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KOSMIK 170/210/250/300 HV & HV-I

 

In version 1.10 the telemetry functions for the KOSMIK 170/210/250/300 HV & HV-I have been extended. Data exchange is now also possible with: 


  • PowerBox
  • FrSky
  • Futaba CGY 760
  • JETI CentralBOX

 

There are a few special features to note with this software update. When downloading the software update, the virus scanner may report a virus. The software has been checked by KONTRONIK and is definitely virus-free, so the virus message can be ignored. KONTRONIK will try to find a solution as soon as possible.


To avoid errors and malfunctions during the update, the update procedure must be carried out as described below:


The bootloader update V1.0 updates the bootloader and does not contain any further functions! This means that after the bootloader update V1.0, the new firmware V1.10 must be installed on the controller. This means that the bootloader update is completely replaced by firmware V1.10. This ensures that the bootloader update cannot activate itself again. 


ATTENTION: When starting the update, an error message will appear stating that the software is older than the software on the controller. Confirm with "Yes" and carry out the update.

 

The bootloader update is installed on the KOSMIK 170/210/250/300 HV&HV-I in the following steps.:


1. Install the bootloader update V1.0 with the ProgUnit.

2. After the update is complete, disconnect the battery.

3. IMPORTANT: Connect the motor and receiver.

4. Plug the battery back in.

5. Wait until the controller beeps.

6. Check the version of the bootloader with ProgUnit: If V2.0 appears, the update has been successfully completed.


(When installing the new software V1.10, you can see that the bootloader version is now set to 2.0 and no longer to 1.4. This shows that the bootloader update was successful).

 

 

Now that the bootloader is updated, the new firmware version 1.10 must be installed on the KOSMIK.

 

 

 

KOSMIK 160/200 - Version 4.17

 

  • Optimization and revision of Graupner telemetry protocol
  • Adapted overcurrent warning of motor current at Graupner

 

 

 

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PRIOR SOFTWARE VERSIONS:

 

COOL KOSMIK 250/300 HV - Version 1.2. 

  • Motor current warning with Graupner telemetry adapted

 

KOSMIK 160/200 - Version 4.15 as well as KOSMIK 250/300 - Version 1.1

The new software allows to use the updated Data Explorer to read out the data from the SD card.

 

KOSMIK 160/200 - Version 4.14

  • Capacity measurement has been optimized
  • Mode 7 (reversal of rotation direction) was added
  • JETI protocol has been adapted (now also compatible with R-EX, REX and REX-Assist receivers)
  • Futaba protocol adapted (now also compatible with Futaba CGY760R)
  • KONTRONIK protocol was changed CRC check adapted

 

Version 4.13

  • Bugfix: Graupner HoTT telemetry - capacity limit warning when Bluetooth module is plugged in

 

Version 4.12

 

Version 4.10

  • Supports the use of TelMe JETI and MIKADO.

 

Version 4.9

  • supports the use of the TelMe Futaba for the FX 22, T18MZ, T18MZ-WC and T14SG. It also allows operation with HV-LiPos with a charging voltage of up to 4.35 V.

 

Version 4.8

  • supports the use of the new TelMe-Futaba.

 

Version 4.6

  • With the current K-Konfig interface, we can offer you new programming options, such as entering the values for your alarms. The restart time after bailout has been shortened depending on the set ramp-up time to ensure a timely restart even with long ramp-up times. The calculation of the withdrawn capacity has been optimized. To be able to use the parameters, the new K-Config interface is mandatory. If ProgDISC is used, an update must also be carried out for this.

 

Version 4.5.1

If your KOSMIK does not work after the update, please proceed as follows:

1. reset the controller

2. install the current software again

If your KOSMIK still does not work after this, you will unfortunately have to send it in for repair. Please do not forget to enclose our service form.

