Castle Creations Sidewinder SW4 Waterproof 1/10 ESC/Motor Combo w/1406 (5700kV) Basher Edition

Castle Creations Sidewinder SW4 Waterproof 1/10 ESC/Motor Combo w/1406 (5700kV)
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The Castle Sidewinder SV4 12.6V Waterproof 1/10 ESC builds upon Castle’s most popular platform, the Sidewinder 1/10 series. The ESC is the first of its kind to run Castle’s CRYO-DRIVE technology that combines technology from cutting-edge hardware and software advancements to increase thermal performance. Cooler temps mean longer runs and more power! The SIDEWINDER 4 is a versatile ESC and is a great choice for short course and monster truck applications, as well as rock crawlers when used in brushed mode.

This combo includes a Castle 1406-5700Kv sensored motor. The 1406-5700kv motor is a great motor for 2WD short course trucks on 2s LiPo and geared conservatively. It makes a great combo for 1/10th 2WD Stadium trucks and buggies on 2s for general bashing and limited runs on 3s; temperatures will climb quickly on 3s. It makes a great upgrade for 1/10th scale on-road cars for 2s and 3s use. NOT recommended for use in 4WD short course trucks. Please refer to the Gearing Chart in the resources tab for recommended motor, battery and gearing for some of the more popular vehicles on the market.

Features:

  • 2s - 3s LiPo; 6 - 8 cell NiMH use in vehicles up 6.5lbs with battery, ready-to-run
  • Sensorless brushless and/or brushed motor operation
  • Waterproof design ESC and splash resistant 30mm fan*
  • 5.0 volts fixed, 2 amps Peak BEC
  • Audible alerts for error conditions
  • Enhanced drag brake functionality
  • Smoother sensorless startups
  • Convenient transmitter programming for six common adjustable settings
  • Additional settings and software updates available via Windows®-based Castle Link software and USB adapter (sold separately) or via Field Link Card (sold separately)
  • Telemetry Link  compatible for Futaba® S.BUS2 (sold separately)

Specifications:
Input Voltage Range:
2s - 3s LiPo; 6 - 8 cell NiMH
BEC Specifications: 5.0 volts fixed, 2 amps.
Operating Environment: Waterproof* design allows for use in nearly any environment
Brake: Proportional
Reversible: Yes, but may be disabled for racing.
On/Off Switch: Yes
Cooling Fan: 30mm fan included
ESC Size: 2.08x1.50x1.28" (52.92x38.05x32.56mm)
ESC Weight (w/wires): 2.26 oz. (64 g)
Connectors: 4mm female bullets for motor connection.
Items Needed for Operation: Brushless or Brushed motor, Battery Connector required; Castle 4mm polarized connectors, Dean's Ultra Plug, or Traxxas Power Connector recommended.
Application Guidelines: The Sidewinder 4 is a versatile ESC that can be used in a wide variety of applications. it can be paired with any 14xx series 4-pole brushless motors; it can also be used in a rock crawling application with a brushed motor down to a 19 turn.
Max. Recommended Vehicle Weight: No more than 6.5lbs with battery, ready-to-run.
Programmability: Fully programmable Castle feature set using Castle Link USB adapter (sold separately) and freely downloadable Castle Link Windows software.
Telemetry Link Capable: Yes

*Product Use Statements: Although Sidewinder 4 is waterproof, it is 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 with clean water after exposure to corrosives or dirt. While the controller may be waterproof, Castle recommends 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.

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. Brushless setups frequently hit 100+ amps in peaks. Castle strongly suggests using 5,000mAh or larger LiPo cells with a discharge rating of at least 30C (or high quality 25C batteries). Castle suggests using only mild gear ratios with NiMH cells. Do not attempt to use NiMH cells in extreme setups.
  • Please refer to the Castle Gearing Chart for recommended motor, battery and gearing for some of the more popular vehicles on the market.

