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Thread: Binding and updating
09/01/2017 23:06:30

Taranis BootLoader - 2.0.12

Write Firmware

Restore EEPRM


09/01/2017 22:44:27
Posted by Chris Bott - Moderator on 09/01/2017 21:59:04:

I downloaded the latest companion from a link that someone gave me, saved it on the mac went into opentx , connect up my taranisto the Mac pressed the 'write firmware to radio button . The file it wrote was taranisplus-en.bin

I guess this was the wrong. file.

Hope this helps

OK, can you tell us which version of Companion you have now? It usually tells you right at the top. If not then click Help then About.

What you needed to do was to set up companion so it matches your particular Taranis exactly. That's in Settings - Settings - Radio Type.

ONLY AFTER you've done that, should you download the firmware for the Taranis. That's by File - Download, and save it somewhere you can remember.

Once dowloaded, it needs to be written to the Taranis. At this stage you need to ensure that you're writing the version (filename) that you just downloaded.

companion s/w = 2.1.9

i have tried installing both eu and _en

after writing to Tx err message - new f/w not compatible with one currently installed.

09/01/2017 20:48:14
Posted by Chris Bott - Moderator on 09/01/2017 17:54:12:

Whereabouts are you Graham? I wonder if there's a kindly forumite nearby who might be able to help if you could meet?

Hi Chris,

West Sussex

09/01/2017 20:47:12
d itPosted by Andy48 on 09/01/2017 15:57:38:


You need to explain what you have done so far, otherwise everyone is just guessing.

I downloaded the latest companion from a link that someone gave me, saved it on the mac went into opentx , connect up my taranisto the Mac pressed the 'write firmware to radio button . The file it wrote was taranisplus-en.bin

I guess this was the wrong. file.

Hope this helps

09/01/2017 10:06:57

Tale of Woe

Hi Guys,

I thought I would go the route of updating Tx then receivers.

Something has gone wrong. When I switch on the Tx I get the audio message "welcome to etc", the backlight flashes on then off and that it.

Ah well, back to the drawing board.sad


08/01/2017 19:56:57

Sorry, but I am beginning to get confused as to what I should do.

It seems to me that I need to bite the bullet and just bring it all up to date (EU-LBT), that way its job done starting I presume with the Tx and OpenTx .

Will you still be able to help me go down this route?

If I do this, will I still be able to use all my old receivers?with the relevant updates

Thanks to Chris and Andy for your continued help.


08/01/2017 12:28:47

How do I find out what firmware I have in my Tx. Am I right in thinking that this may need updating.(how can I tell)

All this talk about firmware is confusing. Am I right in thinking that there are 2 types in my Taranis, 1 for transmission and the other the user interface, and another set of firmware downloads for my receivers.

I have just tested a few of my receivers

1) 2 - X8R's appear to bind ok.

2)1- X6rR won't bind . red led just flashes.

3)1 - D8R-II Appears to bind but red led stays on.

Sorry to be a pain


07/01/2017 22:40:02

Hi Chris

I have a mixture of D, V and X receivers. Will I need to set them to EU LBT version to us them in the UK.

2) Where do I download firmware from.

3)What directory on the sd card will the f/w need to be loaded on.

4How will the receivers be upgrade/down graded

5)Does having a mixture of old and new type receivers cause problems? or are they all loaded with the same firmware.

Im sorry for so many questions but I really want to try to sort my system out.


07/01/2017 17:42:18
Posted by MattyB on 07/01/2017 15:44:09:

Yes, this is complex but it's not really FrSky's fault - the ETSI legislation change is what caused them to have to release new RF firmware in the EU. My recommendation would be as follows:

  • Buy the new RXs you want in the EU with the current EU LBT firmware.
  • Try and bind them in D16 mode - if they work out of the box that means you have EU LBT firmware in your internal RF module already and you don't need to do anything further.
  • If that doesn't work you are going to need to update the internal RF module in your TX and all your existing RX to the latest EU LBT spec. This will be a one time exercise; once done you should never have to do it again, and you will be able to buy EU LBT RXs off the shelf and use them straight away.

If you give me some time I will link you to resources on updating your internal RF module and RXs. This no longer requires specialist USB leads/devices, as you can do it all from the TX itself with a servo lead that has been slightly modified (two pins are swapped over, that's it).

Edited By MattyB on 07/01/2017 16:13:42

Thank you Matt, any helps as to what needs to be done to companion, frskky firmware, the open source software that runs the Taranis, and old and new receivers would be great.

Do you know why only Frsky seem to be affected by legislation.

07/01/2017 11:01:45

Hear hear. I am still confused as to software / companion updates and compatibility. I have given up temporarily with frisky until somebody writes a definitive list of what to do (in simple steps). 

I am running a Mac, most instructions are aimed at pc's. 

Edited By Graham Russell on 07/01/2017 11:04:34

Thread: Kit builders, what would you like???
29/12/2016 22:45:12

Hi Paul

Can't really start it for a few weeks as I'm recovering from cataract eye surgery and It be a while until I get new glasses.

26/12/2016 11:54:34

Was out all day yesterday, so have only just been given my little box that arrived from Essex and WOW.

What a fab kit - quality of kit parts and building instructions leaves many kits well behind. Only wish I had discovered Replica kits earlier. Really looking forward to getting started.

Please don't stop producing Richard, as I will certainly be back for more.


Thread: Wanhao i3 Duplicator V2
23/12/2016 22:27:46

It's a bit like tinkercadd. It's software that you develop your 3d object on that you want to print. There are other threads on this forum about 3d printing.


23/12/2016 20:27:53

I'm another interested follower.

just started trying to get to grips with 123d software.

Thread: Kit builders, what would you like???
20/12/2016 21:22:47


Looks really nice

Colin, Thanks for showing contents of your parcel. Looking forward to opening mine Just got to be patient for a few more days

20/12/2016 18:28:08

Wish I could but she has already hidden it. How do others get around this problem or are you just patient ?

20/12/2016 14:09:46

Certainly is.

20/12/2016 11:19:38

Hi Richard

Spitfire just landed via TNT .not allowed to looked at it yet.

14/12/2016 20:06:28

Hi Richard,

Spitfire order is in the post


Thread: Lipo battery holder- QD casette
07/12/2016 15:48:43

looking at your picture with the battery in place, I think that you should put some packing between the firewall and the battery. If the battery moves on an arrival, bolt will go straight through the battery and possible fire will ensue.


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