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KK 2.1.5 released – wait what?

KK 2.1.5 released – wait what?

March 14, 2014 11:44 | By | 2 Comments

The KK 2.1.5 flight controller board has been released!

kk215Ok so this is basically the same animal as the KK 2.1, meaning MPU6050 and Atmel 644PA. According to HK, the new thing is “added polarity protection to the voltage sense header and a fuse protected buzzer outputs, in case something is accidentally plugged in incorrectly. The voltage sense line has been updated for better accuracy. The board is clearly labeled and the voltage sense line color has been changed to red for easy identification, making installation and connections a snap.”

Was that really worth a hardware upgrade? Are we going to get asymptotic hardware updates now? Is the KK 2.1.5.25 upon us next? In any case, the good news is that the price is still the same, USD $29.99 and it’s otherwise identical to the KK 2.1 flight controller we reviewed recently.

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KK 2.1 Flight Controller First Look

KK 2.1 Flight Controller First Look

December 20, 2013 20:25 | By | 4 Comments

The new KK 2.1 arrived! This updated version sports an MPU6050 sensor, which should remove the rotation rate limitations of the KK 2.0 controller. A full review is coming, in the meantime check out the first look inside.

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KK 2.1 Flight Controller released, sports MPU6050 goodness

KK 2.1 Flight Controller released, sports MPU6050 goodness

November 27, 2013 13:07 | By | 2 Comments

HobbyKing just released their KK 2.1 flight controller. It’s a hardware upgrade from the already-great KK 2.0 and features the same tried and tested integrated display and buttons.

What’s new then? Mainly an upgrade to the excellent MPU 6050 accelerometer/gyro sensor chip, as well as a big fat Atmel Atmega644PA for additional outputs and more program memory.

The KK 2.0 was already an excellent flight controller (see our review), and the little integrated LCD proved to not only be highly crash resistant, but incredibly useful in helping with setup – making this a lot easier and quicker than setting up a Naza actually. With this upgrade one of the minor negatives of the KK 2.0, the limited maximum rate of rotation sensing that can result in the flight controller becoming confused during extremely fast flips, is greatly improved.

The KK2.1 can be yours for USD $30.- via Hobbyking.

Specs and video after the break.

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