Anton from CapeFPV team shared with us how to get better and more linear throttle response, by doing ESC (BLheli) and flight controller (Cleanflight) calibration and configuration.
In this article we will discuss some of the latest ESC development and hot topics: BLHeli_S firmware, hardware PWM and 32 bit MCU. This article is created by Adriel Perkins.
Occasionally ESC signal wire is wrapped around a little doughnut ring, for example on the Hobbyking 30A ESC. So What does the ring do and is it necessary?
The DYS XM20A is a relatively new speed controller for multirotors. The processor used by XM20A is the Silabs F396 which can run at higher speed than the previous generation ESC’s of F330 (for example the FVT/ZEUS Littlebee 20A or RG20A).
Flyduino kindly sent us a set of the new KISS 24A ESC Race Edition (RE) to try out. In this post we will go through the key features, performance testing, and finally some guides on how to use these KISS 24A ESC.
Just a quick post on how to change bootloader on an ESC, from SimonK to BLHeli. Or if you are not sure what bootloader you have got, you can just flash it anyway to make sure.
Do you know that you can now change settings on your ESC in BLHeliSuite, via your flight controller? That’s right, no complicated programming tool, USB linker or Arduino. All you need to do is just connect your flight controller, and you can flash firmware and change settings on your ESC!
There have been so many reports of ESC catching fire the past 3, 4 months, it’s unreal! And I burnt an ESC yesterday, there was so much smoke and flame it was horrifying! I am trying to find out why this is happening so frequently.
In this article we will discuss what ESC, BEC and UBEC are, what the advantages are using UBEC, and linear VS switching.
Got a set of RG20A ESC for my next mini quad build from David, Rotorgeeks. This ESC weights about 13 grams with some 11cm long 18AWG wires. Bare ESC without cables and wires claims to be 4g only. Compared to the DYS SN20A ESCs, 7.4g with wires and 2g without.
Someone in our Multicopter group asked me what is the difference between BLHeli bootloader and SimonK bootloader. When he was ordering ESC he was given this option and he wasn’t sure which bootloader to choose.
I have been using SimonK firmware on my Mini Quad Blue Series 12A ESC, they perform really well and I can’t complain. But recently Oneshot and Active Braking (damping light) has been popular and I have been hearing all sorts of good things, but they are only supported in BLHeli (V13.0) at the moment. So I decided to flash the latest verison of BLHeli firmware on my Hobbyking BS ESC.