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Afro ESC 30Amp Multi-rotor Motor Speed Controller (SimonK Firmware)

Afro ESC 30Amp Multi-rotor Motor Speed Controller (SimonK Firmware)
Afro ESC 30Amp Multi-rotor Motor Speed Controller (SimonK Firmware)

Developed from the ground up, we wanted to build a truly Multi-rotor specific ESC that would offer the best performance and value in the market today. We wiped the slate clean and looked to the community for inspiration and help in designing an ESC that truly could be known as “The Multi-rotor ESC

Enter Simon and Hamasaki AKA SimonK and timecop. This combination of hardware and firmware expertise in conjunction with the Hobbyking in house engineering team gave us the edge needed to develop an ESC like no other and hence the Afro series was born. 

Boasting high efficiency, all N-channel MOSFET design, jitter-free hardware PWM input, and smooth power response the Afro ESC series are set to change the expectations of multi-rotor pilots around the globe. The Afro ESC series ship with multi-rotor specific SimonK software preloaded! No need to reflash. For added convenience the Turnigy USB linker can be used via the PWM signal lead for any future software updates eliminating the need for complicated flashing jigs or the need to cut open the heat shrink.

MikroKopter I2C compatibility has also been built in as standard. A DIY port is available under the shrink wrap which allows using the ESC with MikroKopter hardware that uses I2C control.

 • Now Shipping with OneShot125
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Specs:
Current Draw: 30A Continuous
Voltage Range: 2-4s Lipoly
BEC: 0.5A Linear
Input Freq: 1KHz
Firmware: afro_nfet.hex
Discharge wire/plugs: 15AWG/Male 3.5mm
Motor wire/plugs: 16AWG/Female 3.5mm
Weight: 26.5g (Included wire, plug, heat shrink)
Size: 50 x 25 x 11mm 

Note: A user manual is available under the files tab, these are no ordinary ESCs! Please take the time to read the manual before using them.

Royalties paid on each unit sold to SimonK and Hamasaki for their design work, without which the Afro ESC would never have been born, thanks guys!



PRODUCT ID: 9192000124-0



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Total of 511 discussions.
liron  2 points - 8/23/2016
 
hi what is the parameters that I need to flush with blheli for sunnysky 980kv on this esc's?? I have a crazy sync
 Özgür 6 points
You only need afro usb programming tool to flash blheli. These esc are very good with blheli.
Aurélien  1 points - 8/21/2016
 
Hi everyone, I bought 4 of these ECSs because of their I2C control ability but I can not manage to make them work... I try to control them with an arduino... I send the throtlle control from 0 to the 80 (0x50) adress but they do not arm (no long bip and no motion: #include byte address =80* byte num =0* void setup() { Wire.begin(address)* } void loop() { Wire.beginTransmission(address)* Wire.write(num)* Wire.endTransmission()* delay(1000)* } Any idea of how to make them work? Thank you very much in advance!
liron  2 points - 8/15/2016
 
this esc's are so bad!! I have sunnysky x2212 980kv tried everything and they crush my quadcopter every time with sync issues, I tried simonk, blheli everything was worse , i got a cheap esc from aliexpress and they work perfect, don't waste your money for those stupid esc's
 Guyon33 131 points
Sorry to hear about your issues, I have 8 x 12a version and 10 x 30a version and the only issue I ever had is one of my 30a burned out. I have been flying with Naza M v2 and Naze with the latest firmware uodate and everything is fine, but only use 3s. I heard a lot of people had problems with 4s and flashed BLHeli to cure it.
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 liron 2 points
i also flashed to BLHeli dosent help, you expectation from this expensive esc's to work like a swiss watch , but they are so ********!! :/
 Guyon33 131 points
BLHeli has a lot of settings, did you try adjusting them ?
 liron 2 points
Yes I tried to flash them with the correct values
 Guyon33 131 points
But there are a load of settings you can adjust, did you look for the best settings for this ESC? I'm sure some geek has given his ideas on the right setup!
heswaik  2 points - 8/13/2016
 
Please does any one know if this ESC is compatible with turnigy 30A on a quad
 Guyon33 131 points
I'm not sure what you are asking, do you need to replace a Turnigy ESC on a quad? Are you asking if this ESC is compatible? It should work fine but if you mix ESC brands on the same quad you may have strange results.... or it could work fine.... but it's a risk!
Patrick  2 points - 8/12/2016
 
How to find out if they allready are flashed with OneShot125 if you don't have the controler? Is there a date since when they all come with OneShot125? Thanks for the answers!
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fern420
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These ESC's simply are amazing.........they do far surpass the multistars in all categories for me.......but these are the first simonk firmware based ESC's I have used.

The ability to flash through the servo lead using the USB link is what sold me on them.


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RazorEdge
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The only choice for multirotors! Had problems with vobbling on my quads. Tried the multistar and F-20a but couldn't solve the problem. Put these Afro's on and it's dead steady. Also could up my PI a lot after mounting these.


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FlyingTom
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Excellent flight controllers, way smoother than my Turnigy Plush 18A ESCs which I have flashed with BLHeli. Excellent pricing!


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Vertigo72
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Best multirotor ESC money can buy. And not even a lot of money. Lightweight, absolutely excellent solder quality, superb throttle response. These ESCs have no heatspreader whatsoever, which worried me a bit, but even on my ~25A per motor setup, they stay completely cool. Amazing really. Whenever they get back in stock, I will buy some more, not that I need any, but you never know :)


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AndersKoll
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I'm using 980 sunnysky x22-12 motors on my quad with the kk2 and I have never been able to fly default. Not only that, but my kk2 is on version 1.2 so it's not even very good. But DEFAULT! These esc's are so perfect and linear they simply respond! I am seriously blown away. I think I'll start using these on my 3d foamie planes too! Not to mention how light weight they are. VERY IMPRESSED. good job hking and simonk!


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