Putting the X in Extreme!
The Mamba X Crawler edition is our latest offering for the crawling crowd. We have taken our new 1406 low kv crawler motors and paired it with the high power, ultra reliable Mamba X ESC. This combo is ideal for low speed crawling or trail running in vehicles weighing up to 9lbs on 3s or 4s; it can also be used in more aggressive setups like rock racing and extended hill climbing on vehicles up to 5lbs. Your ESC will come with our new V2.02 firmware that has been enhanced for rock crawling and sensored operation.
The Auxiliary Advantage
Mamba 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. Try out the brand new Crawler Mode for incredible versatility!
The Mamba X is telemetry ready, which means owners of Futaba T4PX Transmitters will be 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.
Mamba X Electronic Speed Controller
1406-2280kv 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
*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.
Electronic Speed Control (ESC):
Input Voltage Range: MIN: 2S LiPo ; MAX: 6S LiPo (25.2V)
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: 2.14" (54.4mm) ; Width: 1.39" (35.2mm) ; Height: 1.18" (30.0mm) ; Weight (with wires): 3.56 oz. (101g)
Connectors: 4.0mm female bullets for motor connection.
Items Needed for Operation: Battery Connector required, Castle 6.5mm Polarized Connectors, Castle 4.0mm Polarized Connectors, Traxxas® Power Connectors, or Deans® Ultra Plugs are recommended.
*Although Mamba X is waterproof, it is not intended for operation while completely submerged in liquid. T 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.
Max. Recommended Vehicle Weight: Less than 9lbs, with batteries, ready-to-run with included 1406 - 1900kv motor in low speed crawlers; 5lbs maximum for more aggressive setups like rock racing and extended hill climbing
Programmability: Fully programmable Castle feature set using Castle Link USB adapter (coupon for free link included in package) and freely downloadable Castle Link Windows software.
Telemetry Link Capable: Yes
Mamba 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 Castle 6.5mm Polarized Connectors, Castle 4.0mm Polarized Connectors, Traxxas® Power Connectors, or Deans® Ultra Plugs.
Input Voltage Range: 2S-4S LiPo
Max. RPM: 100,000
Size: Length: 49.5mm ; Diameter: 36mm
Weight (w/wires): 197 g / 6.9oz
Shaft Size: Length: 15mm ; Diameter: 1/8" (3.17mm)
Optional 5mm rotor replacement available.
Mounting Hole Specifications: M3 @ 25mm
Cooling Fan: Optional - Coming Soon
Connectors: 4mm male Castle Bullet Connectors attached to replaceable 13 gauge wire; includes 210mm length sensored wire.
Application Guidelines: Ideal for 1:10 scale low speed rock crawlers/trail runners on 3S-4S weighing less than 9lbs. Can also be used in more aggressive setups in lighter 1:10 scale touring cars, stadium trucks or buggies weighing up to 5lbs.
Max. Recommended Vehicle Weight: 9lbs when used for low speed/moderate driving style like rock crawling and trail running;
5lbs for more racing and aggressive driving styles.
The Mamba X is extremely versatile, capable of powering a wide variety
of applications ranging from 2S to 6S and vehicles ranging from 1/10th
scale to 1/8th scale*. Whether you are racing at the track with your 2wd
buggy, bashing through puddles and mud in your SCT or monster truck, or
navigating a hardcore crawling excursion, this controller raises the
bar to a whole new level.
ESCs have a tough life - landing
extreme jumps, experiencing accidental collisions, and splashing through
the occasional puddle. As R/C enthusiast themselves, Castle engineers
understand this and designed the Mamba X to endure these situations and
power through them. It is housed in a rugged CNC-machined aluminum case
and then potted in waterproof epoxy. This not only protects the
electronics but ensures any heat generated in the controller can easily
be dissipated through the case.
The high performance Mamba X
includes an integrated and powerful 8A adjustable BEC and can push the
most extreme 1/10th scale setups and 1/8th scale* race buggies.
SmartSense™ allows you to take advantage of smooth, cog-free, and
predictable sensored starts, and Castle’s new and improved throttle
response keeps you ahead of the competition.
The Mamba X is proudly
designed and manufactured in Olathe, Kansas and is backed by Castle
Creations’ 1-year warranty and unparalleled "make-it-right" customer
support. Call us, email us, or walk in our front door – we’re here to
Wide 2S to 6S input voltage range
Sensored Motor Support (Castle X-Series Sensor Harness Included)
8A Adjustable BEC (5.25V-8.0V)
Rugged CNC Aluminum Case
Castle Link Programming Support
Removable 30mm Cooling Fan
Integrated 4mm Bullet Connectors
12 AWG Power Wires
The Mamba X has an exclusive set of features that allow you more control and flexibility than ever before:
Enabled by default, the Mamba X uses the motor’s sensors to provide smooth starts, excellent torque, and low-speed drivability. Once the motor is turning, it seamlessly transitions to Castle’s ULTRA-EFFICIENT sensorless mode with electronic timing. When running, a motor must transition between different load points and a different timing advance is required for optimal efficiency at each. Electronic timing in SMARTSENSE™ will advance timing automatically for peak performance during all driving conditions. This combines the best of both worlds in an unrivaled HYBRID between smooth sensored startups and high-efficiency sensorless running. Your motor will produce more power and less heat.
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
And many more.
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
Ability to save setup profiles for later use