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MAMBA X, 25.2V WP ESC AND 1406-6900KV SENSORED COMBO
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MAMBA X, 25.2V WP ESC AND 1406-6900KV SENSORED COMBO

Product #: 010-0155-03

Meet the next generation.

Castle Creations is proud to announce our new flagship surface product, the MAMBA X EXTREME 1:10 SCALE WATERPROOF ESC. We at Castle wanted to address three main concepts while designing a new ESC for the modern day RC enthusiast; VERSATILITY, RELIABILITY, and PERFORMANCE. These are the pillars of the Mamba X design and the driving forces behind the feature-packed controller.

The Mamba X paired with our sensored 1406 - 6900kv motor is the perfect combo for 1/10th scale vehicles weighing less than 4lbs. Suggested applications are 1/10th scale touring cars 2WD buggies on a 2s LiPo. It is not recommended for 2WD or 4WD short course trucks.

New Firmware Available!
Version 2.02 offers improved low speed control, stronger drag brake, new Aux Wire Mode "Crawler/Rock Race", and MUCH more. Check out all of the changes here and be sure to update your new Mamba X via the Castle Link!

Read the RC Driver review here!  "Sensored Has Never Been So Good! – The Castle Creations Mamba X Sensored Brushless System"

USD $209.91 /EA
List Price: USD $259.95 /EA
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  • Waterproof : Yes
  • Telemetry Capable : Yes
  • Data Logging : Yes
  • Auxiliary Wire : Yes
  • Minimum Input Voltage : 2S
  • Maximum Input Voltage : 6S
  • Sensored Capable : Yes
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  • Availability: Note-This item is out of stock and will be backordered.

The Mamba X is extremely versatile, capable of powering a wide variety of applications ranging from 2S to 6S and vehicles ranging from 1/10th scale to 1/8th scale*. Whether you are racing at the track with your 2wd buggy, bashing through puddles and mud in your SCT or monster truck, or navigating a hardcore crawling excursion, this controller raises the bar to a whole new level.

ESCs have a tough life - landing extreme jumps, experiencing accidental collisions, and splashing through the occasional puddle. As R/C enthusiast themselves, Castle engineers understand this and designed the Mamba X to endure these situations and power through them. It is housed in a rugged CNC-machined aluminum case and then potted in waterproof epoxy. This not only protects the electronics but ensures any heat generated in the controller can easily be dissipated through the case.

The high performance Mamba X includes an integrated and powerful 8A adjustable BEC and can push the most extreme 1/10th scale setups and 1/8th scale* race buggies. SmartSense™ allows you to take advantage of smooth, cog-free, and predictable sensored starts, and Castle’s new and improved throttle response keeps you ahead of the competition.

The Mamba X is proudly designed and manufactured in Olathe, Kansas and is backed by Castle Creations’ 1-year warranty and unparalleled "make-it-right" customer support. Call us, email us, or walk in our front door – we’re here to help.

Features:

  • Wide 2S to 6S input voltage range
  • Sensored Motor Support (Castle X-Series Sensor Harness Included)
  • Waterproof
  • 8A Adjustable BEC (5.25V-8.0V)
  • Data-logging
  • Rugged CNC Aluminum Case
  • Castle Link Programming Support
  • SmartSense™
  • Integrated Capacitors
  • Removable 30mm Cooling Fan
  • Integrated 4mm Bullet Connectors
  • 12 AWG Power Wires
  • Waterproof Switch
  • Audible Alerts

The Mamba X has an exclusive set of features that allow you more control and flexibility than ever before:

SMARTSENSE™
Enabled by default, the Mamba X uses the motor’s sensors to provide smooth starts, excellent torque, and low-speed drivability. Once the motor is turning, it seamlessly transitions to Castle’s ULTRA-EFFICIENT sensorless mode with electronic timing. When running, a motor must transition between different load points and a different timing advance is required for optimal efficiency at each. Electronic timing in SMARTSENSE™ will advance timing automatically for peak performance during all driving conditions. This combines the best of both worlds in an unrivaled HYBRID between smooth sensored startups and high-efficiency sensorless running. Your motor will produce more power and less heat.

AUXILIARY WIRE FUNCTIONALITY
The Mamba X allows “on-the-fly” adjustments to be made through the AUX wire once enabled in Castle Link. Once you have selected an AUX wire function, that setting can then be tuned from your transmitter while driving. Torque control, max throttle, max brake and drag brake adjustments are a sampling of the available modes. This real-time tuning allows you to quickly and easily fine-tune your system.

DATALOGGING
Enabled by default, the Mamba X captures and records performance data from your vehicle. This allows you to view a detailed turn-by-turn record of what your ESC actually experienced during the run. You will be able to record real-time data such as motor RPM, battery current and voltage, ESC and motor temperature, throttle input, and more. Download and analyze the collected data via Castle Link and make adjustments to maximize both performance and battery life.

