Documentation for OpenTX 2.1 and Taranis

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Re: Documentation for OpenTX 2.1 and Taranis

Post by MikeB » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:04 am

From the X6R manual:
"With external analog telemetry port(AD1),
When pins of A1 and X (Middle Pin) are connected by the jumper, A1 will change from External Analog Telemetry Port to
Internal Built-in battery voltage sensor."

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Re: Documentation for OpenTX 2.1 and Taranis

Post by bob195558 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:39 pm

Hi Mike,
With the X6R, External Analog Telemetry Port (AD1), is the center pin (X) an A2 pin ?
As Aloft Hobbies is calling it (a traditional A2 port on the bottom).

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Re: Documentation for OpenTX 2.1 and Taranis

Post by MikeB » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:35 pm

As I understand it, the three pins are GND, RxVoltage and A1 input. So the link connects the RxVoltage to the A1 input.

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Re: Documentation for OpenTX 2.1 and Taranis

Post by ShowMaster » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:29 pm

Re x6r

Ok, so only one analog port, but it can be configured to read internal or external sources. This would allow the use of the voltage divider sensor, giving up the Rx voltage monitoring?
Then 2.1 FW will do only a discovery of what seems to be A1 what ever it's input is, but never any A2 as I'm used to in 2.0?
This would hold true then for any X receiver showing only a A1 option?
So will an A2 show up in 2.1 if a D receiver is selected? So you also do a discovery for the D receiver and sensors?

I admit loading 2.1 will answer my questions and I'm heading that way, but for the sake of discussion now, I'm sure these can be answered by current users.
I've been holding off waiting for 2.2 since I own a S6R and it may change thing again?
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Re: Documentation for OpenTX 2.1 and Taranis

Post by thebriars0 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:41 pm

OpenTX 2.1 telemetry is quite different to 2.0. You have to discover all sensors, no matter which receiver.

However, as this has nothing to do with the documentation, please open up a new topic on the telemetry.


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Re: Documentation for OpenTX 2.1 and Taranis

Post by bob195558 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:35 pm

MikeB wrote:As I understand it, the three pins are GND, RxVoltage and A1 input.
So the link connects the RxVoltage to the A1 input.
Hi Mike,
So then, when Aloft Hobbies is saying (a traditional A2 port), are meaning the A1 input pin, can be
used to monitor the model battery voltage and/or traditional D-Series telemetry sensors ? :?:

X6R external analog telemetry port A1_G (AD1) pin layout: A1 analog telemetry input / (X) 5V internal RxVoltage output / GND.

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Re: Documentation for OpenTX 2.1 and Taranis

Post by MikeB » Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:21 pm

Just an A1 port. The centre pin appears to be the Rx voltage divided by 4, so the A1 pin is the raw analog input for 0-3.3V and does need an external divider to provide the correct voltage range.
The X6R does not support traditional 'D' series sensors.

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Re: Documentation for OpenTX 2.1 and Taranis

Post by rcdiy » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:53 pm

Do you plan to start a new document and thread for 2.2?
(A lot of work! Thanks again.)
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Re: Documentation for OpenTX 2.1 and Taranis

Post by thebriars0 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:15 pm

First I've got another set of How To's to do, then once 2.2 is finished and the Companion is fully working, I'll rework the docs completely for the Horus.

I might republish the original docs with any corrections and updates for the Taranis using 2.2, although at the moment, it seems that 2.2 is very similar to 2.1 for the Taranis, and extras such as the LUA for the S6R receiver can be catered for using a How To.

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Re: Documentation for OpenTX 2.1 and Taranis

Post by idoNL » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:23 pm

looking forward to the new how to's. I just finished reading all the guides cover2cover. Great stuff explaining every aspect programming the taranis with opentx.

I ordered my taranis some time ago, but havent really used it yet, as my quad was still using a Futaba RX and a Futaba TX (obviously), but I sold my last Futaba TX tonight, so now I have to use my Taranis if I want to fly my quad :twisted:

My challenge now is, where do I start and what are acceptable/common settings. I am going to speed re-read the guide hoping to find the answers.

I dont know if you are open to feedback, but there were 2 things I felt that could be improved
- what are the default values? eg in Reference section 2, page 5, general settings, you do list al the available values, but it would help me if I knew what the default value is.
- Also I don't really know what effect a certain value has, or in what case I need to set a certain value (the why). Eg, setting Low battery warning, what does it do if I enable it? Why could it be handy? I can understand this is not the focus of your document.

Because there is more then 1 way to do things within openTX, the how to guides really help, I need guidance, someone showing me some best practices. So thanks for those! :)

Another thing I was thinking about the other day, I would rather know how to achieve a certain functionality then knowing about all the separate settings that are needed to achieve this functionality. As a new comer all the settings are pretty overwhelming and I don't know how to use them in combination yet. Hopefully this will improve as I learn more about openTX :)

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Re: Documentation for OpenTX 2.1 and Taranis

Post by rcdiy » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:34 pm

Checkout painless360 on you tube. Look at his play lists.
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Re: Documentation for OpenTX 2.1 and Taranis

Post by idoNL » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:29 pm

rcdiy wrote:Checkout painless360 on you tube. Look at his play lists.
I know his channel well, but thanks for the tip, indeed good vids on the taranis

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Re: Documentation for OpenTX 2.1 and Taranis

Post by thebriars0 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:31 pm

idoNL wrote:
I dont know if you are open to feedback, but there were 2 things I felt that could be improved
- what are the default values? eg in Reference section 2, page 5, general settings, you do list al the available values, but it would help me if I knew what the default value is.

