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Old Jul 16, 2012, 08:13 AM
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No. I wanted it to always turn off the motors when the throttle is at idle.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 08:16 AM
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Is it possible to make it an option in the next firmware version?
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 08:34 AM
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Hey, Is there any Schematic diagram for the new KK2 board.
I want to to develop my own firmware on it.

Kindly advise.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 08:38 AM
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That damage is on the ground plane and should be no problem.
Does the back light turn on?
Hi KK,
Immediately after the "failure" I disconnected everything and hooked M1 up to a ESC. Backlight then flickered a couple of times. After that no response.
Today I inspected the board with a microscope at work but I couldn't spot any visual damage.
I see a lot of test points on the board. Are there any specific points I could check to diagnose the prob? Thanks!
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 09:15 AM
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Hi Guys

Can anyone tell me more about the SimonK esc firmware flashing?

I have 30amp RCtimer esc which i believe are the same as Turnigy Plush (they work with the same programming card)

I would like to flash my esc but i cant find a tutorial anywhere

My Google Fu is weak.....

Thanks

Ben
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 09:19 AM
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here you are.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 09:20 AM
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Hi Guys

Can anyone tell me more about the SimonK esc firmware flashing?

I have 30amp RCtimer esc which i believe are the same as Turnigy Plush (they work with the same programming card)

I would like to flash my esc but i cant find a tutorial anywhere

My Google Fu is weak.....

Thanks

Ben
Good luck

Ric
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 09:20 AM
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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1513678

There you go Ben, choice of 3 links to same thread.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 11:26 AM
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I will add a configurable low pass filter for the servo outputs, to avoid excessive shaking and premature servo failure when using low-end servos.
Awesome. I'm very glad to hear this!

Though I can understand the benefit of using quality digital servos, lots of us bought this $30 board to maintain a low cost platform and use other low cost parts with it.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 12:25 PM
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Thanks Guys!!

This looks doable!!

will give it a shot, when i have all the parts.

Cheers

Ben
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 12:59 PM
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"JHD12864", 20 pin, 0.5mm pitch connector.
Thanks.

I managed to find individuals of the same module with a 0.8mm pitch connector, but not 0.5, of course.

I guess I will have to order another kk2 and share the lcd between the two boards (not that I mind the excuse for another all that much ), unless someone knows of a source.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 01:42 PM
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Those are some sick flying. I cant seems to track mine and lost orientation when flying further away
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 01:46 PM
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im starting to like this board more and more everyday..still tuning it a bit but i can hover it hands off with little to no drift depending on weather conditions....

can anyone tell me how the hight dampening works and what the "desired" setting might be? i havent touched that yet...any extra info would be great...and yes i did read the first page, but i would like to know know more on it than what is there...unless there really isnt much else to say??

thanks
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:04 PM
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Hi,
I just did another set of flights.

Beside loving this board more and more, I started to play with height dampening.
At first I set it at 10, limit 30. It seemed to me that autolevel becomes more stable and smooth. I increased it up to 30, but I noticed that throttle becomes too much soft to fly a little hard. I risked an unwanted hard landing, because throttle was not responding as before on hard braking.
At this point autolevel seems to be trimmed offset vs, manual mode trims.
Programming a double flight condition with individual trims could help, but it is not very elegant. An autolevel trimming offset in the code could be a nice feature.
The autolevel at my actual settings seems really good to do FPV and have a sort of "position hold", to look around. But controls become almost unusable for me.

I confirm that with new RapidESCs the response of controls is amazing.
I'm increasing stick scale by step now.

Best regards,

Ric
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 04:34 PM
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Hey All,
Received my KK2 board yesterday afternoon in the post ~3:30pm, was up and flying within 20mins, this included fitting, wiring up and setting PID's to suit ....I've never been able to do that with any other FC, I have FreeFlight, HK-2&3, Rabbit, and Crius MultiWii SE....none of these were as easy to setup and have running this quickly. The fact of not having to use a PC to setup is a great idea, the LCD screen must be the best idea I've seen in many years.

KK, you've really done a great job helping new quad flyers with this board.

I run a cheap HK $11 450 DJI clone frame in X mode and the motors and props must be near perfect balance with these frames otherwise the gyros and accelerometers get the "yips".....the KK2 flys it fine, none of the other boards with accelerometers are as good or as stable IMHO, the FreeFlight board comes close and is a great flyer for me but takes way longer to setup and tune to my liking.
Took me three short 1min flights to get the KK2 all trimed and dialed in non-AL mode.... and with AL armed it was pretty much a hands free, non-wobble hover in no wind conditions. I'm impressed.

Admittedly auto-level is a tad on the slow side but is great for first time & learner flyers.... and for FPV-AP work, non auto level is brilliant and you can throw your bird around with ease, at least as good as the other higher cost boards, the adjustability and ease of setup of this cheap board has to make it the best "bang for buck" FC board out there.....

Well done Kapteinkuk..I'll be buying more of these for sure.

Cheers,
Smithy.
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