Field Link Portable Programmer
Programs your controllers without a computer (mostly).
Works as a standard Castle Link USB adapter with your computer.
Sometimes you need to make a change in the programming of a Castle controller and you just don't happen to have a laptop in your man purse. 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!
But wait! Act now and we'll throw in Castle Link USB compatibility too! That's right, these cards are also Castle Links that give you access to the entire world of Castle tuning functionality.
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 http://http://www.castlecreations.com for more details. There is always a chance that we will upgrade the controller firmware 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. We’ll also be happy to upgrade it for you if you drop it in the mail to us.
Phoenix Ice HV
Phoenix and Phoenix HV
CC BEC and
CC BEC Pro
|Auto LiPo volts/cell|
|Low voltage cutoff type|
|Throttle type|| |
Works with all Castle Link compatible air controllers including:
Phoenix, Phoenix HV, Phoenix Ice, Phoenix Ice HV, Thunderbird (limited to select Thunderbird features). See more compatibility info here.
Requires USB 2.0 on a Windows PC running Castle Link software.
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
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: 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.
Field Link for Flying
Field Link for Driving
Note: Field Link Card is capable of changing the following settings, however, the card cannot change settings on controller series that do not have these settings. See charts above for details.
1. Cutoff voltage
2. Auto LiPo volts per cell (3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5)
3. Low voltage cutoff type
4. BEC voltage setting*
5. Motor timing**
6. Motor direction
7. Throttle type**
9. Governor gain**
1. Cutoff voltage
2. Auto LiPo cutoff volts per cell (3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5)
3. Drag brake
4. Brake strength
5. Punch control
6. Reverse type
7. Motor type
8. Motor timing and CHEAT mode
- Thunderbird ESCs
- Phoenix ESCs
- Phoenix HV ESCs
- Phoenix Ice ESCs
- Phoenix Ice HV ESCs
- CC BEC Switching Regulators
- CC BEC Pro Switching Regulators
- Sidewinder Micro 1/18th Scale ESCs
- Mamba-25 1/18th Scale ESCs
- Mamba Micro Pro 1/18th Scale ESCs
- Sidewinder 1/10th Scale ESCs
- Mamba Max 1/10th Scale ESCs
- Mamba Max Pro 1/10th Scale ESCs
- Mamba Monster 1/8th Scale and Monster Truck ESCs
Field Link is compatible with Windows 2000, XP and Vista (Windows Vista requires a specific installation process. See our Castle Link FAQ page for more information).
Field Link for Flying User Guide
Field Link for Driving User Guide