Downloading & Installing Companion, OpenTX And The SD Card Contents (Audio, Sounds, Wizards)

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OpenTX & Taranis Q X7 Quick Start Video Guide


Install A microSD Card 00:51

  • Turn off the Tx
  • Insert aFAT32 formatted microSD card
  • Turn on the Tx
  • Ignore SD Card Warning
  • Turn off the Tx

More information about the microSD Card, it’s format and contents
OpenTX Sounds & Announcements

Connect The Tx & Computer 02:24

  • Pull the two horizontal trim tabs towards each other
  • Briefly press the power butten
  • Plug in the usb cable into the computer and Tx
  • Wait for two usb drives to appear on the computer (it could take up to 3 seconds)

Download Companion 03:14

Install & Run Companion 0:32

  • When companion runs you will be prompted to download the firmware
  • Do not download the firmware
  • The download will be done after some configurations have been made

Create & Setup A New Tx Profile 04:12

  • Settings > Radio Profiles > Add A Radio Profile
  • Radio Profile
    • Required to download the correct firmware
    • Enter a “Profile Name”
    • Select the “Radio Type” to be the same as the Tx being used
    • Select the “Menu Language”
    • Select the “Build Options”
    • Set the “SD Structure path”
    • Set the “Backup Folder”
    • Select “Enable automatic backups before writing firmware”
    • Select the Tx’s “Default Stick Mode”
    • Select the “Default Channel Order”
    • Select “Append version number to FW file names”
    • Select “Offer to write FW to Tx after download
    • Ignore the rest
  • Application Settings
    • Optional
    • Set the “Automatic Backup Folder”
    • Ignore the rest
  • Simulator Settings
    • Optional
    • Set the “Simulator capture folder”
    • Ignore the rest

Backup The Tx 07:33

  • Read/Write > Backup Radio to File
  • Recommended

Download & Write OpenTX To The Tx 08:21

  • File > Download
  • Download firmware
  • After download completes and prompted to write firmware
    • Click on Yes
  • Flash Firmware Window
    • Select “Check Hardware compatibility”
  • Write Tx

Download Unzip & Copy The SD Card Contents To The SD Card 09:30

  • File > Download
  • Download SD contents
  • Unzip the file
  • Open the SOUNDS folder
    • Delete the language folders that will not be used
    • This reduces the copy time to the SD Card
  • Copy all the files and folders to the SD Card
  • Ensure that the file opentx.sdcard.version is in the root/top level folder on the SD Card

Eject The SD Card & Taranis Drives From The Computer 10:54

  • Wait, it could take a few seconds

Disconnect, Turn Off & On The Tx 11:12

  • Disconnect the usb cable after the drives are ejected
  • Turn off the Tx
  • Turn on the Tx
  • You will hear “Welcome to Open T X” in the selected language

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