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Castle Creations

Get to Know “CASTLE CREATIONS”

Castle Creations has become one of the world’s largest manufacturers of electronic speed controls by combining state-of-the-art technologies with high volume manufacturing. The principles that helped us grow from one man with a desire for “something better” are still our driving force. We constantly work to bring our customers products that are unmatched in quality, design, and reliability, at an entirely competitive price.

Our mission is to provide superior products with unequaled service and support. Our technical support team has set the industry standard for knowledgeable advice, troubleshooting hints, and the most courteous customer service available anywhere.

Castle Creations is located in a suburb of Kansas City. We are proud to employ more than 30 people, and that number is growing all the time!

 

Phoenix Ice brings the ability to run at input voltages of up to 8S* (33.6) and use the built in switching

BEC to output up to 5 amps of servo power all the way up to the 8S max*!

Switching BEC
The Phoenix Ice switching BEC output is factory set to 5.0V. Users may use Castle Link to select their desired voltage between 5.0V and 7.0V, in 0.1V increments.

Phoenix Ice logs incredibly useful data directly in the controller. No more guessing about the performance of your system – now you’ll have hard numbers to prove it!

Data Logging Ice brings another incredibly useful feature, extensive data logging capabilities. The controllers are able to measure and record many parameters at sample rates that you choose between 10 samples per second and 1 sample per second. Data points include:

  • Battery Voltage
  • Battery Ripple
  • Battery Current
  • Controller Temperature
  • Controller Input Throttle
  • Controller Motor Power Output
  • Motor RPM

This data is stored directly in the controller and may be accessed once the run is over using the Castle Link USB adapter (sold separately) and Castle Link software (available free at castlecreations.com). The Max Log Size is 21,504 bytes, everything takes one byte except for motor rpm which takes two.

  • Logging ‘Battery Current’ at only a 1 sample / second - 358 minutes of logging time (almost 6 hrs)
  • Logging ‘Motor RPM’ at only 1 sample / second - 179 minutes of logging time
  • Logging everything at only 1 sample / second - 44 minutes of logging time
  • Logging everything at 10 samples / second - 4 minutes and 28 seconds

Two versions: Heat Sink 8S max input and Heat Shrink 6S max input
The Ice comes in two versions, standard version which is optimized for demanding RC heli and sport aircraft applications and a Lite version packaged in heat shrink for users with tight fuselages.

All Phoenix Ice are ready to fly out of the bag, no programming is necessary for most aircraft applications. The controllers are set at the factory for Auto Lipo detect/cutoff operation and they are tuned for optimum outrunner performance.

Advanced users will find the incredible programmability of the Phoenix Ice allows for performance characteristics tailored exactly to their desires.

Heli users are raving about the performance of Castle’s programmable helicopter modes which include options to directly enter desired governed headspeeds as numerical values! Every heli power combination requires slightly varying governor gains, Castle makes these easy to tweak and the net result is a rock solid tail.

We now offer the Quick Connect for more convenient data log downloading and adjusting controller settings. The quick connect is a special harness that allows you to keep the speed controller plugged into the receiver when connecting to the Castle Link. It has an extra 12″ servo lead that can be placed wherever it is convenient to plug in the link, while your speed controller stays connected to the receiver. No more digging into your setup to get to the receiver just to pull off your data or change settings!

Designed in Kansas. Components manufactured in the USA, Mexico, and China.

Castle Creations, Inc. warrants this product to be free from manufacturing defects for a period of one year from date of purchase.

*8S rating is for standard Phoenix Ice only. Phoenix Ice Lite has a maximum voltage of 6s.

The heat sink is machined specifically for the controller and is bonded directly to the circuit boards for optimum heat uptake. We strongly recommend that users take advantage of the heat sink version wherever possible.

Phoenix Ice HV controllers offer incredible reliability and flexibility for your high powered applications. Now available in 40, 60, 80, 120, 160, and 160 Lite amp configurations.

  • Ready to fly out of the bag, but users can tap into serious computing capabilities by connecting them to Castle Link software using a Castle Link or upcoming Field Link programming card.
  • Comprehensive heli feature set, including direct entry governor mode, autorotation with bailout, and soft start capabilities to protect your gearing (see the screenshot on the right for more details).
  • Opto isolated throttle cable helps reduce radio interference
  • Full data logging capabilities. Measure amp draw, controller temperature, motor rpms, battery voltage and ripple and more. Take the mystery out of electric flight!

We now offer the Quick Connect for more convenient data log downloading and adjusting controller settings. The quick connect is a special harness that allows you to keep the speed controller plugged into the receiver when connecting to the Castle Link. It has an extra 12″ servo lead that can be placed wherever it is convenient to plug in the link, while your speed controller stays connected to the receiver. No more digging into your setup to get to the receiver just to pull off your data or change settings!

Designed in Kansas. Components manufactured in the USA, Mexico, and China.

Phoenix Ice HV logs incredibly useful data directly in the controller. No more guessing about the performance of your system – now you’ll have hard numbers to prove it!

What the heck is a bEC?

Our Battery Eliminator Circuits are small devices that eliminate the need for a receiver and servo battery pack. They draw higher voltage from the motor batteries and drop it to a voltage level that is suitable for your receiver and servos. This is required in applications which draw high power for multiple servos or use more than 3S motor packs, as most ESCs with linear BECs are not designed for these applications.

NOTE: CC BEC Pro should never be operated in series or parallel with another BEC or backup receiver pack connected to the RX/Servo side of the circuit.