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Afro 30A Muti-Rotor ESC OPTO (SimonK Firmware)

Afro 30A Muti-Rotor ESC OPTO (Si...

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 ES...

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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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Current Draw: 30A Continuous
Voltage Range: 2-6s Lipoly
Input Freq: 1KHz
Firmware: afro_nfet.hex
Discharge wire/plugs: 15AWG/Male 3.5mm
Motor wire/plugs: 16AWG/Female 3.5mm
Weight: 26.5g (Included wire, plug, heat shrink)
Size: 50 x 25 x 11mm

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!


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Many many flights together with this ESC and T-motor 2216 900kv. No sync problem. Flown with both simonk and oneshot 125. Never had a failure. Recomended.
Best ESC I’ve used.
Works straight out of the packet, no flashing or calibrating wide and smooth range of throttle operation.
Great product HK definitely getting more.
Great value and well working 30a esc. I had no issues with this, although I did change the firmware from from SimonK to BLHeli. I found that the esc ran the motors much smoother, but still worked fine on both sets of firmware. The esc is fairly wide, so mounting this was a little difficult on a tight frame, especially compared to some of the new esc's on the market but these work great, especially for a larger copter than can accomodate the size.
top produkt easy to program with usb linke
Bought 4 of them, using for a multirotor.The have NO HEATSINK on it an should handle 30A, as labeled...NEVER!..sorry the will burn down at the max current in a few minute.First i placed a heatsink on them,much,much better.Second thing, they selled as " with Optocoupler"..also NOT, measured the hole pcb, there is a galvanik contact from the input of the PPM-Signal(orange wire) to the controller ..below 1k..this shouldn't be.If you modify it with heatsink it's useable but i will make long duration test( around 15Min.) at 50pcnt power, if it handles, it's okay.Overall a max. of 3Crowns, cause of the missing Heatsink and no optical input.
Worked flawlessly, as to be expected of AFRO ESCs.
Also Bisher kann ich keine auffllikeiten feststellen !!!

Sind sehr gut verarbeitet und machen ordentlich druck :-D

Ganz klare Kaufempfehlung !!!
These ESC fit perfectly in my Quanum XJ470 folding chassis. I have found they work very well after proper set up. Also note these do not have a built in BEC so you will need a power control board or if using in a fixed wing plane an external BEC. I own 2 quads with Afro ESC and have had no problems with them.
Initial impressions of this were good, smaller and lighter than my emax escs and the solder looks top notch. Plugged in, cal'd, and flew, these things don't get anywhere near as warm as my other 25a escs. Maybe because it doesn't have the bec but I am quite pleased. Tested the battery cutoff and it's like they were wirelessly connected because the quad just came down gently.

Note it did not flip and fall and break everything like my other escs would, just sayin.
The Best ESC at affordable price.With USB tool for future upgrading firmware.
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