February 7, 2020

Castle Creations Mamba Monster X 8S speed controller

Castle Creations have introduced their new Mamba Monster X 8S LiPo-compatible brushless speed controller for 1/6th scale applications. The ESC utilises Castle’s Cryo-Drive technology that, by reducing the rate at which the ESC heats up and removing heat more efficiently, the 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 maximises airflow throughout the system, taking thermal performance to a whole new level. Constructed around a robust aluminium casing, epoxy potting guarantees protection around the circuitry and ensures all-weather use. Owners can also easily optimise the ESC for any driving condition, from rugged terrain to smooth pavement to the perils of rock and gravel. They can create, save and download setup profiles through the Castle Link Programming Suite on a 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 drivers with on-the-fly adjustments from their transmitter via the Auxiliary wire that allows to access programming parameters such as Torque Control, Max Brake or Rock Race Mode. When paired with a Castle 4-pole 12-slot sensored motor, such as the 2028-800KV or 1515-2200KV, users with heavy, high speed rigs will experience controllable low-end ranges without sacrificing power, punch or speed. The 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.

– 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 minimises 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 aluminium 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 all available on Google Play or Apple App Store)
– Proudly designed and manufactured in Olathe, KS USA and backed by Castle Creations’ 1-year warranty

Source: Castle Creations [castlecreations.com]


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