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Kakute f4 AIO
« on: August 20, 2017, 15:34:15 »
Finally got to test fly the Kakute f4 aio today,  it had been hovered indoors for a few mins just to check it out but  that was it.
I';m not really into mini quads as i';m crap at flying them but this is a game changer , it';s solid.After a couple of batts i was flying it like i stole it and on stock settings. The goalpost avoidance system works perfectly, and i managed a few back flips, the first one was not intentional  but after i worked  out how it happened i tried a couple more. Only one arrival due to very gusty wind  trying to avoid a tree. ;)
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Re: Kakute f4 AIO
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2017, 16:11:57 »
Well done mate. Where are the quad picys or even a video?  :smiley:

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Re: Kakute f4 AIO
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2017, 17:03:04 »
Well done mate. Where are the quad picys or even a video?  :smiley:
Too embarrassed to post pic, its on a Diatone Colour  frame with junk box Emax MT2204- 2300kv  motors Dys Bl heli  optic ESC, Spek sat. I';m  so impressed i will probably build a fpv 250 and keep this one for experimenting on.
I haven';t got this excited over a f/c for ages this one has really got my frock up.. :laugh:
Attached is the pic i';m not going to post.. :whistling:
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Re: Kakute f4 AIO
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2017, 17:15:29 »
Looks good to me. If it flies and goes where you ask it is good  :smiley:

After having issues with Omnibus FC I am thinking I should look at an alternative.

The Kakute f4 aio is one I have considered but not sure on height (tight stack in Martian3). Can you tell me the height below the pcb, the thickness of pcb and height above pcb?

The other I am considering is the Matek F405 AIO but it means having batt connections at the side which may be vulnerable when I crash. Neither have baro and I was thinking it would be nice to see an idea of altitude.
Suppose I can';t have it all  :smiley:

« Last Edit: August 20, 2017, 17:19:22 by ched999uk »

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Re: Kakute f4 AIO
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2017, 17:17:25 »
That';s awesome, the Kakute F4 is rock solid even on stock settings, it supports SmartPort telemetry and lua scrips on the Taranis so tuning is a breeze.
They';ve hit the mark on this one ~~
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Re: Kakute f4 AIO
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2017, 19:58:48 »
Ched, dims on the manual  ~~
Oops file too big,the board is 7mm total thickness.

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.unmannedtech.co.uk/uploads/6/7/0/2/6702064/holybro_kakute_f4_aio_manual_v1.4.pdf&ved=0ahUKEwiZn52Fv-bVAhXOhrQKHSJzBzoQFghnMAY&usg=AFQjCNHB1HAmDX-Vf3Ceh6Z1zwUZveJ0Ug

Only problem I had was the pads have varnish on them,I gave them a scrub with a cotton bud with acetone  then a dab of flux pen,they then soldered a treat. :smiley:
« Last Edit: August 20, 2017, 20:02:51 by hoverfly »
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Re: Kakute f4 AIO
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2017, 20:06:55 »
Ched, dims on the manual  ~~
Oops file too big,the board is 7mm total thickness.

Only problem I had was the pads have varnish on them,I gave them a scrub with a cotton bud with acetone  then a dab of flux pen,they then soldered a treat. :smiley:
Thanks.
I did have a look through the manual but it only lists total height at 7mm. I currently only have about 1mm of clearance in the stack before hitting the top plate. So limited on standoff sizes. I think it would be fine as I currently have 7mm anti vib standoffs which I wouldn';t need so could probably go to 4mm which gives me an extra 3mm that could go on top of the Kakute.
Cheers and have fun.

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Re: Kakute f4 AIO
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2017, 20:57:28 »
Any recommendation from where to order the frame?

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Re: Kakute f4 AIO
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Re: Kakute f4 AIO
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2017, 07:01:29 »
was hoping someone would give one of these a good run, might slot one into my newest design instead of a stock';ish f4
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Re: Kakute f4 AIO
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2017, 09:43:44 »
Any recommendation from where to order the frame?
The frame came from my junk box ,it has been discontinued..
Reptile folder , alien 500 , F/ Shark Attitudes,
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Re: Kakute f4 AIO
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2017, 09:51:48 »
was hoping someone would give one of these a good run, might slot one into my newest design instead of a stock';ish f4
Go for it, i recharged the batts and had to nip out and have another quick buzz when the wind dropped. If you use Spektrum  sat it can';t be bound via the C.L.I.  you have to bind with a main receiver before soldering, not mentioned in manual.
Reptile folder , alien 500 , F/ Shark Attitudes,
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Re: Kakute f4 AIO
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2017, 17:30:30 »
ordered mine, may ask for help to set it up.

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Re: Kakute f4 AIO
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2017, 17:32:26 »
The only thing i fail to understand, :frantic: why all these FC don';t come with preinstalled pins to push in wires, instead of solder pads.

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Re: Kakute f4 AIO
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2017, 18:48:32 »
The only thing i fail to understand, :frantic: why all these FC don';t come with preinstalled pins to push in wires, instead of solder pads.


Its about saying space and weight, plus solder pads are better as it means a cleaner install.

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Re: Kakute f4 AIO
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2017, 19:53:32 »
Its about saying space and weight, plus solder pads are better as it means a cleaner install.

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Its a misery to solder if you have had no previous experience  :sweating:

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Re: Kakute f4 AIO
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2017, 20:23:24 »
Its a misery to solder if you have had no previous experience  :sweating:
There is a very good manual here: http://www.unmannedtech.co.uk/manuals/kakute-f3-all-in-one-manual. Have a good read, it should help you understand. The manual is written by Joshua Bardwell, so a very experienced guy.

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Re: Kakute f4 AIO
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2017, 20:34:36 »
There is a very good manual here: http://www.unmannedtech.co.uk/manuals/kakute-f3-all-in-one-manual. Have a good read, it should help you understand. The manual is written by Joshua Bardwell, so a very experienced guy.

Will do, Lucky i ordered last night, now the price has gone up for the FC.