Castle Creations 1515 1Y 4-Pole Sensored Brushless Motor (2200kV)

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Castle Creations 1515 1Y Sensored 4-Pole Brushless Motors combine rotor position sensor technology with an improved high power and high efficiency motor design to deliver ultra smooth startup, precise low speed control, predictable power delivery, incredible torque, and lightning fast response. Through the use of Castle's Smart Sense technology, the position of the rotor is always known by the ESC. This eliminates the possibility of encountering cogging or inconsistency during startup, and allows the 1512 to deliver PRECISE throttle control and BUTTERY SMOOTH starts - with the RAW POWER and LONGER RUN TIMES that Castle motors are known for.

The higher the efficiency of a motor the more power it can produce without overheating, which allows you to safely run higher gear ratios. The higher the efficiency of a motor, the less power it takes to produce the same output power, which allows you to run longer on a single charge. The higher the efficiency of the motor, the less energy it turns into heat; keeping it cool under extreme loads. Efficiency equals performance.

Without a robust and reliable design, efficiency will only go so far. The Castle engineers know this and spared no expense when developing a design that could hold up to the harsh conditions that the RC community will throw at it. Oversized NMB bearings and vibration dampening system ensure the longest bearing life possible. High-strength, high-temperature grade neodymium sintered magnets combined with a high-strength Kevlar wrap ensures the integrity of the rotor is not compromised during harsh running conditions. Proprietary winding techniques allow Castle to produce a stator assembly that is the lowest possible resistance, resulting in a cooler running motor. A cooler motor has a longer lifetime. Construction required careful component selection; each verified through internal testing to ensure the highest efficiency possible. In the end, the result is a motor with unmatched quality, performance, and reliability.

Castle engineers always add a little something extra in their designs that takes your performance to the next level. When paired with a Castle Creations sensor supported ESC, like the MAMBA MONSTER X, you can unlock advanced tuning capabilities that Castle Link provides specifically for sensored motors. With a Castle sensored ESC and sensored motor you will have the ULTIMATE POWER PLANT for your vehicle.

SMARTSENSE uses the motors sensors to start the motor 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. When running, a motor must transition between different load points and a different timing advance is required for optimal efficiency at all load points. Using mechanical timing adjustments alone, you can only target one driving condition, such as higher start power or higher top end speed. This sacrifices performance and efficiency during the other driving phases. Electronic timing in SMARTSENSE will advance timing automatically for peak performance during all driving conditions. This allows users to combine the best of both worlds in an unrivaled HYBRID between smooth sensored startups and high-efficiency sensorless drive. 


  • 4-POLE 12-SLOT design boasts exceptional EFFICIENCY and produces LESS HEAT
  • Oversized gold plated solder tabs for LESS RESISTANCE and easy soldering
  • QUIETSENSE Technology shields magnetic field noise generated from the motor coils and keeps motor and ESC in sync at all times
  • OPTIMIZED design eliminates the need for mechanical timing adjustments
  • Sensor alignment method delivers uniform timing and torque in both directions, automatically
  • REBUILDABLE design allows users to replace front end bell with bearings or rotors with shaft
  • ROAR standard sensor port and labeled connections
  • High strength 180°C neodymium sintered magnets
  • High quality, temperature-stabilized sensors
  • High-purity, high-temperature copper windings
  • Hardened stainless steel shaft
  • 10 AWG high strand wire with silicone insulation
  • Kevlar wrapped rotor
  • 6061-T6 Billet aluminum heatsink can
  • High RPM NMB oversized bearings
  • High quality 0.2mm steel laminations
  • Low resistance gold plated bullet connectors

Input Voltage Range:
2-6S LiPo
Kv: 2200
Max. RPM: 60,000
Length: 75.4mm
Diameter: 40mm (41.1mm w/fins)
Weight (w/wires): 429 g / 15.1oz
Shaft Size: 20mm
Diameter: 5mm
Mounting Hole Specifications: M3 & M4 @ 25mm
Cooling Fan: Optional - Coming Soon
Connectors: 6.5mm male Castle Bullet Connectors
Application Guidelines: Ideal for 1:8 scale off-road and on-road vehicles as well as 1:10 scale Monster Trucks up to 15lbs.
Recommended ESC(s): Mamba Monster X
Max. Recommended Vehicle Weight: Up to 15lbs
Tech Notes: Running modes: SMARTSENSE™, Sensored, Sensorless

This product was added to our catalog on December 14, 2016

Matt A
Verified Owner
Friday, Mar 17 2017 (about 6 years ago)
Castle Creations 1515 1Y 4-Pole Sensored Brushless Motor (2200kV)
This is a next generation brushless motor. The motor faithfully takes whatever pulse from your ESC to make your ride crawl, cruise or go tire shredding ballistic. Castle have created a real racing motor. It has a supercharger like sound that will make you grin. I'd easily rate it better than the Team Orion 1900kv it is replacing due to the fact Team Orion offer zero support of their product. It has m3/4 screw holes and the standard can diameter means it will fit into tight fitting buggies like my Tekno EB48.4 without issues. Castle have fantastic support and not just for those who live in the States. 2200kv is perhaps a touch too much for my small track, I now have an excuse to see what the 1800kv motor is like :
Chris Shackelford
Sunday, Mar 12 2017 (about 6 years ago)
Castle Creations 1515 1Y 4-Pole Sensored Brushless Motor (2200kV)
This is hands-down the best motor I have ever owned for bashing! It never gets too hot and keeps on pumping out the torque and power I require. AMAIN always gets me the parts I need... fast!

Rocky Fortenberry
Verified Owner
Monday, Nov 7 2022 (about a year ago)
Castle Creations 1515 1Y 4-Pole Sensored Brushless Motor (2200kV)
Most guys run the 1800 kv motors in their 1/8 scale short course buggy’s and truggy’s for racing but I have found that I’m really happy with the castle 2200kv paired to the castle mmx6 esc! I run them in both of my techno’s on 14T pinions and they are awesome!
John Scheinberg
Thursday, Jun 9 2022 (about a year ago)
Castle Creations 1515 1Y 4-Pole Sensored Brushless Motor (2200kV)
Amazing power on 4s, extremely responsive with sensored system. Best upgrade for the Maxx 4s. Never overheats. Make sure to run metal gears!
Eric Cote
Verified Owner
Friday, Apr 30 2021 (about 2 years ago)
Castle Creations 1515 1Y 4-Pole Sensored Brushless Motor (2200kV)
Pretty nice, high quality piece of hardware here!!! Should be able to shoot my rock bouncer up the sheer ledges like a rocket ship now!!!!