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18 Aug 2019 19:13:57
Had another negative encounter, it's been a few years since the last one, just an uneducated ******, going on about drones being illegal yada yada yada.    :-/
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DB that just means you have shed loads of props in the first place ;-)
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New ESC supplyer

Started by eko, Tuesday,May 21, 2013, 09:02:13

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eko

Hi all,

Just found this guy Hefners selling custom ESC';s, so I';ve decided to take a leap and ordered a set.

I will let you know how I get on.

robshaw

Hmmm. Interesting. Might go for some myself.
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eko

Got to say really slick website, the owners a Jeff Street if anyone know him.

Gaza07

Hi eko and welcome to the forum are you anything to do with the site by any chance ?
it doesnt matter if you are but better if we know  ~~
Look forward to your report on how good they are  ~~

Quote from: eko on Tuesday,May 21, 2013, 09:02:13
Hi all,

Just found this guy Hefners selling custom ESC';s, so I';ve decided to take a leap and ordered a set.

I will let you know how I get on.

SimonS

It looks like a standard HobbyKing 30A with a new label to me.

eko

Thank you for the welcome.

Nope I';m my own man just trying get get some decent esc';s. I did sign up for the affiliate program so ~~


Gaza07

I was thinking the same to quote the site

QuoteOur MultiRotor ESC';s are optimised in-house to provide exceptional Stability and Performance with a refresh rate of over 400Hz, ideal for any Multi-Rotor setup.


but it has simonK on the label so they are simonk optimised  :rolleyes: could well be re covered and labeled rctimers best be quick though they only have 4 in stock  :beer2:


Quote from: SimonS on Tuesday,May 21, 2013, 09:20:42
It looks like a standard HobbyKing 30A with a new label to me.

eko

Thursday,May 23, 2013, 12:40:27 #7 Last Edit: Thursday,May 23, 2013, 14:32:46 by Gaza07
Hi Guys,

Well to start quick delivery, means all installed a flown on my test frame.

The Testing
Flown in windy condition with GU344 brain, overloaded and the pilot holding a phone.

Performed better than my non simonK Hobbywings.

So I can say I recommend them.

Hefners






Britishguy

look like hk30a, even got turnigy heatshrink

fruitsalad

looks to be flashed with simonk firmware,reshrinked and rebadged...
dont grow up,just buy bigger toys!!!!

Britishguy

fair enough though, already done and ready to go

well thats the idea.

DarrenG

They';re not HK Blue Series. I have them on mine and the caps are mounted end on not sideways, plus the motor wires are all black.
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Britishguy


ChrisH

Quote from: Britishguy on Thursday,May 23, 2013, 17:26:07
there hk30a as in f30a


So is that good or bad? Not managed to work that out. Obviously they are made by somebody but are they worth the extra for someone who doesn';t want to flash them themselves?
:hmm:
Chris
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DarrenG

Thursday,May 23, 2013, 18:26:49 #14 Last Edit: Thursday,May 23, 2013, 18:34:08 by DarrenG
Quote from: ChrisH on Thursday,May 23, 2013, 17:31:31
So is that good or bad? Not managed to work that out. Obviously they are made by somebody but are they worth the extra for someone who doesn';t want to flash them themselves?
:hmm:

I bought 4 x HobbyKing Blue Series 30A and the ATMega Socket Flashing tool from HobbyKing for £46 inc shipping.  All you need to add to that is a USB ATMega programmer if you don';t have one, (less than £10) and you';re all set.

If these are re-badged F30A';s then they';re cheaper still at less than £6 ea. So the big question is whether potential customers think the extra cost is worth it for pre-flashed ESCs? This company is providing a service and I';m sure there are many who won';t want the hassle.

I';d never flashed an ESC in my life but I followed the guide here and it took me less than 5mins from installing the software to having all four done and dusted. It';s very, very easy with the tool and once you';ve done it you can flash any ESC you may buy in the future.

Just my four penneth worth  :beer2:
Darren Griffin
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Britishguy

i made a post about how i made my tool and what esc im onna bout

ChrisH

Is it just me or are we missing the point. Or at least a point. Someone is retailing a product with value added. Surely the point should be is the value added worth the cost and does it perform well?

Instead we seem to be bogged down in where is the source of the ESC';s and the fact (I understand well) that you can flash your own ESC';s.

Are these worth it? I know I can do it myself but maybe I don';t wish to get involved with flashing!!

(whinge mode off)  :banghead:
Chris
Hubsan X4
DJI F450, Naza, GPS, DX8,
Tarot FY680 Naza, GPS, Hero3 Silver, 5.8 FPV with screen
 :england:

DarrenG

Which is why I did the math  ::)   The only way you can decide if it';s worth the extra moolah is if you know how much extra you';re paying for the privilege of flashed ESCs in the first place?
Darren Griffin
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Sky-Hero Little Spyder with Naza V2, Arducopter Quad with Pixhawk and Emax 250 with Naze32

ChrisH

I appreciate your post and the work you did in it!  :smiley:

It comes down to you pays your money and takes your choice!!
Chris
Hubsan X4
DJI F450, Naza, GPS, DX8,
Tarot FY680 Naza, GPS, Hero3 Silver, 5.8 FPV with screen
 :england:

DarrenG

Yup, that';s damn true!
Darren Griffin
@DarrenGriffin, @TheMacFixer & @PocketGPSWorld
Sky-Hero Little Spyder with Naza V2, Arducopter Quad with Pixhawk and Emax 250 with Naze32

Gaza07

The fact is they are offering a service to those whom may never want to flash there own esc';s or wait for a slow boat from china, to some people they will be good value to us tight wads who love to tinker they are way to expensive  :rolleyes:  :beer2:

teslahed

Sunday,June 02, 2013, 09:15:00 #21 Last Edit: Sunday,June 02, 2013, 09:21:12 by teslahed
Quote from: ChrisH on Thursday,May 23, 2013, 17:31:31
So is that good or bad? Not managed to work that out. Obviously they are made by somebody but are they worth the extra for someone who doesn';t want to flash them themselves?
:hmm:


They are good quality ESCs with decent SimonK firmware that should perform very well. They are not the super dooper in house developed customised jobs the advertising would have you believe - they are just good quality standard ESCs reflashed with the excellent SimonK firmware (assuming everything guessed above is true).

If you want ESCs that will perform very well and do NOT want to flash your own - they are a good option. If you';ve got the time and inclination to flash your own, there';s nothing special here.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__15205__Hobby_King_30A_ESC_3A_UBEC.html (unflashed version)

http://www.multi-rotor.co.uk/index.php?topic=1079.0 (instructions to flash your own).

QuoteInstead we seem to be bogged down in where is the source of the ESC';s and the fact (I understand well) that you can flash your own ESC';s.


A natural reaction to;

Quote
Our MultiRotor ESC';s are developed specifically for Multi Rotor Use

Our MultiRotor ESC';s are optimised in-house to provide exceptional Stability and Performance with a refresh rate of over 400Hz, ideal for any Multi-Rotor setup.


which is only normal advertising rubbish but does make it sound like they';ve done something rather special to them when they';ve just spent 5 mins getting the heatshrink off and reflashing after reading one of quite a few internet guides on the subject.
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