 

 

KOLIBRI

 

KOLIBRI Software-Version V3.0

 

For all KOLIBRI models (HV-I and LV-I) we have now made the new software V3.0 available for download. The new software V3.0 is a milestone in the performance of the KOLIBRI controllers! The most important thing in advance: it includes several new and adapted safety features - so that your model stays up!

 

Download:

 

 

 

 

 

The new KOLIBRI safety features in detail:

 

Intelligent Current Commander - The intelligent current control

In the event of a prolonged overload of up to 1.5 times the rated current, a moderate current reduction to the rated current of the controller takes place after 2 seconds. This ensures flight capability up to the thermal limit and prevents the controller from shutting down due to an overcurrent.

  

Intelligent Temperature Commander

When the permissible temperature limit of 90°C is exceeded, there is no abrupt shutdown or shutdown of the controller, but a reduction of the current. The longer the temperature is higher than 90°C, the more current is reduced, down to the maximum possible output of 40% of the rated current. Even in this control state, the KOLIBRI still allows short-term peaks, which avoids unwanted control behavior. Due to the intelligent temperature control, the extreme temperature limit of 120°C is not even reached during normal cooling.

  

Undervoltage / capacity regulation

The settling time when the battery reaches the undervoltage limit has been increased to 2 minutes to allow a relaxed and safe landing.

 

With the software V3.0 the comfortable, direct parameterization via the remote control "VBAR Control Touch" or "VBAR Control Classic" is now also possible. This offers the great advantage of being able to try out different settings of the controller on the flying field!


 

Other telemetry adjustments:


  • Default telemetry protocol has been changed to "Mikado".When the telemetry protocol "Mikado" is loaded, the stick travels are automatically set to match "Mikado". These no longer need to be taught in.
  • For "FrSky" telemetry, additional values have been implemented for the freely adjustable telemetry channels of the "FrSky" remote controls. For this purpose the table for naming and correct selection of the IDs is important, which is stored on the KONTRONIK homepage under "Downloads / Software / KONTRONIK address assignment for telemetry".
  • With the "PowerBox" telemetry the set reduction ratio is now calculated in the speed output.

  


New Bootloader

 

With the new bootloader, sending in a KOLIBRI controller for service in case of an unintentional interrupted or incomplete update is history! 

 

To use the new bootloader, the new controller software V3.0 must be installed on the KOLIBRI. Then the bootloader update to V3.0 must be carried out as described below. The new bootloader is not downward compatible.

1.Update the firmware as usual with the ProgUNIT.

2. After the update is complete, unplug the drive battery and plug it back in.

3. Program mode 1.

4. Unplug the drive battery and plug it back in again. Wait until the controller initializes.

5. Press and hold the button until the controller beeps (this may take several seconds). The beep of the bootloader update is different from the beep of the mode programming and therefore easily recognizable.

6. Disconnect the drive battery and reconnect it. The controller then initializes and is ready for the user-defined setting.

7. For control purposes, the controller software V3.0 and Bootloader V3.0 are now displayed in the K-Config V1.3.11.

PROGDISC / ProgUNIT

ProgUNIT

 

Actual software Version for ProgUNIT. Important: Please do not use the PROGDISC-software for ProgUNIT or vice versa!

 

PROGDISC

 

With this update the PROGDISC is optimized for the latest generation of our KOBY series.

 

 

Older Software Versions / Archive

KOSMIK

COOL KOSMIK 250/300 HV - Version 1.2. 

  • Motor current warning with Graupner telemetry adapted

 

KOSMIK 160/200 - Version 4.15 as well as KOSMIK 250/300 - Version 1.1

The new software allows to use the updated Data Explorer to read out the data from the SD card.

 

KOSMIK 160/200 - Version 4.14

  • Capacity measurement has been optimized
  • Mode 7 (reversal of rotation direction) was added
  • JETI protocol has been adapted (now also compatible with R-EX, REX and REX-Assist receivers)
  • Futaba protocol adapted (now also compatible with Futaba CGY760R)
  • KONTRONIK protocol was changed CRC check adapted

 

Version 4.13

  • Bugfix: Graupner HoTT telemetry - capacity limit warning when Bluetooth module is plugged in

 

Version 4.12

 

Version 4.10

  • Supports the use of TelMe JETI and MIKADO.

