This is the Castle Creations Mamba Monster 2 1/8th Scale Brushless Car Package with an included Neu-Castle 2650kV 4S Brushless Motor. The Mamba Monster 2 is as mean as his older brother, but isn't afraid of a little water! Thatís right; users can run their vehicles down a muddy road, through the morning dew, across some slushy snow or just about any other condition you may bash an 1/8th scale buggy or monster truck. Plus, the Mamba Monster 2 delivers all of this while retaining an astonishingly affordable price! This makes the Mamba Monster 2 the ultimate 1/8th scale ESC when you want power and versatility at an unbelievable price.
Mamba Monster 2 is intended for on-road, 1/8 buggies & truggies, and monster trucks running up to 6S LiPo and tipping the scales at up to 15lbs. The innovative case allows for fan changes if necessary. Solder posts now permit users to change battery wire length and direction as needed. As always, the Mamba Monster 2 offers industry-leading software functions and USB programming capability via Castle Link USB adapter (free with included coupon). Remember, the fan is not water proof, so users need to remove the fan before they head out into wet conditions.
Legal mumbo jumbo that Castle wants you to read:
Although Monster 2 and Castle brushless motors are waterproof, 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, Castle suggests 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.
This motor is based on Steve Neuís awesome 15 series motor, and truly is a electronic work of art. It features high quality oversized ABEC-1 bearings, sintered Neodymium magnets, superior electromagnetic design, and rigorous engineering control in the Castle factory, resulting in a Monster motor that Castle is proud to put their name on.
The 68mm long Neu-Castle 2650kV is intended for 4S (16.8 Volt) operation and is ideal for 1/8th buggy conversions. 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. Hereís a little math. Say you are laying down 1,000 watts, (about 1ľ horsepower), and your motor is rated as being 70% efficient. That means 300 watts is being turned 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, making it capable of putting out even more power when needed.
Itís always better to reduce the heat generated in an electric power system with superior engineering, rather than to try and cool things with fans and other gimmicks. Sure, a fan can get you a few degrees, but it is much better to have a superior design to begin with.
NOTE: Castle Link USB cable is available separately. Software is available through www.CastleCreations.com
Mamba Monster 2 Specifications:
Input voltage: MIN: 2s LiPo; MAX: 6s LiPo
Max continuous amperage: 120A (full throttle continuous operation with cooling airflow)
BEC specifications: User selectable output between 5 and 7 volts
Operating environment: Waterproof* design allows for use in nearly any environment.
Reversible: Yes - with lockout
Size (LxWxH): 1.86x2.19x1.33" (47x56x34mm)
Weight (without battery connector soldered to ESC): 3.93 oz (111.5 g)
Castle 2650kv Motor Specifications:
Max Input Volts: 16.8
Amp Rating*: 120
Weight: 370g (13.1 oz)
Motor Diameter: 39.98mm - 41.78mm with fins
Motor Length: 68mm
Bearings: Oversize ABEC-1 front and rear
Note: Motor wires OK to shorten
*Full throttle continuous operation with cooling airflow