Meet the Monster.
Castle Creations' introduction of the Mamba Monster was a break-through moment for R/C modelers wanting to experience what seemed to be unobtainable. Brute power and sheer stamina have made this our legacy “power up” for popular 1/8th scale buggies, truggies and on road vehicles and 1/10th scale monster trucks.
The current version we call Mamba Monster 2. The ESC is capable of 2S LiPo to a maximum of 6S LiPo, and is now waterproof (see product use statement below). This upgrade allows users to run their vehicles through the morning dew, across the soggy snow or just about anywhere else you’d be interested in running a 1/8th scale RC buggy or truck. We’ve updated the case, allowing users easy access to fan changes, if necessary. Additionally, we’ve added solder posts to permit users to change battery wire length and direction as needed for an even more custom install.
Industry Leading Software Functions
The Castle Link USB device 8sold separately) allows access to the full programming suite of adjustable settings that tune and tweak your vehicle to your preferences, resulting in an incredible RC driving experience.
Castle Link 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
Ability to save basic to complex setup profiles for later use
The Castle Link adapter works on ALL of the Castle products that feature Castle Link programmability – no need to worry about compatibility or which version you have.
Award Winning Combination
The Mamba Monster 2 packs a punch that can’t be duplicated, it can be purchased alone, or in combination with one of our highly efficient 1512 or 1515 series motors. They both feature high quality oversized bearings, sintered Neodymium magnets, superior electromagnetic design, and rigorous quality control resulting in a Monster motor we can put our name on.
Waterproof statement: 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.
Mamba Monster-2 ESC Specs:
Input Voltage Range: MIN: 2S LiPo; MAX: 6S LiPo
BEC Specifications: User selectable output between 5 and 7 volts
Operating Environment: Waterproof* design allows for use in nearly any environment. (See Product Use Statements)
Reversible: Yes - with lockout
On/Off Switch: Yes
ESC Cooling Fan: Yes, factory equipped, fully removeable*. (See Product Use Statements)
Size: 47 x 56 x 34 mm
Weight (w/o battery connector soldered to ESC): 111.5 g
Items Needed for Operation: Battery Connector required, Castle 6.5 mm Connectors are recommended.
Product Use Statements: *Although Monster 2 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 6S (25.2 Volt) operation in vehicles weighing less than 15 lbs, with batteries, ready-to-run.
Tech Notes: Not all LiPos are created equal, and surge ratings should never be used to determine a pack’s suitability for a brushless application. Use the CONTINUOUS C rating only. Mamba Monster setups frequently hit 100+ amps in peaks. We strongly suggest using 5,000 mAh or larger LiPo cells with a discharge rating of at least 30C (or high quality 25C batteries such as Traxxas® Power Cells®). Our experience suggests using only mild gear ratios with NiMH cells. Do not attempt to use NiMH cells in extreme setups.
Neu-Castle 1512 2650KV Motor
Based on Steve Neu’s awesome 15 series motors, these are works of mechanical art. They feature high quality oversized bearings, sintered Neodymium magnets, superior electromagnetic design, and rigorous engineering control in our own factory resulting in a Monster motor we can put our name on.
Neu-Castle 1512 1Y 2650kv motor is great for 4s buggies.
The efficiency of a motor determines its quality. Higher efficiency means better design and high quality components. The higher the efficiency of the motor the more power it can produce before it overheats. Here’s a little math, we promise it won’t hurt. Say you are laying down 1,000 watts, (about 1 ¼ horsepower), and your motor is 70% efficient. That means you are turning 300 watts into heat. Ever grab a 300 watt light bulb? If the motor is 85% efficient it only burns 150 watts as heat. More power goes to the wheels and the motor runs cooler and able to put out even more power when needed.
Mamba Monster systems typically pull 4,000-5,000 watts (5 to 6 horsepower) under acceleration. These motors are some of the highest efficiency motors that we have ever tested; they are up to 85%+ efficient on our test rig. The more common Asian motors tend to show in the mid to high 70’s. At those power levels, one single point equals about 50 watts of heat! You know that soldering iron on your workbench? It’s maxed out at 50 watts. That’s a lot of heat; now consider wasting several times that much heat inside your vehicle. These motors can therefore put out significantly more power for longer periods than less efficient motors. Go ahead, run the motor you have on the shelf, we have a feeling you will find its heat limits quickly.
Max Input Volts: 16.8
Amp Rating*: 120
Weight: 370 g
Motor Diameter: 39.98 mm - 41.78 mm with fins
Motor Length: 68 mm
Shaft: 5 mm
Bearings: Oversize ABEC-1 front and rear
Connector: 6.5 mm gold