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Recommended ESCs for Heli Setups

Caution: The internal Phoenix Ice BEC is not recommended on Helis with blades larger than 425mm. Helis larger than the Trex 500 need an external BEC as the larger servos pull in excess of 2 amps each which will put the internal Phoenix Ice BEC over the 5 amp peak limit rating. The CC BEC PRO is the best solution Castle offers for these larger models.

Some of the newer servos and/or firmware for the 500 size Align Helis and others may be more load than the Ice Internal BEC can supply.

Helicopter Motor Castle ESC Recommendations Lipo Cells Pinion Flying Style
250 Class Helicopters
Align 250 Align BL250 Phoenix-25 3 15t 3D
Gaui 200 Gaui GM-811-4800KV Phoenix-25 2 or 3 9t - 15t Sport, 3D, Extreme 3D
450 Class Helicopters
Align 450 Align BL 430SP Phoenix Ice Lite 50 3 13t 3D
Scorpion HK 2221-8 Phoenix Ice Lite 50 3 13t or 14t 3D or Extreme 3D
Hacker A20-6XL-3500Kv Phoenix Ice Lite 50 3 13t or 14t 3D or Extreme 3D
Rave 450 Next D (Scorpion) 2221-6 Phoenix Ice Lite 50 3 11t 3D
Scorpion 2221-10 Phoenix Ice Lite 50 4 13t Extreme 3D
MA Furion 450 Scorpion 2221-8 Phoenix Ice Lite 50 3 11t - 13t Sport to Extreme 3D
Neu 1107H/1.5Y Phoenix Ice Lite 50 3 11t Extreme 3D
Blade 400 E-Flite 420H Phoenix-45 or Phoenix Ice Lite 50 3 10t Sport or 3D
Outrage G5 Outrage EPT XL Phoenix-45 or Phoenix Ice Lite 50 6 11t - 13t Sport to Extreme 3D
Scorpion 2221-8 Phoenix-45 or Phoenix Ice Lite 50 3 11t - 13t Sport to Extreme 3D
Hacker A20-6XL-3500Kv Phoenix-45 or Phoenix Ice Lite 50 3 11t - 13t Sport to Extreme 3D
500 Class Helicopters
Trex 500 Align BL 500L Phoenix Ice 75 or Phoenix Ice 100 5 or 6 12t, 13t (6s), 14t (5s) Sport or 3D
Scorpion HK 3026-1600 Phoenix Ice 75 or Phoenix Ice 100 5 or 6 14t, 15t (5s), 13t, 14t (6s) Sport or 3D
Scorpion HK 3026-1900 Phoenix Ice 100 5 or 6 14t (5s), 13t, 14t (6s) 3D or Extreme 3D
Castle Vertigo 3424-1800 Phoenix Ice 100 5 or 6 15t, 16t (5s), 13t, 14t (6s) Sport, 3D, Extreme 3D
Hacker A40-10s Phoenix Ice 75 or Phoenix Ice 100 5 or 6 15t, 16t (5s), 13t, 14t (6s) Sport, 3D, Extreme 3D
Neu 1708H/1YKDE-1430Kv Phoenix Ice 100 6 15t or 16t 3D or Extreme 3D
HDX HC500 Outrage EPT 1320Kv Phoenix Ice 75 or Phoenix Ice 100 6 13t - 16t Sport or 3D
Neu 1708H/1Y 1275 Phoenix Ice 75 or Phoenix Ice 100 6 13t - 16t Sport to Extreme 3D
Hacker A40-10s-1320 Phoenix Ice 75 or Phoenix Ice 100 6 13t - 16t Sport to Extreme 3D
Compass Atom C 5016-1080 Phoenix Ice 75 or Phoenix Ice 100 6 8t - 10t Sport to Extreme 3D
Hacker A40-16s-1000Kv Phoenix Ice 75 or Phoenix Ice 100 6 9t - 11t Sport to Extreme 3D
MSH Protos MSH-800Kv Phoenix Ice 75 or Phoenix Ice 100 5 or 6 15t - 20t Sport to Extreme 3D
Neu 1708H/1.5Y 850Kv Phoenix Ice 75 or Phoenix Ice 100 5 or 6 15t - 19t 3D or Extreme 3D
Scorpion 3026-880Kv Phoenix Ice 75 or Phoenix Ice 100 6 14t - 16t Sport, 3D, Extreme 3D
JR Vibe 500 E-Flite Power 25-100Kv Phoenix Ice 75 or Phoenix Ice 100 6 12t or 13t Sport or 3D
