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Castle Creations Thunderbird 18A Brushless Esc


  • Description
  • Affordable reliability!
    Thunderbird 18 is capable of 3S LiPo with a 1.5 amp peak BEC, and is ideal for larger foamies and small aerobats.

    All Thunderbird controllers are ready to fly straight from the package, no programming necessary. They are defaulted to Auto LiPo detect and no brake. Should users wish to modify these settings, they may do so using their transmitter or with Castle's incredible Castle Link USB Programming Kit (sold separately).

    Note: Thunderbird controllers are not for use in helicopters.

    Castle Link Compatible
    With the Castle Link USB Programming Kit you can use your Windows PC to easily program your controller. Adjustable settings include:
    -Cutoff voltage
    -Motor direction
    -Brake Type

    Additional Castle Link benefits include:

    Access to all firmware updates, including added features sets released from Castle Engineering, at no charge.
    -Intuitive Demo Mode capability
    -Ability to default ESC to factory settings
    -Ability to save setup profiles for later use

    Technical Specs
    Input Voltage Range: MIN: 2S LiPo
    MAX: 3S LiPo
    Max Continuous Amperage at full throttle: 18 amps
    Max Voltage: 15V
    BEC Voltage: N/A
    BEC Output: Linear regulator, 1.5 amp max, 5.0V fixed output
    Size: Width: 0.9" (23.1mm)
    Length: 1.32" (33.7mm)
    Depth: 0.34" (8.6mm)
    Weight (w/wires): 0.6 oz. (17g)
    Connectors: N/A

    Items Needed for Operation:
    Battery connectors (sold separately)
    Motor connectors (sold separately)

    Product Use Statements: N/A
    Application Guidelines: Larger foamies and small aerobats.
    Programmability: Fully programmable Castle feature set using Castle Link USB adapter (sold separately) and freely downloadable Castle Link Windows software.
    Telemetry Link Capable: No
    Tech Notes: N/A