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Offline Dennis Toth

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FIELD LINK PORTABLE PROGRAMMER FOR FLYING anyone use this?
« on: February 07, 2021, 09:34:52 AM »
I was just on the Castle site and saw the field link portable programmer, has anyone used this? It seems like the useful setting is the governor gain and maybe the motor timing.

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Re: FIELD LINK PORTABLE PROGRAMMER FOR FLYING anyone use this?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2021, 10:01:34 AM »
It does work at the field if you have a laptop, but in my experience is just as well used at home. It is nearly night and day switching a Castle esc from the R/C mode (default) to the C/L mode. Plus I changed the prop strike setting (i.e. Peak Amps), but only after I fried a motor on a noseover on take off. There is also what type of spool up and shut down you like. I only used it at home, and only twice for my last electric plane.
 At a larger meet once, my dad's setup was totally off and I forget which member here happened to have the link with him and saved my dad's bacon that day.
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Re: FIELD LINK PORTABLE PROGRAMMER FOR FLYING anyone use this?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2021, 12:10:26 PM »
I think that he is interested in the blue tooth version of the link.  I have also been thinking about, much easier than having to bring a computer to the field.

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Re: FIELD LINK PORTABLE PROGRAMMER FOR FLYING anyone use this?
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2021, 07:41:32 AM »
I have the Castle field link programming card you are referring to. In my honest opinion it is a P.O.S. It isn't worth what it cost. Take a laptop to the field to get your plane set up,once you have it set to your liking you're done
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Re: FIELD LINK PORTABLE PROGRAMMER FOR FLYING anyone use this?
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2021, 09:20:39 AM »
I have the Castle field link programming card you are referring to. In my honest opinion it is a P.O.S. It isn't worth what it cost. Take a laptop to the field to get your plane set up,once you have it set to your liking you're done

Almost two up on that. I wouldn't quite use POS for the interface but definitely in sucks to have to take a laptop with you to trim / adjust in the field. That's why I don't use the Castle and have gone to Jetti Spin.
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Re: FIELD LINK PORTABLE PROGRAMMER FOR FLYING anyone use this?
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2022, 12:12:31 PM »
Hello,

I probably should have posted my question about the Talon 35 here, but I have been using the blue-tooth enabled Castle B-link to program my ESCs at the field. It works and you have access to the same settings as you would if using the normal link along with you computer.  The beauty of this one is that it was work with a smart phone.  It is also easy to use.  At this time it does not allow you to look at the logged data; hopefully in the future.

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Re: FIELD LINK PORTABLE PROGRAMMER FOR FLYING anyone use this?
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2022, 03:55:52 PM »
Teo,
Can you adjust the rpm with it? That was the only thing you could not do with the old card unit.


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Re: FIELD LINK PORTABLE PROGRAMMER FOR FLYING anyone use this?
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2022, 01:27:08 PM »
Dennis,

Yes, this version of the link has the same functionality as the one which hooks up to a computer.  You can change RPM, change governing modes, battery counts, cutoffs, brake settings, etc.  The only thing that it cannot do at this time is upload the logged data.

I like it.  It can be a little awkward at first but it works well enough.

Teo

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Re: FIELD LINK PORTABLE PROGRAMMER FOR FLYING anyone use this?
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2022, 06:12:35 PM »
Is it available as a download from Castle? I assume it plugs into the timer connection and you use the ships battery to power the ESC during programing?

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Re: FIELD LINK PORTABLE PROGRAMMER FOR FLYING anyone use this?
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2022, 11:48:44 AM »
Dennis,

The software is available through Googleplay and it is free to download to your phone.  They have a version that works with I-Phones as well as Android phones.  The link itself connects to the ESC plug and it is meant to be connected between the ESC and receiver if you are flying R/C.  In our case the ESC simply plugs into it.  It is fairly easy to use and after playing with it for a few minutes it becomes intuitive.

Teo


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