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03-17-2015 06:10 AM  3 years agoPost 1
madeye

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All right, so I got the 160HV out of the box, and this is where the fun gets spoiled.

The latest PDF of the manual I can find is for version 4.2 (and even that takes some digging, as the product page points to obsolete 4.0). The paper copy in the box is for version 4.3. Latest version, to the best of my understanding, is 4.5, but that manual is nowhere to be found. And it looks like the changes are serious enough to pay some major attention to.

And, I still can't figure out what are the options to configure the Kosmik. The product page says "PROGDISC", so does the 4.2 manual, but I remember big red warnings about Kosmik not being compatible with PROGDISC anymore. 4.3 mumbles something about "programming unit", but the paper manual is a pain in the neck for me to read at that size font and I don't see anything better than that. The only related thing I can see is ProgUNIT which is $75 (a bit steep for a mere serial-to-USB adapter which I suspect it is) and, to top it off, it's out of stock everywhere...

So, to summarize,

- Where is the up to date version 4.5 manual?
- What are the options to configure the Kosmik?
- Can Kosmik be configured by a program communicating with it over a USB port without any extra hardware?

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03-17-2015 07:05 AM  3 years agoPost 2
EEngineer

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Latest version, to the best of my understanding, is 4.5, but that manual is nowhere to be found
4.5 is the latest version and can be downloaded from the Kontronik website....here:

http://www.kontronik.com/index.php?...mid=193&lang=en

The ProgDisc has been discontinued...but will work if it's S/W is upgraded to version 1.09....downloadable from the Kon site.

The ProgDisc has been replaced by the ProgUnit....which uses a PC GUI interface....and the GUI app. is downloadable from the Kon website.....but, at this time, is only for Windows.

The Kos upgrades are done by using the USB ports of your PC....and the "interface" of either the ProgDisc....or the ProgUnit.

To use your Kos to its full potential...either a ProgDisc...or the newer ProgUnit is required.

Please refer to the thread in this section with regards to detailed instructions on how to perform these upgrades.

And you're right, the instructions are vague.....and that's why I posted my "cookbook" procedure to explain it in detail...

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03-17-2015 07:14 AM  3 years agoPost 3
madeye

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Latest version, to the best of my understanding, is 4.5, but that manual is nowhere to be found
4.5 is the latest version and can be downloaded from the Kontronik website....here:
http://www.kontronik.com/index.php?...mid=193&lang=en
Indeed, that's the 4.5 *update*. But not the manual. Am I just not seeing the link?

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03-17-2015 09:00 AM  3 years agoPost 4
EEngineer

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Just ignore the manual..yours is old...

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03-17-2015 09:12 AM  3 years agoPost 5
madeye

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Just ignore the manual..yours is old...
That's the point. Where's the new one?

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03-17-2015 12:54 PM  3 years agoPost 6
Dr.Ben

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Documentation for the mode 10 added functionality is in the K website. Let me if you can't find it.

Ben Minor

Peak Aircraft/Team Minicopter Team Futaba Team Kontronik USA

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03-18-2015 03:16 AM  3 years agoPost 7
Cobra 46

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03-18-2015 03:28 AM  3 years agoPost 8
Dr.Ben

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Thanks for posting. I replied this am halfway to the shower .

Ben Minor

Peak Aircraft/Team Minicopter Team Futaba Team Kontronik USA

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03-18-2015 03:59 AM  3 years agoPost 9
EEngineer

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That's the point. Where's the new one?
All Kontronik manuals and software upgrades can be found on the Kon website.

And all the downloads are free....

Check out the site.....

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03-19-2015 12:20 PM  3 years agoPost 10
Cobra 46

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Dr Ben
Get a waterproof case and you can talk helis in the shower too !!! 😁

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03-19-2015 01:21 PM  3 years agoPost 11
no1gsxrman

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Do you need the changes that the update provides? I think that you are over complicating things.The Kosmik will work fine without the update.I don't have the update and just hooked up my Kosmik set the mode and flew.When I get the chance to update I will but to me its not a game changer.

Put the woman and children to bed it's time to go fly!

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03-22-2015 03:04 AM  3 years agoPost 12
Cobra 46

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I believe he wants the mode 10 update that allows you to adjust the bec voltage up to 8v

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03-22-2015 05:25 AM  3 years agoPost 13
EEngineer

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mode 10 update that allows you to adjust the bec voltage up to 8v
Without having to get a ProgUnit, as the M10 update allows that to be programmed via the TX stick?

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03-23-2015 08:52 PM  3 years agoPost 14
Cobra 46

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I think he needs the prog unit to update the esc to get the m10
Unless it is new and has m10. But you can adjust m10 with the stick programing if the esc has it ! But I'm new to all this !

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