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Old Oct 10, 2013, 05:57 AM
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Programming the HK Afro ESC with the HK Afro USB programmer

@any one who can help

How do I use the Afro ESC programmer to flash AFRO ESC. I'd like to put the REVERSE firmware on a couple.

The documentation is a bit thin and I have only used FTDI with the KK Multicopter tool for other ESC types before. I am not even sure what this new programmer is but I suspect it is a USB Linker - I have no idea how to use it.

I could use a step by step walkthrough.

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Old Oct 10, 2013, 01:34 PM
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i saw this video:
Turnigy USB Linker Tutorial (9 min 44 sec)

and it explains about turnigy usb flashing,

i also want to flash i2c adresses to the afro esc's using afro usb linker.
i found only one firmware file at https://code.google.com/p/afrodevices/wiki/AfroESC
but found no software or instructions

what software should i use?
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Old Oct 11, 2013, 04:12 AM
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Select the Turnigy USBlinker from the drop down menu of the kkflashtool.
I will add a Afro Programmer soon to the flashtool, but in the meantime you have to use this work-around.

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Old Oct 11, 2013, 10:02 AM
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i saw this video:

and it explains about turnigy usb flashing,

i also want to flash i2c adresses to the afro esc's using afro usb linker.
i found only one firmware file at https://code.google.com/p/afrodevices/wiki/AfroESC
but found no software or instructions

what software should i use?
I think you only can flash the Afro ESC from HK with afro_nfet. It also has i2c. Then you have to set the i2c address in the tgy.asm and compile it. Repeate this for every ESC so that they have unique adresses.
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Old Oct 13, 2013, 04:03 AM
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how do i compile the asm file after editing it?
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Old Oct 28, 2013, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by davidvvv View Post
i saw this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsHBQLtQVuc
and it explains about turnigy usb flashing,

i also want to flash i2c adresses to the afro esc's using afro usb linker.
i found only one firmware file at https://code.google.com/p/afrodevices/wiki/AfroESC
but found no software or instructions

what software should i use?
I thought the esc calibration was setting the max/min throttle for the tx/rx combination, that vid shows use of a servo tester for it. I get it would set the same for each and probably work but is this a recomended procedure?
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Old Dec 06, 2013, 02:50 PM
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Old Dec 12, 2014, 11:31 AM
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can you flash afro with an FTDI, which connections go wherE?
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