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Nov 27, 2012, 04:16 PM
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Note that on the HK facebook topic on their sales it says that items will/might change every 12 hours. So the KK2 board might not be there all week.

Just FYI.

cheers,
Andrew
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Nov 27, 2012, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by knobby1
Hey Happy,
Yeah, I wish too..! I see the local aussie warehouse is still doing them for $30.99 AUD.....we never seem to get any discount here...and with the aussie dollar so strong you'd think it'd be cheaper than the $29.99US they charge everywhere else..! One advantage we have is that we can order more than one at a time..!!

Cheers,
Smithy
3weeks ago aus warehouse had them for 19.90 with 8.99 postage, not much of a saving but I ordered on a Tuesday and recieved it on Friday morning.
Nov 27, 2012, 05:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Banjo5
Note that on the HK facebook topic on their sales it says that items will/might change every 12 hours. So the KK2 board might not be there all week.

Just FYI.

cheers,
Andrew
FYI, from the HobbyKing website.

'Our Cyber Monday Sale generated far more interest than we anticipated, slowing the site to a crawl.

To make it up to you, we are offering many of our Cyber Monday deals all week!'
Nov 27, 2012, 06:00 PM
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how do I update my firmware, what do i need.
Thanks
Nov 27, 2012, 06:17 PM
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Finally got my DIY Quadnid in the air for the first time today.

Quadnid First Flight 112712 (2 min 44 sec)


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DIY Quadcopter (heavy) 'Quadnid' - First Flight

Flight Controller = KK2.0 v1.5 with Battery Alarm
Center Plates = 2 - 4 3/8" x 1/4" Red Plastic Circles
Arms = 4 - 1/2" x 12" Poplar Wood Squares
Speed Controllers = Turnigy Plush 25a
Motors = Turnigy 2217 20turn 860kv 22A Outrunners
Props = HobbyKing HCB-09 9x5
Battery = Turnigy 3000mah 3s
Plastic CD Cover

Motor to Motor = 392 mm
Arm to Arm Length = 650 mm

Total Weight with 3000mah Battery = 1184 g / 41.764 oz / 2.61 lb

Stickyback 1/16" foam from craft store used to
insulate motors from arms & arms from center plate.

Rubber 1/8" washers used to insulate KK2.

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Post Flight Comments:

Humidity: 58%, Wind Speed: 5mph, Barometer: 30.45 in (1031.4 mb), Dewpoint: 26F (-3C)
Very stable. Added (-2) clicks to rudder for yaw correction. Slow to react to controls.
Last edited by harrym; Nov 27, 2012 at 06:35 PM.
Nov 27, 2012, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by elliott000
how do I update my firmware, what do i need.
Thanks
Start with a lot of patience!

Good luck!

I have never been able to get it to work for me. I have a new USBasp cable/loader coming in the mail. I use a PC but if you use a MAC i hear it's a piece of cake.

I suppose the directions are somewhere on page 1 of this thread.

Sudsy
Nov 27, 2012, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by harrym
Finally got my DIY Quadnid in the air for the first time today.

http://youtu.be/Qt3W45gvXzw

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DIY Quadcopter (heavy) 'Quadnid' - First Flight

Flight Controller = KK2.0 v1.5 with Battery Alarm
Center Plates = 2 - 4 3/8" x 1/4" Red Plastic Circles
Arms = 4 - 1/2" x 12" Poplar Wood Squares
Speed Controllers = Turnigy Plush 25a
Motors = Turnigy 2217 20turn 860kv 22A Outrunners
Props = HobbyKing HCB-09 9x5
Battery = Turnigy 3000mah 3s
Plastic CD Cover

Motor to Motor = 392 mm
Arm to Arm Length = 650 mm

Total Weight with 3000mah Battery = 1184 g / 41.764 oz / 2.61 lb

Stickyback 1/16" foam from craft store used to
insulate motors from arms & arms from center plate.

Rubber 1/8" washers used to insulate KK2.

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Post Flight Comments:

Humidity: 58%, Wind Speed: 5mph, Barometer: 30.45 in (1031.4 mb), Dewpoint: 26F (-3C)
Very stable. Added (-2) clicks to rudder for yaw correction. Slow to react to controls.
Congrats and well done for your first time. Another KK2 hits the skies!!!
Nov 27, 2012, 09:11 PM
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Hello all I have a question hope someone can help with. Tried searching but can't find anything that helps. I have one of the first batches of the KK2 board from HobbyKing when I first set it up I had it flying pretty good for a few minutes and all the sudden it was unstable. The motor revs up and down so I figured I would shelf it for the time being so here we are today I ended up loading the new firmware 1.4 reset everything and started from scratch and still the same thing.Have new escs and motors also. I do notice when I do a sensor test I notice the gyro Z is going ok then not ok it keeps doing the same thing. I'm just wondering if this board is no good not sure what else to try. Thank's
Nov 27, 2012, 09:17 PM
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I am going to have a computer savvy sibling visit over the holidays to help me upload either V1.4 or v1.5 on my V 1.2 KK2 boards and would like to know which version would be best specifically for improved auto-level mode.

