Update: iKON has released a new firmware update on Feb 2015. Please download the latest firmware below:
Notes for Windows 8 Users:
The digital signing requirement on windows 8 may need to be turned off to get the IKON drivers to work with Windows 8.
Click here to download driver for the Windows 8/8.1
Download it, unzip it, then go to device manager, select update driver, then point it to the directory where you unzipped the signed driver, click ok and it should ask you if you want to install the signed driver.
iKon - Are You Ready?
Brought forth by MSH - the makers of the 'Brain' - the iKon represents a new leap in flybarless control. Bert Kammerer, in cooperation with MSH, worked tirelessly to fine tune the iKon flybarless controller to perfection. Every aspect of firmware has been fine-tuned and optimized, and in the end, we can say this system simply has no equal on the market today. The iKon is ready to change everything. Get ready for the iKon - it's ready for you.
Vibration Resistant - Bad Vibes Goodbye.
Simply put, gyros hate vibration, and when a flybarless system is sensitive to vibration, this has a direct impact on flight performance. The iKon flybarless unit utilizes new vibration dampening technology to isolate vibrations and put them in their place. This results in rock solid flight with nothing but true, direct flight performance that you can see and feel.
Simplified Setup - The Wizard is Here.
Nothing is more irritating, frustrating and time consuming than fumbling with manuals, setup videos and tech help when it comes to proper flybarless setup. No more - the wizard takes control. Utilizing an easy to follow and fuss free setup, the iKon takes a simplified approach to flybarless setup, allowing you to spend less time tuning and more time flying - just the way it should be.
Auto Level Technology - This is It.
That sickening crash can now be put behind you with auto level technology. For anyone still learning the basics, or those pushing new 3D limits, the auto level technology built within the iKon will revolutionize the way you fly, allowing you to push the limits with less risk of crashing. This technology is one of the multiple reasons that make the iKon so special, allowing a recovery from any orientation, no matter if the aircraft is right side up or upside down. Unlike other "bail out" technologies, the iKon "knows" how the aircraft is orientated, allowing a right side up recover every single time. Further, with auto level technology, the aircraft will remain level, allowing those first few training flights to be truly memorable - in a good way.
Satellite & S-Bus Ready - It's Your Choice.
Allowing the convenience of satellite technology, the iKon supports Spektrum DSM2 & DSMX satellite receivers, along with S-Bus technology via Futaba. On the Spektrum side, (2) satellite ports are offered for maximum redundancy & path diversity, suited for helicopters 500 sized and greater.
Built in Governor - Set Your Speed & Flight Mode.
Utilizing a transmitter selectable governor, the iKon brings compact flybarless technology to every level of the helicopter, allowing you to dial in that perfect rotor speed that suits your style, all at the flip of a switch. Incorporating a selectable (3) switch flight mode program, the iKon allows you to dial in your helicopter with fully adjustable flight mode parameters to obtain the very best from every flight. No more ancillary devices needed on your machine - the iKon handles it all.
Polarity Protection - No more unit burned because wrong direction plug in
iKon now comes with polarity protection feature. All pins are now polarity protected. You can put power in any plug in any direction and it doesn't get damage the unit.
|Dimensions:||34mm x 29mm x 14mm (LxWxH) / 13g Weight|
|Application:||Nitro and Electric Compatible|
|Receiver Support:||S-Bus 2 and PPM / Futaba S-Bus / Dual Spektrum DSM2 & DSMX Ports/ Hitec|
|Cyclic Servo Support:||Up to 560Hz|
|Tail Servo Support:||760uS/ 1520uS with up to 560Hz Frequency|
* Latest Gyro Technology for Superb Performance
* Vibration Cancellation Technology
* Easy Setup via Built In Wizard
* Separate Receiver Support, Futaba S-Bus & Spektrum DSMX & DSM2
* Dual Spektrum Satellite Ports for Maximum Path Diversity
* Built In Governor
* (3) Flight Modes Available - Transmitter Adjustable via (3) Position Switch
* Auto Leveling Technology
* Firmware Updates Available via PC
* Flight Mode Status LED Light
* Onboard Mini USB Connector
(1) iKon Flybarless Flight Controller
(1) Adhesive Vibration Isolation Mounting Pad
(1) USB Adapter for PC Programming
So how does it compare to other units? (From RCHeli Nation Review)
"As most of you know the majority of my flying has been on either a BeastX or a V-Bar, so these are the units I will be directly comparing to the iKON. I will start off with the BeastX. In my opinion, the iKON is way ahead of the BeastX in terms of flying characteristics and the features it offers. Please don’t think I am saying the BeastX is a bad unit. It has its place, It is easy to setup and will fly great right our of the box, which is great for anyone who wants to keep it simple of for those just getting started with flybarless. Once you advance enough to the point where you want more features though, I feel the iKON is a great next choice.
Now for the big one, comparing it to my V-Bars. In the end, in my mind I now consider these units to be…wait for it…equal! In terms of the software used for programming, the V-Bar is the clear winner, but looking at the flight performance and features, the decision becomes much more difficult. When comparing the performance in terms of cyclic and tail I would say these units are so close it is hard to even tell them apart when flying them. They both give you a very precise locked in feel, and are very tunable for all flying styles. Both can be tuned to the point where there are no negative tendencies. For people who fly harder then me, this argument may not be true, but this is what I found.
Now, when it comes to features I have to say the iKON is the winner for me. It has an internal governor, which is easy to wire since there are so many ports on the unit…not the case with the Mini V-Bar. Due to this I have never even used the internal governor on the Mini V-Bar since it is not worth the wiring disaster this creates. The final thing is the bailout. There is no competition, as the V-Bar does not have a similar feature. When you combine all of this with the significantly lower price of the iKON, in my opinion, the iKON comes out equal if not slightly ahead of the V-Bar."
How to setup the iKon Flybarless Video
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