CarbonBird 12A ESC BL-Heli 14.2 active braking version, are made for mini-MultiCopters - specifically to run at 3S or 4S they also feature ultra light weight 9.5 gram construction with excellent thermal properties for a 200 watt ESC - the MOSFETS are specifically selected to run BL-Heli 14.2 with the least amount of heat production and highest efficiency. This is opposite to the majority of ESCs retrofitted with SimonK/BLHeli which actually run much hotter and are less efficient - We have selected very carefully the BEST mosfets to run on BHHeli - These ESC are perfect for 3S or 4S pro-spec ops. For Baseflight or MWii code which is OneShot enabled - these ESCs are OneShot ready too.
Downloads for BL-Heli 14.2
The CarbonBird 12Amp ESC BL-Heli 14.2 ships out pre-programmed and optimised for best performance - done - OneShot is included/Ready - we recommend NOT to alter our BL-Heli settings above - for Scarab Knife mini quads ; However if you wish to alter anything or to DIY upgrade your existing Simon_K CarbonBird ESC to BL_Heli DIY at your own risk, then download the following files
The main advantages of BL-Heli software are
Use Active free wheel and active braking (PWM Damping) - 14.0 is OneShot ready for Hero•32 - this actively slows the prop/motor down on one side of your Quad, while speeding the prop on the other - without "active-braking" the prop has to slow by inertia and drag alone - this DAMPING - Light puts the brakes on - the Quad handles better - but you must also increase "P" slowly in 0.1 increments to see the full benefits.
Important beginner NOTES on ESC set up : Read this before connecting any ESC !!
Posted by Martin Ward on 21st Jul 2015
I love these. Utterly love them. I run a Knife Air Red with 6045 props and my batts give up before these ESC. I have a small figure eight track in my paddock and I can simply pin the throttle and steer. Tidy, well made and cope with abuse that you simply would not believe. Plug n play - no soldering required. Plug these in and fly - no worries, no hassles, no pain. Beautifully made. How these aren't world famous is beyond me.I keep spares of these in my field repair bin. They are just collecting dust. But to have them on hand is a great cushion. Unplug one, plug a new one in. Simple as that.
Posted by Paul Wags on 15th Jul 2015
Put a set of these on my Quad, third flight I lost if doing some crazy death spirals and crashed into a fresh water creek. 35 mins later I found it underwater with the 4S battery still on. I pulled the machine apart and placed all the parts in rice. Next morning I hit them with some contact cleaner and rebuilt the quad. All flying again.:-)