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23 February 2023

HobbyWing VBar supporting firmware released

The Hobbywing Platinum V4 and V4.1 ESCs are now fully support the VBar system with the latest firmware updates. This is the biggest change of the new firmware, although more changes are also included in the release.

HobbyWing VBar supporting firmware released

The Platinum V4 and V4.1 ESCs support VBar telemetry and they can be programmed via VBar Control transmitters from now on, therefore these speed controllers are now fully compatible with the Mikado system. 

On top of this change, the new firmware includes other improvements as well. As Hobbywing stated:

  • Support of parameter adjustment via Mikado VBar-Control
  • Optimized flight modes: soft start function in "Ext.Gov" (external governor mode) and Throttle response to better match VBar's Governor function.
  • Optimized accuracy of the ESC current draw in the Telemetry data.
  • Optimized slow start algorithm in "Heli ELFGov" (elf speed mode) and "Heli StoGov" (storage speed mode) to make a faster and more linear start.
  • Optimized "Restart Accelerate time" function so that the blades can spool up faster according to the restart time set in the ESC.

The new firmware can be downloaded from Hobbywing's download page.