FrSKY Taranis Q X7 – How to flash firmware (EU-LBT/NON-EU/Stock)

Warning

The firmware used in this article is a beta firmware. Flashing is at your own risk. I accept no liability for any damage that might result from this manual on remote control. Note: The operation of a non-EU or non-LBT system is prohibited by law in Germany.

Links/requirements

Download OpenTX Companion

First, download the latest OpenTX GUI. „Stable“ versions can be found in Downloads. To load a beta/nightly/RC version, you must look at the main page for the news. There you will find the current version and can download it.
In my case it is the stable version 2.2.0.

To flash the FRSKY Taranis Q7 you need OpenTX Companion. There is the GUI for Windows, Mac and Linx.

Install OpenTX Companion

After the installation you can start the OpenTX Companion.

The following start screen appears.

 

Connect FrSKY Taranis Q X7 in bootloader mode

Next, connect your remote control to your computer using the appropriate Mini-USB cable.

frsky taranis q x7 flash bootloader mode

Configure OpenTX Companion

Let us now turn to the important part of this guide. Click on the small gear wheel to open the following window. Here you have to decide whether you want to flash EU or NON-EU and which additional packages you would like to have on your Taranis. The build option „eu“ is by the way the EU version. More on that later.

Note the following options:

  • Radio Type: FrSKY Taranis X7 (Important, do not interchange anything)
  • Build Options: „lua“ & „luac“ to run LUA scripts later, e.g. to configure the e KISS FC by the transmitter or to set an ImmersionRC Tramp HV
  • Build Options: „sqt5font“ to get a more readable font
  • Build Options: „bindopt“ Enable menu for binding D16 receiver with/without telemetry and 9-16CH instead of 1-8CH
  • Build Options: „noheli“ Removes the Heli CCPM mixer menu page.
  • Default Stick Mode: Mode 2 or, if necessary, another
  • Default Channel Order: R E T A
  • check „Offer to write FW to Tx after download“

optional:

  • Build Options: „massstorage“ to access the SD-Card when the taranis is in bootloader mode. Notice, you cant use the Simulator function when this is enabled.
  • Build Options: „eu“ fpr LBT EU Radios

 

Flash OpenTX on FrSKY Taranis Q X7

First click on OK and then on the „Download“ button next to the gear. After that, click „Download FW“, and save the file to a location of your choice.

In the next dialog you will be asked if you want to flash the firmware directly to the Taranis Q X7.Confirm this with YES!

In the following settings you can select a startscreen logo of your choice. If not, select „Use firmware start screen“
If you want a logo of my blog or Team InfinitySpin and want to use it, you can download it here.

Wait until the process is complete.

The firmware was successfully flashed. You can now access your Taranis Q X7 with OpenTX Companion as usual and edit your models as well as make settings.

SD Card Content

It may happen that you get a message that the version of the SD card content is not compatible.
Download here the appropriate sd card conents for your version and copy it to your previously formatted SD card.

Flash XJT Modul of the Q X7

In the following, I briefly explain how the internal XJT module can be flashed.
If you have flashed from NON-EU to EU or otherwise, you have to flash the XJT module in any case.

Please download the latest XJT Firmware from this ZIP-File
The appropriate firmware must be located as .frk file in the folder FIRMWARES on the SD-card.

Now switch on your remote control as usual.

Press the Menu button for about 2 seconds until the following window appears.

Navigate to the folder „FIRMWARE“ with the „PAGE“ button on page 2. Open it with a pressure on the wheel. Now look for the appropriate firmware for the XJT module

Select the firmware with a long press on the wheel and confirm with „Flash int. Module“ again.


Next, a bar with „Writing“ appears, which runs up to 100%. Then you automatically return to the folder „FIRMWARE“. The flash process is now complete.

flash Taranis Q X7 completely to „stock“/delivery stand

This is normally not necessary. Always use the last stable version!

After some research on the Internet, I have now found the original firmware packages of the Taranis Q X7, which they have in the delivery stand.
I have created a ZIP archive with the stock firmware and some other variants. You can also find the matching SD card directories as a separate archive.

The contents of your SD-card should look like this.

Here you find the folder FIRMWARE

Basically you flash .bin files in bootloader mode. Files with the extension .frk can be flashed directly over the Taranis Q X7, as described below.

Flash Taranis Q X7 to NON-EU RC10 Nightly (German or English menu):

  1. Flash in Bootloader Mode the filede_opentx-x7-lua-massstorage-sqt5font-de-2.2.0N362.bin
    or „en_opentx-x7-lua-massstorage-sqt5font-en-2.2.0N362.bin
    It is easier, however, with the way described above via OpenTX Companion.
  2. Flash the internal XJT module according to the instructions below
  3. Download the SD card folder structuresdcard-taranis-x7-2.2V0010.ziphere

Flash Taranis Q X7 to EU RC10 Nightly: 

  1. This firmware is not in the archive. You can download it via the OpenTX Companion or just flash instantly.
  2. Flash the internal XJT module according to the following instructions
  3. Download the SD card folder structure scdcard-taranis-x7-2.2V0005.ziphere

Flash Taranis Q X7 to Stock Non-EU

  1. Flash „noneumod1.bin“ or „noneumod2.bindepending on which mode you fly.
  2. Flash the internal XJT module according to the following instructions
  3. Download the SD card folder structure here

Flash Taranis Q X7 to Stock EU

  1. Flash „eumod1.bin“ or „eumod2.bindepending on which mode you fly.
  2. Flash the internal XJT module according to the following instructions
  3. Download the SD card folder structure here

 

how to flash latest nightly

If you want to flash the last nighly via the Companion you have to activate „Use OpenTX firmware nightly builds“ in Settings -> Settings -> Application Settings.
Otherwise the error appears: „unable to check for updates

 

 

Flash FrSKY receiver

In conclusion, you may have to bring your receivers to the same version (EU / NON-EU). For this I have already written a tutorial for the Taranis X9D. You can work the same way with the X7. Each step is the same.

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  1. 28. Oktober 2017

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