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NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT – DMR 30/40 DEDICATED MULTI-ROTOR ESC
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Olathe KS, September 14, 2016 – Castle Creations Inc., the leader in electronic speed controllers (ESC) for radio controlled (R/C) car, air, and multi-rotor hobby markets, as well as commercial UAV and drone markets, is excited to announce the release of the brand new, high performance, DMR 30/40 ESC for use in high performance and demanding applications such as FPV racing drones, battle drones, large camera carrying multi-rotors, and heavy lift multi-rotors.

Loaded with features, the DMR 30/40 boasts an impressive power to weight ratio and is ready to fly right out of the package.   The DMR 30/40 is controlled by Castle’s innovative Multi-Rotor V5 firmware released in July of 2016. The Multi-Rotor V5 firmware includes Castle’s proprietary Adaptive Timing SystemTM (ATSTM) which maximizes efficiency and power output across the entire throttle range and results in increased flight times and noticeably more torque.

Key features of the new DMR 30/40 include:

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  • Adaptive Timing System™ (ATSTM) technology 
  • Ultra-low internal resistance design
  • Ready to fly out of the package with exclusive Castle “Turbo Sound”
  • High power to weight ratio: Over 1kW from a 5.2g ESC1
  • Advanced rotorSENSE2 allows elegant simplicity in throttle calibration and setting motor direction
  • Auto-Detecting Input Signal selects between Servo PWM, OneShot, and OneShot125
  • Dynamic motor PWM frequency
  • High maximum electrical RPM to support some of the fastest motors available
  • Improved Active Braking algorithm
  • Wide input voltage range for a variety of applications and flight times
  • Programmable via Castle Link USB Adapter or Castle Field Link
  • Designed, manufactured, and supported from Olathe, KS USA

Released in July 2016, Multi-Rotor V5 firmware is a free upgrade to existing multi-rotor products and available for download through Castle Creations’ website, www.castlecreations.com. 

“We are very excited about the release of our new DMR 30/40 ESCs to the growing FPV drone and multi-rotor markets”, says Brian O’Donnell, Director of Marketing and Sales.  “The market has been asking Castle to provide a robust design that is easy to use, has outstanding performance and support.   Bringing this new innovation to our FPV drone and multi-rotor customers is only the beginning. It is an exciting time to be in RC and at Castle Creations.”

 

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Media Information:

Product page: http://www.castlecreations.com/en/dmr-3040-4pack-010-0156-00

Footnotes:

  1. Board weight only. Wire weight not included. Power estimated at 25.2V, 40A, full throttle, and 40mph airflow
  2. Advanced rotorSENSE is inspired by ImmersionRC rotorSENSE
NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT – MULTI-ROTOR V5 Firmware
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speed controllers (ESC)  for unmanned aircraft systems, is excited to announce the release of a brand new, state-of-the-art and feature rich firmware, Multi-Rotor V5, for FPV racing and multi-rotor drones (UAV’s).

Castle Creations’ ESC’s are designed for use in high performance and FPV racing and multi-rotor drones and have a unique Adaptive Timing System to maximize efficiency and power output across the entire throttle range, increasing flight times and maximizing power. Multi-Rotor V5 features an extremely fast throttle response and allows for very high throttle input frequencies, resulting in increased vehicle stability.

When FPV racers upgrade to Castle Creations’ new, industry-leading Multi-Rotor V5 firmware, they will experience thrust, precision and agility like never before. Multi-Rotor V5 is a free upgrade to existing CastleLink software users and available for download through Castle Creations’ website, www.castlecreations.com.

