We’re huge fans of speed controls with data logging because they provide critical information on how your entire power system is operating. And knowledge is power! Now, Castle Creations is taking data-logging to the next level with telemetry-equipped speed controls, so you can see real-time flight information on your transmitter screen.
From Castle Creations:
In this day and age, we all know RC is not just one way communication anymore. Telemetry advancements are rapidly emerging and Castle has collaborated with the radio experts at Futaba® and Spektrum® to release two incredibly useful and easy to use Telemetry products. Air and Surface enthusiasts now have a means to receive and view telemetry data on compatible Futaba® and Spektrum® radios when using their favorite Castle ESC’s.*
The Castle Telemetry Links were developed based on communication protocol from Spektrum® and Futaba®. They become a communication module between the Castle ESC and the radio receiver and/or telemetry module where they are attached. The Castle ESC is then easily programmed through Castle Link ™ to allow the bidirectional communication required to transmit data to the radios.
When setup and utilized properly, real-time data will aid in the overall enjoyment and safe operation of model airplanes, helicopters, and cars. Imagine the benefits of being notified by a configured vibration or sound alert when a defined threshold is exceeded, such as battery voltage, battery current or ESC temperature. Pilots can now react and avoid potentially costly repairs as well as gain insight into other parameters that can reduce the performance of an electric power system, such as excessive ripple voltage.
Let’s face it, a modeler’s time and energy should be devoted to enjoying their craft. Telemetry is a powerful addition to any RC enthusiast’s tool box and provides confidence to maximize model performance and gain the competitive edge.
Compatible Castle ESC*
The ESC must have the ability to accept a bidirectional communication protocol that gives it the ability to transmit real-time telemetry feedback. This feature is called Link Live™ and needs to be enabled on compatible ESC’s using Castle Link™. (Telemetry is not compatible when using multirotor mode on AIR ESCs)
Compatible Futaba S.BUS2 Radio
S.BUS2™ extends Futaba S.BUS™ and supports bidirectional communication. Compatible radios will support S.BUS2 protocol. It is also necessary to utilize a compatible Futaba® Telemetry Receiver. Compatible radio’s:
- 14SG (available now)
- *T18SZ, *T18MZ, *T4PX. (*pending Futaba software update release)
Compatible Spektrum AirWare Radio
AirWare supports bidirectional communication. It is also necessary to utilize a compatible Spektrum Telemetry Module. Compatible radio’s: