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How to setup iKON Governor ?

I’ve received a ton of inquires about the iKon internal gov and it seems to be a bit of a confusion when it comes to the setup.  I’ve included some step-by-step procedures here for setting up the iKon internal governor with a Castle Creations ESC and

Utilizing A Power Back Up System with the iKON2

Any backup system can be connected to the iKON2: Optipower UltraGuard, Pulse Ultra defender, Scorpion BUG, R2 Capacitor Bank, Buffer Pack for Kontronik ESC’s (Lipo 2S), or others. Normally these systems can be connected to the CH2 connector of the iK

Pitch Settings In "Transmitter Setup" Page Show Aileron / Elevator Movement

If you see aileron and or elevator movement when aplying pitch, you have activated a CCPM mixer in your transmitter. Channels must not mix in the transmitter since the iKON2 unit handles the mixing. Please set up your swash type to "Normal" or "Singl

"Rudder Output Limit Reached" via iKON Event Log

This happens when the pilot requests a greater rotational speed out of the tail or cyclic than the model is mechanically or aerodynamically able to achieve. In other words, the servo has reached its maximum travel and the model is not rotating at the

Why Are the New SPM46XX Receivers for Telemetry Recommended vs. the Spektrum TM1000?

Simply because neither the TM1000 module nor the ARXXXT telemetry receivers are able to directly decode and interpret the telemetry data transmitted by modern ESCs and the iKON2 can actually receive this ESC data using a single wire between it and th

I'm Encountering Difficulty Binding Spektrum Satellite Receivers with My iKON

Binding of Spektrum satellites can be done either via software (Windows, Android, iOS) or via hardware (CH4-5-6) depending on your preferences. Software: Select the checkbox “Spektrum Bind” at the bottom of the “Receiver selection” page of the Wizard

Which iKON2 Is Right for Me?

The choice depends on:   Type of engine (electric or combustion) The size of the model and the connectors of the servos mounted on the model.   For combustion models (Nitro / Gasser) it is better to use one of the two “HD” versions with or without

Utilizing AUX Channel for LED Lights / Night Flights

It is possible to use the iKON2 AUX whose output corresponds to the CH2 connector of the iKON2 for this purpose. It is usually preassigned to channel 8 of the transmitter. If a battery or BEC is already connected to the CH2 connector, just use a “Y”

Transmitter Activated Buzzer with iKON

It is possible to use the iKON2 AUX whose output corresponds to the CH2 connector of the iKON2 for this purpose. It is usually preassigned to channel 8 of the transmitter. If a battery or BEC is already connected to the CH2 connector, just use a “Y”

Installing the SwitchGlo with Limited Channels Available

It is possible to use the iKON2 AUX whose output corresponds to the CH2 connector of the iKON2 for this purpose. It is usually preassigned to channel 8 of the transmitter. If a battery or BEC is already connected to the CH2 connector, just use a “Y”

Scale Helicopters & Configuring Retractable Landing Gear

It is possible to use the iKON2 AUX whose output corresponds to the CH2 connector of the iKON2 for this purpose. It is usually preassigned to channel 8 of the transmitter. If a battery or BEC is already connected to the CH2 connector, just use a “Y”

I Crashed My Helicopter; How Do I Know My iKON2 Is Safe to Fly?

The new iKON2 control units have an advanced self-diagnostic system that is executed at each startup of the unit. If, during the tests, some hardware problems should be found, the control unit does not complete the initialization. This will cause the

What RPM Sensors Work with the iKON2?

It depends on whether the motorization is electric or combustion. Electric Models: Almost all ESC brands and models (except the Kontronik) have a special output for the motor rotation impulses that just need to be connected directly to the iKON2 “GOV

Are Firmware Updates Necessary or Mandatory?

No, but without the updates, you'll miss out! We continuously spend a lot of time developing Windows Software, the Android app, the iOS app, and developing firmware to keep our units at the top of the game. All these updates are released completely f

How To Upgrade Firmware to Receive Updated Features

If you want to maintain the latest capabilities and features of the iKON, please visit the iKON page (link here) that will provide all latest firmware updates.

What's the Difference Between the iKON V1 & iKON V2?

For some years now, we have not introduced any changes in the firmware of the old iKON control units due to the little processing power of the saturated CPU MIPS and the little saturated EEPROM memory where no new routines can be added. Also, the old

iKON Not Powering On or Being Recognized by iKON Software

If you are experiencing this issue, it is almost never necessary to reset the unit. If the unit’s LED's do not light, there are three possible causes:   The ESC (which normally powers the unit) is either not powered or is an ESC without BEC. Or the

"Vertical Sensor Out of Range / Auto Level & Rescue Not Available" Warnings

If you have received such warnings, your iKON unit is fine. Here are some things you can check. First, make sure your helicopter is as level as possible BEFORE you power it on. Ensure that you do not move it until the initialization servo pumps. If y

Why Does My Tail Wag, No Matter What Gain Value Is Set?

In the majority of cases, we have found that tail wag is caused by mechanical problems in the tail or the tail command redirection that is hard for several reasons, such as: unbalanced and/or chipped tail blades thrust bearings that are incorrectly

What Should I Set My Tail Gain To?

We recommend completing the wizard and starting with the recommended tail gain. As you fly the model, the recommended procedure developed by iKON/Brain team member, Alex Rose, is:    Turn off pitch and cyclic pre-compensation. Find the maximum tail

Software Controlled Tail Gain vs. Transmitter Controlled Tail Gain

As a general rule of thumb, setting the tail gain adjustment to be set by the transmitter on the default gyro channel for your transmitter is recommended. It allows for quick changes of tail gain dependent on conditions. However, if you are running a