Hacker A40-16s-1000Kv Phoenix Ice 75 or Phoenix Ice 100 6 12t or 13t Sport or 3D
Mikado 400 Scorpion 3026-1400 Phoenix Ice 75 or Phoenix Ice 100 5 or 6 20t - 22t Sport to Extreme 3D
Castle Vertigo 3424-1800 Phoenix Ice 100 6 15t - 17t Sport to Extreme 3D
Scorpion 3026-1600 Phoenix Ice 75 or Phoenix Ice 100 5 or 6 17t - 19t Sport to Extreme 3D
Hacker A40-10s-1600 Phoenix Ice 75 or Phoenix Ice 100 6 17t - 19t Sport to Extreme 3D
Neu 1708H/1YKDE-1430KV Phoenix Ice 100 6 20t - 22t Sport to Extreme 3D
550 Class Helicopters
Outrage 550 Neu 1907H/1Y Phoenix Ice 100 6 11t or 12t 3D or Extreme 3D
Neu 1907H/1.5Y Phoenix Ice 100 8 13t or 14t 3D or Extreme 3D
Mikado 500 Scorpion 4025-890 Phoenix Ice 100 8 14t - 17t Sport to Extreme 3D
Scorpion 4025-1100 Phoenix Ice 100 6 16t - 18t Sport to Extreme 3D
Neu 1907H/1.5Y Phoenix Ice 100 6 14t - 17t Sport to Extreme 3D
Hacker A40-10L-ET 1100Kv Phoenix Ice 100 6 15t - 17t Sport to Extreme 3D
600 Class Helicopters
Mikado 600 Scorpion 4035-560 Phoenix Ice2 HV 80 or Phoenix Ice2 HV 120 10 or 12 10t - 15t Sport to Extreme 3D
Scorpion 4035-630 Phoenix Ice2 HV 80 or Phoenix Ice2 HV 120 10 or 12 10t - 15t Sport to Extreme 3D
Hacker A50-12L ET Phoenix Ice2 HV 80 or Phoenix Ice2 HV 120 8 or 10 16t or 17t Sport to Extreme 3D
Trex 600 Align BL650L Phoenix Ice 100 6 14t - 17t 3D
Scorpion4025-890 Phoenix Ice 100 8 15t Extreme 3D
Neu 1515H/2.5D-1650Kv Phoenix Ice 100 6 12t or 13t 3D or Extreme 3D
Neu 1907H/1Y-1400KV Phoenix Ice 100 6 13t or 14t 3D
Neu 1912H/1Y-825 Kv Phoenix Ice2 HV80 10 13t - 15t 3D or Extreme 3D
Neu 1910H/1Y-1050 Kv Phoenix Ice2 HV 80 or Phoenix Ice 100 8 13t - 15t 3D or Extreme 3D
700 Size Helicopters
Trex 700E Align 700M-510Kv Phoenix Ice HV 120 12 12t 3D
Neu 1917H/1YKDE-520KV Phoenix Ice2 HV 160, Phoenix Ice2 HV 120 12 12t or 13t 3D or Extreme 3D
Trex 700 Conversions Neu 1915H/1.5Y-450Kv Phoenix Ice2 HV 120 12 18t - 20t 3D
Scorpion HK 4035-530 Phoenix Ice2 HV 120, Phoenix Ice2 HV 160 12 12t or 13t 3D or Extreme 3D
Hacker A50-14L ET Phoenix Ice2 HV 120, Phoenix Ice2 HV 160 12 15t 3D
Avant Aurora 700E Neu 1915H/1.5Y-450Kv Phoenix Ice2 HV 120, Phoenix Ice2 160 HV 12 11t or 12t 3D or Extreme 3D
Neu 1917H/1YKDE-520KV Phoenix Ice2 HV 160, Phoenix Ice2 HV 120 12 10t - 12t 3D or Extreme 3D
Scorpion 4035-500Kv Phoenix Ice2 HV 160, Phoenix Ice2 HV 120 12 10t - 12t 3D or Extreme 3D
Bergin Tazer Neu 1915H/1.5Y-450Kv Phoenix Ice2 HV 120, Phoenix Ice2 160 HV 10 or 12 Two-stage Sport or 3D
Scorpion 4035-560Kv Phoenix Ice2 HV 120, Phoenix Ice2 160 HV 10 or 12 Two-stage Sport or 3D
Hacker A50-14l-540Kv Phoenix Ice2 HV 120, Phoenix Ice2 HV 160 10 or 12 Two-stage Sport or 3D
Rave 90 ENV Next D ( Scorpion) 4035-560 Phoenix Ice2 HV 120, Phoenix Ice2 HV 160 12 15t - 17t Sport, 3D, Extreme 3D
Neu 1915/1.5Y-450Kv Phoenix Ice2 HV 120, Phoenix Ice2 HV160 12 19t - 21t Sport, 3D, Extreme 3D
Neu 1917H/1YKDE-520KV Phoenix Ice2 HV 120, Phoenix Ice2 HV 160 12 17t - 19t 3D or Extreme 3D