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Additional key features include:

  • Wide input voltage range (6-25.2V)
  • High Maximum electrical RPM (300,000 eRPM) – a must have for FPV racers!
  • Adaptive Timing System for Increased Power and Efficiency
  • Low Internal Resistance for Maximum Efficiency
  • Low Latency Throttle Response – provides better stability and control!
  • Auto Detecting Servo PWM (500HZ) and OneShot 125 (4Khz) input options
  • Very Linear Throttle Response – improves “feel” in flight!
  • Active Braking – quicker throttle response when decelerating!
  • Programmable via Castle Link USB Adapter – the Castle Link software suite offers industry-leading software functions and programming capability as well as access to all firmware updates and new features at no cost!
  • Throttle Calibration and Motor Direction can be easily set in the field
  • Two versions – one with a low noise 5.6V 5A switching Battery Eliminator Circuit (BEC) and one with no BEC to reduce weight

Best Suited For:

  • FPV Racing Drones
  • Battle Drones
  • Large Camera Carrying Multi-Rotors
  • Large Payload Carrying Multi-Rotors

“We are very excited about all the performance improvements this new, innovative technology presents to the ever-changing FPV drone and multirotor markets”, says Castle Creations’ President Jonathan Feldkamp. “The new Multi-Rotor V5 firmware is optimized for multi-rotor applications – incorporating the latest technologies and advanced motor control algorithms. Consumer demand continues to increase as the market becomes more innovative. We are dedicated to providing market leading ESC products to our customers.”

Castle Creations Embraces New FAA Regulations
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Olathe KS, June 23, 2016 – Castle Creations, the leader in electronic drive solutions for unmanned aircraft systems, welcomes the new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulation announced this week. The new rules will make it easier for American businesses, farmers, nonprofits and government agencies to use drones in their work.

Tuesday, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration finalized the first operation rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating drones into the nation’s airspace.

“These new regulations open up a world of exciting possibilities for not only Castle Creations, but our commercial customers as well. We are quite pleased that the FAA is forming a more accepting policy in the industry,” said Castle Creation’s President Jonathan Feldkamp.

The new rule (outlined here) will become effective in 60 days, replacing the current FAA scheme that requires commercial drone operators to spend months waiting for an FAA exemption and to employ a pilot with a manned aircraft license from the FAA. It offers safety regulations for unmanned aircraft drones weighing less than 55 pounds that are conducting non-hobbyist operations.

The tough regulations have been a thorn in the side of business owners for years and have made it difficult for them to take a deeper dive into the benefits of utilizing drones in the industry.

“The innovative work we will be able to provide for our customers is endless,” said Brian O’Donnell, Director of Sales and Marketing for Castle Creations. “Our customers in the agriculture, energy and rescue industries are very excited about these new rules and what it is going to do for their bottom line. Castle Creations is excited about this growing opportunity and pleased to be a part of it.”

According to industry estimates, the rule could generate more than $82 billion for the U.S. economy and create more than 100,000 new jobs over the next 10 years.

For Castle Creations’ customers, it couldn’t be better timing. This week Castle Creations has released a firmware update that gives our commercial customers some much needed features such as reverse thrust and improved failure recovery technology. This will be followed by a release for FPV racers and a new platform shortly thereafter. Castle Creations continues to invest in R&D that will lead the industry for years to come.

About Castle Creations

Castle Creations, Inc. is a global manufacturer that has challenged the limits of technology since 1997.  Based in Olathe, KS USA, Castle continues to pioneer high-performance electronic speed controls (ESC) and motors for the radio controlled (R/C) air, multi-rotor and car enthusiast markets as well as commercial UAV and drone markets.   Our custom products continue to deliver high-performance electric drive solutions that are commonly used in motion control applications.

Announcing the 30 Day Powered By Castle Sales Event

Throughout their history, Castle Creations has never had an “all inclusive” sale – until now! Powered-By-Castle-Sale_logoFrom October 22 through November 22, 2015, surface and air R/C enthusiast can purchase authentic Castle Creations products at significant savings off of Castle’s suggested retail prices. “As we wrap up the 2015 year, we want to make sure that our loyal customers have an opportunity to help us celebrate another year of leadership in the R/C electronics and power systems industry,” says Jeff Lacina, marketing manager at Castle Creations. “This sale is on every Castle Creations product that our distributors and resellers carry, as well as for all the regular inventory items listed on the Castle Creations website.”

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“It’s been a very busy year-and-a-half for everyone at Castle that has seen the introduction of the Talon and Mamba X Series ESCs,” notes Lacina. “We have incredibly loyal customers so we wanted to come up with a program that would reward everyone: air and surface R/C enthusiasts.”