 

Version 4.9

  • supports the use of the TelMe Futaba for the FX 22, T18MZ, T18MZ-WC and T14SG. It also allows operation with HV-LiPos with a charging voltage of up to 4.35 V.

 

Version 4.8

  • supports the use of the new TelMe-Futaba.

 

Version 4.6

  • With the current K-Konfig interface, we can offer you new programming options, such as entering the values for your alarms. The restart time after bailout has been shortened depending on the set ramp-up time to ensure a timely restart even with long ramp-up times. The calculation of the withdrawn capacity has been optimized. To be able to use the parameters, the new K-Config interface is mandatory. If ProgDISC is used, an update must also be carried out for this.

 

Version 4.5.1

If your KOSMIK does not work after the update, please proceed as follows:

1. reset the controller

2. install the current software again

If your KOSMIK still does not work after this, you will unfortunately have to send it in for repair. Please do not forget to enclose our service form.

 

 

KOLIBRI

 

KOLIBRI 90/140 HV-I

 

Version 1.2

 

In version 1.2 a parameter for peak current control was integrated to improve the performance of the controller.

 

The telemetry functions have also been extended. With the software function 1.2 the data exchange is possible with 

 

  • PowerBox
  • FrSky

 

There are some special features to be considered with this software update. 

 

When downloading the software update, the virus scanner may report a virus. The software has been checked by KONTRONIK and is definitely virus-free, so the virus message can be ignored. KONTRONIK will try to find a solution as soon as possible.

 

To avoid errors and malfunctions during the update process the update procedure must be carried out as described below:

 

Attention: For steps 1, 3 and 5 please make sure that the battery voltage is applied without interruption, otherwise the bootloader may be damaged and it is necessary to send the controller to KONTRONIK!

 

1. update the firmware as usual with ProgUNIT

 

2. after finishing the update, disconnect the drive battery and reconnect it.

 

3. program mode 1.

 

4. disconnect actuator battery and reconnect it. Wait until the controller initializes.

 

5. press and hold button until the controller beeps (this can take several seconds). The beep of the bootloader update is different from the mode programming beep, so it is clearly visible. 

 

6. disconnect and reconnect the drive battery, the controller initializes and is now ready for user defined settings.

 

For all users who do not use a ProgUnit and still want to use the update, we offer to install the update free of charge at KONTRONIK's factory. Please send the controller together with the KONTRONIK service form to the address given.

 

 

KOLIBRI 60/90/140 LV & LV-I

Version 2.1

 

With the update of the software to version 2.1, the telemetry port and the Bluetooth function of the KOLIBRI LV-I can now be used simultaneously.

With the previous software version, the Bluetooth function could only be used when the telemetry cable was disconnected. This improvement is especially important for the KOLIBRI 140 LV-I, as it has two telemetry ports.

IMPORTANT: If version 2.0 has already been installed on the KOLIBRI LV-I controller, this is a normal update and can be carried out as described in the instructions.

If an older software version than version 2.0 has been installed, the update must be installed on the controller as a bootloader update. The procedure for the bootloader update is described in detail for version 2.0 or also in the instructions under Point 8.Update, Number 12.

 

Version 2.0

By updating the software, we have integrated two new parameters for dynamic current control and peak current control into the boot loader to further improve the performance of the controller.

 

The telemetry functions have also been expanded. With the software function 2.0 the data exchange with Futaba CGY760 and JETI CentralBOX has been improved. Furthermore, the telemetry function can now also be used with the systems

 

  • PowerBox
  • FrSky

 

There are some special features to be considered for this software update. 

 

When downloading the software update, the virus scanner may report a virus. The software has been checked by KONTRONIK and is definitely virus-free, the virus message can therefore be ignored. KONTRONIK will try to find a solution as soon as possible.