I don't need any of the camera gimbal stuff and would prefer the version with best autolevel but I heard there may be bugs that need to be fixed in some versions and I don't want to download the wrong version since I spend enough time going backwards as it is Lol.

Thanks.
Nov 27, 2012, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by overmyhead
I am going to have a computer savvy sibling visit over the holidays to help me upload either V1.4 or v1.5 on my V 1.2 KK2 boards and would like to know which version would be best specifically for improved auto-level mode.

I don't need any of the camera gimbal stuff and would prefer the version with best autolevel but I heard there may be bugs that need to be fixed in some versions and I don't want to download the wrong version since I spend enough time going backwards as it is Lol.

Thanks.
1.4 and 1.5 will perform the same. There are no bug fixes between the two firmwares. You'd be safe with 1.4
Nov 27, 2012, 09:32 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by overmyhead
I am going to have a computer savvy sibling visit over the holidays to help me upload either V1.4 or v1.5 on my V 1.2 KK2 boards and would like to know which version would be best specifically for improved auto-level mode.

I don't need any of the camera gimbal stuff and would prefer the version with best autolevel but I heard there may be bugs that need to be fixed in some versions and I don't want to download the wrong version since I spend enough time going backwards as it is Lol.

Thanks.
I will say this.

The 1.5 is a mod for camera work (gimbal output) only. It is exactly like 1.4 as far as flight controls go.

Now this comes from a guy that reads every word written here and has come to this conclusion.

I still however have never been able to "flash" a KK2 board. I fly 1.2.

Sudsy
Nov 27, 2012, 11:07 PM
HeliHarry
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FYI - Here are the settings I used today on the Quadnid.

Aircraft Name: HM QUADNID
Setup #: 1 Radio: Eclipse 7 (QCPM) Props: 9x5 HK Calibration: X=618 Y=623 Z=762
Humidity: 58% Wind Speed: 5mph Barometer: 30.45 in (1031.4 mb) Dewpoint: 26F (-3C)
First Flight: 11/27/12 Very stable. Added (-2) clicks to rudder for yaw correction. Slow acting with 9x5 props.

KK2 MENU ITEM

PI Editor P Gain: P Limit: I Gain: I Limit:

Axis: Roll (Aileron) 45 100 25 20
Axis: Pitch (Elevator) 45 100 25 20
Axis: Yaw (Rudder) 45 20 30 10

Receiver Test - Aileron: 0 Elevator: 0 Throttle: 0 Rudder: 0-1 Auxiliary: -92
Mode Settings - Self Level: AUX Link Roll Pitch: Y Auto Disarm: Y CPPM: N
Stick Scaling - Roll (Ail): 30 Pitch (Elev): 30 Yaw (Rud): 50 Throttle: 80
Misc. Settings - Min Throttle: 10 Height Dimen: 0 Height D. Limit: 30 Alarm 1/10 Volts: 100 Servo Filter:50
Self Level Settings - P Gain: 75 P Limit: 20 ACC Trim Roll: 0 ACC Trim Pitch: 0
Camera Stab Settings - Roll Gain: 0 Roll Offset: 50 Pitch Gain: 0 Pitch Offset: 50
CPPM Settings - Roll (Ail): 1 Pitch (Elev): 2 Throttle: 3 Yaw (Rud): 4 Aux: 5

Mixer Editor
Throttle: Aileron: Elevator: Rudder: Offset: Type: Rate:
Ch: 1 100 -71 71 100 0 ESC High
Ch: 2 100 71 71 -100 0 ESC High
Ch: 3 100 71 -71 100 0 ESC High
Ch: 4 100 -71 -71 -100 0 ESC High
Ch: 5 0 0 0 0 0 ESC High
Ch: 6 0 0 0 0 0 ESC High
Ch: 7 0 0 0 0 0 ESC High
Ch: 8 0 0 0 0 0 ESC High

Show Motor Layout X

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TRANSMITTER TRIMS - Transmitter: Eclipse 7 (QCPM)
SUBTRIM TRIM
Aileron: Ch 1 -5 +1
Elevator: Ch 2 +5 0
Throttle: Ch 3 -12 0
Rudder: Ch 4 +4 0 (-2)
Reverse Channels 2, 4, 5
Nov 27, 2012, 11:42 PM
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I've just managed to get my x525 flying with v1.5

Had to setup all the ESCs again, and set timing to LOW, then I did a throttle calibration too. Now I finally got it to lift off
Nov 28, 2012, 12:24 AM
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I couldnt find flashing info on first page, or equipment needed.. Any links or stuff i need to buy considerin theres no usb. Open source stuff is new to me aside from cc3d
Thanks
Nov 28, 2012, 12:26 AM
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Originally Posted by jonesy40001
3weeks ago aus warehouse had them for 19.90 with 8.99 postage, not much of a saving but I ordered on a Tuesday and recieved it on Friday morning.
They Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa?

Dammit!.. i missed that one

Bugger!