Transmitter and Receiver

Taranis X9D Plus and X4R Sbus

Taranis X9D Plus and X4R Sbus receiver

After doing some research I decided to go with a Taranis X9D Plus and X4R Sbus Receiver. I started with a decent transmitter as I’m pretty sure I will be doing other builds in the future. Another reason why I went with a Taranis is because there is a ton of help videos and discussions on them.

Taranis X9D Plus and X4R Sbus receiver
I chose the Sbus and CPPM option

I chose the X4R Sbus receiver because from what I read running sbus is just a little bit more responsive than PPM. Here is a good article explaining the difference between radio types.

There are a few settings that need changed within Cleanflight before binding the transmitter with the receiver. I found a very useful youtube video that goes through the whole process.

First you need to setup a Model for your ZMR250 within the Taranis. There are a lot of youtube videos of people explaining the general setup of a Taranis. After watching a few and messing with the buttons it isn’t too hard to catch on too.

Mode 2 Stick Channels (needed for initial model creation)

CH1 = Throttle

CH2 = Ail (roll)

CH3 = Elevation (pitch)

CH4 = Rudder (yaw)

Binding the Receiver to Transmitter

Under Model Setup Page 2/12 at the very bottom you’ll see [Bind]. Hit enter while on Bind and the transmitter will start to beep. Next while holding down the bind (f/s) button on the receiver plug your battery into the quad. The receiver will flash green and red. Let off and it should go green solid. This means the two have been bound successfully. Again there are some youtube videos out there that can help with this process as well.

Next connect to cleanflight and go to Receiver tab to insure you have the desired stick pattern. If stick pattern is correct your good to go if not then you’ll need to look into your channel settings more.