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MAMBA MONSTER X 8S, 33.6V ESC W / 1717-1650KV
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MAMBA MONSTER X 8S, 33.6V ESC W / 1717-1650KV

Product #: 010-0165-02


MORE POWER - COOLER TEMPS - LONGER RUNS

Take your scale build or upgrade to the next level with Castle’s legendary brushless power. The MAMBA MONSTER X 8S, 33.6V ESC W/1717-1650KV SENSORED COMBO is a perfect upgrade for heavier 1:8th vehicles and lighter 1:6th vehicles weighing up to 20 lbs. and running up to 8S LiPo.

RACER TESTED - BASHER APPROVED

Drive fearlessly and punch that throttle! The MAMBA MONSTER X 8S utilizes Castle’s breakthrough technology CRYO-DRIVE™.  By reducing the rate at which the ESC heats up and removing heat more efficiently, your setup will be able to handle higher gear ratios, in heavier vehicles, with longer runs.  These software advancements work in parallel with a unique open housing design to allow increased directional airflow to cool critical components. With the integration of a 40mm cooling fan and a forged elliptical fin heatsink, the design maximizes airflow throughout the system, taking thermal performance to a whole new level.

High-performance demands high quality and this ESC was designed with durability in mind. Constructed around a robust aluminum casing, the epoxy potting guarantees protection around the circuitry and ensures all-weather use. Mamba Monster X 8S is a workhorse, it will dominate in the harshest of environments.

You can easily optimize the ESC for any driving condition, from rugged terrain to smooth pavement to the perils of rock and gravel. Create, save and download setup profiles through the Castle Link Programming Suite on your Windows™ PC, or wirelessly with the convenience of the new B-Link™ Bluetooth™ Adapter and Castle Link app for Android or iOS. 

Additional tuning flexibility awaits you with on-the-fly adjustments from your transmitter via the Auxiliary wire. Simply connect the white signal wire to an open radio channel, and enable the feature in Castle Link by selecting what Auxiliary function you would like to use. Access programming parameters such as Torque Control, Max Brake or Rock Race Mode. Optimize your vehicle for any racing or bashing application you can imagine!

When paired with the newly released Castle 1717-1650KV, users with heavy, high speed rigs will experience controllable low-end ranges without sacrificing power, punch or speed.  SmartSense™ mode uses the motor’s sensors to start the motor to provide smooth starts, excellent torque, and low-speed drivability. Once the motor is spinning, it seamlessly transitions to Castle’s ultra-efficient sensorless mode. You’ll put more power to the ground, where it should be, instead of wasting it through raw heat and RPMs.

Whether you are burning out, dropping the hammer, trigger happy, powering out, on-the rocks, off-the-rocks, wheeling or mud bogging - MAMBA MONSTER X 8S is ready to test the limits of your R/C car or truck.


FEATURES:

  • Input Voltage Range 2S-8S LiPo
  • Sensorless, Sensored and SmartSense™ Running Modes
  • Powerful Integrated 8A Peak Adjustable BEC (5.25V-8.0V)
  • CRYO-DRIVE™ Technology minimizes the amount of time the ESC’s electrical components spend generating heat, resulting in improved thermal performance during partial throttle operation where the majority of driving occurs
  • ESC is housed in a rugged CNC aluminum case and potted in waterproof epoxy to  protect the electronics and promote efficient heat transfer
  • Premium forged heatsink with elliptical fins for superior air flow and increased heat dissipation
  • Oversized factory equipped thermally controlled 40MM cooling fan
  • Compatible with S.BUS2 Telemetry Link and Futaba T4PX and T7PX transmitters
  • Waterproof design for all weather conditions
  • Data logging capability to capture and record performance data from your vehicle
  • Auxiliary wire functionality for "on-the-fly" adjustments using your transmitter
  • Audible alerts for easy diagnosis of common issues such as motor-over-temperature and low-voltage cutoff
  • Convenient transmitter programming for six common adjustable settings including cutoff voltage and drag brake
  • Easily tune and update ESC with USB and Bluetooth™ programming options
  • Castle Link USB programming kit (coupon included with purchase)
  • Optional smartphone-based programming with the B-LINK™ Bluetooth Adapter (sold separately) and Castle Link app available on Google Play or Apple App Store
  • Proudly designed and manufactured in Olathe, KS USA and backed by Castle Creations' 1-year warranty
MOTOR FEATURES:

  • 4-POLE 12-SLOT sensored design that boasts exceptional efficiency and produces less heat
  • Proprietary stator winding produces low internal resistance for a cooler running motor
  • Oversized NMB bearings and vibration dampening system ensure the longest possible bearing life
  • High-strength, high-temperature grade neodymium sintered magnets combined with high-strength Kevlar wrap ensures the integrity of the rotor is not compromised during harsh running conditions and high RPMs

MAMBA MONSTER X 8S, 33.6V ESC W/1717-1650KV SENSORED COMES WITH:

  • Mamba Monster X 8S ESC
  • 4-POLE Sensored 1717-1650KV Motor
  • Castle Sensor Harness Adapter
  • 200mm Sensor Wire
  • Mamba Decals
  • Coupon for free Castle Link USB
  • ESC Quick Start Guide
  • Motor Quick Start Guide


Resources
Castle X Series Drivers Guide
Mamba Monster X 8S Quick Start
 Motor Quick Start
SMARTSENSE™ Technology
Audible Alert Reference Chart
Frequently Asked Questions