The 30 Day Power By Castle Savings Event is being made available to all customers via Castle’s distribution and reseller organization. “If your favorite reseller or hobby shop isn’t participating in the 30 Day Power By Castle Savings Event, please ask them to contact their distributor for information about the special promotion,” explains Lacina. “Or, products can be purchased via CastleCreations.com if you don’t have a local retailer selling Castle products.”

Lacina notes that Castle-branded apparel and NeuMotors products are not included in this special, limited-time promotion.

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Big Savings on Big Power! Announcing the Castle RePower Program

Castle_Repower_Program_logo_APRIL_29_UPDATE UPDATE: April 29, 2015 With all the brushed vehicles being repowered with industry-leading Castle systems, we've now expanded the Castle RePower Program to cover selected vehicles that already came with  brushless systems from the factory. We've now added 81 brushless vehicles to the list of vehicles eligible for the special pricing available through the Castle RePower Program.

UPDATED LIST OF VEHICLES HERE!

We've also added a listing of the Castle ESC and motor combinations based upon the vehicles they can RePower and a list of specially priced Castle Accessories to help you complete the RePower of your vehicle.

It's time to RePower with a Castle Brushless Power System

For a limited time, we are offering a unique opportunity to upgrade selected R/C vehicles through the Castle RePower Program. ARRMA_Web_Gallery_Image_1

The Castle RePower Program is simple. Our product specialists have developed a list of more than 70 "upgradeable" vehicles (Arrma, Traxxas, HPI, Kyosho, ECX, Vattera, etc). Simply locate your current vehicle from this list, decide which Castle "RePower Option" you want to go with, then give us a call to place your order at special RePower Program prices. We will be adding more vehicles to this list - so if your current vehicle isn't there, check back in a couple of weeks for an updated listing.

During your call to our sales team, you will receive the special RePower Program price and instructions on trading-in your existing brushed power system. Once we receive your functioning, but "old and slow" stuff, we'll ship your industry-leading Castle ESC and motor combination out to you.

Please note: the brushed system you "trade-in" must be functioning. Trust us, we know the smell of burned up stuff!

Not sure which Castle RePower Option is right for you? question

Fear not Skippy, just give our Tech Support team a call at 913-390-6939 #1 and they'll help you decide which Castle system is best for you and your specific vehicle.

Isn't it time you make the upgrade to an industry-leading, high-performance Castle brushless power system for your vehicle? Don't delay - this is a limited time program.

How the Castle RePower Program works

Step 1: Review the list of Castle RePower Program eligible vehicles* to see if your vehicle is on the list. Step 2: Review the Castle RePower Options available for your vehicle and decide which one is right for you.

Step 3: Contact Castle Sales by calling 913-390-6939 #3 to get your special RePower Program pricing or email sales@castlecreations.com

Step 4: Once you've made your purchase, Castle will send you a unique trade-in code for your brushed power system. Remove it from your vehicle and send it back to us with your trade-in code.

Step 5: Once you've received it, install and set up your new Castle brushless motor and ESC in your vehicle. You can even tune it using our proven Castle Link Programming software.

Step 6: Enjoy your Castle RePowered vehicle responsibly. (Castle is not responsible for shredded or split tires, damaged grass, flying rocks and dirt or that ear-to-ear grin on your face from all that incredible Castle POWER!) * Vehicle list will be periodically updated.

The Castle Brushless Advantage Traxxas_StampedeWhen compared to brushed power systems (brushed motor and controller), Castle's industry-leading brushless power systems provide a number of tire-shredding advantages.

  • Improved reliability and durability - no motor maintenance
  • Improved system efficiency = longer run times
  • Insane off-the-line torque
  • Higher speeds
  • Programmable Electronic Speed Controller (ESC) - tune the performance of your vehicle
  • Greater power-to-weight ratio for your vehicle = more fun When it comes to high-performance brushless power systems, Castle has been overpowering RC since 1997.

SWSCT ComboWhen it comes to high-performance brushless power systems, Castle has been overpowering RC since 1997 - there's never been a better time to RePower with Castle! story_separator3_1200