Support/FAQ for Pro Templates

Mike Shellim
Last updated 27 April 2017

This page is for support of the pro templates.

Known issues

There are no known issues affecting the latest templates in conjunction with the latest versions of OpenTx 2.1 and 2.2.

Historical issues

You can ignore these if using the latest templates and OpenTx builds.

Date Problem description
2017-04-07 [OpenTx 2.2 (beta) N366] Cannot reverse left flap CH4
2017-04-06 [all] CAL and/or motor arming gesture not recognised
2017-02-17 [ESP 2.0 & OTX 2.2] Timer starts at startup
2016-12-23 [F3J/TD 3.0.0 & X9E] 'Speed' callout not working
2016-02-01 [X9E] LS, RS not mapped correctly on X9E
2015-10-03 [OpenTx 2.1.2 - 2.1.4] Can't switch flight modes
2014-11-05 [F3F 3.0.0] Incorrect Inputs spec

Recommended OpenTx versions

All templates support the two 'branches' of OpenTx:

OpenTx 2.1 (stable)

For Taranis X9D/X9DP and X9E. The latest version is 2.1.9, this provides a rock solid platform for the templates.

OpenTx 2.2 (beta)

Version 2.2 adds support for the Horus and Q-X7, otherwise there is no significant extra functionality for sailplane flyers. Note that 2.2 is still in beta, and some builds are more stable than others:

Bug reports

If you find an issue, please email me with the following info:

Frequently asked questions for pro templates

Which version of OpenTx should I use?
Recommended OpenTx versions are shown on the template pages, next to the download link. See also information above.
Which transmitters are supported?
The Taranis X9D, X9D Plus, X9E and Horus are supported by all current templates.
Can I use my Q-X7 transmitter?
Templates can be re-targetted to the Q-X7 transmitter, using Companion. However modification will be required to remove some features, as the Q-X7 does not offer any sliders and has fewer switches.
Can I use my old Taranis setups with OpenTx 2.2?
Older templates (those designed without explicit support for OpenTx 2.2) will run under OpenTx 2.2 after minor mods. The exception is E-Soar Plus version 2.0 which should not be used with OpenTx 2.2 due to a compatibility issue; this is fixed in E-Soar Plus 2.1
CAL and motor arming gestures not working.
A small number of users have reported out of tolerance stick units which do not provide constant end point values, this can break the motor arming and CAL gesture recognition on older templates. All current templates will handle this.
How do I check for errors in my setup?
If you think you may have made a data entry error, then use Companion's 'Compare models' tool to compare your working version with a known good version.

Queries/feedback

Comments and queries are always welcome, I can be contacted by email.