Putting the X in Extreme!
Mamba Monster X is our latest 1:8 scale and Monster truck controller capable of 2S - 6S LiPo, with an 8 amp peak BEC - and, it’s waterproof*, so you can run your vehicle through morning dew, across soggy snow, or a muddy trail. This is the perfect upgrade for 1:8 scale buggies, truggies and on-road vehicles as well as 1:10 scale monster trucks weighing up to 15 lbs. It also comes standard with a highly efficient, 30mm ESC cooling fan. Mamba Monster X also features updated Audible Alerts that will notify you of possible issues with calibrations and error conditions to help diagnose problems in the field.
New Firmware Available! Version 2.02 offers improved low speed control, stronger drag brake, new Aux Wire Mode "Crawler/Rock Race", and MUCH more. Check out all of the changes here and be sure to update your new Mamba X via the Castle Link!
Now With a Sensored Motor!
The Mamba Monster X is now paired with our brand new sensored 15xx series motors. We have taken our award winning 15xx series motors and added sensor capabilities. So now you can all of the torque and performance you know and love and have even more control! We still use the same high quality components as our sensorless motors, such as ultra-thin stator laminations, high temperature sintered neodymium magnet and high RPM ABEC3 bearings. Combo includes required Castle sensor harness and sensor wire for sensored operation.
Why sensored? Some drivers and applications are better suited for sensored motors. Some drivers need smoother throttle control in racing environments. When coming out of a corner a sensorless motor may not provide optimal throttle control and can cause the motor power to surge a bit. With sensored motors the throttle will feel smoother and more linear which allows for more precise throttle management. If you are simply bashing and not racing on a track you will most likely not see the full benefits from a sensored operation.
The Auxiliary Advantage.
Mamba Monster X features the addition of a new, programmable Auxiliary Wire that allows you to make “on-the-go” adjustments to several settings such as torque control, and max throttle, and fine-tune the performance of your ESC right from the transmitter using an auxiliary channel on the receiver. The AUX wire function is disabled by default but is programmable via Castle Link. Once you have programmed the functionality of the AUX wire, that setting can then be adjusted on-the-go from a compatible transmitter.
Mamba Monster X can capture and record performance data from your last couple of runs, commonly referred to as data logging. This data can be downloaded via the Castle Link USB programmer; you can use the Quick Connect Duo (sold separately) to allow you to quickly access the ESC's receiver wire without having to disconnect from your receiver. You can then analyze this data and make adjustments to the ESC to maximize both performance and battery life.
Mamba Monster X is telemetry ready, which means owners of the Futaba T4PX Transmitters are able to purchase the Castle 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.
The 1515-2200kv version is capable of 2S to 6S LiPo and is perfect for Monster trucks up to 6S. This is the perfect motor for 1:8 scale buggies, truggies and on-road vehicles as well as 1:10 scale monster trucks weighing up to 15 lbs. Paired with our Mamba Monster X ESC you will have all the power your 1/8th scale vehicle demands with the smoother throttle control of a sensored motor
1/8th scale Mamba Monster X ESC
1512-1800kv sensored brushless motor
210mm length sensor wire (for sensored operation)
Castle Sensor Harness adapter
Coupon for free Castle Link USB adapter
Driver's Ed and Quick Start Guides
Castle Decal Sheet
Castle Link Compatible
With the Castle Link USB Programming Kit you can use your Windows™ PC to easily program your controller. Adjustable settings include:
Auto LiPo cutoff
Additional Castle Link benefits include:
Access to all firmware updates, including added features sets released from Castle Engineering, at no charge.
Intuitive Demo Mode capability
Download and view data logs using the built-in Graph Viewer
Ability to save setup profiles for later use
Electronic Speed Controller:
Input Voltage Range: MIN: 2S LiPo
MAX: 6S LiPo
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.
Reversible: Yes, but may be disabled for racing.
On/Off Switch: Yes
Cooling Fan: Yes, factory equipped (30mm), fully removable** (see Product Use Statements below)
Size: Length: 2.09" (53mm)
Width: 1.93" (49mm)
Height: 1.44" (36.4mm)
Weight (with no battery connector): 3.92 oz. (111.g)
Connectors: 6.5mm female bullets for motor connection.
Items Needed for Operation: Battery Connector required, 6.5mm Castle Connectors are recommended.
Product Use Statements: *Although Mamba Monster X and Castle brushless motors are waterproof, they are not intended for operation while completely submerged in liquid. They can corrode when exposed to corrosive materials, such as salt water. Always rinse the ESC and motor with clean 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, servos, radio and chassis are also waterproof before exposing them to liquids of any kind.
**The cooling fan must be removed prior to driving in wet conditions. It is not waterproof.
Application Guidelines: Intended for up to 4S (25.2 Volt) operation in vehicles weighing less than 9 lbs, with batteries, ready-to-run.
Recommended Motors: Combo includes Castle sensored 1512-2650Kv: Max Cells: 4s
Max. Recommended Vehicle Weight: Less than 15 lbs, with batteries, ready-to-run
Programmability: Fully programmable Castle feature set using Castle Link USB adapter (coupon for free Link included) and freely downloadable Castle Link Windows software.
Telemetry Link Capable: Yes
Mamba Monster X setups frequently hit 100+ amps in peaks and not all LiPos are created equal. Surge ratings should never be used to determine a pack's suitability for a brushless application. Recommended battery capacity for 1:8th scale vehicles is 5000mAh. We recommend using 30C continuous discharge or higher LiPo batteries (or high quality 25C batteries such as Traxxas® Power Cell).
Our experience suggests using only mild gear ratios with NiMH cells. Do not attempt to use NiMH cells in extreme setups.
Applying voltages higher than 25.2V will cause irreparable damage to ESC.
We recommend a high-current connector designed for high-powered electric systems, rated for 70+ amps. Invest in connector sets made for high-powered electric systems such as our CCBULLET 6.5mm, Castle 6.5mm Polarized Connectors, Traxxas® Power Connectors, or Deans® Ultra Plugs
Input Voltage Range: MIN: 2S LiPo; MAX: 4S LiPo (see Application Guidelines below)
Max. RPM: 60,000
Motor Size: Length: 67.7mm
Diameter: 40mm (41.4mm with fins)
Shaft Size: Diameter: 5mm, Length: 20mm
Weight (w/wires): 385g / 13.6oz
Mounting Hole Specifications: 3mm & 4mm screw holes @ 1" (25.4mm) spacing.
Cooling Fan: Available, but not included
Connectors: 6.5mm male bullets, includes 210mm length sensor wire.
Product Use Statements: N/A
Application Guidelines: The ESC and motor are Intended for 4S (16.8 Volt) operation in Buggy and On road vehicles weighing 9lbs or less with batteries, ready-to-run.
Max. Recommended Vehicle Weight: 9 lbs (with batteries, ready to run)
Remove the dust cover from the back of the motor to connect the included sensor cable. If you are running the motor sensorless please keep the dust cover in place.
Motor wires OK to shorten.
Monitor motor temperatures closely; overheating a motor will cause permanent damage to the magnets. Never exceed 180° F on the the motor or ESC.
*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.