Castle Portable Programmer Air
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Now you have the ability to program your controllers without a computer or your transmitter. Or, if you want to use your computer, the Field Link works like a standard Castle Link USB adapter.
Sometimes you need to make a change in the programming of a Castle controller and you just don't happen to have a laptop at the field. What to do? There's always the old stick programming method that we all love to hate. Yes it works, but... There has to be a better way. Now there is Field Link!
Field Link allows you to modify the most commonly used settings in your Castle controller all at the touch of a single button. No computer needed (mostly). Simply connect the Field Link to the throttle lead of the controller and power the pair as described below. Click the button to scroll through and change the indicated settings. Can't get any easier!
Does it work without a computer or not? Yes, mostly. The card is programmed to work with the latest controllers and software when it leaves the Castle workshop. It will work with all Castle Link compatible controllers running software released since 2007. Go to www.castlecreations.com for more details.
There is always a chance that the controller firmware will be upgraded down the road and that upgrade may require that the Field Link be upgraded too. That is easily accomplished, but it will require a computer running the latest version of Castle Link that is always available for free on the Castle website. Castle is also be happy to upgrade it for you if you drop it in the mail to them.
Depending on which which Castle product you wish to adjust, here are the capabilities of the Field Link for your controller or BEC:
|Setting||Thunderbird||Phoenix ICE||Phoenix ICE HV||Phoenix and
|CC BEC and
CC BEC Pro
|Auto LiPo volts/cell||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Voltage cutoff type||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Specific Usage Notes:
- Thunderbird controllers have fewer settings than may be represented on the Field Link. The Field Link will simply skip over these unsupported option rows.
- CC BEC and CC BEC Pro have adjustable output voltages only. Use the BEC VOLTAGE row on the Field Link to change their output value.
- CC BEC does not supply output power when connected to the Castle Link or Field Link. It must therefore be powered with a Y harness like the HV ESC in diagram 2 for field use. The motor pack is not required for this specific setup.
- CC BEC Pro: To use the Field Link you must use the adapter cable provided with your CC BEC Pro. Connect one side to the Field Link and the other side to the “Link Port” on your CC BEC Pro.