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The 4.07 firmware update is now available

The 4.07 firmware update is now available

4.07 firmware is now available, check our Updates page for details.

The 4.05 software and firmware are now available

The 4.05 software and firmware are now available from our Updates page.

This includes updates for the SK-720BE, the SK-720 “blue”, the Sk-540, and the SK-LCD unit. A matching update for the SK-LCD will be released in about a week.

The 4.00 software and firmware are now available

The 4.00 software and firmware are now available from our Updates page.

This includes updates for the SK-720BE, the SK-720 “blue”, the Sk-540, and the SK-GPS unit.

3.43 Software and Firmware Now Available

The 3.43 software and firmware are now available from our Updates page.

This update fixes several small bugs in the Setup Software, as well as in the Sk-720 BE firmware.

SK-720 Trade In Deal

Trade in your older Sk-720 “blue”for a new SK-720 Black Edition with pinpoint gyros!

Introducing: The SK540 Clear

Skookum Robotics is proud to announce the SK540 Clear, our most affordable flybarless controller ever! The SK540 clear is ready to ship to dealers and customers, order yours today!

SK540_Clear

3.42 Software and Firmware Now Available

The 3.42 software and firmware are now available from our Updates page.

You must have the 3.42 Setup Software installed to update your SK720 BE or SK-GPS unit to the current firmware.

Changes include:

Setup Software: Several minor bug fixes.

SK-720 BE: rev 3.42

  • USB connection is more reliable ‘
  • Fix for spurious “sensor error” warnings
  • PPM receiver type is enabled
  • In the 3.40 release, for “traditional receivers” the elevator and aileron inputs were swapped. This has been corrected. Please carefully check your heli’s control response before flying.

SK-GPS 1.05

  • Better GPS satellite reception
  • More stable altitude hold

Scheduled Maintenance

Please note that www.skookumrobotics.com will be down for scheduled maintenance for a short period starting 11pm PDT tonight (July 16th). Firmware updates using the setup software will not be affected.

Regards, the Skookum Team

3.40 Firmware and Software Released

Firmware Rev 3.40 is up!

We’ve posted rev 3.40 PC setup software and 3.40 firmware for the SK-540 and SK-720. The first step is to install the new PC software .

Note that new firmware for the SK-LCD is not yet up.

Changes:

* The bug in the SK720’s self-level mode selection is fixed
* The governor is improved, and some bugs fixed
* The governor should now work without the blades on the heli
* The governor has a bail-out mode (details below)
* The SK-GPS recovery is more aggressive, and after recovery altitude-slew is disabled so the pilot doesn’t have to center the stick a few seconds after rescue.
* For helis with an elevator-nodding problem, it should be much reduced (goblins, trex 500’s, etc)
* The starting heli setups are edited, based on advice from our team pilots

Using the governor bail out mode:

* Set your throttle range as per normal, so with throttle hold off, you get 0 to 100% displayed in the Throttle channel under “inputs from receiver”.
* Now set throttle hold to display -10% or less.
* If you start with your radio putting out a throttle value of around 0% (collective stick down, idle up N, throttle hold off), then you should get a normal spool up.
* But if the governor has seen positive RPM in the last 30s, and you release throttle hold while in idle-up (radio’s throttle above zero), then you get a much faster spool up.
* Short version: Set throttle hold to -10% or less, and always spool up for take off from idle-up N, throttle hold off.

SK-720 Black Editions now available for preorder at Skookum Direct!

We have a limited run of 15 SK-720 Black Editions available for preorder from Skookum Direct. The rest are headed out to our dealers, so be sure to have a look for the nearest one to you as well!

SK-GPS Modules are available as well, and will ship the same day as the Black Edition. Get yours before they’re all gone again!

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