September 29th 2023
EdgeTX v2.9.1 released
EdgeTX v2.9.1 is now live, which fixes a few small niggling issues that may have affected some users including the black screen themes, some telemetry lost/recovered issues with ELRS, and missing mixer lines when copying models from other transmitters. Before you update please remember to backup your settings, and bench test to ensure everything still works properly before taking it out to the field. Thanks to everyone for finding the bugs and testing fixes!
For more information about what has changed, take a look at the release notes.
September 13th 2023
EdgeTX Fest 2023 - Celebration of our second year!
We marked the second year of EdgeTX with a spectacular 2nd annual EdgeTX Fest on September 9th and 10th. This year’s celebration was even more special as we joined in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Heideflieger Hövelhof e.V model flying club at their airfield near Hövelhof, Germany.
Attendees had the opportunity to connect with many of the EdgeTX team members and explore a diverse range of EdgeTX supported radios. The visitors were also able to see some modified radios to spawn their own creativity and we displayed stick end controls and tray setups for couple of higher end radios. Additionally, visitors got hands-on experience flying mini quadcopters, providing an exciting introduction to the RC hobby. All of this unfolded amidst a breathtaking model airshow that left everyone in awe.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who joined us at the fest to commemorate the 2nd year of EdgeTX. Your overwhelming presence and engaging interactions made this event truly unforgettable. A big congratulations to all the lucky drawing winners! In total, thanks to our sponsors, we were able to distribute over 20 radio transmitters, close to 100 Express LRS receivers, 4 beautiful scale RC model airplanes and a large number of further accessories and merchandise to our guests.
A special shout-out to our event sponsors, RadioMaster, Flysky, Jumper, BetaFPV, FMS, and RCVideoReviews.com, for their generous contributions of prizes and giveaways. We'd also like to express our deep appreciation to the Heideflieger Hövelhof e.V model flying club for their invaluable collaboration in planning and executing this phenomenal event.
September 2nd, 2023
The release of EdgeTX v2.9.0 is here!
We are happy to announce the release of EdgeTX v2.9.0! This release of EdgeTX brings many improvements to the graphical user interface and some cool new features. Check out the release notes to see all the changes.
Before you update please remember to backup your settings, and bench test to ensure everything still works properly before taking it out to the field. A big thank you to everyone who has been involved in testing the RCs, testing fixes, and generally keeping the wheels moving these last few weeks.
Just a reminder: With EdgeTX 2.9 onwards, you cannot migrate your model and radio settings from OpenTX or versions of EdgeTX earlier than 2.6 "on-radio". You will need to use Companion with a copy of the earlier model and radio settings or use EdgeTX v2.8.x to do the migration.
August 8th, 2023
New Releases: EdgeTX V2.8.5 & V2.9.0 RC2 now available for download!
We're thrilled to announce the availability of the latest updates for EdgeTX!
EdgeTX v2.8.5: This release is here with significant enhancements. It addresses two issues that were identified during the preparation of the v2.9.0 release candidate. These issues also impact earlier versions of ETX. Moreover, this update brings several quality-of-life improvements that streamline your experience. Explore the comprehensive list of changes in the release notes. Link to Release Notes
EdgeTX v2.9.0 rc2: We're also excited to introduce EdgeTX v2.9.0 rc2, available for testing. This iteration not only includes the aforementioned fixes but also integrates additional solutions for a smoother performance. Dive into the release notes for a detailed overview of all the enhancements. Link to Release Notes
Attention Radio Users: If your radio is equipped with different internal RF types, such as MPM or ELRS, we strongly recommend upgrading promptly. This update significantly minimizes the risk of emergency mode (EM) activation and enhances the chances of a successful recovery in case of an EM incident.
Pre-Update Checklist: Before you initiate the update, ensure you safeguard your current settings by backing them up. For your peace of mind, bench test the updated version to verify that all functionalities remain intact. This precautionary step ensures a seamless transition from testing to field usage.