 

To avoid errors and malfunctions during the update process the update procedure must be carried out as described below:

 

Attention: For steps 1, 3 and 5 please make sure that the battery voltage is applied without interruption, otherwise the bootloader may be damaged and it is necessary to send the controller to KONTRONIK!

 

1. update the firmware as usual with ProgUNIT

2. after finishing the update, disconnect the drive battery and reconnect it.

3. program mode 1.

4. disconnect actuator battery and reconnect it. Wait until the controller initializes.

5. press and hold button until the controller beeps (this can take several seconds). The beep of the bootloader update is different from the mode programming beep, so it is clearly visible. 

6. disconnect and reconnect the drive battery, the controller initializes and is now ready for user defined settings.

 

For all users who do not use a ProgUnit and still want to use the update, we offer to install the update free of charge at KONTRONIK's factory. Please send the controller together with the KONTRONIK service form to the address given.

 

Version 1.4 

Until now, the KOLIBRI LV-I controllers have output a voltage of 9V until initialisation. This is no problem for all receivers and FBL systems known to us. However, if pilots still use 6V servos, we have found that in the worst case they could be damaged. 

 

With version V1.4 we have now programmed our software in such a way that the KOLIBRI LV-I controllers no longer start with a voltage peak, but also enter the BEC voltage regulation before initialisation. The BEC voltage set by the user is thus output by the KOLIBRI LV-I controller throughout, even before initialisation.

 

This means that the minimum BEC voltage now also corresponds to the voltage that actually occurred in flight.

 

With this software update there are a few special features to consider, therefore the update procedure should be carried out as described below: Attention: In steps 1, 3 and 5 please make sure that the battery voltage is available without interruption, otherwise the bootloader may be damaged and the controller has to be sent to KONTRONIK!

 

1. Update the firmware, as usual with ProgUNIT or ProgDISC. Setting the parameters is only possible with the ProgUNIT.

 

2. After the update is complete, disconnect the drive battery and reconnect it.

 

3. Program mode 1.

 

4. Disconnect and reconnect the drive battery. Wait until the controller initializes.

 

5. Press and hold the button until the controller beeps (this can take several seconds). 

    The bootloader update beep is different from the mode programming beep, so it is clearly visible. 

 

6. disconnect and reconnect the drive battery, the controller initializes and is now ready for custom settings.

  

Version 1.3 

 

  • Graupner motor current warning has been optimized 
  • Capacitance measurement has been optimized

 

JIVE Pro

JIVE Pro 80+ HV / JIVE Pro 120+ HV

 

Version 1.14

 

  • Mode 7 (Reverse rotation) has been added
  • JETI protocol has been adapted (now also compatible with R-EX, REX and REX -Assist receivers)
  • Futaba Protocol adapted (now also compatible with Futaba CGY760R)
  • KONTRONIK protocol was changed: CRC-Check adjusted

  

 

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PRIOR SOFTWARE VERSIONS:

 

 

Version 1.13

  • Bugfix: Graupner HoTT telemetry - Capacity Alarm with connected bluetooth module

 

Version 1.12

 

Version 1.10

  • TelMe JETI und MIKADO can be used

  

Version 1.9 

  • TelMe Futaba FX 22, T18MZ, T18MZ-WC and T14SG can be used.

  

Version 1.8 

  • supports the use of the new TelMe-Futaba.

  

Version 1.6

  • the alarm parameters of the new K-Config interface are programmable. Additionally, the automatic pre-commutation has been optimized to reduce the extreme current peaks occuring in some engines.  To use the parameters the new K - Config surface is imperative. When using the PROGDISC an update must be carried out for those as well

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K-KONFIG

PC-Software (Windows ™) for ProgUNIT and PROGDISC

 

New K-Konfig V1.3.11

This software version is required to set up the KOLIBRI LV-I or HV-I with software V3.0 and to load saved controller setups.