|Jun 18, 2013, 09:40 PM|
FRSKY Taranis "How to" Thread
Welcome to the Taranis "How to thread". This thread is merely a place to compile information about how to use and modify your FRSKY Taranis radio. I will do my best to have the front page updated with all useful information as I get it. If you feel something is not here and should be then please let me know so that I can add it.
The major Success of this radio is based on the incredible software that has been created for free by the OpenTx team. Their work has made this radio extremely flexible while maintaining a very modest price tag. If you feel inclined to show your appreciation and support to the development team please consider a donation here.
RC Model Reviews Part 1
RC Model Reviews part 2
Where to buy
There are now multiple Re-sellers of this radio so search around.
Aloft Hobbies USA
|Jun 18, 2013, 09:41 PM|
Firmware, Setup, Programming, and important links
Updating your firmware (Manual)
How to update your firmware video (Scott Page)
Help with getting your computer to talk to your Taranis
Binding 2 X8R receivers to get 16 pwm channels (In the tube deep)
Battery Calibration (Scott Page) (4:16)
Stick and pot calibration (Scott Page) (3:17)
Binding to a Reciever (Scott Page) (10:06)
Binding and Failsafe setup (MarHar)
Changing mode 2 to mode 1 (Scott Page)
Receiver and Sensor descriptions (Romolo Manfredini)
Connecting FAS to Vario (Koffer)
SBUS description and Setup (Cleon)
Vario Setup (Rotozuk)
Scott Page has made many very helpful videos. Find them on his youtube page here
Basic stick and programming tutorial (Scott Page)
Create and upload models with calibration from your computer (Scott Page)
Companion 9x Configuration Wizard tutorial (Scott Page)
Mixing Tutorial (MarHar)
Eagle Tree setup
FRSKY Home page
Open RC Forum
Companion 9x Download page
RCsettings page, Great template recource!
FRSKY Taranis manual and user guide
Eflight Wiki (Awesome info!)
Compilation of user preset models
Using Telemetry to find a lost model (RC Model Reviews)
Countdown Timer Fix (The Areonut)
Pattern Flying Call out (Scott Page)
|Jun 18, 2013, 09:41 PM|
Sound and image files
Free Audacity download for creating audio files for the Taranis
Free text to speech program for creating your own sound files
Creating Sound files using Audacity (Scott Page)
Sound file creation software
Applying sound files to switches and functions (Scott Page)
Index of stock audio files
Scott Page's sound file compilation
Create your own Audio files easy! (LittleMo)
Installing images to your Taranis (Scott Page)
Scott Page's Image Compilation
|Jun 18, 2013, 09:43 PM|
Taranis mods and accessories.
Stick and switch ends
The Taranis uses Futaba style stick threads (M3) Be sure to order accordingly!
It has been reported that the middle pin of the battery port does not lead anywhere, therefore it is safe to use a 2 cell lipo by smiply plugging in the balance port. Just be sure to NOT charge it with the transmitter!
LiFe (Graham 65)
How to add a LiFe charging circuit to your Taranis (Punkindrublik)
Li-Ion mod (Oz)
The Taranis accepts JR style modules.
Binding with external module (MarHar)
Setting up your DM9 with the Taranis (Daedalus66)
Reducing audio buzzing (Julez)
Hardware Mods (Julez)
Speaker Mod / Sound Upgrade (Punkindrublic)
|Jun 18, 2013, 10:32 PM|
Custom Taranis Transmitter Tray
Here are the plans and some photos of a transmitter tray designed specifically for the Taranis. What makes this tray innovative is the use of the polycarbonate spring at the bottom that pushes the transmitter up and locks the Tx handle into place in the back. Without the Tx in place the bottom Poly spring sits at an angle of about 20 degrees forward, and when the tx is pushed down against it far enough the handle goes through the slot for it and locks into place.
It's made of 1/4" x 12" x 24" plexiglas / acrylic and 5" x 5" piece of of 0.093 in. thick polycarbonate / lexan. Uses four 12mm long 3mm cap screws, two 8mm long 3mm cap screws, 6 3 mm T-nuts (blind nuts), and 6 tapered washers. Basically it can be made for under $20.
The most difficult part may be locating a laser cutter to cut the parts - but they are hiding in the most interesting places -- like high school shop programs, or custom engraving or trophy shops. Ya just need to look around.
To bend the plexiglass use two C-clamps to secure two pieces of hard wood across the bend. Heat the area to bend for about 6 minutes with a heat gun and wear a glove on one hand! Heat both sides evenly. I alternate (using a stop watch) 60 seconds on one side moving the heat side to side ... and then 60 seconds on the other side, moving up and down along the area to be bent. Keep the heat gun at least an inch from the plexi or you risk overheating an area and causing it to bubble.
If the plexiglas is covered with paper it will need to be removed before making bends. If it's covered with plastic you can leave it until after the plexi is shaped. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you use some scraps and practice making bends before you go for the main event.
If you look online -- or go to your local glass shop you can probably find all sorts of cool colors. If you go to home depot you'll find a choice of clear.
I included pictures below to give an idea of how to shape the materials. The zip files at the very bottom contain the plans.
EDIT: If you are looking for a comfortable strap check this out: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Disgrace.html
UPDATE -- July 29 Updated Version12 ----> is the final version. This tray fits the Taranis perfectly.
|Jun 18, 2013, 11:39 PM|
Icons for Taranis
I am maintaining an ongoing library of aircraft icons for the Taranis in openrcforums.com.
I'll be updating the first post in that forum to reflect the current state of the icons -- and posting when I make those updates in the thread. I'm attaching current icon library index below.
|Jun 19, 2013, 12:35 AM|
EDIT: Sorry Snipe. I just realized you wanted to keep the first page clean. Go ahead and delete my posts if ya like. Sorry....
|Jun 19, 2013, 12:38 AM|
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The only thing that makes mine really novel is the method of holding the transmitter in place. It's a snap -- literally. Tx won't fall out, but is easy to remove.
|Jun 19, 2013, 12:57 AM|
Personalizing your Taranis
Short of custom painting your Taranis case, there are things you can do to dress it up a little. Just happens these things might also have some function as well.
I'm a big fan of stick ends. Whether you pinch or thumb your stick the right end can make a tremendous difference. Two sites to check out are: NOTE: When buying stick ends -- you want those that fit the Futaba sticks.
Additionally you may find that the sticks are a bit soft for your preference. I've not made the change yet, but I'm pretty sure that http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXAEM7&P=7 will work great with the Taranis gimbals. I'll be doing that before this weekend and I'll report back.
Finally - no reason your sticks need to have all of the fun -- don't forget your switches.
Do a google search for "toggle switch extension" and have a ball looking at all of the extensions you can put on your toggles. I'm kinda partial to the 44 magnum shells myself.
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And then add this sweetness and it's a slam dunk.
|Jun 19, 2013, 02:47 AM|
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