We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated community members who reported issues, contributed to debugging, tested fixes, and contributed code. Your involvement continues to drive EdgeTX's evolution.
Lastly, please note that while the main branch and nightlies are currently considered somewhat unstable, the team is steadfastly working to enhance their stability over time. Stay tuned for more improvements on this front.
July 26, 2023
Unveiling our new logo!
As we celebrate the start of the 3rd year of the EdgeTX, we are thrilled to unveil the brand-new EdgeTX logo and our new mascot, Eddie the Edgehog! This fresh, captivating design represents a significant milestone in our journey towards open-source excellence in the world of Radio Control transmitters.
🦔 Meet Eddie, Your Trusty Companion 🦔
Eddie the Edgehog embodies the spirit of EdgeTX, combining cutting-edge technology and a playful, adventurous personality. With his sharp intellect and fearless attitude, Eddie is the perfect symbol for our ever-evolving open-source firmware that powers an incredible array of RC transmitters.
🎉 A New Era Begins 🎉
As we enter the third year of EdgeTX, we want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the entire community. Your passion, feedback, and continuous support have fueled our progress, inspiring us to reach new heights. Together, we've built a thriving ecosystem that empowers RC enthusiasts worldwide.
Additionally, we want to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude to the brilliant mind behind the stunning new logo and mascot - Martin Hotar! Martin's exceptional talent, creativity, and dedication have brought Eddie to life in a way that exceeded all our expectations.
Stay tuned for more exciting updates, feature enhancements, and collaborative events as we embark on this new chapter with Eddie by our side!
Thank you all for being a part of EdgeTX.
July 18th, 2023*
EdgeTX Fest 2023
Join us on September 9th & 10th, 2023, for the EdgeTX Fest. We will celebrate the 2nd year of EdgeTX and the 50th year of our gracious hosts, the Heideflieger Hövelhof e.V Model Flight Club in Hövelhof, Germany. More information at: https://edgetx.org/fest2023
July 7, 2023
EdgeTX 2.9 RC1 has been released!
The first release candidate for EdgeTX v2.9 has been released for testing. Please read the release notes before updating as there are many changes: https://github.com/EdgeTX/edgetx/releases/tag/v2.9.0-rc1
Also the EdgeTX User Manual has also been updated to reflect all the changes, with explanations: https://edgetx.gitbook.io/edgetx-user-manual/
June 14, 2023
Its almost time for EdgeTX Fest 2023!
We are currently searching for a great location in central Europe to host this special event. If you are a member of an RC Model club, we extend a warm invitation to you to host the EdgeTX development team at your club's flying field, as we come together to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of EdgeTX.
Our target timeframe for this memorable occasion is the first half of September. To ensure convenience for everyone, we prefer a location within a 500km radius of Erfurt, Germany. Rest assured, all expenses associated with the event will be covered by the EdgeTX Team. We are also open to collaborating with your club's planned event, adding an extra layer of excitement to the festivities.
If If you are interested or would like some more details, please visit the event page at: https://edgetx.org/fest2023. Let's come together and make this event truly special!
March 26, 2023
Developer Discussion Hour
On Sunday, April 2nd, 2023 from 7:00 PM UTC to 8:00 PM UTC, we are having our second live Developer-Discussion-Hour here in EdgeTX Discord stage channel DevDiscussionHour. To better cater developers from various parts of the globe, we are alternating with the timeslots between the sessions. Feel free to join and ask EdgeTX developmental related questions in a live voice-chat to some of EdgeTX core team members joining the session. Please bear in mind that this session is purely for developmental questions and unrelated topics will be explicitly not handled. During the session you can raise a hand and ask your questions directly, or post them beforehand and also during the session in the DevDiscussionHour stage chat window: EdgeTX Discord: DevDiscussionHour.