USD $359.95 /EA
List Price: USD $438.95 /EA
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  • Waterproof : Yes
  • Telemetry Capable : Yes
  • Data Logging : Yes
  • Auxiliary Wire : Yes
  • Minimum Input Voltage : 2S
  • Maximum Input Voltage : 8S
  • Sensored Capable : Yes
  • Recon G6 Certified ESC : No
  • ROAR Certified ESC : No
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  • Availability: This item is in stock.
Technical Specs
Controller:
Input Voltage Range: MIN: 2S LiPo , MAX: 8S LiPo 33.6V
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, waterproof
Cooling Fan: Yes, factory equipped (40MM), fully removable** (see Product Use Statements below)
Size: L x W x H 69.5mm x 54.1mm x 47mm
Weight (with no battery connector): 5.75 oz. (163 grams)
Connectors: 6.5mm female bullets for motor connection.
Items Needed for Operation: A high current connector designed for high-powered electric systems, rated for 120+ amps, such as Castle CC Bullet 6.5mm, CC Bullet 8.0mm, or 6.5mm Polarized Castle Connectors, soldered to the battery leads.
Product Use Statements:
  1. Recommended battery capacity for 1:6th scale vehicles is 5000mah. We recommend using 50C continuous discharge or higher LiPo batteries.
  2. Surge ratings should never be used to determine a pack’s suitability for a brushless application.
  3. We recommend a high current connector designed for high-powered electric systems, rated for 120+ amps, such as Castle CC Bullet 6.5mm, CC Bullet 8.0mm, or 6.5mm Polarized Castle Connectors.
  4. Applying voltages higher than 33.6V will cause irreparable damage to ESC; DO NOT RUN HV CELLS (above 4.2v/cell) WHEN RUNNING AT MAX CELL COUNT (8s). This will exceed the 33.6v rating and will damage the ESC and not be covered by the warranty.
  5. Although Mamba Monster X 8S is waterproof, it is not intended for operation while completely submerged in liquid. Always rinse the ESC with clean water after exposure to corrosives or dirt.
  6. The cooling fan must be removed prior to driving in wet conditions. It is not waterproof.
Application Guidelines: Mamba Monster X 8S and 1717-1650Kv motor is intended for use in 1:6th scale vehicles weighing up to 20 lbs. and running up to 8S LiPo. A great upgrade for heavier 1:8th vehicles and lighter 1:6th vehicles.
Programmability:
Fully programmable Castle feature set using Castle Link USB adapter (coupon for free Link included) and freely downloadable Castle Link Windows™ software, or the Castle Link iOS® or Android® app with B-LINK™ Bluetooth™ Adapter (sold separately).
Telemetry Link Capable:
Yes, with Castle Creations Telemetry Link for S.BUS2 and Futaba T4PX and T7PX transmitters.

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Motor Specs
Input Voltage Range: 3S-8S LiPo
Kv: 1650
Max. RPM: 56,000
Size: Length: 3.35" (85.1mm)
Diameter: 1.87" (47.6mm)
Weight (w/wires):  21.08oz. /597.6g
Shaft Diameter: 5mm
Mounting Hole Specifications: M3 and M4@25.4mm (1.0") Diameter
Cooling Fan: Not available
Connectors: 6.5mm male connectors
Application Guidelines:
Ideal for vehicles up to 20lbs running 6s – 8s LiPo.  Examples include Losi LST2-E; Arrma™: Limitless™, Typhon™ 6s, Infraction™, Talion™ 6s;
Traxxas: E-Maxx™, E-Revo™, UDR™, Summit™; Redcat Shredder™
Tech Notes:
  1. This motor includes 10AWG wire and 6.5mm connectors for use specifically this ESC/Motor combo.
  2. Running modes: SMARTSENSE™, Sensored, Sensorless with Castle sensored capable ESCs.
  3. Do not use mounting screws that extend more than 5mm into the front of the motor. Using too long of a screw can result in damage to the motor's windings and will not be covered by the warranty.
  4. 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.



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
  Castle’s newest software technology, CRYO-DRIVE™ minimizes the amount of time the ESC's electrical components spend generating heat by optimally controlling which components are being used while driving the motor. This is happening thousands of times per second, which greatly reduces the rate at which the ESC heats up.  This results in significantly improved thermal performance during partial throttle operation where the majority of driving occurs. Your setup will be able to handle higher gear ratios, in heavier vehicles, with longer runs.  

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 Monster X 8S 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.

The Mamba Monster X 8S 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.

Enabled by default, the Monster X 8S 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.


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 redeem the coupon for the Castle Link adapter included with your Mamba Monster X 8S purchase and download the simple to install software from our website and you are ready to personalize your controller's settings. You can now wirelessly program your ESC with the free Castle Link Mobile App and the purchase the B-Link Bluetooth Adapter. Click here for settings overview for the Mamba Monster X 8S 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!



Mamba Monster X 8S 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.

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.

Mamba Monster X 8S features Audible Alerts that will notify you, via audible chimes, of possible issues with calibrations and error conditions to help diagnose problems.

The Mamba Monster X 8S is proudly designed and manufactured in Olathe, Kansas USA 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.









Optional Accessories
011-0135-00
B-Link Bluetooth Adapter supports iOS and Android App
010-0152-00
Telemetry Link S.BUS
011-0146-00
Direct Connect Sensor Wire
010-0079-00
Castle Link Quick Connect (or Quick Connect Duo)
010-0063-00
Quick Field Programmer, Surface Version
011-0053-00
6.5mm Polarized Connectors-Male/Female Single Pk
011-0068-00
6.5mm Polarized Connectors-Male Multi-Pack
011-0069-00
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)
:010-0153-00
CC BEC 2.0 15A Max Ouput, 14S (58.8 Volts), Waterproof
011-0148-00
Castle Capacitor Pack, 8S MAX (35V)



Service Parts
011-0106-00
RECEIVER HARNESS, X-SERIES                                                
011-0108-00
X-SERIES SENSOR HARNESS
011-0136-00
200mm Sensor Wire

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