KDE Direct News Releases

Understanding Throttle Calibration and ESC Deadbands

  Do KDE Direct ESCs need to be calibrated? KDE Direct ESCs are plug and play with RC radio systems; throttle calibration is not required for most setups. The default settings utilize an auto-scaling algorithm which dynamically adjusts throttle endpoints when it first powers on. The throttle range is based on the normal operating range of a Futaba system (1100µs-1940µs with 1520 typically being center). If your radio system does not have a standard pulse range, you might need to adjust the throttle end points in the radio to properly arm the ESCs. It's important to make sure the throttle...

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Why Choose KDE Direct?

Who is KDE Direct? Successfully manufacturing UAV components for over a decade. KDE Direct remains the leading choice for military, industrial, and commercial businesses. ISO 9001 certification for production facilities, RoHS, WEEE and CE compliant. From sea to sky: Trusted for safety, reliability, and performance.    KDE Direct motors use market leading technology   KDE Direct motor bearings feature triple or quad, ABEC-7 rated, Japanese NMB and/or NSK radial or angular-contact bearings with a rated bearing life span of 200 hours. The temperature of the bearings is rated up to 350°F. KDE Direct motors have smooth operation and industry-leading performance....

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Volans-i is Awarded an ARGUS Gold Rating

KDE Direct's world class equipment remains the top choice for industrial quality and performance. Volans-i has recently been awarded the ARGUS Gold Unmanned Operator rating. The California-headquartered autonomous drone delivery solution serves the commercial, defense, and humanitarian sectors both within the United States and abroad. The ARGUS Unmanned Audit Standard was developed to provide unbiased, factual, data necessary to make informed decisions every time they use a service provider. The program assesses the safety of UAS operators and provide requirements for vendor qualification. “We were drawn to ARGUS’s rating system because of their high standards for safety protocols and the accountability...

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KDE-DPAHL-SP Design Validation Testing

KDE Direct has always had a strong commitment to quality engineered products and listening to customer feedback. With these two principles, KDE is designing larger and more powerful motors for a market that needs more thrust and ever-increasing reliability. Behind this movement, KDE is also designing and testing new propeller adapters to pair with our newest 35.5x12.1” propeller. Designed for strength and durability, the single-piece, aerospace-grade Al-7075, dual folding propeller adapter provides the convenience for reducing your UAV footprint during transportation and storage.   KDE Direct’s engineering team started with the principle design of our current folding propeller design and...

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KDE Direct Releases New Industrial Heavy Lift Motor at AUVSI 2019

KDE Direct, a leading manufacturer of brushless motors, electronics, and components for the UAV market has announced it will be attending AUVSI 2019. At the event KDE Direct will be releasing its newest industrial motor the KDE13218XF-105 and 14S rated UBEC the KDE-UBECUVC.

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