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Old Jan 30, 2012, 03:34 PM
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V-Bar Firmware update

I started a new thread to help stay on topic... This thread is for updates only...


We are testing the New Firmware and working with various Pro Pilots to get a solution that works very well with the V-Bar GOV and other External GOVs...

Yes, the Native GOV has also been improved to virtually eliminate the over and under speed that has been more evident in some setups...

I will post more info as it is available...
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Old Jan 30, 2012, 04:16 PM
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Thanks Clint! I have an ICE2 120HV I plan on testing with vBar gov in a SAB Goblin. I'm hoping the timing aligns well.

Can you share with us any details on how it's working and any open issues you're trying to resolve still? I would very much like to hear some insider info on how the development is going.

Cheers.
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Old Jan 30, 2012, 04:52 PM
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Does this include the multi-rotor support or will that be a separate throttle mode?
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Old Jan 30, 2012, 09:42 PM
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As testing is on going that is all I can share today... Should have more info on Thursday. thanks...
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Old Jan 31, 2012, 04:10 AM
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Hope its released soon
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Old Jan 31, 2012, 04:49 AM
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If they improve the internal governor than we won’t need to fool around with the sensors and other headaches of setting up an external governor.
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Old Jan 31, 2012, 09:07 AM
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If they improve the internal governor than we won’t need to fool around with the sensors and other headaches of setting up an external governor.
Depends on what you're after, I take an external governor 10 times out 10 now, so much smoother and 20% less peaks when you have "precompensation".

I'm looking forward to this update, not for myself but for all those I know having CC and want to use the external governor.
And that is a LOT of people
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Old Jan 31, 2012, 01:16 PM
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Depends on what you're after, I take an external governor 10 times out 10 now, so much smoother and 20% less peaks when you have "precompensation".

I'm looking forward to this update, not for myself but for all those I know having CC and want to use the external governor.
And that is a LOT of people
I have quite a few helicopters and it would be a major investment to purchase and install external governors on all of them. Two have SK720, which have a built in governor so I could convert those by only purchasing a phase sensor. That way I could do back to back testing of the two governors. I am definitely ready for some good flying weather.

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Old Jan 31, 2012, 09:09 PM
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I have quite a few helicopters and it would be a major investment to purchase and install external governors on all of them. Two have SK720, which have a built in governor so I could convert those by only purchasing a phase sensor.That way I could do back to back testing of the two governors. I am definitely ready for some good flying weather.

Tomorrow.....

Chicago area weather


Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. West northwest wind around 5 mph.
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 05:03 AM
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Tomorrow.....

Chicago area weather


Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. West northwest wind around 5 mph.
Yes we will have very good weather for the next few days but NO Firmware Update.


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Old Feb 01, 2012, 02:23 PM
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Yes we will have very good weather for the next few days but NO Firmware Update.


That's why you have other helis.

It isn't like this is unexpected news.
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 05:26 PM
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That's why you have other helis.

It isn't like this is unexpected news.
I did get in some flying today but found that my LiPoís are going south. I thought that Gens Ace was suppose to be good but I found two of them getting weak cells. I just ordered some Turnigy nano-techs to replace them as I have had excellent durability with that brand.

Itís good to have a mid-winter shake down so you are ready when the serious flying season starts.

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Old Feb 02, 2012, 08:09 AM
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Thanks Clint! I have an ICE2 120HV I plan on testing with vBar gov in a SAB Goblin. I'm hoping the timing aligns well.
+1 I'm hanging on to a ICE2 160 destined for a Goblin. I'm looking forward to hearing the update on Thursday, as it'll drive my decision to order a Scorpion 130 that supports external gov...
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Old Feb 02, 2012, 10:26 AM
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Thursday Update...

Testing continues...

We are trying to get the ESC and the V-Bar to play well together particularly in the transition. V-Bar wants Castle to control the soft start but there are quite a few factors involved with making a smooth transition... It is very close...

We have sent a test unit to MR Mel and it is on its way to him... As we are at a point where we are getting very close Mr Mel has agreed to help with the final testing to get the best solution possible for the end users.

I will continue to update this thread but this is all I have for now... As this is an update thread please keep it on this subject. Thanks.
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Old Feb 02, 2012, 11:24 AM
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That's great if the Castle can control the soft start... as I find it better than the VBar soft start (VBar/CC together).

With MrMel testing, it should end a lot of confusion of what can & cannot be done, maybe now we'll have a happy marriage of the two.

Thank you Clint... & Castle
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