Get wet!

Castle’s Sidewinder ESC, the leading 1/10th scale sport brushless ESC, is now waterproof. The new Sidewinder 3 can power crawlers on water filled trails, SCTs through rain soaked parking lots, and AWDs on rips across muddy fields. Drivers can follow their irresistible urges to drive in the mud or stomp their truck in puddles without damaging their controller.

Designed for 1/10th
The Sidewinder 3 ESC is a great fit for 1/10th off-road, on-road, and rock crawlers running up to 3S LiPo*. It sports updated circuitry for faster response time and improved reliability. As always, the Sidewinder 3 offers industry-leading software functions and USB programming capability via Castle Link USB adapter (sold separately).

Same Amazing Price
Retaining the astonishing retail price of $79.95 (ESC only), the Sidewinder 3 offers world class performance at an entry level price.

Legal mumbo jumbo
Although Sidewinder 3 and Castle brushless motors are waterproof, always rinse the ESC and motor with fresh 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, servo, radio and chassis, are also waterproof before exposing them to liquids of any kind.

Note: product labeling and wiring may not match the images shown here.

*We recommend using a BRUSHED motor for rock crawlers (vehicles traveling 3-5mph.) Brushless motors are fine for use with rock racing. If your vehicle is going to be in a bound up situation, very slowly traversing rocks and obstacles, you are running a rock crawler. If you are constantly traveling at 5mph or higher, you have a rock racer.

Sidewinder 3
Prouduct Part # MSRP  

Sidewinder 3 ESC

010-0115-00 $79.95
Out of stock. Check your local retailer.
Sidewinder 3 with NC1406-4600kV motor 010-0115-01 $129.95 Out of stock. Check your local retailer.
Sidewinder 3 with NC1406-5700kV motor 010-0115-02 $129.95 Out of stock. Check your local retailer.
Sidewinder 3 with NC1406-6900kV motor 010-0115-03 $129.95 Out of stock. Check your local retailer.
Sidewinder 3 with NC1406-7700kV motor 010-0115-04 $129.95 Out of stock. Check your local retailer.
Sidewinder 3 Accessories
Prouduct Part # MSRP  
Sidewinder 3 Replacement Fan. Click for product info. 011-0085-00 $8.99
Sidewinder 3 ESC Specs
Input voltage MIN: 2s LiPo; MAX: 3s LiPo
Operating environment Waterproof* design allows for use in nearly any environment.
Brake Proportional
Reversible Yes - with lockout
Size L: 1.93" (49mm)
W: 1.48" (38mm)
H: 0.79" (20mm)
Weight (with 127mm long battery wires and no battery connector) 1.96 oz
55.5 g

*Not intended for operation while submerged in liquid. If unit is operated in wet conditions, rinse with fresh water to remove dirt or corrosives, then fully dry unit.

Photo Gallery
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Resources
Sidewinder 3 Quick Start Guide Driver's Ed Guide (English) Castle Motor Gearing Chart
Driver's Ed Guide (German) RC Car Action Test Bench - Oct. 2013  

Castle Creations, Inc. warrants this product to be free from manufacturing defects for a period of one year in RC hobby applications. Contact Castle for information on commercial warranty provisions.

Designed in Kansas. Assembled in the U.S., China and/or Mexico.