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Product #: 010-0053-00

UPC code:850866000085

THIS PRODUCT HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED. The recommended replacement part number is 010-0113-00.
This page is for informational purposes only.

Affordable reliability!

Thunderbird 54 is capable of 3S LiPo with a 3 amp peak BEC, and is ideal for great aerobats such as the Multiplex Acromaster, or for smaller powered gliders.

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.

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  • Telemetry Capable : No
  • ESC Current Rating : 54
  • Data Logging : No
  • Auxiliary Wire : No
  • Internal BEC : Yes
  • Minimum Input Voltage : 2S
  • Maximum Input Voltage : 3S
  • Availability: Discontinued

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: 54 amps
Max Voltage: 15V
BEC Voltage: N/A
BEC Output: Linear regulator
3 amp max
5.0V fixed output
Size: Width: 1.15" (29.2mm)
Length: 2" (50.8mm)
Depth: 0.4" (10.16mm)
Weight (w/wires): 1.2 oz. (34g)
Connectors: N/A
Items Needed for Operation:
  • Battery connectors (sold separately)
  • Motor connectors (sold separately)
Product Use Statements: N/A
Application Guidelines: Great aerobats such as the Multiplex Acromaster, or for smaller powered gliders.
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
Thunderbird 54 User Guide

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

This is a high power product with the potential to be very dangerous. Please read the safety information before use. This product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and or birth defects or other reproductive harm.

U.S. Patent # 7400103, 7492122, 7579796, 7740516, 8287328, 8678875, and 8905814 B2 - Other patents pending.

Controller designed, and circuit boards manufactured, in Olathe, Kansas USA.
Controller assembled in Mexico.

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