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Old Feb 12, 2013, 11:02 PM
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Man, you guys are tough today... On another note, HK is taking their sweet time shipping from the US warehouse, I guess they also go on vacation too. lol
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 11:14 PM
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There is no judging. To me those are female-to-female because the pins are
female, but they are considered male-to-male because the housing is male.
This can be confusing to someone not familiar with them.

Not putting you in error, but I agree with "theothercliff"!
For as long as I can remember Companies like JR, Futaba, Sanwa, Hitec etc have called thier pins as pictured on the HK page. Other jumper lead manufactures not specifically tied to RC have called them as they pleased...
I'm not trying to spark a Gay rights thing but they are both kind of right.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 11:38 PM
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I'm not trying to spark a Gay rights thing but they are both kind of right.
LOL!!! I'm not either, HaHa!

Not arguing, just saying it can be confusing.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 12:03 AM
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No Display at Cold Temperatures

I'm posting this just for info in case you want to use the KK2 in really cold temperatures.

I have a use for the KK2 with OA2 and a stand-alone gimbal
at sub-zero F temperatures so I just did a couple cold soaks.

The first was to 32F (0C) with no problem.

The second was at 0F (-17.8C) and the display went blank.
The KK2 & the servos were working fine.
The battery was not an issue because it was not cold soaked.

After it warmed up the display was fine.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 12:08 AM
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You in a good mood this morning Dave?
I am always in a good mood, but that particular individual has posted repeatedly with nothing but comments about how much better his NAZA is than the KK. It is like someone jumping onto a $20k econo-car forum and bragging about how much better his $60k Escalade is. Bad manners and poor taste. And then how bad HK's quality is. None of that contribute anything to the thread.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 12:20 AM
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The rest of the world, at least all the different sellers on eBay call the square black plastic pieces with a socket a female and the square black plastic pieces with a pin male. As I was linkiing to eBay, I used their terms, but I was also careful to state that the KK2 and the RC receiver have pins so that anyone reading it could understand it and double check pictures.
You mean the square black plastic female piece that the square black plastic male piece goes inside of, hence the male goes into female nomenclature.

The parts on eBay are generic electronic parts which use different nomenclature than the RC world does. It is not just Hobby King nomenclature. Go to a US servo specialty site like Servo City for example:

http://www.servocity.com/html/male_t...xtensions.html

Since this is an RC forum I used RC terms.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 12:57 AM
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I am always in a good mood, but that particular individual has posted repeatedly with nothing but comments about how much better his NAZA is than the KK. It is like someone jumping onto a $20k econo-car forum and bragging about how much better his $60k Escalade is. Bad manners and poor taste. And then how bad HK's quality is. None of that contribute anything to the thread.
go up to my rc groups and select "edit the ignore list" and put the individuals name in the field and the next post will be ignored. Works!
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 01:48 AM
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Regarding BECs fighting each other (the famous myth).

I have Plush 12A ESCs on my quad, and did some testing. I measured temperature of each ESC some time after connecting the battery.
As already observed, the one on M1 was warm, meaning slightly above body temperature, due to supplying the board. To my surprise, the one on M4 was warm too, just 3-4 drg C below the one on M1. The other two were still on room temperature.
What I really wanted to test, was what happened if I joined the +V of M1 and the rest. I somehow expected that the others would offload the M1 ESC. What happened when I did, was that temperature on M1 ESC dropped to room temperature, while M4 ESC was still warm. Then I realized what was going on. Without the bridge, M1 BEC feeds the board, while M4 BEC had slightly higher voltage than the two others, and was actually powering all ESCs on M2-M4. Remember they all have chips that needs power to operate. After I bridged the +V, the M4 BEC was powering all ESCs and the board, since M1 BEC had a lower voltage. I confirmed this theory with my DVM.
So the conclusion is that the best might be to disconnect the red one from M2-M4 ESC and no bridging to M1. M1 BEC will then power M1 ESC and the board, while the others will power the ESC they belong to. Also the current needed for quad operation, without servos, is too small to have good current sharing when the BECs are in parallel.

Note that this is not valid for ESCs that have two separate BECs, one for the ESC itself, and another one for powering whatever it is connected to. Many ESCs have this. The smaller Plush ESCs also have two regulators, but they are just soldered on top of each other, acting as one more or less powerful one (depending on how close in voltage they are).

And it still might be better to have them all connected when total current drain is higher, like when servos are used.

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Old Feb 13, 2013, 01:55 AM
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360 servo on KK2 gimball

Friend of mine borrow me 360 servo and when connected on KK2
it spins, not like normal servo.

How to setup 360 servo on KK2 gimball?
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 02:04 AM
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To bad NAZA can't fly like this...

Dji 450 Clone Practice Stunts (6 min 39 sec)


<3 my kk 2.0 LCD
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 03:07 AM
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I hope this can help you.

Cheers. Pete.[/QUOTE]


thanks for taking the time to answer my query, I'll go and have another go and see how I get on

once again thanks

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Old Feb 13, 2013, 03:27 AM
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There is no judging. To me those are female-to-female because the pins are
female, but they are considered male-to-male because the housing is male.
This can be confusing to someone not familiar with them.

Not putting you in error, but I agree with "theothercliff"!
well they could be considered male because they plug INTO the receiver and "into" the kk board if it had a plastic housing.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 04:07 AM
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male pin on kk2 -- male to male connector -- male pin on receiver

Simples
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 04:34 AM
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yeah I never look at the housing, if the principal works on a pin & fold type friction connector the pins always male and the folded part that goes over is female
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 04:41 AM
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To bad NAZA can't fly like this...

http://youtu.be/ZLJkLZT5mUw

<3 my kk 2.0 LCD
Is it true that naza can't do acro like that?
I've never used one, so I can't comment.

But I do agree, love the Kk2.

F330 Quadcopter, KK2 v1.5 ACRO P2, Unedited (6 min 16 sec)
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