This product was added to our catalog on January 30, 2018

Verified Owner
Wednesday, Oct 21 2020 (9 months ago)
Castle Creations Sidewinder SW4 Waterproof 1/10 ESC/Motor Combo w/1406 (5700kV)
Love the castle set ups. But the fan on it is crap. Order a good fan to put on the esc And you will be very happy with the set up.
Verified Owner
Tuesday, May 18 2021 (2 months ago)
Castle Creations Sidewinder SW4 Waterproof 1/10 ESC/Motor Combo w/1406 (5700kV)
I like it. It works good it has good power. I have had good starts I am running it in a drag racing car.
Verified Owner
Saturday, May 1 2021 (3 months ago)
Castle Creations Sidewinder SW4 Waterproof 1/10 ESC/Motor Combo w/1406 (5700kV)
Got it all hooked up, ran it on my work bench to make sure everything worked. I turned it off so I could grab body and clips and esc caught fire while it was powered off. I had to ship to castle for warranty and I’m currently waiting for it to come back and in the mine time I’m with out esc so I can’t even enjoy the $140, I spend. Castles customers service sucks too. Probably castle product I’ll buy.
Verified Owner
Thursday, Apr 15 2021 (3 months ago)
Castle Creations Sidewinder SW4 Waterproof 1/10 ESC/Motor Combo w/1406 (5700kV)
esc went out in the first 5 minutes castles sucks ,now I have a $50 castle b- link ,I have nothing to plug it into ,which sucks ,can't drive my car / but as far as Amain is concerned fast shipping ,and a big selection of parts /and it;s not like I can send it back ,because took a hammer to it ,my PTSD got the best of me ,Amain is Awesome and Castle esc's suck ,you asked for a review
Amain 5 stars / castle 0 stars
Verified Owner
Sunday, Mar 14 2021 (4 months ago)
Castle Creations Sidewinder SW4 Waterproof 1/10 ESC/Motor Combo w/1406 (5700kV)
Was very happy with the performance the amount of program options very good ESC
Verified Owner
Saturday, Jan 16 2021 (6 months ago)
Castle Creations Sidewinder SW4 Waterproof 1/10 ESC/Motor Combo w/1406 (5700kV)
This takes my 1/10 scale redcat to a whole new level I had to turn the power down cause it would just flip the truck backwards I'm sure this truck will run 55 plus now.... redcat epx full aluminum upgraded different gears never runs hot running a 2s 5000mah 50c lipo.... great customer service fast shipping and great pricing.. very very pleased with the product. The only thing that didn't make sense was a sensored motor with senseless less esc but runs awesome
Verified Owner
Friday, Jun 19 2020 (about a year ago)
Castle Creations Sidewinder SW4 Waterproof 1/10 ESC/Motor Combo w/1406 (5700kV)
Super powerful and maybe just a little too much if there was such a thing in my world. I use this in my axial smt10 monster truck and will do rolling wheelies and standing backflips. It's super fun to have in that truck. Highly recommend to anyone.
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Oct 30 2019 (about a year ago)
Castle Creations Sidewinder SW4 Waterproof 1/10 ESC/Motor Combo w/1406 (5700kV)
So I've been out of the vehicle side of rc for quite some time, so take this review with a grain of salt. Anyone looking for a great budget system, this would be a good choice. I have never owned a sensored system, however I've noticed minimal if any cogging with this system. It's used in a no prep drag slash and does a great job on 2s. I've put 3 packs through it so far and I'm happy. It has enough adjustment settings (providing you have the castle link or blue tooth module) to allow good performance for drag racing. My only gripe is that to me, the throttle does not feel very responsive. After some research, I've found that sensorless systems are that way. Still not a bad system if your looking to save a few bucks.
Verified Owner
Thursday, Jun 27 2019 (about 2 years ago)
Castle Creations Sidewinder SW4 Waterproof 1/10 ESC/Motor Combo w/1406 (5700kV)
great setup! i had to change the stock plastic center shaft in my Kyosho Chevelle to handle all the power this thing makes! and smooth!
Verified Owner
Thursday, Dec 17 2020 (7 months ago)
Castle Creations Sidewinder SW4 Waterproof 1/10 ESC/Motor Combo w/1406 (5700kV)
Mi plans 4 this will do great thing when I get finish ?????????