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03-14-2015 02:03 PM  3 years agoPost 1
wrongler

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Is there anyone using a Taranis Plus transmitter with a heli or anything else?

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03-16-2015 02:59 AM  3 years agoPost 2
wrongler

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Has anyone heard of this TX?

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03-16-2015 03:06 AM  3 years agoPost 3
Ace Dude

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When it comes to mission critical applications open-source (i.e., DIY) software is not my weapon of choice.

  

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03-16-2015 03:43 AM  3 years agoPost 4
TMoore

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That should be a sticky, right up there with the best RR mantras.

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03-16-2015 04:22 AM  3 years agoPost 5
rcflyerheli

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If you haven't ever tried one, they are tricky. you have to be very creative out of the box.

I programmed one to control an S1000 with a zenmuse gimbal, and I had to get the programming file from someone else, as I don;t think I would have ever figured it out on my own.

Having said that, I didn't think the sticks were that great, certainly no better than a Spektrum 7 or 8, not nearly as good as a 9 or 18.

Once we did get it working, it seems to be a capable radio.

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03-16-2015 11:17 AM  3 years agoPost 6
Eury

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Do a search for Taranis. The plus is the same radio with haptic, different backlight and some other minor changes all of which can be retrofit to the original.

It's been a great radio. The link is as solid as anything else and the programming options are unlimited. Unfortunately that programming can be tough until you get used to how it works which is unlike anything else you've used. Feel is subjective, the case is the same as a JR9303, I think it feels great, gimbals are good switches are functional but feel cheap.

I'd trust it with anything. Mine has flown a few 700 helis and a Whiplash gasser as well as various planks and multirotors. There are receivers of every shape and size and even a tiny one that does single line out to FBL that's roughly the size of a Spektrum satellite.

People are flying them in everything, the multi rotor crowd has really adopted them for long range stuff. I know there are some turbine guys using it as well. Rcgroups has some huge threads about it if you want some reading material. Mine is 2 years old and has been great, vastly more capable than anything Spektrum sells, or any other radio for that matter. Mine is mostly a backup at this point as well as being my son's radio since buying Jeti, but if I didn't have the Jeti I'd use the Taranis for everything.

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03-16-2015 12:53 PM  3 years agoPost 7
wrongler

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Thanks for the input guy's. I did buy the Taranis Plus. I can't believe all this TX can do. I will agree, that it is a huge learning curve, More than I like. I haven't seen much information for a heli set up, But I'm using it for glider's and FPV quads. It has kept me busy this winter.
For the price this thing has it all!
Still learning,
Bill

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05-19-2015 02:53 AM  3 years agoPost 8
Seaviper

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I just maidened my Trex 450 Pro V2 today using my new Taranis X9D Plus.

I spent a whole day figuring out the programming on the TX. It was time well spent.

Build quality is high. The telemetry link is solid. I can see where some folks might have a problem with the programming. As for me, the programming is the best part of the system.

If you need help getting it set up, let me know.

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08-16-2015 09:54 PM  33 months agoPost 9
Blademan

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Morehead, KY

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Its a great TX guys, love mine. I was all Futaba till 2 years ago when my good friend skew was telling me about the Taranis radio.
Got one n it took a little getting use to, but now its very easy to program n it will do any thing you can think of. Needless to say i no longer own a Futaba radio

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10-20-2015 05:21 AM  31 months agoPost 10
slickporsche

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Taranis Plus transmitter
I too will be purchasing a Taranis Plus, based on the research done so far. It appears to be of the same quality as the big name brands, and for a very sensible price.

I'm tired of spending hundreds to have the best tx, when I can buy 2-3 Taranis for the same price as a name brand tx, and have a more capable tx in the process.

Yes, the programming might be a little daunting at first, but it is just another learning curve.

When I first got into rc helicopters, it too was very daunting, and there were no heli radios, or gyros. Well, I'm still here and still flying heli's.

Besides, this is a high-risk hobby, and if something can fail when you least expect it, it will.

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10-20-2015 08:06 AM  31 months agoPost 11
billybob

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Torrance, CA

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I have taken mine out a mile(LOS) with my FPV quads and zero issues ,very very reliable radio, unlimted features and programming, flys anything. I always used spectrum/JR or Futaba and still do on my helis, but I think I'll be using my Taranis for all my stuff now. The price does seem low for such a good product but I would say this is one of the few times you actually get more than what you paid for.

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10-20-2015 11:53 AM  31 months agoPost 12
JuanRodriguez

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The Villages, Florida

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Agree with all the positive comments above....

The Taranis is one of the best radios I've ever owned....

For the "newbie" or just to get you started, it has a model setup "wizard" that will take you through the steps in setting up an airplane and one for multi-rotor.

Unfortunately, there is no wizard yet for helis as it appears that the developers don't fly them....

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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10-20-2015 01:21 PM  31 months agoPost 13
Eury

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It definitely isn't the same quality as the big names. Fantastic functionality and range, but the hardware is passable at best. When you hold one it is very obvious why it is so inexpensive.

Luckily the gimbals are very nice, and even better when you upgrade the crossbars in them to metal, and the programming is infinitely capable. Mine is now around 3 years old and still working great.

Nick Crego

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01-31-2016 02:09 AM  28 months agoPost 14
cmartin

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Kouts IN

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I had the original Taranis. While it was capable of almost anything you wanted to do with it, I never really grasp the programming of the radio. Plus you really had to stay on top of doing the updates if you wanted to stay current, it seemed like there was at least one a week. There were a few times where I lost signal to the frsky receiver, not your typical too close lost telemetry either. Lucky the models were on the ground when it happened. Ultimately do to programming complexity and loosing trust in the system, I sold mine and went to a name brand.

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02-11-2016 03:24 AM  27 months agoPost 15
aceisback

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I just got one a few weeks ago. I added the 6-position rotary switch as well, and will be upgrading the speaker soon. I am used to programming this kind of equipment, so it was somewhat easier for me to get started once I read some online articles and watched some youtube vids, but I can understand the initial shock when it comes to programming the thing.

I have Futaba and Spektrum radios as well, and for me, the Taranis seems to work just as well as them. I only use the Taranis for my quads right now, but will be adding a plane or two soon.

The OpenTX companion helps a lot for setting stuff up on the bench and backing up the models in case I want to experiment with settings.

The Taranis seems to be pretty popular, and there are a lot of them out there. For the price, it can't be beat, not everyone wants, can, or needs a $600+ radio.

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02-13-2016 12:43 PM  27 months agoPost 16
mynzbtr

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Illinois

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Taranis x9d limit switches
Hi guys, I have been follwing a set up proceedure for a heli on my x9d. Part of the proceedure is to go to the logical switch menue in which i do not have. Am i misssing something. This radio is driving me nuts

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02-13-2016 01:31 PM  27 months agoPost 17
JuanRodriguez

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The Villages, Florida

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Here is one of many threads about the ins and outs of the Taranis. I'm sure you'll be able to get it sorted out by asking there.....

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2451551

Been there, done that and old enough to know better.....

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