January 10th, 2023
2023 EdgeTX Project steering committee
EdgeTX is governed by a project steering committee (PSC) that meets regularly to discuss the direction of the project and make decisions on topics that affect the project. The project steering committee was initially formed by project contributors appointed by the founder of the project. At the creation of the PSC, it was agreed that the PSC members shall be elected every year.
On December 7th of 2022, elections were held in accordance with the project bylaws and as a result, the following people were voted to be the on PSC for 2023:
Raphael Coeffic (pafleraf) - Re-elected
Robert Janiszewski (JimB40) - Re-elected
Peter Feerick (pfeerick) - Re-elected
Risto Kõiva (Risto) – Re-elected
Richard Li (Richard Li) – Re-elected
Phil Eville (EZRipFPV) – Re-elected
Malte Langermann (Malte) – New member
On the 8th of January 2023, the new PSC met for the first time. During this meeting, Raphael Coeffic was voted to be the Committee Chair for 2023.
The PSC extends a warm welcome to its newest member, Malte Langermann, whose knowledge and experience will be a valuable addition to the PSC and EdgeTX.
See the EdgeTX project bylaws page for more information about the EdgeTX PSC.
January 7th, 2023
EdgeTX User Manual
We have just launched our official EdgeTX documentation page on Gitbook! So far we have only published the EdgeTX user manual for color screen radios. However, the user manual for black & white radios and Companion will be added shortly as well.
You can take a look at the site here: https://edgetx.gitbook.io/edgetx-user-manual/
We are looking for contributors of new content for the How-to section, people to work on the user manual for black & white radios, and the EdgeTX Companion user manual. We also need people to proofread new content as well as work to keep the manuals up to date with the software changes in EdgeTX.
If any of this sound interesting to you and you happen to have some spare time and energy, we would love to hear from you! Feel free to contact us on our #documentation channel on our discord server.
November 27th, 2022
The wait is finally over... v2.8.0 is here, with a refreshed UI, new features and bug fixes. A big thank-you to everyone who has reported issues, and helped in squashing bugs during the journey to v2.8.0. Check out the release notes to see all the changes: https://github.com/EdgeTX/edgetx/releases/tag/v2.8.0
September 10th, 2022
EdgeTX Fest 2022 - Thank you for celebrating the 1st year of EdgeTX with us!
Visitors at the fest, that was held this year near Potsdam/Germany, were able to try out some of the EdgeTX-supported radios, including the brand new Flysky EL18 that was publicly revealed for the first time at the fest. Users were able to test the revamped user interface with LVGL backend and check out new functions, such as model labels. Novel input concepts were also presented, such as radio orientation control via IMU and control via a 6-dimensional SpaceMouse knob. Visitors could also participate in several small competitions, such as RC Car bowling and Tiny Whoop balloon popping. Overall, the event was a great success.
Thank you to all that came out to the EdgeTX Fest to celebrate the first year of EdgeTX with us. Your attendance made for a fun and enjoyable event! Congratulations to all the contest and drawing winners. In total, 11 radios and 4 accessory sets were awarded to lucky guests!
Special thanks to our event sponsors for providing the prizes and giveaways for the event – RadioMaster, Flysky, 3Dconnexion, BetaFPV, and Jumper and to the NLV Modellflug Saarmund e.V. for their cooperation in the planning and running of the event.
Thanks again to all participants, sponsors, and supporters of the event. We are excited to see what the next year will bring to EdgeTX and looking forward to celebrating the second year of EdgeTX next year!
August 2nd, 2022
Doom Developer Porting Competition Winner – David Pham-Van!
Congratulations to David Pham-Van, a.k.a. DavBfr, for completing the Doom Porting Developer Competition! David was the first developer to successfully port the Doom video game so that it can be played on the Radiomaster TX16S.
Additionally, David also met the bonus criteria to allow the port to be flashed simply via the EdgeTX standard flasher. For his efforts, David will receive a pair of Radiomaster AG01 gimbals for the TX16S as well as a pair of RadioMaster Sticky360 Gimbal Stick Ends for TX16S.
