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Afro 12A UltraLite Multi-rotor ESC V3 w/BEC (SimonK Firmware)

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Afro 12A UltraLite Multi-rotor ESC V3 w/BEC (SimonK Firmware)

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Developed from the ground up, we wanted to build a truly Multi-rotor specific ESC that would offer the best performance and value in the market today. We wiped the slate clean and looked to the community for inspiration and help in designing an ESC that truly could be known as “The Multi-rotor ESC”

Enter Simon and Hamasaki AKA SimonK and timecop. This combination of hardware and firmware expertise in conjunction with the Hobbyking in house engineering team gave us the edge needed to develop an ESC like no other and hence the Afro series was born. 

Boasting high efficiency, all N-channel MOSFET design, jitter-free hardware PWM input, and smooth power response the Afro ESC series are set to change the expectations of multi-rotor pilots around the globe. The Afro ESC series ship with multi-rotor specific SimonK software preloaded! No need to reflash. For added convenience the Turnigy USB linker can be used via the PWM signal lead for any future software updates eliminating the need for complicated flashing jigs or the need to cut open the heat shrink.

MikroKopter I2C compatibility has also been built in as standard. A DIY port is available under the shrink wrap which allows using the ESC with MikroKopter hardware that uses I2C control.

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Specs:
Current Draw: 12A Continuous
Voltage Range: 2-4s Lipoly
BEC: 0.5A Linear 5.0v
Input Freq: 1KHz
Firmware: afro_nfet.hex
Discharge wire/plugs: 20AWG/Male 2mm
Motor wire/plugs: 20AWG/Female 2mm
Weight: 10g (Included wire, plug, heat shrink)
Size: 25 x 20 x 6mm  

Royalties paid on each unit sold to SimonK and Hamasaki for their design work, without which the Afro ESC would never have been born, thanks guys!

**Current stock is shipped with 5V BEC. Some Afro12 where shipped with a 6V BEC, as most flight controllers and receivers can accept this voltage this should not be a problem, but if you are having issues with the 6V BEC and compatibility please contact our customer service team to have a voltage step down adapter shipped to you free of charge.

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Scabbage | Verified Buyer

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Pretty good for the price

Nov 14, 2017

Nice little ESCs, just don't push them or they'll let the magic smoke out. If you're running anything more than a FC + Rx off them then split the load between them so the linear BECs don't heat up too much.

Dominic | Verified Buyer

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OK, some quality control issues

Dec 30, 2016

I bought 4, one failed pretty quickly, and now a second one has gone. No idea what's causing it. Apart from that they've all been fine!

Dominic | Verified Buyer

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OK, some quality control issues

Dec 30, 2016

I bought 4, one failed pretty quickly, and now a second one has gone. No idea what's causing it. Apart from that they've all been fine!

RCFlight13 | Verified Buyer

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Sep 28, 2016

Horrible speed controller. Would shut down continuously on 4S and even when it didn't it still flew like garbage compared to the Little Bee 20A ESCs. Do yourself a favour and spend the little extra now so you don't have to re-buy gear later.

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Jun 10, 2016

il cavo che manda il segnale è schifosamente corto. ho dovuto usare dei cavi di altri esc e fare saldature.pessimi

per il funzionamento non saprei dire..al momento vanno

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May 17, 2016

these are my favorite for 250 size quadcopters!

edward | Verified Buyer

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May 17, 2016

not to happy with these.. bought 4 less than a year ago.. and 2 failed on me with only 3 flights in that year... so word to the wise dont buy afro esc all together

TheMikeUK | Verified Buyer

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Apr 22, 2016

Standard and works

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Apr 11, 2016

Bought 4 of these for my first quadcopter build. They all worked for a couple of minutes the one of them stopped working and had a "Stuck high on B" error.

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Mar 24, 2016

perfect, i bought 4 and all work fine

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