The conversion of the Taranis between Mode 1 and Mode 2 is very simple. All it requires is a screw driver (and possibly a 1.5mm hex driver or allen key).
1. Position Switches
Start by setting all your switches facing back, the same as you do on start-up of your Taranis to correct the switch warning. This is not required but will help ensure that a switch is not reversed.
2. Tape Switches
Tape up the SE and SG switches to the rear of the housing. This will hold them in place whilst you are working but also it makes the job of putting it together again it easier . Do the same with the sliders, except tape these to the front of the housing.
3. Remove Case Screws
4. Open Taranis Case
Apply a little pressure and ply the two halves apart at the top where the antenna is located. There will be some white ribbon cables at the bottom but nothing at the top. Gently lay the two halves down together similar to an open book. There should be no cables at the top, if there are, you have taped the switches/sliders to the wrong half – just move them over.
5. Adjustment Screws
On each side, there are three key screws that count.
5.1 Spring Release Screw
This screw acts like a light switch. Either its on and you have elevator spring tension or its off and the stick moves freely for throttle. For tension (elevator) screw clockwise and for no tension (throttle) screw anticlockwise . Screw all the way in for throttle and you will need turn the driver around 15 turns for elevator.
It should switch from throttle to elevator after around ten turns and then give it another 5 turns for comfort.
For Mode 1: Left side should have no tension with the right side having tension.
For Mode 2: Left side should have tension with the right side no tension.
The ratchet is the gritty gear feeling for throttle. Besides the haptic feedback, it ensures the throttle stays in place. In summary, you want a healthy amount for throttle and very little or none for elevator.
To apply the ratchet, screw clockwise, test occasionally until you are happy with the movement. The more you apply the move stiff the ratchet. If you are unsure, test the current throttle movement and match the movement. To remove ratchet, unscrew anticlockwise until the movement is smooth.
For Mode 1: Left side: Screw clockwise until the ratchet is effective. Right Side: Screw anti-clockwise until no ratchet.
For Mode 2: Left side: Screw anticlockwise until no ratchet. Right Side: Screw clockwise until ratchet is to your liking.
I suggest you study the two sides to see the amount of screw thread exposed and roughly match this, albeit the mode 1 and 2 two screws are on opposite ends. You only need to adjust the inner screws (plates). I suggest you leave the out screws as per the factory.
This screw adjusts the tension of the spring for the elevator. Unless you really need to change it, I suggest you leave as per the factory.