MAMBA X ESC W / 1512-1800KV SENSORED 1:8 E-BUGGY EDITION
Product #: 010-0155-06
This setup is recommended for 3s or 4s use in a vehicle weighing less than ~9lbs
VERSITILITY, RELIABILITY AND PERFORMANCE.
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 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 mud puddles in your SCT or monster truck, or navigating a hardcore crawling excursion, this controller raises the bar to a whole new level. Pair with a Castle 4-POLE 12-SLOT SENSORED MOTOR to provide precise throttle control and buttery smooth starts!
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 Mamba X integrates a powerful 8A adjustable BEC into a high-performance speed control that can push the most extreme 1/10th scale setups and 1/8th race buggies. Smart-Sense™ allows you to take advantage of smooth, cog-free, and predictable sensored starts 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.
MAMBA X ESC WITH 1512-1800KV COMES WITH:
*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 1515-2200Kv (P/N: 060-0063-00) motor, with appropriate gearing only.
|Input Voltage Range:||MIN: 2S LiPo
MAX: 6S LiPo (25.2V) (Max 4s with included motor)
|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.|
|Reversible:||Yes, but may be disabled for racing.|
|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. 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 4s (25.2 Volt) operation in vehicles weighing less than 9bs/4kg with 1512 - 1800kv motor.
|Max. Recommended Vehicle Weight:||Less than 9bs/4kg, with batteries, ready-to-run|
|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 or the Castle Link iOS App and a B-LINK Bluetooth Adapter (sold separately).
|Telemetry Link Capable:||Yes, with purchase of the Castle Telemetry Link for S.BUS2 and a compatible transmitter.
|Input Voltage Range:||3-4S LiPo|
Diameter: 40mm (41.4mm with fins)
|Weight (w/wires):||385g / 13.6oz|
|Shaft Size:||Length: 20mm
|Mounting Hole Specifications:||M3 and M4 @ 25mm|
|Cooling Fan:||Optional, coming soon!
|Connectors:||4mm male Castle Bullet Connectors, includes 210mm length sensor wire.
|Application Guidelines:||Ideal for 1:8 scale off-road and on-road vehicles as well as 1:10 scale 4WD SCT up to 9lbs. (ROAR 1/8 MOD APPROVED)
|Max. Recommended Vehicle Weight:||See application guidelines
Running modes: SMARTSENSE™, Sensored only
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.
|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. You can use the Quick Connect Duo (sold separately) to allow you to access both wires into a single Castle Link connection.|
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. Click here for additional information.
|For 25 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 and download the simple to install software from our website and you are ready to personalize your controller's settings. Users will receive free access to all firmware updates, including added features sets using the Castle Link USB Programming Kit or the Castle Link App and a B-Link Bluetooth Adapter. Click here for software versions available for Mamba X. 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. Click here for settings overview for the Mamba X ESC.
|You can now WIRELESSLY PROGRAM settings with the free Castle-Link app available on the Apple App store or Google Play for Android devices and the Castle B-Link™ Bluetooth™ Adapter (sold separately). It is compact and lightweight installed in your vehicle, for anytime programming!
|When paired with a Castle 4-POLE 12-SLOT SENSORED MOTOR SMARTSENSE™ software, enabled by default in the Castle Link Programming Suite, will use 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. Smooth sensored startups and high-efficiency sensorless running makes the Mamba X system produce more power and less heat. QUIETSENSE™ is an innovative advancement in the design of sensored motors to deliver the highest precision and most efficient startup.
|Mamba X also features updated Audible Alerts that will notify you of possible issues with calibrations and error conditions to help diagnose problems in the field.
Click here to see complete list.
|Mamba X is telemetry ready, which means owners of Futaba T4PX or 7PX Transmitters will be able to purchase the Castle Creations Telemetry Link for S.BUS2. Real-time data such as ESC temperature, voltages, and RPM can be monitored to ensure performance advantages and spare you the “unknown” parameters that all R/C enthusiasts experience at some point. Telemetry data provides another level of protection and can increase performance.
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. Click here for additional information about our Tier 1 and Tier II warranty.
||B-Link Bluetooth Adapter supports iOS and Android App
||Telemetry Link S.BUS
||Direct Connect Sensor Wire
||Castle Link Quick Connect (or Quick Connect Duo)
||Quick Field Programmer, Surface Version
|011-0065-0||Castle 4mm polarized connectors|
|CC Bullet 4mm||Castle 4mm Bullet Connectors|
||CC Cap Pack|
|011-0154-00||Servo Direct Connect|
|011-0108-00||Mamba X-Series Sensor Harness|
|011-0106-00||Receiver Harness Replacement|
|011-0137-00||ESC Cooling Fan Replacement|
|011-0142-00||Mamba X Wire Harness Retainer|