Frsky have finally delivered on a 6 position mode switch for the Taranis.  Unfortunately info is scant at this stage. What I can say is we start to ship these late next week. Installation instructions will be available around the same time.

More info is available here and here.

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Tags: Frsky, Mode, Switch, Taranis

Comment by Mark on April 18, 2014 at 7:58am

The mode switch replaces one of the pots.

I understand that it if you are into drilling plastic, it may be possible to add a third. Not sure if the standard FW will support this though.

Comment by Oliver on April 23, 2014 at 6:03am

Regarding drilling plastic: An excellent tool for this is a specially made tapered steel hand-held reamer that is intended for making good-size holes in thin plastic R/C car bodies but works on thicker material too. Can be found at a good LHS or of course on line. Also, Dremel sells a bit that looks like a drill but cuts plastics to the sides. Messier than the reamer though.

Comment by Jose Luis Cortes on April 24, 2014 at 2:17pm

@Mark

Yes, you have not make any firmware modifications, only remove a pot or a 3position switch and place this 6 position swich, you also have to add 5 resistors:

http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/6-position-mode-switch-for-apm

This switch seems very small! 

Comment by Hugues on April 27, 2014 at 1:44pm

I still prefer a switch solution on a pot solution because you have to dial through modes you do not want and it is tricky to know what mode you selected on a dial, especially when emergency requires to select a specific mode asap.

Comment by iskess on May 14, 2014 at 10:32pm

I just installed the 6 position rotory. I'm pretty disappointed with it. Its very stiff and feels crappy. The detents are not at all linear:

100%, 60%, 50%, 33%, 0%, -100%

The signal jumps to 100% (2012ms) when in between detents, and this occurs momentarily every time I turn the knob.

Comment by LTMNO on June 5, 2014 at 1:31pm

you can also use the Slider? so you don't have to take out a Pot.

Comment by Terry on July 5, 2014 at 6:23am

My switch actually feels pretty good for such a small unit so there may be some inconsistent QC issues. The output can be rearranged if you wish. Here is a link on how to do it.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1914834&page=539

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