Sends real-time data from your model back to your transmitter. The X-BUS Telemetry Link was developed based on communication protocol disclosed from Spektrum® for use with specific Spektrum® radios and compatible Castle Creations ESC’s. Telemetry data can be displayed on the transmitter screen, or for parameters where you only want to be notified when a defined threshold is exceeded, (battery voltage, ESC temperature, etc.) you can configure a vibration or sound alert from the radio.
Items needed for set-up and operation.
• Compatible Spektrum® transmitter/ Telemetry Module (software update may be required)
• Compatible Castle Creation ESC (software update may be required)
• Castle Link usb device
Below is an example of an X-BUS Telemetry Link set-up for Surface, Air and Internal Governor Systems. You can see how the Telemetry Link (about 5.4 inches long) connection is made between the Castle ESC and the Spektrum® X-Bus™ receiver and Telemetry Module/System. There is no requirement for additional Telemetry Sensors for your Spektrum® radio when using the X-BUS Telemetry Link. There are 7 specific data points available* and you can enable/disable to your liking through Castle Link™.
Note: data points available may vary depending on the ESC's capabilities.
|Spektrum® X-Bus Telemetry Link Data Points|| |
|Battery Voltage||You will be able to see the voltage state of your battery during flight and respond appropriately to deteriorating conditions or alarms you’ve programmed in your radio.|
|Battery Current||Reduce the load (throttle usually) to prevent an over-current shut down and know immediately if your consuming too much current in a particular maneuver. |
|Motor Power Output||This is the percentage of full power your ESC is delivering to your motor.|
|RPM||Ensure you are within acceptable parameters, without the use of a tachometer. |
|BEC Voltage||Monitor your BEC voltage and its stability to the RX even under different loads from different servos.|
|ESC Temperature||ESC temperature monitoring can eliminate a potential thermal shut down. |
|Battery Ripple||Just how hard are the capacitors, FETS, and internal components working with your set up, excessive ripple can cause internal heating of batteries. Excessive heat is harmful to the components and it can ultimately kill the controller.|
Operation of a model aircraft requires your undivided attention. We encourage you to refer to your transmitter manual to configure tactile and/or aural alerts to ensure your safety, and the safety of those around you.
|Size: ||5.425 in (137.9mm) x .39 in (10mm) |
|Weight and size (circuit board only with no wires):||0.012 lbs. (0.192 oz.) |