Build A Drone: FrSky Taranis on a APM Ardupilot Mega

3689553079?profile=originalA colection of videos about FrSKY Taranis and Ardupilot, from switches to failsafe.

Synopsis: Recently a couple of FrSky Taranis were donated to our Ardupilot projects. As we always document all of our builds on video, I will try to include them here. For each stumbling block we overcome, you may see a video.

If you have any lessons or tips you have learned, please share here. There is a lot to explore on this transmitter, with 13 pages of settings.

FrSky is well known for the frequency hopping ACCST technology taking advantage of the entire 2.4GHz band resulting in excellent range and reliability; Taranis is no exception. What we like about the Taranis X9D with X8R receiver is the safety features build into it, voice alert (yes, a talking transmitter) with RSSI, and Failsafe. With a talking transmitter, it means you don't have to keep looking down to notice any alerts.

Cons: To be determined


This first video explores how to setup basic Ardupilot Switches, Channels, RTL and Radio Calibration with the Mission Planner - Mandatory Hardware. Mixes will follow on another video

Tip: If you don't get your channels setup correctly, you may not be able to ARM your APM.


More to come..
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