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Product #: 010-0139-02

Affordable Waterproof Brushless Power System!

Sidewinder 8th is our sport 1:8 scale waterproof* combo capable of 2-6S LiPo, with an 8 amp peak BEC. This is the perfect upgrade for 1:8 scale buggies, truggies and on-road vehicles as well as 1:10 scale monster trucks weighing up to 11 lbs. It can also work as a great upgrade for some 4WD short course trucks for 3s or 4s operation. It also comes standard with a highly efficient ESC cooling fan.

ESC Features:

  • 2s - 6s LiPo (25.2V) use in vehicles up 11.lbs with battery, ready-to-run.
  • Smooth sensorless motor operation with included 1515-2200kv sensored** brushless motor
  • Large 6.5mm female motor bullet connectors (male connectors sold separately)
  • Waterproof design ESC and splash resistant 30MM fan*
  • Powerful 5.5 volts fixed, 8 amps Peak BEC
  • LED error codes for common error conditions
  • Convenient transmitter programming for nine common adjustable settings
  • Full compatible with the Castle Link Programming Suite to modify settings and download software updates available via Windows®-based Castle Link software and USB adapter (sold separately), or the Castle Link iOS App and a B-LINK Bluetooth Adapter. (sold separately)
  • Proudly Designed, Assembled and Supported in Olathe, KS USA
  • Backed by Castle Creations' 1 YR WARRANTY

1515-2200Kv V2 Features: 
  • Input Voltage range: 2s-6s LiPo
  • Redesigned stator and rotor resulting in improved magnetic flux. 
  • Reduced magnetic cogging, producing less residual drag brake.
  • Increased efficiency, resulting in lower temperatures and longer run times.
  • Smoother start-up, reducing cogging or stuttering when starting from a stop.
  • Rebuildable design allows replacement of front end bell/bearing assembly or rotor/shaft assembly. (see note below)
  • High-Strength Kevlar Wrap and 180C Grade Neodymium Sintered Magnets
  • Oversized NMB Bearings and High-Temperature, High-Purity Copper Windings
  • Castle 10 AWG, High-Strand-Count Silicone-Insulated Wire with 6.5mm Bullet Connectors
  • High-Performance 0.2mm Steel Lamination Stacked Stator
  • Oversized, low-resistance, gold-plated solder tabs
  • Sensor board with High Quality Temperature-Stabilized Sensors
  • T6 Aluminum CNC Machines Front/Rear End bell
  • Proudly Designed and Supported in Kansas, USA.
  • Backed by Castle Creations' 1-YEAR WARRANTY
Note: 011-0130-00 Rotor Replacement is NOT compatible with the V2 motor. A new rotor replacement will be available in the future. Check back here for updates.

Sidewinder 8 Combo includes:
  • Sidewinder 8th ESC
  • Castle 1515-2200Kv V2 brushless sensored* motor
  • Drivers Ed and Quick Start Guide
  • Castle decal sheet

*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.
** Sensored capabilities of the motor cannot be utilized with the Sidewinder 8th ESC, must be run in sensorless mode.

Sidewinder 8 Quick Start Guide
Sidewinder 8 Driver's Ed Guide
Sidewinder 8 Castle Link Settings
Sidewinder 8 FAQ'S

Maintaining Motors in Wet Conditions
  • USD $244.95 /EA
  • List Price: USD $298.95 /EA
Code Availability Quantity
010-0139-02 This item is in stock. EA

