: when momentary switch activated to change settings temporarily
03:30 – 04:00 Syncing EEPROM model settings from TX to computer
04:00 – 05:15 Copying specific settings from one model into another
05:15 – 06:30 Copying custom functions – Vario and throttle examples