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Thread: Binding and updating
19/01/2017 17:18:34

Sell it? devil

Thread: Horus compatibility question
19/01/2017 11:12:35

OpenTX EU version on the Horus allows D8 mode.

Thread: Spektrum Rx price hike???
17/01/2017 11:17:11
Posted by Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator on 17/01/2017 10:09:10:

Well, that's it now - I'm selling all my FrSky stuff - I'm only in it for the cheap receivers. I mean £30 for an S-bus equiped, full telemetry, 16 channel receiver - I never did! smile p


Quite right to sell them. If you want cheap receivers that work really well, have you heard of FrSky?

They do a 6 channel receiver I mean £26 for an S-bus equipped, full telemetry, with extension to a 16 channel receiver and a built in flight stabiliser.

Thread: Binding and updating
17/01/2017 11:13:01

Pleased you got things sorted. Always happy to do a bit of winding up at the same time. devil

17/01/2017 10:01:43

No response for quite a few days. Hmmm......

1. He's selling his Taranis on ebay

2. He's gone for a long lie down.

3. Given up flying and taken up flower arranging.

4. It actually worked, now he's on p78 of the manual.

5. Still waiting for a doctor's appointment for some sedatives.

12/01/2017 10:42:33

Remember to keep the Tx at least 1 metre from each RX when binding, and do use a fully charged receiver battery. That last bit caught me out once!

10/01/2017 21:02:24
Posted by john stones 1 on 10/01/2017 20:50:28:

We having a pause to recharge then wink

You fellas are a credit to your parents yes


Sadly, my parents never thought that! angry

10/01/2017 20:59:55

While Graham is dosing up on Valium, I've solved the problem of version numbers. There is an option at the bottom of the Radio Profile in Edit Settings. See second tick box from bottom:


10/01/2017 20:45:16

Thank Chris not me!

10/01/2017 20:38:22

Never thought of low battery but sounds a distinct possibility. Hope its just that and not a dodgy battery or charger.

Thread: **NEW POLL** - Have you passed the model flying/building bug onto anyone else?
10/01/2017 20:29:03

I try not to, I'd rather not have some responsibility for their frustration, demoralisation and reducing bank balance. cheeky

Thread: Binding and updating
10/01/2017 20:20:57
Posted by Peter Christy on 10/01/2017 20:02:13:

Graham, you need to select the file in the write firmware menu and then press enter. It should then tell you to press and hold enter to actually do the write.



Press and hold the ENT button for 3 seconds then release and it should write.

10/01/2017 20:12:27
Posted by Peter Christy on 10/01/2017 19:59:55:

Well, I've just tried downloading afresh on a different computer, and the file has downloaded as opentx-taranis-en-2.1.9.bin

This is what I would expect, and what I have installed on mine, which is why I am wondering why Graham is not getting any version numbers.


Not necessarily Pete. I've just tried 2 downloads and no version numbers. There may be a setting somewhere in OpenTX but...


10/01/2017 20:00:06


When you hold the trims and switch on, what version of the Bootloader do you see at the top of the screen?

10/01/2017 19:54:24
Posted by Chris Bott - Moderator on 10/01/2017 19:43:46:

What we thought was curious though, is that whenever we do download a new firmware with companion, the version number is included.

That probably stopped with version 2.1 as there already was a problem with long filenames.

10/01/2017 19:51:29

Once you've selected the correct filename it should then say

Hold [ENT] to start writing

Keep the ENT key presed for several seconds and then release.

Then you should see it writing the new version

10/01/2017 19:37:20

Guys you are making this super complicated. The current OpenTX does not include the version number.

This is stored on my PC:


and this is what is actually in Firmwares on my Taranis Plus:capture3.jpg

Notice the bin file has had to be shortened because it is too long. There is no need to go faffing about unzipping older versions of OpenTX.

The 3 frk files are the FrSky files to update the XJT module; that is the transmitting module in the Tx, and is the version for the EU LBT firmware, and the first 2 are the firmware to update the receivers, once OpenTX is updated.


Edited By Andy48 on 10/01/2017 19:40:27

10/01/2017 19:07:23

Peter, renaming the file works perfectly well. I've had to do this several times.

10/01/2017 18:59:25

That's easy, it will not see the filename if it is more than 28 characters long.

Rename the file on the SD card to "open-taranis.bin" and now the transmitter will see the file.

This is one of those daft things the OpenTx team should have sorted, by ticking numerous boxes like massstorage, it adds that to the filename .

10/01/2017 17:36:25


Have you downloaded dfu-util for Mac, if not you'll get nowhere? You can download it from here, see bottom of page:



Flashing utility for the Taranis on Mac OS X.
* Download and install * Make sure that in OpenTX Companion’s Burn Preferences (OpenTX Companion menu -> Preferences) the dfu-util path is set to “/opt/local/bin/dfu-util”. * Dismiss with OK, and you should now be able to flash.

Edited By Andy48 on 10/01/2017 17:40:40

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