Installation and gameplay demo link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo2eKt-qTW4
Github repository and Installation instructions: GitHub - DavBfr/edgetx-doom
The Doom firmware file (already compiled): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vqWwOLLE7gSl_91TvnXWzvnFCGKv-4Os/view?usp=sharing
July 14th, 2022
Join us on September 10th, 2022 for the EdgeTX Fest. More information at: https://edgetx.org/fest2022
June 25th, 2022
DOOM developer competition
Be the first developer to port Doom to the RadioMaster TX16S and you will win a set of AG01 gimbals for the TX16S (sponsored by RadioMaster). Submissions due 9 September 2022. Full contest details can be found under: Doom Developer Competition
May 9th, 2022
This is a maintenance release for EdgeTX "Black Pearl" v2.7, which primarily fixes two bugs that could cause emergency mode firmware crashes, and also fixes an issue with not being able to update CRSF/ELRS module firmware. There are some other minor fixes or improvements included also. You can read about the improvements and download the firmware for your radio and the Companion for your computer from EdgeTX "Black Pearl" 2.7.1
April 16th, 2022
The fourth release is out - EdgeTX v2.7.0 with codename "Black Pearl". You can read about the improvements and download the firmware for your radio and the Companion for your computer from EdgeTX "Black Pearl" 2.7.0
April 12th, 2022
Donations via PayPal possible via Open Collective
Single donations via PayPal finally work now as well at OpenCollective: https://opencollective.com/edgetx
Jan. 24th, 2022
EdgeTX v2.6.0 with YAML
The third release is out - EdgeTX v2.6.0 with codename "Santa". It is the first release to include human-readable settings format YAML and a new improved themes file and folder structure. You can download the firmware for your radio and the Companion for your computer from EdgeTX "Santa" 2.6.0
Nov. 11th, 2021
Update on EdgeTX & Companion support for TBS Tango 2 and Mambo
Recently there have been many inquiries about when EdgeTX firmware will be available for the TBS Tango 2 and Mambo radios.
We were initially targeting to have support for those two radios in EdgeTX v2.6 (Christmas Edition). However, with the change to the FreeRTOS operating system in EdgeTX v2.5, additional unplanned efforts are required that may cause us to shift support for those two radios until EdgeTX v2.7 (Spring Edition).
We understand that there is great interest in EdgeTX and EdgeTX Companion support for those two radios, and you can rest assured that the teams at TBS and EdgeTX are working together to make this happen.
Nov. 4th, 2021
EdgeTX is now accepting donations via Open Collective
If you would like to support EdgeTX financially, we have a donation system setup at Open Collective. All money that is donated will be used for our planned online-build system as well as to help developers purchase needed hardware (e.g. radio systems & development equipment). You can send a one-time donation or set up a recurring donation via the following link: https://opencollective.com/edgetx/donate
The usage of the money will be reported at OpenCollective and will be transparent for all to see what the money is being used for. Your support is very much appreciated!
Oct. 16th, 2021
EdgeTX v2.5.0 including EdgeTX Companion
The second release is out - EdgeTX v2.5.0 with codename "Dauntless". It is the first release to include EdgeTX Companion. You can download the firmware for your radio and the Companion for your computer from EdgeTX "Dauntless" 2.5.0
Sept. 12th, 2021
EdgeTX Roadmap added to the Dev Info Page
If you are interested in seeing what new features will come in future EdgeTX releases, check out the roadmap on the Dev Info Page.
Sept. 11th, 2021
The EdgeTX team is looking for additional members to help create the cutting-edge.
Specifically, we need people with the following skills:
- R/C transmitter software development
- C++ development (Expert skills not needed, basic coding skills are sufficient)
- LUA development
- UX / UI design
- Graphic design (logos, themes, etc)
- Web design
- In-depth R/C transmitter knowledge (for QA testing)
If you have any of these skills and are interested in supporting the project by donating a couple of hours per week of your time, please get in contact with the development team via Discord!