In this article we will talk about how to program the frsky taranis stations giving some tips or tricks so that this process can be done as easily and quickly as possible.

All the stations in the frsky taranis range are programmed in the same way, that is, by means of a computer program called open tx companion. From this program we can update the software to the latest version, add a personalized home screen, add audio files, add photos of our aircraft and much more.

Before starting with this programming we must know if we are going to use the European mode (LBT) or the international mode (FCC)

Once this mode is chosen, I usually start this process by putting my station in the latest version of its firmware, for this we will go to the open tx companion program and select our station model, and this menu will appear:


In my case for this example I will do it with a station frsky taranis xlite s

I am currently using version 2.3.9 of the open tx firmware in the international fcc version. It is necessary to add a sd card to our station to make the configuration.

The next step is to put the correct date and time according to the geographical area in which we are in Burgos in the north in Spain. For that we will go to the configuration tab and with the navigation joystick or with the side buttons of the screen depending on the radio that we are using at that moment. We will move through the menus until we reach the configuration window that begins with the date and time values in the taranis xlite s is page 3.


The next step that I usually take is to place in the station menu the type of receiver that I am going to use to later link it with our drone or our aircraft. For example, if we are going to use a receiver, an rxsr receiver that is a small receiver that uses the d16 mode and must be placed on 16 channels with telemetry..


After linking the receiver with our rc transmitter, we will assign the order of channels according to the needs of each model and we will also place the channels well centered in the section of end points at 100 and -100 for the correct operation of the aircraft. If the channels are not properly centered, the drone can work strangely.

Normally the drones, which is what I use, need a minimum of 6 channels. We need 4 channels for the joystick. 1 –heater 2-yaw 3-pichy 4 roll. But we also need to use the auxiliary switches to do some more functions such as:

-Engine assembly

-Activate the buzzer

-Change of flight modes

-back home

-change of rates profile ...

To activate these switches we will go to the page where at the top I put sticks and put, for example, channel 5 which in drones is auxiliary 1, in my case armed with motors and we assign a switch for example the SF.

Another switch would be channel 6, which for those of us who fly drones would be auxiliary 2 and we name it flight modes. We will repeat this process as many times as we need. The process of assigning the switch is very simple, simply click on the channel you need to assign and where it puts the source word, press enter and then move the switch that we want to use for this function and then press the exit button to save this function.


other personal suggestions:

the people who fly racing drones, when we are flying we do not see the remote control since we have the fatshark or the fpv glasses that we have on. So I recommend putting an audio message assigned to each switch of the station so as not to touch any switch and crash or break our drone.

It is also very important to have the fail safe correctly set in case the drone loses the radio signal, the drone stops the engines or for example makes a home turn