NOTE: A Mamba Monster X 8S service advisory has been released - please read this statement from Castle Creations. Castle has put a temporary hold on using D-Wind type and motors with Kv higher than 2,000Kv. A software update to correct this is coming in the next few weeks.
The Castle Creations Mamba Monster X 8S ESC/Motor Combo with 1520-1650Kv Sensored Motor is a great way to add some of Castle's secret sauce to your build. This motor and ESC combo is designed for 1/6, 1/7 and 1/8 scale vehicles running up to 8S batteries and weighing up to 18 lbs. If you have been looking for the ultimate combo to propel your rig without sacrificing power, punch, or speed - this is an ideal option. The 1520-1650Kv has all of the same features as its big brother 1717-1650Kv has, but in a more compact diameter. This allows use in a wider variety of models, without modifications to your chassis.
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.
The ESC was designed with a robust aluminum casing, and the epoxy potting guarantees protection around the circuitry and ensures all-weather use. Mamba Monster X 8S is a beast, ready to take on the harshest of environments and still perform. 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 B-Link Bluetooth Adapter and Castle Link app for Android or iOS.
When paired with the Castle sensored 1520-1650KV motor, users will experience controllable low-end control without sacrificing power, punch or speed. SmartSense mode uses the motor’s sensors to start the rotation, delivering 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.
Input Voltage Range 2S-8S LiPo
Sensorless, Sensored and SmartSense™ Running Modes
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
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.
Oversized NMB bearings and vibration dampening system ensure the longest bearing life possible.
Proprietary winding techniques allow Castle to produce a stator assembly that is the lowest possible resistance, resulting in a cooler running motor.
Updated modern and sleek design; looks as cool as it performs.
IMPROVED 4-POLE 12-SLOT design boasts exceptional EFFICIENCY and produces LESS HEAT.
QUIETSENSE™ technology shields the sensors from magnetic field noise generated from the motor coils and keeps your motor and ESC in sync at all times. Use of a Flux Shield™ in conjunction with secondary Sense Magnets delivers even HIGHER PRECISION and MORE EFFICIENT startups.
OPTIMIZED design eliminates the need for mechanical timing adjustments. This sensor alignment method delivers uniform timing and torque in both directions, automatically.
Updated modern and sleek design; looks as cool as it performs.
Mounting Hole Specifications: M3 and M4@25.4mm (1.0") Diameter
Cooling Fan: Not available
Connectors: 6.5mm male connectors
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.
Product Use Statements:
Recommended battery capacity for 1:6th scale vehicles is 5000mah. Castle recommends using 50C continuous discharge or higher LiPo batteries.
Surge ratings should never be used to determine a pack’s suitability for a brushless application.
Castle recommends a high current connector designed for high-powered electric systems, rated for 100+ amps, such as Castle CC Bullet 6.5mm, CC Bullet 8.0mm, or 6.5mm Polarized Castle Connectors.
Applying voltages higher than 33.6V will cause irreparable damage to ESC.
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.
The cooling fan must be removed prior to driving in wet conditions. *Fan is not waterproof.
Monitor motor temperatures closely; overheating a motor will cause permanent damage to the magnets. Never exceed 180° F on the motor or ESC.
The 1520-1650Kv is a 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 recommends 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 the Running & Maintaining document in the resources tab above for info on running and maintaining motors in wet environments.
Application Guidelines: Mamba Monster X 8S and 1520-1650kV motor is intended for use in 1/6, 1/7 and 1/8 scale vehicles weighing up to 18 lbs. and running up to 8s LiPo. Examples include Losi LST2-E™; Arrma™: Limitless™, Typhon™ 6s, Kraton 6s™, Kraton EXB™, Infraction™ Felony™ 6s, Notorious 6s™, Talion™ 6s; Kyosho Inferno™, Traxxas: E-Maxx™, E-Revo™, UDR™, Summit™; Redcat Shredder™