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Jan 19, 2013, 04:40 PM
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Simon K rapid drive compatibility

Has anyone tried out Simon K rapid drive firmware on esc's (like e rc) with a HoverFly Sport board? It has been awhile since on the discussion group so haven't searched all over. I have flashed the Sport board successfully several times in X mode with the AP firmware version, however when I try to get into the Setup utility I get an error message that the setup does not accept the firmware version? Have tried several times. I have reloaded the setup and update clients on the computer. I don't see any usb or dip switches on the sport board like on the Pro that I have (the good old green from the early days).

I may be missing something simple, any input appreciated.
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Jan 25, 2013, 12:41 AM
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George, HoverFly, anyone!
Jan 25, 2013, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by ArltTech
George, HoverFly, anyone!
You may want to try the Multirotor Forums....

If you are referring to issues with SimonK flashed ESCs used with HoverFly boards, I've experienced problems with them as well. Evidently, the output signal from the board to the receiver may be too low for the flashed ESCs to use, so they don't respond well. I've solved the issue using a signal booster line from the board to each ESC that I purchased here:

Thanks, Ross
Jan 25, 2013, 11:48 PM
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Thanks Ross for the input, I will check on the other forums as suggested.
Feb 26, 2013, 12:14 PM
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To answer your concern regarding the HoverflySPORT Setup Client, please see this article on our website.

We don't have an official recommendation on the SimonK ESCs since we don't use them ourselves, but Ross's information is correct. If SimonK is your ESC of choice, you will need a signal booster between each ESC and the Hoverfly flight controller.

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