Most of the settings here are purely down to personal preference such as the volume and contrast. Some are down to country specifics e.g. does one want imperial or metric units? Basically, experiment with them until you are happy with the settings.

- Also I don't really know what effect a certain value has, or in what case I need to set a certain value (the why). Eg, setting Low battery warning, what does it do if I enable it? Why could it be handy? I can understand this is not the focus of your document.

There are so many elements to OpenTX and I had to take a certain position when writing the document. Going into great detail about each facet would have made the document incredibly long and very tedious for anyone past the immediate beginner stage. I would have thought it quite obvious why one would want a warning for a low transmitter battery.

Because there is more then 1 way to do things within openTX, the how to guides really help, I need guidance, someone showing me some best practices. So thanks for those! :)

Another thing I was thinking about the other day, I would rather know how to achieve a certain functionality then knowing about all the separate settings that are needed to achieve this functionality. As a new comer all the settings are pretty overwhelming and I don't know how to use them in combination yet. Hopefully this will improve as I learn more about openTX :)

This is not the way OpenTX works and where it is different from most transmitters. There is no simple option, except perhaps through the Wizard, to select a certain function. However, this is its strength because it allows considerable flexibility where other systems fall short. The downside is that there is a steep initial learning curve, the upside is that you have a tremendously capable system that can be adapted to many different models and situations.

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Re: Documentation for OpenTX 2.1 and Taranis

Post by idoNL » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:22 pm

Thanks for the insightful reply, I can understand that the document is written with a certain thought behind it. I guess I still have to discover all the ways in opentx and discover what "my" way is.

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Re: Documentation for OpenTX 2.1 and Taranis

Post by thebriars0 » Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:38 pm

I think you will find, like most of us, you program one or two simple models and understand what is going on, then add a few more models and refinements. After a time, as confidence grows you begin to develop your own preferred setups and ways of doing things. Then you often have to go back to the earlier models and tidy them up. For instance we all find our own preferred switches to use for particular functions. Personally, as a mode 2 flyer, I always use two of the left side switches for aileron and elevator rates, and I always use a sound file to state each switch position.

Overall it adds a certain extra facet to the hobby, just as you physically tweak models to improve performance or handling, so you get to tweak the OpenTX settings to improve the transmitter side of things.

Take your time with it and above all enjoy!

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Re: Documentation for OpenTX 2.1 and Taranis

Post by rdeanchurch » Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:23 pm

Every time I come back and look at this documentation, I think how good it is and how much work it was to produce.

Thank you again thebriars0

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Re: Documentation for OpenTX 2.1 and Taranis

Post by abenn » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:22 pm

Just registered with this forum to thank you for this thread. I've already set up half a dozen models -- fixed wing and quad -- on my Taranis but couldn't get my head around the settings for my CCPM heli. Downloading and printing "How to Set Up a CCPM Helicopter " (p23 to p32 of the "How to" manual) seems to have enabled me to do the job. Lots of tweaking to do for my particular model, but at least I've got the basic template, and all servos etc. move in the right directions :)

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There is a new 2.2 thread

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Re: Documentation for OpenTX 2.1 and Taranis

Post by thebriars0 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:09 pm

OpenTX 2.2 Documentation has now be placed on line. See below this topic.

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Re: Documentation for OpenTX 2.1 and Taranis

Post by BobLane » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:29 pm

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthr ... w-diagrams
Thank You to everyone involved in creating and updating these documents - they look great.!

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Re: Documentation for OpenTX 2.1 and Taranis

Post by BobLane » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:12 pm

Now that I have used these documents I am even more impressed - very well done.

While working on my project I discovered a newer way to create sound files that is far easier than the previously suggested methods. www.balabolka.com - free download and use. Simply type your text, FILE "Save Sound File" using the stock WAV format. Suggest saving it to the SOUNDS folder of your Companion installation. Make sure to SYNC the SD card next time your transmitter is connected. I used this on Windows 10, OpenTX released July 28, 2018 version 2.2.2. and Companion - Taranis X9D- radio.

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Re: Documentation for OpenTX 2.1 and Taranis

Post by LapinFou » Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:18 am

BobLane wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:29 pm
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthr ... w-diagrams
Thank You to everyone involved in creating and updating these documents - they look great.!
Thanks!! :mrgreen:
BobLane wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:12 pm
Now that I have used these documents I am even more impressed - very well done.

While working on my project I discovered a newer way to create sound files that is far easier than the previously suggested methods. www.balabolka.com - free download and use. Simply type your text, FILE "Save Sound File" using the stock WAV format. Suggest saving it to the SOUNDS folder of your Companion installation. Make sure to SYNC the SD card next time your transmitter is connected. I used this on Windows 10, OpenTX released July 28, 2018 version 2.2.2. and Companion - Taranis X9D- radio.
To generate sound file, I'm using this great tool → << TTSAutomate >>

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Re: Documentation for OpenTX 2.1 and Taranis

Post by thebriars0 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:07 am

BobLane wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:12 pm
Now that I have used these documents I am even more impressed - very well done.

While working on my project I discovered a newer way to create sound files that is far easier than the previously suggested methods. www.balabolka.com - free download and use. Simply type your text, FILE "Save Sound File" using the stock WAV format. Suggest saving it to the SOUNDS folder of your Companion installation. Make sure to SYNC the SD card next time your transmitter is connected. I used this on Windows 10, OpenTX released July 28, 2018 version 2.2.2. and Companion - Taranis X9D- radio.
The much newer 2.2 documentation (see below in this topic) has updated this section to use TTSAutomate.

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