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Updated my Taranis to 2.1.0

Or what could possibly go wrong! Well nothing actually.

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Kevin Fairgrieve31/03/2020 14:15:10
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So today I bit the bullet and updated my Taranis to Firmware version 2.1.0


Now my taranis is quite an old one with a production date of B01 UK T9 27-06-2014. So batch 1 UK version sold by T9.
I have heard story`s that a few older models were not updating, so took things slow and steady.

First thing I did was to update the TX to Open TX 2.3.7 the latest version. I usually do that a few days after any release just to let any issue`s come to light.

So downloaded the new Firmware from the Frsky website along with the frk file for the sole model I have on my Taranis. I use this pretty much only with my trainer and my BNF models using a home made Spektrum module. If it all went pear shaped then it would be no great loss. I could just transfer the module to one of my two Horus X12S.

So with both files transferred to the SD card time to go.
First off the 2.1.0 upgrade.

I chose to use the FCC version for my experiment`s I will change it to LBT further in.


That went well.

Next onto the RX. I use the pins in the module bay to update the firmware on my RX so the lead connected to TX and RX the correct file was selected for the upgrade.







And there you have it.

No fuss no drama. and no problems either.

There was no need to rebind, (but I did) and all model settings were transferred. I will now add a few sensors for testing as this was an area where the earlier 2.0.1 version fell down.


If you choose to do it then take your time and check each step.

Edited By Kevin Fairgrieve on 31/03/2020 14:15:30

Bob Cotsford31/03/2020 15:38:32
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That's encouraging Kevin. I also have a version 1 Taranis that I keep as my backup, that's on 2.3.5 at the moment. With no flying I'm waiting a little longer to see what comes out of the woodwork. 'Bionicbone' on RCGroups has been doing a lot of testing and so far 2.1.0 looks to be giving good results though the XM+ backup receiver and the S series stabilised ones were still undergoing further development as they had proved problematic. Unfortunately I have both XM+ and S series receivers...

Kevin Fairgrieve31/03/2020 17:01:38
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I was indeed encouraged Bob. As I mainly use older V8 and X series RX I thought that I would give it a go.

I do use a couple of S series but they are very much staying on my X12S.

I am keeping up to date with the thread over on RCGroups, there is a lot of information on there that goes way above my ability, but I am grateful for those who are able to test and sort the issue`s out.

Bob Cotsford31/03/2020 17:37:21
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I think that a lot of the debate over the RSSI v link quality is getting a bit esoteric for fixed wing flyers and really relates to fpv and multirotors with flight controllers. As a fixed wing only flyer it's way above my paygrade!

Devon Slopes31/03/2020 18:54:38
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That is indeed encouraging. I have also have a B01 T9 Taranis, dated April 2014 and so was also holding off in part because of statements that the early Taranis had problems with 2.0.1. I'm still waiting, though, because there is no update for the G-RX8 glider receiver on the Frksy website (though confusingly I think it is in the test release). However I would like to get on with it whilst my flying time has to be devoted to workshop activities. But anyway, thanks again Kevin for blazing the way and setting my mind at rest on at least one possible issue.

charlie holdford09/04/2020 17:25:17
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Hi All

JUST FOUND the file under XJT Module...….

Dilemma, the X9D+ is now discontinued and therefore no update file is available from FrSky.

Presumably, as some updates have failed on earlier versions.

I have also got a Horus X12S which really needs the update.

If I update the Horus and all the Receivers I have will my X9D+ still work or have they just bricked my Taranis?.....



Edited By charlie holdford on 09/04/2020 17:27:44

Ron Gray09/04/2020 17:50:37
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Updates are still available as FrSky still support discontinued products FrSky

Devon Slopes25/04/2020 12:30:59
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I was holding off the upgrade as the software for the G-RX8 was still in testing, that excuse has now passed, but then I discovered the S8R is still awaiting V2.1.0, so I have an excuse to carry on balsa bashing for a while yet!

Ron Gray25/04/2020 13:19:24
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Chris Bott - Moderator06/05/2020 22:40:44
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Interesting to see you used the FCC version Kevin. Any reason?

Kevin Fairgrieve07/05/2020 07:17:57
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Posted by Chris Bott - Moderator on 06/05/2020 22:40:44:

Interesting to see you used the FCC version Kevin. Any reason?

My TX is a very early one, FCC was installed from new and as I was just doing a "test" I left it as was.

Once my testing is over, I may go back to V1 or I may change to EULBT V2 I have yet to decide.

Grandfather rights apply!

When and If I update my Horus it will use EULBT, as they do not have the same rights.

I am well aware of the confusion running two separate systems, and am very careful when testing to keep the systems separate.

Allan Bennett31/05/2020 20:22:28
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I flashed my Taranis X9D+ 2019 transmitter to firmware v.2.1 last week, and eventually managed to install ACCST v.2.1 to my RXSR-FC receiver. For the receiver I had to access the ~+- S.Port pads to connect for the download, for I couldn't get the serialpassthrough method to work with the USB port.

Anyway, just posting to say that after five 10-minute flights with it in my 250 racing quad I'm very happy with the result, and more confident about updating my more-precious/fragile models to v.2.1. With v.1.x in the RXSR I was getting at least a small glitch every flight (usually a single beep, and a momentary height loss of about 6" ), but today no noticeable glitches at all.

Edited By Allan Bennett on 31/05/2020 20:22:57

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