HobbyKing has recently started selling their new Hobbyking KK2.0 Multi-rotor LCD Flight Control Board designed by Rolf Bakke, aka KapteinKUK, who designed the original KK Multicopter board.
A few things about this new board make it very interesting and a potential game changer:
- Low Cost – Under $30
- LCD – Plug and Play in the field
- Gryo and Accelerometer stabilization
- Supports a ton of configurations
Having an LCD on board to change configurations and settings in the field is a nice feature. Typically this would require a pc to download new firmware or run a configuration program. Also, this is a very low price point for gyro and accelerometer stabilization.
The new board supports the following configurations:
Dualcopter, Tricopter, Y6, Quadcopter +, Quadcopter X, Hexcopter +, Hexcopter X, Octocopter +, Octocopter X, X8 +, X8 X, H8, H6, V8, V6, Aero 1S Aileron, Aero 2S Aileron, Flying Wing, Singlecopter 2M 2S, Singlecopter 1M 4S, (Custom Mix via the “Mixer Editor” option)
This board has an 8-bit processor when many of the newer boards have more powerful 32-bit processors. Perhaps a more important factor is how well the firmware controlling the board works. I haven’t had a chance to try one yet, so I really don’t know how well it works.
This flight controller looks like a real bargain for a board that includes the self-leveling capability of the added accelerometers and can be easily programmed in the field. Unfortunately, it is already on backorder after going on sale just a few days ago. Hopefully, this won’t be one of those hot products that stays perpetually on backorder.