Technical Support Center - UAS System Setup

UAS SYSTEM SETUP

  • Can the Brushless Motor or ESC wires be modified to length and/or direct-soldered to alternate connectors?

    • One of the ideal design-aspects of the KDE Direct propulsion equipment is the addition of silicon-jacketed, 200°C copper leads extending from the Brushless Motors and Electronics. This allows for simple modifications to length, soldering, and/or alternate changes for specific applications. Some modifications can invalidate the KDE Direct Warranty and Returns Policy, so please make sure to review these requirements before making any physical changes. The leads cannot be replaced - make sure to measure twice and cut once, as once the modification is done – it cannot be reverted back to stock form.
  • Does KDE Direct offer wire-extensions or bullet-connectors compatible with the KDE Direct Brushless Motors and ESCs?

    • Wire-extensions and 24K bullet-connectors can be found in the UAS Multi-Rotor Brushless Replacement Kits section of the website, offering the full-range of bullet-connectors and other items compatible with the KDE Direct propulsion equipment, as well as maintenance items to keep the products lasting for extended life.
  • Are the KDE Direct ESCs and Brushless Motors compatible with the 3DR™ Pixhawk (PX4) Autopilot?

    • KDE Direct UAS ESCs are OPTO-isolated and require a few simple requirements for direct-compatibility with the PX4-series autopilots. A 5V or 6V external power-line is required to properly arm the internal circuitry of the KDE Direct UAS ESCs, and can be provided via the KDEXF-UBEC22 unit or alternate power-sources. Please review the Autopilot Instructions found online (found under the Technical Media webpage tab for each ESC edition) for full-details on proper installation and connection.
  • Are the KDE Direct ESCs and Brushless Motors compatible with DJI™ flight-controllers and autopilots?

    • KDE Direct UAS ESCs are designed as a drop-in installation with the DJI™ flight-controllers and autopilots (including the latest A3 series), and do not require any special programming for proper operation. The “DYNAMIC” throttle calibration mode of the KDE Direct UAS ESCs is designed to properly adjust to the flight-controller for simple operation and compatibility.  If desired, alternate Advanced Settings and Firmware Updates can be accessed in the ESC using the Device Manager Adapter Programming Kit (KDEXF-DMA).