Holybro just released a new product - smart ESC that runs the Sapog firmware.
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Here’s a rundown of the benefits, please also comment below in the thread to add your thoughts:
For a F450-F550 sized quadcopter the Kotleta ESCs provide a bit of “fresh air” at an affordable price.
Analog PWM control is outdated, you basically work “open-loop” with your actuators; if something is wrong you will have hard times understanding the root-cause because the actuators does not provide any feedback data. Kotleta ESCs are able to talk UAVCAN, which means you can have feedback status (voltage, current, rpm,…) from them!
This translates to these advantages:
- You can develop new safety features based on the ESCs status
- Less wires in your build (you have one single BUS for connecting all your ESCs… no more star configuration as in common PWM-only ESCs)
- Easier vehicle setup (you set the ESCs numbering by spinning each motor)
- Overall increased reliability