Should I update Firmware V2.06?

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  1. Colin Snow

    Colin Snow Active Member

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    I am currently on FC HW:2.2 SW:0.90j + NC HW:2.0 SW:0.30h (other details in signature). I have held off updating and wondering if any other Hex owners have gone to 2.06 with the same hardware as mine. If so, what are issues?

    Colin
     
  2. Colin Snow

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    Anyone? Anyone?

     
  3. Jason Smoker

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    Colin i updated mine with no problems! ;)
     
  4. Colin Snow

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    Thanks Jason.
     
  5. Ozkan Erden

    Ozkan Erden Distributor

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    I also run with 2.06f without any issues.
     
  6. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    Colin, I believe the GPS position hold improvements are worthwhile, and the upgraded altitude sensor works better with the latest firmware revisions, too. Although I have never used MK on a hex, I believe many are using the latest firmwares, especially if you read the German posts on the MK forum.
     
  7. Colin Snow

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    Thanks Ozkan and Mr. UAV Grief Counselor. I had a near perilous death after going to 2.00a so I reverted back. I hope the wait was worthwhile. Now I just need to find two hours in my schedule to do this...
     
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  8. Adam Paugh

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    Hello Colin,

    We have updated to 2.06f on multiple models. There hasn't been any reported issues with 2.06.

    Greetings,
    Adam
     
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  9. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    As with most firmware upgrades, make sure to record all your settings (including RC channels) because the upgrade will wipe them out. I usually just do screen shots of all the tabs in MK_TOOL. And erase the SD card from the Navi, too, to reset the settings that are on it (if there are...can't honestly remember).
     
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  10. Andy Johnson-Laird

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    The only thing you need to erase on the NC's microSD card is the file SETTINGS.INI. The upgraded firmware will recreate it.


    Andy.
     
  11. Colin Snow

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    Thanks. I'll give this a try but now have to wait until solar storm effects are over :(

    BTW - at some point I am considering conversion to the new boards. I came across this one done by Thiago Kraus where he kept the stock booms. Good or bad idea?

     
  12. Steve Maller

    Steve Maller UAV Grief Counselor

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    It all depends on your goals. The CS6 is a solid platform, albeit limited in lift capacity. I'm a fan of the octo vs. hex because of the added redundancy. If you're going to go for the BL3 6S setup, you will want to weight that against a full-on new octo.
     
  13. Colin Snow

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    Makes sense. I'll go with software upgrade first with some tuning help from The UAV Garage ;)
     
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