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Old 12-08-2020, 07:38 AM   #141 (permalink)
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I read it somewhere from Ben Minor detailing the setup process.

You are right and I don’t see it when I searched for it. However for me the rpm has been very consistent pack to pack when setup this way. I didn’t do it with a full charge pack so I can’t comment if it changes the outcome. I would say if you are getting the rpm you expect and consistently the same each flight it’s all good.

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Old 02-18-2021, 06:20 AM   #142 (permalink)
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Other than logging to SD or higher current rating (I need neither), is there any reason not to get a 140HV-I over a Kosmik 160?
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Old 02-18-2021, 07:45 AM   #143 (permalink)
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I consider the Kontronik Kolibri 140HV-I and Kosmik 160HV ESCs to be in different categories, so not easy to compare. They both should have equivalent smooth governor and telemetry sensors, so not difference there. The Kolibri 140HV-I is up to 12S capable whereas the Kosmik 160HV can handle up to 14S, which is an important consideration for guys flying 14S. The Kolibri 140 HV-I weighs around 170g whereas the Kosmik 160HV is substantially heavier at ~337g, which would make the Kolibri preferable for lighter setups. The Kolibri 140 HV-I BEC is higher rated at 10/30A (similar to the latest Kosmik HV-I BEC rating), whereas the Kosmik 160 HV is rated at 7/20A. The Kolibri 140 HV-I features integrated telemetry protocols compatible with several popular radio brands (similar to Kosmik HV-I series) whereas the Kosmik 160 HV relies on radio brand specific external TelMe modules (except when using Spirit or iKon2/Brain2) to view telemetry in your radio.

Assuming you need no higher than 12S and 140A continuous is sufficient, the Kolibri 140 HV-I may be a better option than the Kosmik 160 HV.

However, consider that despite featuring integrated telemetry (Kolibri and Kosmik "HV-I" series), no Kontronik ESC to date features full integration with the popular Mikado VBC radio.
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Old 02-18-2021, 08:35 PM   #144 (permalink)
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In addition to the items already mentioned in this thread, one reason someone may select a KOLIBRI over a KOSMIK is physical size. The KOLIBRI is physically smaller which may make it easier to mount in certain installations.

The dimensions along with many other specifications can be found on the KONTRONIK website:
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Old 02-20-2021, 11:56 PM   #145 (permalink)
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