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Hobbyking ESCs supporting SimokK firmware?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Cowan Jun 7, 2012. 9 Replies

I'm looking to start ordering parts for my quadrocopter, and hoping to get as much as possible from hobbyking to simplify ordering.I want to use 25A or 30A ESCs flashed with the SimonK firmware -…Continue

High performance quadrocopter design

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrew Cowan Jun 3, 2012. 3 Replies

I'm a student in the UK, studying Electronic Engineering at university. I've got a lot of experience with building and operating radio control models - boats, cars, planes and helicopters. As part…Continue

 

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Andrew Cowan replied to Andrew Cowan's discussion Hobbyking ESCs supporting SimokK firmware?
"Thanks for all the comments/suggestions/input.  I've ordered five of the F-30A ESCs (one as a spare).  Although they're backordered at the moment, I can start working on all the other bits of the quad.  If They're not…"
Jun 7, 2012
Koos Maring replied to Andrew Cowan's discussion Hobbyking ESCs supporting SimokK firmware?
"We use them with SimonK firmware flashed by TC. They perform well with our heavy Hexa with pulso 2826. See : or strong wind and more on youtube thebroadwing    or vimeo/broadwing rgds Koos Maring www.broadwing.eu"
Jun 7, 2012
arashi replied to Andrew Cowan's discussion Hobbyking ESCs supporting SimokK firmware?
"Why go through all of the trouble?  Mainly the uncertainty of whether or not the ESC is compatible. http://www.flytron.com/multicopter-parts/191-fl30a-fast-pwm-esc.html"
Jun 7, 2012
Andrew Radford replied to Andrew Cowan's discussion Hobbyking ESCs supporting SimokK firmware?
"I would assume so - Check the google docs spreadsheet on the giant RCgroups thread to be sure. It may be the same PCB as the F30A just with a couple more FETS soldered on."
Jun 7, 2012
Andrew Cowan replied to Andrew Cowan's discussion Hobbyking ESCs supporting SimokK firmware?
"Thanks Andrew, that's very helpful. My motor is a  running on 4S, so I'd probably go with a little more than 20A for the ESC for safety. The F-30A is out of stock - I'm thinking of going to the F-40A instead then…"
Jun 7, 2012
Andrew Radford replied to Andrew Cowan's discussion Hobbyking ESCs supporting SimokK firmware?
"I can recommend the HobbyKing F20A. It's got an on-board resonator so has an accurate clock, unlike other ESCs which rely on the inaccurate oscillator built into the Atmega. Also, the programming pins are all in a row which makes…"
Jun 7, 2012
Andrew Cowan replied to Andrew Cowan's discussion Hobbyking ESCs supporting SimokK firmware?
"Thanks for the replies. I think I'm going to go with the HobbyKing BlueSeries 30A ESC - it seems there are two versions, both of which can be flashed. Cheers Andrew"
Jun 7, 2012

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Max Levine replied to Andrew Cowan's discussion Hobbyking ESCs supporting SimokK firmware?
Jun 7, 2012
Crasher replied to Andrew Cowan's discussion Hobbyking ESCs supporting SimokK firmware?
"The following links may help you: 1. The rcgroups group is full of information: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1513678&highlight=simonk 2. A spreadsheet has eben created to log compatible…"
Jun 7, 2012
Andrew Cowan posted a discussion

Hobbyking ESCs supporting SimokK firmware?

I'm looking to start ordering parts for my quadrocopter, and hoping to get as much as possible from hobbyking to simplify ordering.I want to use 25A or 30A ESCs flashed with the SimonK firmware - does anyone have links to specific ESCs that will support this? (ie have an atmega inside)?  I'm aware that some of the Turnigy Plush range now uses SiLabs chips, thus can't be modified - however I'm not sure if any Atmega ones are still sold.Any help would be much appreciated!AndrewSee More
Jun 7, 2012
Andrew Cowan replied to Andrew Cowan's discussion High performance quadrocopter design
"I've heard very good things about E-Max GT2215/12 motors.  In fact, I'm currently looking a doing a very similar thing to Marco Robustini's quad - four GT2215/12 motors, 4s batteries, and some sort of reflashed/custom ESC."
Jun 3, 2012
Andrew Cowan replied to Andrew Cowan's discussion High performance quadrocopter design
"By 'top mounting', I meant mounting to the top of the motor (as that makes the motor stick up less and look a bit better).  However that motor you posted seems to have slightly better specs than mine - I'll have a dig to see if I…"
Jun 3, 2012
Perecastor replied to Andrew Cowan's discussion High performance quadrocopter design
"Take a look at your motor. The mouting plate is on the same side of the shaft . This one is better i think :http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__18229__Turnigy_D3536_9_910KV_Brushless_Outrunner_Motor.html"
Jun 3, 2012
Andrew Cowan posted a discussion

High performance quadrocopter design

I'm a student in the UK, studying Electronic Engineering at university. I've got a lot of experience with building and operating radio control models - boats, cars, planes and helicopters. As part of my degree, I have to make an electronics/programming project (taking roughly 400 hours). I've decided that my project will be a quadrocopter stabilisation board, programmed and designed from scratch.  This board will be mounted on a quadrocopter, and should provide a very stable and agile flight…See More
Jun 3, 2012

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