"Ya, I just checked one of mine that I bought in a large batch from HK and it has the Sil controller. If the improvement is this drastic it may be worth the $$ just to buy some HK branded ones and flash them."
"That's interesting. I fly 30A plush ESCs and I was under the impression they are incompatible. That Google Docs spreadsheet lists them that way. I'll have to take the heatshrink off one of mine and see. What…"
"Ah, on doing more research I see there's a bit more to the ESC output than a simple PWM signal. Cool.
Never thought of the soldering aspect. Maybe a good troubleshooting step should be to run the setup at full throttle with the…"
"I'm not sure I understand the "losing sync" with the motor. The motor leads do nothing but transmit power. The ESC controls speed by varying which lead is VCC and which is GND. The ESC should never care if…"
"A 400 mah battery will last you way beyond your primary battery. You can always just power your electronics up with the full battery and time how long it takes them to die (not flying obviously).
I'd rather a fix for this issue be…"
"I'm also getting this issue on my APM2 with Plush 30 amp ESCs. I've found that the only way to ensure that all ESCs are initialized is to let the APM2 boot and then hit the reset buttons a few times until I get the battery-cell beeps…"
The $100 credit was being offered as a gesture of goodwill. Considering the amount of nagging that has gone on here, do you still feel you have that goodwill (and considering your tone)? You preordered knowing there would be a…"
"@David most of those have already been answered.
1) Jordi commented on Page 104 "Anyway all APM 2.0 are planned to be shipped this week, production is still on time to ship everything on Friday and worse case scenario Monday…"
"My vote would be an APM2 powered drone with a loudspeaker that flies around to everyone's shipping addresses and informs them of their estimated shipping date. For example:
(robot voice here) "Your ArduPilot Mega 2 will ship in…"
Usually they change it to "Cancelled" when they ship so that it is a bigger surprise when it arrives.
They will notify you via email that your order has shipped and your order status will update accordingly (to shipped, not…"