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Posted by sandet01 | Mar 23, 2021 @ 03:48 PM | 6,032 Views
I volunteered to provide "how to" instructions on a thread when upgrading from OpenTx to 2.2.2 to OpenTX 2.3.11 on an X10 radio. The following is what I sent. It will work on Horus, Jumper, and RadioMaster radios.

Note that if you are starting from a version earlier than 2.2.2 there is no "bootloader" mode, and you'll have to do a bit more searching to find out how to use "zadig" to flash the radio. The following assumes you have used Companion and are familiar with setting it up, uploading/downloading models, etc. AND that you are conversant with setting up folders/subfolders and moving files between them in Windows.

It also assumes you have both Companion 2.2.2 and Companion 2.3.11 installed on your computer.

On with the show:

Start by setting up two master folders. Actual names and places where things are stored can be anything, as long as you know what has been put, where.
I'll call one "222" and one "2311" for this.

Inside "222" create these subfolders: "Firmware", "Models" and "SD Card".
Inside "2311" create like folders - "Firmware", "Models" and "SD Card".

Put the radio into bootloader and plug in the USB cord. Do NOT open either version of Companion, yet. I'll assume your SD Card is visible in Windows as drive E:.
Select and copy everything on the SD card to the "222/SD Card" folder.
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Posted by sandet01 | Mar 03, 2021 @ 12:42 AM | 6,720 Views
Made the jump and got an X10S-E, which put me into the world of widget writing, and how to convert my older telemetry script to the new environment. To sum, as of ver 2.3.11, OpenTX has not made it easy.

See the older post about using it for the Taranis, first.

Widgets are supposed to be scalable, so one can use them in various sized "zones" on the radio screen. There are no functions to help with that. One has to determine all the sizes of the various zones, and then custom create individual screens for each size. There is no automatic way to confine something to a zone, so easy to draw "outside the box" if one does not pay attention. And many of the lcd functions available for the Taranis do not function for the color radios. I gave up - just too many screens, and too much information presented, to spend the many hours writing code that all the different sizes would require. So all items on the screen are hard coded for their positions. Things will get ugly if the area of a widget is different than noted below.

I have yet to fully understand "options" for widgets. So while there are two color options available, best to just leave them as is.

Widgets do not currently support "Events" - the press of the menu keys for navigation/incrementing of values. I instead emulated by use of either the Elevator stick, or the Rudder stick. The screens tell you what to do.

One additional trick: If you top off your...Continue Reading