Connect Taranis to PC USB

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Raythegreat
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Connect Taranis to PC USB

Post by Raythegreat » Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:35 am

Hi,

My Taranis X9D + connects very well to USB port on the PC only in bootloader mode.
When I'm in bootloader mode I can access SD drive and make firmware updates no problem. All is good.

However, when I'm not in the bootloader mode and power on the Taranis then plug the USB cable, the USB does not work.
I want to try the FPV Freerider simulator with Taranis.
The problem is that the USB driver was not installed successfully on the first time. I have windows 7.

Please advise how I can fix this and make Taranis be recognized by the USB PC while NOT in bootloader mode?

Thanks
RTG

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Re: Connect Taranis to PC USB

Post by Kilrah » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:06 am

Version?
USB mode setting?

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Re: Connect Taranis to PC USB

Post by Raythegreat » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:06 pm

Hi Kilrah,

Firmware Open Tx 2.2.2
USB: I don't know the version. Windows says COM7 ST.... How to I get the version?

Thanks
RTG

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Re: Connect Taranis to PC USB

Post by Kilrah » Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:39 pm

I'm talking of the setting for USB in radio settings since that's where you choose what the port does when powered on.
It looks to be set to Serial when that's not what you're after.

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Re: Connect Taranis to PC USB

Post by Raythegreat » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:56 pm

Kilrah,

Thanks for your support.
Where is this USB settings?
I have in radio radio setup -> hardware -> Serial port is at OFF. Is this what you are talking about?
How do I set the USB in the radio?

RTG


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Re: Connect Taranis to PC USB

Post by Raythegreat » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:03 pm

Hi Kilrah,

OK I got it and it works. Great support. Thanks.
USB in radio setup must be set to joystick. Did not know that. It is great.

RTG

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Re: Connect Taranis to PC USB

Post by rdeanchurch » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:04 pm

Does this clarify it?

Too late.
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Re: Connect Taranis to PC USB

Post by Raythegreat » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:10 pm

Yes is does. I changed it directly on the Taranis itself and it worked. I can now run FPV freerider.
I will check in companion what each options do.

Thanks rdeanchurch.

RTG

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Re: Connect Taranis to PC USB

Post by Raythegreat » Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:40 pm

Hi,

To continue on this subject of USB mode, what do theses options do?

1- ask to connect. I can imagine the answer to this one but I have never tried it.
2- Joystick. I know the answer of this one, Taranis becomes a joysick emulator.
3- USB mass storage. Problably will enable all the SD contents and firmware drive? like in bootloader mode?
4- USB serial. No idea about that one. What is it?

RTG

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Re: Connect Taranis to PC USB

Post by rdeanchurch » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:01 pm

1, 2, and 3 are correct, if you imagine when you connect your tx pops a menu and asks you to select Joystick or Mass Storage. I think 3 only allows you to see SD, but you can write firmware with the correct USB driver...??
I've only used it to manipulate the SD card contents

4. I also have no idea, an interesting question. Hope we see an answer here.
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Re: Connect Taranis to PC USB

Post by kzpo » Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:29 pm

Thanks for this topic. Finally I manage to set up my taranisfor simulator.

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