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PIXHAWK PHANTOM UAV – Taranis Transmitter Configuration

 

Taranis Radio Set Up

  Channel Allocation

  Mode Control

  Timer 1

  Timer 2

  Throttle Disable & Sticky Throttle

  Control Audio Volume with a Slider

  Elevons

  Geofence Control

 

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Taranis Radio Set Up

Channel allocation

Channel

Function

1

Left elevon

2

Right elevon

3

Throttle

4

Rudder

5

Not used

6

Geofence reset

7

Geofence enable

8

Mode control

Mode Control

On the Taranis radio, to set up a 6 position switch as a mode switch, refer to Application Note 24.

Timer 1

Refer to Application Note 2 :Timer – Use a Switch to Reset, Pause and Run’.

Timer 2

Refer to Application Note 7: ‘Use a Timer To Record Accumulated Flight Time’.

Throttle Disable and Sticky Throttle

Refer to Application Note 3: ‘Throttle Disable with Sticky Throttle Option’.

Control Audio Volume with a Slider

Refer to Application Note 5: ‘Control Audio Volume With A Slider’.

Elevons

The mixing for elevens is all done in the pixhawk using the new elevon mixing.

The transmitter configuration is as follows.

 

Channel Number

 

Function

 

Nor/Rev

1

aileron

nor

2

elevator

rev

3

throttle

nor

Geofence Control

On the Taranis radio, switch SC is used to control the geofence as follows.

Switch SC↑ is geofence off.

Switch SC- is geofence enabled.

Switch SC↓ is geofence enabled and reset.

Geofence Enable

The geofence enable channel in the Taranis is channel 7.

When channel 7 = -100%, the geofence is disabled. When channel 7 = 0 or +100%, the geofence is enabled.

 

The mixer controls channel 7 as follows.

 

Channel Number

 

Weight

 

Source

 

Curve

 

Trim

 

Switch

Delay /

Slow

Mix Name

CH7

100

SC

(Cstm) CV2

---

GFenceON

 

CV2 is as follows.

 

GFence01

Geofence Reset

The geofence reset channel in the Taranis is channel 6.

When channel 6 = 0 or -100%, the geofence reset is disabled. When channel 6 =+100%, the geofence reset is enabled.

The mixer controls channel 6 as follows.

 

Channel Number

 

Weight

 

Source

 

Curve

 

Trim

 

Switch

Delay /

Slow

Mix Name

CH6

100

SC

(Cstm) CV3

---

GFenceRs

 

CV3 is as follows.

 

GFence02

Geofence Audio Files

Create these audio files and transfer them to the SD card folder SOUNDS / en.

 

 

Description

Audio File Name

 

Audio Message

Geofence off

gfencoff.wav

Geofence off.

Geofence on

gfencon.wav

Geofence on.

Geofence reset

gfencres.wav

Geofence reset.

 

Use these special functions to play the geofence files. For this example, SF11 through SF13 are used.

 

Function Number

Source

Function

Parameter 1

Parameter 2

Check Box

SF11

SC↑

Play Track

gfenceoff

1x

SF12

SC-

Play Track

gfenceon

1x

SF13

SC↓

Play Track

gfenceres

1x

Check Geofence Control

In each of the SC positions, check the channel 7 value, the channel 6 value and the audio announcement as described in this table

 

Switch SC

Position

Geofence

Control

Enable

(Channel 7)

Reset

(Channel 6)

Audio

Announcement

SC↑

Off

-100%

-100%

Geofence off.

SC-

Enabled

+100%

-100%

Geofence on.

SC↓

Enabled & reset

+100%

+100%

Geofence reset.

 

 

 

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