How to enable Dshot on SP F3 & Test 30A esc’s X210

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X210 build


I’ve shown you guys how to build the X210.

my X210 is capable of Dshot.

What is Dshot?

Dshot is a new Digital protocal for communication between your flight controler and your ESC’s
Where old PPM signals consisted of short and longer pulses, this code changes that in to bits and bytes.
This has a several improvements:
You don’t have to calibrate the esc’s in BL heli or betaflight, you just set min and max to 1000 and 2000us
You don’t have to set minimum throttle because this will be calculated and spin your props at the absoluut minimum speed when you arm possible.
There is less jitter and stutter caused by interference because bits and bytes (zero and ones) cannot be easily changed by changing magnetic fields caused by alternating current produced by the motors.
The update frequency can be improved in 10fold from what i’ve read and so far understand.

Dshot

I installed Dshot on my SP racing F3 from the latest commit of Boris B andwho.sytes.net:8080/job/BorisB_BetaFlight/
I also downloaded the latest BL heli 16.42 (experimental Dshot) Hex for my Racerstar 30A esc’s github.com/bitdump/BLHeli
Download and find silabs and then Dshot testcode hex files.

This page contains all the information
github.com/betaflight/betaflight/wiki/BetaFlight%20and%20Dshot

(WARNING DONT FLASH EXPERIMENTAL FIRMWARE ON YOUR FLIGHT CONTROLLER AND ESC”S IF YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING.
you basicly need the exact same version that is mapped for the CPU on your esc’s if you use other firmware you will smoke your esc’s.

Gear:
Eachine VR008
Aomway antenna
Realacc X210 frame
TX526 Video transmitter
TGY-IA6C receiver
devo 7E
Turnigy Graphene 1300Mah 45C
Turnigy Graphene 1000Mah 60C
Zippy compact 1600Mah 35C
Runcam swift IR-sensitive + gopro 2 lens
Firefly 7S
SP racing f3
Kingkong 5040 tri /Dal 5040 tri v2
Racerstar 30A Bl heli D esc
Racerstar 2205 2300KV
Matek PDB

Frame, motors esc’s, props, flight controller:
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FPV camera
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FPV antenna
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FPV transmitter
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Transmitter Devo 7E
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Find the article on how to build this quad

X210 build

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2 Comments
  1. Reply
    poing
    2016-11-19 at 21:05

    what is the name for the hex file for your v2 30A racestar esc?
    I have been searching how you can assign an hexfile for a kind of esc’s but without succes.

    thanks very much indeed
    good work

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    PiratFPVNewbie
    Let’s talk about thisWelcome back, cookie for you.Shakespeare
    Exp. 637 pts.
    2016-11-12 at 14:45

    Great job ! I will try Dshot on Dys XS30a ­čÖé

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