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This is the new V1.5 version with IMU updated to MPU6000 and a re-designed and more reliable damping structure.
With Betaflight bringing to an end development for F3 flight controllers, now is the time to upgrade your old F1 or F3 FC to a latest generation F7 board, to future proof your setup and benefit from all of the new features being rolled out for F4 / F7 boards.
The Kakute series is Holybro's range of flight controllers and this F7 version is their most advanced yet. It employs the latest F7 F745 processor with support for cutting-edge features like 32k gyro sampling, along with a 6 axis gyro that is soft mounted to deliver unparalleled performance. The FC also features an onboard BMP280 Barometer and i2c port for connecting an external GPS / compass module, making it great for GPS applications like iNav or even Ardupilot. There's also an integrated OSD (On-Screen-Display) and a dataflash black box for recording telemetry data.
Holybro make two variants of the Kakute F7, a regular flight controller version, which is the one list here and also an AIO (All-In-One) board. The AIO board benefits from a current sensor and integrated power distribution board so you can solder your individual ESCs directly to it for a clean build. If you are using a 4-in-1 ESC then the standard (non-AIO) flight controller is the better option.
The Kakute F7 is a board designed for those that want the best, however suited to the pros and beginners alike thanks to a fantastic user manual which will guide you through the entire setup process.
- STM32F745 32-bit processor
- New high-performance / low-noise / high sensitivity IMU. ICM20689 with 6-axis gyro and accelerometer. Can run at up to 32 kHz
- Ready for autonomous flight: Integrated BMP280 barometer and SCL/SDA pads for use with external GPS/magnetometer units
- 6 hardware UARTS (UART1,2,3,4,6,7). All UARTS support hardware inversion. SBUS, SmartPort, and other inverted protocols work on any UART without "uninvert hack"
- Blackbox logging via TF card
- Betaflight OSD. Change PIDs, adjust common configuration parameters, and change video transmitter channel and power level, all using your transmitter sticks and goggles
- Dedicated bootloader button for easy firmware flashing
- Separate USB VCP driver
- Soft-mounting built in. The IMU ("gyro") chip on this board is mounted on vibration-isolating foam. This means that there is no need to soft-mount the board itself
- Micro USB connector for programming
- High voltage input, 7 to 42V (up to 6S)
- Automatic voltage monitoring. No need to run a separate vBat wire for voltage monitoring; the Kakute F4 AIO monitors voltage directly from the battery power lead
- Filtered voltage output for noise free clean video
- Supports BetaFlight, ButterFlight, and CleanFlight
- Supports BLHeli pass-through for easy ESC upgrade and configuration
- Low-profile design fits into even very compact frames
- MCU: STM32F745 32-bit processor
- IMU: MPU6000 (SPI)
- Barometer: BMP280
- USB VCP Driver (all UARTs usable simultaneously; USB does not take up a UART)
- 6 hardware UARTS (UART1,2,3,4,6,7)
- Supports serial receivers (SBUS, iBus, Spektrum, Crossfire) only. PPM and PWM receivers are not supported.
- TF card for Blackbox logging
- Input Voltage: 7 to 42V. (directly from flight pack)
- Output Voltage: 5V/2A and 3.3V/200mA
- Dimensions: 35x41x7mm (includes foam-mounted gyro board in height)
- Mounting Holes: Standard 30.5mm square to center of holes
- Weight: 9g
- 1x Holybro Kakute F7 FC V1.5
- 1x FFC Cable
- 2x Foam
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