Check out this link for the official wiki
So just as with all my tutorials, This is simplifying the process of doing whatever it is aimed at.
Very often you will find tutorials on how to do things but they are poorly explained or make assumptions on what you know already,
I try to make the tutorial "for Dummies" put everything in to answer every question.
So here we go!
IF you would like one pre made and programmed
Search the following in ebay:
Telemetry adapter for APM to smartport
and simply plug and play or you can build one yourself in which case you will need a few things, Most importantly a Teensy 3.1, A servo lead and a Telemetry Plug.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=131139237471 In the listing is the link for a telemetry plug
And this is the link for the teensy.
you will need the above and a Soldering Iron and shrink wrap if you want to make things tidy.
Get your teensy and solder on the plugs
The servo plug is soldered on the same side as the Micro USB,
Red wire to the hole rite of the Micro USB.
Black to the hole left of the USB (GND)
white to the hole two down from the black (1)
On the telemetry side you solder the Yellow wire ( Number 2 on the plug to hole 9)
The green or blue wire depending on your cable (no 3 on the plug, goes to 10)
The black wire (5 on the plug, goes to the center hole on the back of the teensy.
the end result is this:
Now you need to program it:
To do this you need arduino, i will let you download that just google arduino installer.
Once downloaded you will need to download the teensy installer
pick the one appropriate for your operating system.
once downloaded just run the installer.
You now have the teensy software for your computer, now you will need to copy the library folder contents into the Arduino library folder which is in
C:\Program Files (x86)\Arduino\libraries or where ever you told arduino to install.
The library folder is in this zip MavLink_FrSkySPort_1.2%20%281%29.zip
Now that all this is done you will want to copy the other folder in the zip file and extract it to your desktop, then open MavLink_FrSkySPort in arduino, it should just open not ask to be put in a folder, if it does, you did something wrong
Now that it is ready in arduino, go to tools and them select board and choose the teensy 3.1.
This window will appear when you do , press the reset button on your teensy and it will start uploading.
It takes only seconds and that is it!
Now you plug it into the apm and SBUS.
And power it up using a UBEC , Do not use USB as it will not work.
The teensy will blink red while the APM initializes which can be up to 10s.
IT should then start blinking very fast, this indicates it is communicating.
If it continues to blink it means your APM is operating above 5v or it is not connected correctly,
IF it still blinks then your APM regulator might be blown. get a multimeter and check it out.
Now to get this telemetry on the taranis is simple, power on the taranis and when at the home screen press menu.
Then long press page twice to get to telemetry, scroll down to page two and change the - - - to each telemetry choice.
and the original creators post is here http://diydrones.ning.com/forum/topics/amp-to-frsky-x8r-sport-conve...
do thank him, his contribution made this possible