In order to activate flight modes and features in Betaflight you need to setup the switches in your radio first. I will show you how to do it in OpenTX which is the same system used in the Frsky Taranis X9D, QX7, Horus X10, X-Lite, and Flysky Nirvana.
Here is how to update bootloader in the Taranis in a few easy steps. The first thing you want to do is to check what bootloader version you have.
The Taranis X9D Plus radio transmitter takes 2S LiPo or Li-Ion battery. 18650 Li-Ion cells would have been an obvious option given the excellent capacity to weight ratio. However they don’t fit the Taranis battery compartment without some modifications.
I had a power problem with the Taranis external module bay, it took a while, but it was fixed at last. I want to share this adventure of troubleshooting as it was quite a great learning experience. And it might actually help somebody in the future, who knows.
Spoiler alert: I have used all these radios for a long time, and I personally prefer the X9D Plus over the QX7. However there are features in the QX7 and X-Lite that might interest you more, so bear with me until the end of this article.
If your quadcopter is too powerful, you can reduce power or the maximum throttle so you can fly more comfortably. This is very useful for people flying indoor, or racers flying very technical tracks. Read More
Looking to upgrade the battery in the Taranis X9D and get longer battery life? Check out this 2S 3000mAh LiPo battery designed specifically for the Taranis.
In this Taranis upgrade mod episode, I will install the back holder and anti-slip pads, as well as replacing the neckstrap hook, switch sleeves and trim buttons.
Just want to share with you how I did the Taranis X9D antenna mod – replacing the original 2dB antenna with a RP-SMA pigtail, making the antenna removable so I can use a 5dB dipole antenna, or 2dB whenever I want.
Inside the Taranis X9D+ and QX7, there is a built-in RF module, they too have their own firmware. In this tutorial I will show you how to update the firmware on the Taranis internal RF module.
One benefit of setting up GPS on a drone is to get real time GPS coordinates – so when you crash you can track down your model. You could display them in your OSD, but that’s only useful when you have video signal or to look back in the DVR. In this guide I will show you how to record GPS coordinates inside the Taranis.