Technical Specs
Input Voltage Range: MIN: 2S LiPo
MAX: 6S LiPo (25.2V)
BEC Specifications: 5.5V fixed; 8A peak
Operating Environment: Waterproof* design allows for use in nearly any environment.
Brake: Proportional
Reversible: Yes, but may be disabled for racing.
On/Off Switch: No
Cooling Fan: Yes, factory equipped (30mm), fully removable** (see Product Use Statements below)
Size: L: 2.45" (62.2mm)
W: 2.20" (56mm)
H: 1.33" (34mm)
Weight (with wires): 3.52 oz. (100g)
Connectors: 6.5mm female bullets for motor connection.
Items Needed for Operation: Battery Connector required, 6.5mm Castle Connectors are recommended.
Product Use Statements: *Although Sidewinder 8 and Castle brushless motors are waterproof, they are not intended for operation while completely submerged in liquid. They can corrode when exposed to corrosive materials, such as salt water. 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.
Application Guidelines: Intended for up to 6S (25.2 Volt) operation in vehicles weighing less than 11 lbs, with batteries, ready-to-run.
Recommended Motors: Combo includes Castle sensored 1515 2200Kv V2: Max Cells: 6s Lipo or 16 NiMH
Max. Recommended Vehicle Weight: Less than 11 lbs, with batteries, ready-to-run
Programmability: Fully programmable Castle feature set using Castle Link USB adapter (sold separately) and freely downloadable Castle Link Windows software, or the Castle Link iOS App and a B-Link Bluetooth Adapter (sold separately).
Telemetry Link Capable: No
Tech Notes:
    Motor Specs
    Input Voltage Range: 2-6S LiPo
    Kv: 2200
    Max. RPM: 60,000
    Size: Length: 75.4mm
    Diameter: 40mm (41.4mm with fins)
    Weight (w/wires): 429g (15.1oz); 380g without wires
    Shaft Size: Length: 20mm
    Diameter: 5mm
    Mounting Hole Specifications: M3 and M4 @ 25mm
    Cooling Fan: Optional, coming soon!
    Connectors: 6.5mm male Castle Bullet Connectors, includes 210mm length sensor wire.
    Application Guidelines: Ideal for 1:8 scale buggies, truggies, on-road vehicles and 1:10 scale monster trucks up to 15lbs.(11 lbs. with included Sidewinder 8 ESC)
    Max. Recommended Vehicle Weight: See application guidelines
    Tech Notes:

    Running modes: Sensorless (with included Sidewinder 8 ESC), but can run Sensored and SMARTSENSE with Castle sensored capable ESCs.

    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.

    Sidewinder 8 Quick Start Guide
    Sidewinder 8 Driver's Ed Guide
    Sidewinder 8 Castle Link Settings
    Sidewinder 8 FAQ'S

    Maintaining Motors in Wet Conditions

    For support, frequently asked questions, technical documents, and more, visit our support site.

    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, KS. USA
    Controller assembled in Olathe, KS. USA

    Motor designed in Olathe, Kansas USA.
    Motor made in China.

    Product Features
    Powerful Integrated BEC:


    The Sidewinder 8 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. Click here for additional information about our Tier 1 and Tier II warranty.

    For over 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 purchase the Castle Link adapter and download the simple to install software from our website and you are ready to personalize your controller’s parameters. Or you can utilize the Castle Link iOS App and purchase the B-Link Bluetooth Adapter.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.
    Firmware Updates:
    Users will receive free access to all firmware updates, including added features sets using the Castle Link USB Programming Kit or the Castle Link iOS App and a B-Link Bluetooth Adapter.

    Castle Link Compatible
    With the Castle Link USB Programming Kit you can use your Windows™ PC toeasily program your controller. Castle Link includes all code for allCastle Link compatible hobby products in one convenient download.

    Adjustable settings include:

    • Throttle
    • Braking curve
    • Drag brake
    • Auto LiPo cutoff
    • Punch Control
    • Reverse Type
    • Motor Type

    Additional Castle Link benefits include:
    • Access expanded programming and custom parameters for Castle controllers
    • 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
    • Ability to download and view data logs (on applicable controllers)

      Optional Accessories
      B-Link Bluetooth Adapter supports iOS and Android App
      011-0119-00 Castle Link V3 USB Programming Kit
      010-0004-00 CCBEC 10A Peak 25V Max BEC
      Castle Link Quick Connect (or Quick Connect Duo)
      6.5mm Polarized Connectors-Male/Female Single Pk
      6.5mm Polarized Connectors-Male Multi-Pack
      Polarized Castle Connectors - 6.5mm Female Multi-Pack
      CC BULLET 6.5MM
      6.5mm Male/Female Connector Set (3ea)
      CC BULLET 8.0MM
      8.0mm Male/Female Connector Set (3ea)
      CC BEC 2.0 15A Max Ouput, 14S (58.8 Volts), Waterproof
      Castle Capacitor Pack, 8S MAX (35V)

      Service Parts
      011-0097-00 Receiver Wire, Sidewinder 8, 24AWG                                  
      011-0101-00 ESC Cooling Fan, Sidewinder 8

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