Castle Creations Sidewinder 3 ESC

Jan 03, 2013 No Comments by

Castle updates their popular Sidewinder ESC with new circuitry for faster response time and more reliability, plus it supports 2s to 6s LiPos and is waterproof. Check out all the info below:

Get wet!

Castle’s Sidewinder ESC, the leading 1/10th scale sport brushless ESC, is now waterproof. The new Sidewinder 3 can power crawlers on water filled trails, SCTs through rain soaked parking lots, and AWDs on rips across muddy fields. Drivers can follow their irresistible urges to drive in the mud or stomp their truck in puddles without damaging their controller.

Designed for 1/10th

The Sidewinder 3 is a great fit for 1/10th off-road, on-road, and rock crawlers running up to 3S LiPo. It sports updated circuitry for faster response time and improved reliability. As always, the Sidewinder 3 offers industry-leading software functions and USB programming capability via Castle Link USB adapter (sold separately).

Same Amazing Price

Retaining the astonishing retail price of $79.95 (ESC only), the Sidewinder 3 offers world class performance at an entry level price.

Legal mumbo jumbo

Although Sv3 and Castle brushless motors are waterproof, always rinse the ESC and motor with fresh 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, servo, radio and chassis, are also waterproof before exposing them to liquids of any kind.

Product labeling and wiring may not match the images shown here.


Input voltage: MIN: 2s LiPo; MAX: 3s LiPo
Operating environment: Waterproof* design allows for use in nearly any environment.
Brake: Proportional
Reversible: Yes – with lockout
Size: L: 1.93″ (49mm)
W: 1.48″ 38mm)
H: 0.79″ (20mm)
Weight (with 127mm long battery wires and no battery connector): 1.96 oz / 55.5 g

*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.

Sidewinder 3 ESC – 010-0115-00 – $79.95
Sidewinder 3 with NC1406-4600kV motor – 010-0115-01 – $129.95
Sidewinder 3 with NC1406-5700kV motor – 010-0115-02 – $129.95
Sidewinder 3 with NC1406-6900kV motor – 010-0115-03 – $129.95
Sidewinder 3 with NC1406-7700kV motor – 010-0115-04 – $129.95

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