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Built with imported N-Channel mosFET's and an ultra fast Atmel MCU & heartbeat make this a high performance ESC with excellent sync capabilities. Programmable via an R/C controller.It allows you to program all functions to fit your specific needs, which makes it efficient and user friendly.
Features: Extremely low internal resistance Super smooth and accurate throttle linearity Over heat and over-load protection Auto shut down when signal is lost or radio interference becomes severe for more than 2 seconds Supports high RPM motors Power arming protection (prevents the motor from accidentally running when switched ON) New Advanced programming software
Programming features: Brake setting (we recommend using brake for only folding props applications) Battery type(LiPo or NiCd/NiMh) Low voltage cutoff setting Factory default setup restore Timing settings (to enhance ESC efficiency and smoothness) Soft acceleration start ups (for delicate gearbox and helicopter applications) Governor mode(for helicopter applications) Motor rotation( clockwise\counterclockwise) Switching frequency Low voltage cutoff type (power reduction orirnmediate shutdown)
Factory default settings: Brake: off Battery type Detect: LiPo with Automatic Cell Low voltage cutoff threshold: Medium (3.0V/65%) Timing setup: Automatic Soft Acceleration Start Up: Medium Governor mode : OFF Frequency : 8kHz Low voltage cutoff type: Reduce power
I got three of these and one of them started smoking and melted a hole in the heatshrink case thing, it smells off eletrical burning. and ive read down ubit and this has happend before. Finger crossed it hasnt bugered the kk2 board. And it aint the battery coz it is a 3cell lipo and works fine with the other two esc's. Why they doing this? Fix this hobbyking!!!!!!!!
It could be because it has a SBEC (switching BEC). You shouldnt connect more than one UBEC or SBEC onto one 5v power rail, which you automatically do if you have a kk2 board. The kk2 board uses the BEC on Cannel 1 only for the board and the other ones are all connected together for servos, the reciever etc. Cut the red cable in the servo line of the esc on all except the one on Channel 1 and one from the other channels. (If you are building a tricopter with it, cut the red cable on the servo line from the esc on channel 2 or the one on channel 3) It could also just be a short or you connected it to the battery with the wrong polarity.
I'm Just getting to grips with this Quadcopter business. My question is* can this ESC be flashed with the SimonK firmware? or does this controller already have it installed. is it necessary to have the SimonK firmware?
I will be running it with a Naze 32 board and lumenier motors.