FIRST GLIMPSE OF THE NEW MAMBA MICRO X2!We are welcoming 2022, CASTLE’S 25th YEAR OF OVERPOWERING RC, with the release of the completely refreshed MAMBA MICRO X2. “Mamba” was Castle’s acclaimed entrance into the surface segment of RC in 2004, and legend has it, there are still a few in operation to this day. The Mamba power systems made plug-and-play, bolt-in brushless power available to the 1/18th scale car and truck markets for the first time ever.
This new ESC increases the maximum input voltage to 4s. We've also added DATA LOGGING and our CRYO-DRIVE™ TECHNOLOGY; CryoDrive allows the ESC to run cooler and more efficiently at partial throttle. These improvements mean the Mamba Micro X2 can gear more aggressively, for more speed and harder/longer runs, at a higher input voltage!
Like its predecessor, it boasts an 2 amp peak BEC,waterproof* and has SENSORED MOTOR SUPPORT. This is the perfect upgrade for 1:18th scale 2WD or 4WD vehicles up to 2.25 lbs.
The Mamba Micro X also works well in scale crawling applications for low speed operation (no rock racing/hill climbing). It's ideal for the weight conscious builder or where space is limited. The crawler version is available as a combo with our slate crawler motors, the perfect sensored package!
More information can be found here: https://www.castlecreations.com/en/mamba-micro-x
Announcing COPPERHEAD 10 PERFORMANCE 1:10TH SCALE SENSORED ESCMeet the COPPERHEAD 10 PERFORMANCE ESC. It takes to the open road as well as it takes to no road at all. This completely new design rounds out our 1:10 scale offerings, positioned between the SIDEWINDER 4 as the entry-level upgrade and the MAMBA X as the extreme performance option. The COPPERHEAD 10 includes CRYO-DRIVE™ TECHNOLOGY, SENSORED MOTOR SUPPORT and DATA LOGGING LITE with Castle’s signature reliability and performance.
We’ve packaged the COPPERHEAD 10 with a dozen different 4-POLE 12-SLOT sensored motor options to eliminate the guesswork in finding the right brushless power upgrade for your basher, crawler, on road vehicle, short course or monster truck.
The COPPERHEAD 10 lineup includes a very LIMITED-EDITION SHORT COURSE TRUCK COMBO in special black and gray livery with an all-new 1412-3200KV motor in matte black. https://www.castlecreations.com/en/copperhead-1/copperhead-10-1412-3200kv-limited-edition-sct-combo-010-0168-00
If you’re looking to transform your 1:10 scale stock vehicle from dull to dangerously fun COPPERHEAD can do it with its buttery smooth starts, CRYO-DRIVE enabled performance and up to 4S power in a compact, easy-to-install footprint.
Learn more about the Copperhead here: https://www.castlecreations.com/en/copperhead-1
NEW B•LINK™ BLUETOOTH® ADAPTER from CASTLE CREATIONSAre you ready to WIRELESSLY PROGRAM your Castle ESCs?
With the Castle B•LINK™ BLUETOOTH® ADAPTER and Castle Link™ mobile app (for iOS platforms), quickly altering ESC parameters and fine-tuning adjustments is now at your fingertips.
All current Castle Creations ESCs, many older models and the BEC 2.0/BEC Pro are supported on the free Castle Link App, available 4/27/18, on the Apple™ App store. All you need is the waterproof, compact and lightweight (6.62 grams) B•LINK Adapter to optimize your setup anytime - and anywhere.
Castle application developers will deploy firmware updating soon, and for Android users, Castle Link Android will be released at a future date. The B•LINK Bluetooth adapter is compatible with both versions.
You can learn more by visiting this link: http://www.castlecreations.com/en/b-link-bluetooth-adapter-011-0135-00
Castle ESC CalibrationYou must calibrate your Castle ESC so that it will operate effectively with your transmitter as individual transmitter signals for neutral, full throttle, and full brake vary. Anytime the ESC is powered up with a new transmitter or with different throttle channel settings, it will need to be calibrated to the transmitter’s throttle settings. The ESC may also need to be calibrated after updating to new software.
If you are using a Futaba-made transmitter, you will need to set the transmitter’s throttle channel direction to the REVERSE (Rev) position. This is either an external micro switch on the transmitter or an option available within the computer programming of the transmitter. Please start by zeroing out any throttle trim that you may have set in your transmitter.