CASTLE LINK™
For nearly 20 years Castle engineers have been setting the bar for industry leading software functionality. The Castle Link Programming Suite is your ticket to creating the perfect setup. To gain access to the host of tuning parameters, simply redeem the coupon for the Castle Link adapter included with your Mamba X purchase. Download the simple to install software from our website and you are ready to personalize your controller’s parameters. Don’t forget to use the “check for updates” feature in Castle Link to download new software as it becomes available. New features are yours at no cost, a perk for choosing Castle.

*In 1/8th scale setups, the Mamba X is intended to be used for off-road racing in buggies weighing up to 9 lbs (including batteries and ready-to-run). In these 1/8th scale racing setups, the Mamba X should be run at 4S Lipo (16.8V) max and is recommended to be paired with the Castle 1512-1800Kv (P/N: 060-0062-00) or Castle 1512-2650Kv (P/N: 060-0061-00) motor, with appropriate gearing only.

ESC Technical Specs
Input Voltage Range: MIN: 2S LiPo
MAX: 6S LiPo (25.2V)
BEC Specifications: Adjustable: 5.5V, 6.0V, 7.5V. or 8.0V (8A Peak), default 5.5V
Operating Environment: Waterproof* design allows for use in nearly any environment.
Brake: Proportional
Reversible: Yes, but may be disabled for racing.
On/Off Switch: Yes
Cooling Fan: Yes, factory equipped (30mm), fully removable** (see Product Use Statements below)
Size: Length: 2.14" (54.4mm)
Width: 1.39" (35.2mm)
Height: 1.18" (30.0mm)
Weight (with wires): 3.56 oz. (101g)
Connectors: 4.0mm female bullets for motor connection.
Items Needed for Operation: Battery Connector required, Castle 6.5mm Polarized Connectors, Castle 4.0mm Polarized Connectors, Traxxas® Power Connectors, or Deans® Ultra Plugs are recommended.
Product Use Statements:

*Although Mamba X is waterproof, it is not intended for operation while completely submerged in liquid. T Always rinse the ESC and motor with clean water after exposure to corrosives or dirt. While the motor and controller may be waterproof, we suggest users confirm that the rest of their vehicle, including the batteries, servos, radio and chassis are also waterproof before exposing them to liquids of any kind.

**The cooling fan must be removed prior to driving in wet conditions. It is not waterproof.

Max. Recommended Vehicle Weight: 4lbs / 1.8kg, with batteries, ready-to-run with included 1406 - 6900kv motor.
Programmability: Fully programmable Castle feature set using Castle Link USB adapter (coupon for free link included in package) and freely downloadable Castle Link Windows software.
Telemetry Link Capable: Yes
Tech Notes:
  1. Mamba X setups frequently hit 100+ amps in peaks and not all LiPos are created equal. Surge ratings should never be used to determine a pack's suitability for a brushless application. Recommended battery capacity for 1:8th scale vehicles is 5000mAh. We recommend using 30C continuous discharge or higher LiPo batteries (or high quality 25C batteries such as Traxxas® Power Cell).
  2. Our experience suggests using only mild gear ratios with NiMH cells. Do not attempt to use NiMH cells in extreme setups.
  3. Applying voltages higher than 25.2V will cause irreparable damage to ESC.
  4. We recommend a high-current connector designed for high-powered electric systems, rated for 70+ amps. Invest in connector sets made for high-powered electric systems such as our Castle 6.5mm Polarized Connectors, Castle 4.0mm Polarized Connectors, Traxxas® Power Connectors, or Deans® Ultra Plugs are recommended.
Motor Technical Specs
Input Voltage Range: 2S LiPo
Kv: 6900
Max. RPM: 100,000
Size: Length: 49.5mm
Diameter: 36mm
Weight (w/wires): 193g / 6.8oz
Shaft Size: Length: 15mm
Diameter: 1/8" (3.17mm)
Mounting Hole Specifications: M3 @ 25mm
Cooling Fan: Optional, coming soon!
Connectors: 4mm male Castle Bullet Connectors
Application Guidelines: 1/10th scale on-road cars for 2s use.
Lighter off-road 1/10th stadium trucks and buggies with conservative gearing.
NOT for use in 2WD or 4WD short course trucks.
Please refer to our Gearing Chart for recommended motor, battery and gearing for some of the more popular vehicles on the market.

Max. Recommended Vehicle Weight: Up to 4lbs
Tech Notes:

Running modes: SMARTSENSE™, Sensored only

Water Resistant Design: The sensor board is coated with silicone conformal coating to protect the sensors from moisture. The sensor connections are not water resistant; water can cause signal loss which could result in loss of sensored capabilities. Castle recommended applying dielectric grease to the outside of the sensor wire connections after installation of the wire. Routine maintenance is recommended after running in wet conditions. Please refer to this document for running and maintaining motors in wet environments.

Comparable Turn Count: 2-Pole Equivalent Turn-Count Data Sheet

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 manufactured, in Olathe, Kansas USA.

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