Special Functions

Used to trigger or activate features such as the trainer buddy box, volume control, sounds and announcements. Up to 64 special functions may be configured.

Screen Layout

Taranis Q X7 Series

Taranis X9 Series

Columns

  • Name:  The name which only appears on this screen. When bold the function is active.
  • Switch The condition to activate the special function.
  • Action:  The action to perform.
  • Parameter:  Configuration that depend on the action chosen.
  • Enable:  Enabling options that depend on the action chosen. When not enabled the special function is never active.

Editing

General editing instructions are covered on the Screen Navigation page under editing.

Edit A Special Function

  • Press ENTER

Copy & Paste

  • Long Press Enter
    Select Copy
  • Press ENTER
  • Scroll to the desired logical switch row
  • Long Press ENTER
    Select Paste
  • Press ENTER

Insert

  • Long Press ENTER
    Select Insert
  • Press ENTER

Delete

  • Long Press ENTER
    Select Delete
  • Press ENTER

Clear

  • Long Press ENTER
    Select Clear
  • Press ENTER

Settings

The settings are context sensitive depending on the action chosen.

Switch Values

  • Transmitter or logical switch – Active when the set condition matches.
  • One – Active momentarily once when the model is loaded.
  • ON – Always active.
  • Trim Movement – Active when the selected stick trim is moved in the selected direction. The choices are Rudder Trim Left , Rudder Trim Right, Elevator Trim Up, Elevator Trim Down, Throttle Trim Up, Throttle Trim Down, Aileron Trim Left, and Aileron Trim Right.
  • Flight Modes – Active when the selected flight mode is active.
  • Telemetry Sources – Active when telemetry data is being produced.

Actions

Channel Override

A channel is forced to the configured value.

Trainer

The trainer mode is enabled either for all sticks or individual sticks; Rudder, Elevator, Throttle, Aileron. Control is transferred to the student’s transmitter.

Instant Trim

Current stick positions are transferred to their respective trims. After the trim is set release the sticks immediately else the resulting surface deflection will be twice what may be wanted.

Stick Position + Trim ⇒ Output

Move Stick
10% + 0%  ⇒ 10%
Instant Trim
10% + 10%  ⇒  20% (Trim now 10%)
Centre Stick
0% + 10%  ⇒  10%
Instant Trim
0% + 10%  ⇒  10% (No change)

Move Stick
-5% + 10%  ⇒  5%
Instant Trim
-5% + 5%  ⇒  0% (Trim now 5%)
Centre Stick
0% + 5%  ⇒  5%

Play Sound

Makes transmitter generated sounds. A sound pack on the SD Card is not required.

The enable options are:

  •  Play once when active but not during model load/startup.
  •  Play once when active.
  •  Continuously repeat after the specified seconds when active.

Play Track

Plays audio tracks from the SD Card. A sound pack on the SD Card is required. More…

The enable options are:

  •  Play once when active but not during model load/startup.
  •  Play once when active.
  •  Continuously repeat after the specified seconds when active.

Play Value

Announce the selected source’s value. The values are audio tracks from the SD Card. A sound pack on the SD Card is required. More…

The sources available are:

  • Inputs
  • Sticks
  • Pots
  • MAX (100%) – A constant
  • Cyclic
  • Trims
  • Switches
  • Global Variables
  • Telemetry
    For telemetry sources to appear first discover sensors on the Telemetry screen. More…

The enable options are:

  •  Play once when active but not during model load/startup.
  •  Play once when active.
  •  Continuously repeat after the specified seconds when active.

Haptic

On transmitters that have haptic vibrations available this activates the vibrations.

The vibration pattern choices are:

  • 0 = 30ms vibe, 10ms pause, 10ms vibe
  • 1 = 30ms vibe, 10ms pause, 10ms vibe, 40ms pause, 10ms vibe
  • 2 = 30ms vibe, 10ms pause, 10ms vibe, 30ms pause, 10ms vibe, 30ms pause, 10ms vibe
  • 3 = 30ms vibe, 10ms pause, 10ms vibe, 20ms pause, 10ms vibe, 20ms pause, 10ms vibe, 20ms pause, 10ms vibe

Reset

Reset to their initial values.

Reset is executed periodicaly while the reset condition remains true. The target value will not stay at 0 during while the condition is true; It will be periodicaly reset.

The sources available are:

  • All – All timers and all telemetry sensors.
  • Timers 1, 2 and 3 – Timers that count up get set to 00:00:00 and those that count down to their set value on the model setup screen. More…
  • Telemetry – All by selecting “Telem” or one of the individual sensors listed which are specific to a model depending on what has been connected and configured. Telemetry sensors typically have maximum or minimum which get reset to zero. Sensors with relative values are calculated with respect to the value at reset.

Set Timer

The specified timer get set to the configured time. HH:MM:SS.

Vario

The variometer sounds are turned on.

Lua Script

The selected Lua function script is run. More…

SD Logs

Telemetry values are saved to a file on the SD Card at the specified interval in seconds and tenths of seconds. At zero seconds it is disabled.

Volume

The volume of the sounds and announcements may be controlled by any source but typically a knob is chosen. More…

Backlight

The LCD backlight can be turned on and off.

Screenshot

A bitmap (.bmp) image of the LCD screen display is saved to a file on the SD Card. The file is placed in the SCREENSHOTS folder.

Background Music

A wave (.wav) audio file is played. When it ends or is turned off and on it resumes from the beginning. The playback is interrupted when other audio files get played for sounds and announcements. More…

Background Music Pause

Temporarily stops playback of the track by the background music action. Playback resumes from where it stopped.

Adjust A Global Variable

Fixed Value

The global variable gets set to a fixed value. The value may be configured from -500 to 500.

Using A Source

The sources available are:

  • Inputs
  • Sticks
  • Pots
  • MAX (100%) – A constant
  • Cyclic More…
  • Trims
  • Switches
  • Global Variables
  • Telemetry

GVAR (Using Another Global Variable)

Set the global variable specified under actions to the values from the global variable specified in the parameters.

Increment

The global variable is changed by the value configured.

Set Failsafe Internal/External Module

When active the custom failsafe values change with the change in stick positions. When deactivated the failsafe is set to the value at deactivation.

On the Model Setup screen failsafe is set to custom.

Set failsafe is inactive. Sticks are centred (throttle is down).

Set failsafe is active. Sticks are centred (throttle is down).

Set failsafe is active. Sticks are not centred (throttle is down) and failsafe settings change with the sticks.

Set failsafe inactive. Sticks are centred (throttle is down). Failsafe is saved.