1. Start with the transmitter ON, the battery disconnected, and the ESC switch in the OFF. Plug a battery into the ESC - If your ESC does not have a switch, hold full throttle on your transmitter before plugging in the battery.
2. Hold full throttle on the transmitter and turn the ESC switch ON.
3. Keep holding full throttle on the transmitter. If all your connections are correct, you will hear one multi-toned initialization “ring” from the. If the ESC’s voltage cutoff is set to Auto-LiPo (the default setting), then the ESC will emit a sequence of beeps indicating the number of battery cells - If the number of beeps does NOT match the number of cells, disconnect the battery and confirm that it is fully charged. After the beeps, the green LED on the ESC will blink rapidly. If the red LED is blinking instead, reverse your throttle channel. After a couple of seconds, the motor will “ring” four times in a row. Next, the ESC will rapidly blink the red LED and the motor will beep continuously. At this point, the full throttle endpoint has been set within the ESC and now it’s looking for the full brake endpoint (red LED blinking).
4. Move the throttle trigger to the full brake position and hold full brake.
5. After a few seconds, the motor will “ring” four times rapidly. The ESC will then blink the yellow LED and the motor will beep continuously. At this point, the full brake endpoint has been set within the ESC and now it’s looking for the neutral endpoint (yellow LED blinking).
6. Now relax the trigger to the neutral position.
7. The ESC will now “ring” four times and flash the yellow LED rapidly to accept the neutral position.
8. After accepting the neutral position, the ESC will “ring” twice, flash all the LEDs, and the yellow LED will illuminate. This is the arming tone and LED indication that the ESC IS NOW ARMED and the vehicle will respond to throttle inputs from your transmitter.
9. From this point on, when you connect batteries and turn the switch on, the ESC will give the initialization “ring” followed by battery cell count beeps (only in Auto-LiPo mode), and then after the arming delay the ESC will “ring” twice, indicating it is ARMED and will respond to throttle application.
Final Check: Once you are calibrated and armed, do one last check before going out and experiencing the Castle brushless difference. Slowly advance the throttle and check the rotation direction of the motor and the color of the LEDs on the ESC. If the motor is spinning in the right direction and the green LED is blinking, then you are ready for a test run. If the ESC shows the green LED with throttle, but the wheels spin in the wrong direction, you’ll need to change the motor direction.
If you have problems calibrating your transmitter with the Castle ESC, please see the troubleshooting guide in the ESC manual, visit [www.castlecreations.com/support,]www.castlecreations.com/support, or contact our world class technical support department via email @ http://www.castlecreations.com/contact-support or via phone Mon-Fri. 9am-4pm CST (913) 390-6939.
THE ALL NEW SIDEWINDER 4 - Featuring Castle Creations Cryo-DriveCastle Creations introduces the all new Sidewinder 4! With a brand new case design which allows for maximum airflow, an exhaust port to get rid of any hot air and an oversized 30mm cooling fan, our latest 10th scale sensorless ESC is a powerhouse.
COOL. COOLER. COOLEST. CRYO.
Designed to follow our CRYO-DRIVE philosophy, expect an ESC which you can push harder, longer and in all conditions. Waterproof, 2S-3S Lipo capable (6-8 Nimh), with an internal 2A BEC, we designed the SideWinder 4 and the software installed to blow your mind, while you test the limits of your RC vehicle.
More information about the all new Sidewinder 4 can be found here: http://www.castlecreations.com/en/sidewinder-4-1
We have a wide variety of combo options listed on our website, whether you run a basher vehicle, a short course truck, a 4x4 monstertruck or even on-road, we will be able to supply you with the power you need.
ROCK READY - Castle Creations LOW KV Crawler & Scaler SeriesLow KV Castle motors are on the way. And we have the startup on low RPMs under control.
We are soon releasing our 1406 series in a "SLATE" color, in 1900KV, 2280KV, 2850KV and 3800KV. With more than 20 firmware additions for our X-series controllers we have you covered if you are looking for ultimate control out on the trails or on your Ultra 4 track days.
You can find all the new motors ready for pre-order in the following link:
The firmware applies to our Mamba Micro X controller:
To our Mamba Monster X:
And of course to our latest release, The Mamba X: