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Forum: Castle Creations 03.14.2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,656
Posted By Thomas Porfert
New V2.02 firmware for X-series controllers!

Castle is proud to release V2.02 firmware for the X-series controllers. Our engineers have made significant changes to the firmware. Many of the changes will drastically improve the functionality in...
Forum: Castle Creations 03.14.2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 73,356
Posted By Thomas Porfert
VERY close if all goes according to plan. They...

VERY close if all goes according to plan. They should be on the dock some time this week. Because they're brand new motors we have to run a more through inspection. Baring any issues we hope to have...
Forum: Castle Creations 02.27.2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,496
Posted By Thomas Porfert
We are currently working on additional sensor...

We are currently working on additional sensor wire lengths as well as direct to ESC sensor wires (IE X-series header pins on one side and standard sensor connection on the other); basically what...
Forum: Castle Creations 01.25.2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 73,356
Posted By Thomas Porfert
You'll be happy to hear we received the 1410 and...

You'll be happy to hear we received the 1410 and 1415 sensored motors yesterday. They are currently running batch testing to verify they're good and we should start shipping motor only backorders to...
Forum: Castle Creations 01.25.2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 73,356
Posted By Thomas Porfert
Yea...not intended to come off, but you seem to...

Yea...not intended to come off, but you seem to have managed just fine.

Mmm, look at all that copper on the motor terminals. No losses there! And check out that double silicone conformal coating...
Forum: Castle Creations 01.25.2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 73,356
Posted By Thomas Porfert
Currently testing three different 1406 motors,...

Currently testing three different 1406 motors, 1900kv, 2280kv and 2850kv. :party::yipi:

I got to play with the 2850kv running 2s on a fully hopped up Axial AX10 with rear steer using a Mamba X....
Forum: Castle Creations 01.18.2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 73,356
Posted By Thomas Porfert
We received the combo boxes for the Mamba X and...

We received the combo boxes for the Mamba X and 1410/1415 motors yesterday. The last update I received said the 20th of January for the motors.

So if there are no shipping delays we should start...
Forum: Castle Creations 12.15.2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 73,356
Posted By Thomas Porfert
Just to be clear, Patrick was referring to the...

Just to be clear, Patrick was referring to the new kv options being discussed.

We have received and already started shipping the 1406 series and 15xx series sensored motors (motors only, no...
Forum: Castle Creations 12.07.2016, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 18,850
Posted By Thomas Porfert
150k - 160k RPM is a fairly safe number to assume...

150k - 160k RPM is a fairly safe number to assume for a 2-pole. The real number is based on a wide number of factors and is limited by the ESC keeping timing with the motor.
Forum: Castle Creations 10.07.2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 73,356
Posted By Thomas Porfert
:yes:

:yes:
Forum: Castle Creations 08.12.2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,421
Posted By Thomas Porfert
We still offer our non-warranty trade-in on older...

We still offer our non-warranty trade-in on older units.

You can send in an original Mamba Monster, Mamba Monster 2, Traxxas Monster, Traxxas MXL-6s, HPI Blur or HPI ELC-6s and have it replaced...
Forum: Castle Creations 07.01.2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 18,587
Posted By Thomas Porfert
Yes, that's what I meant by "get the power levels...

Yes, that's what I meant by "get the power levels back to the range of its predecessors.". Sorry about that, should have been a little more specific. But yes, it should perform equal to if not better...
Forum: Castle Creations 07.01.2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 18,587
Posted By Thomas Porfert
Our engineers are working tirelessly to resolve...

Our engineers are working tirelessly to resolve the power issues that some customers are experiencing on the Mamba Monster X and Mamba XL X.

Today they be releasing a firmware update for the Mamba...
Forum: Castle Creations 04.07.2016, 05:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 31,289
Posted By Thomas Porfert
My standard response to using an aircraft ESC in...

My standard response to using an aircraft ESC in a car application:

The ESC does have some braking functions, but it immediately engages at zero throttle and would not be proportional; so a...
Forum: Castle Creations 12.02.2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,172
Posted By Thomas Porfert
Definitely send in in for replacement. Take...

Definitely send in in for replacement. Take advantage of the recall and let us get it replaced with a brand new Mamba XL 2.

Our turn around time has improved by leaps and bounds since the recall....
Forum: Castle Creations 12.02.2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,453
Posted By Thomas Porfert
Pay no attention to any of the specifications on...

Pay no attention to any of the specifications on that page. The information on that page is copied from the Mamba Monster 2 product page; and for some reason it appears some of it was translated to...
Forum: Castle Creations 08.10.2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 42,970
Posted By Thomas Porfert
What you are seeing is the testing done to the...

What you are seeing is the testing done to the controller during the production process. After the board is populated and the wires attached it goes to "first test". We run the motor in reverse with...
Forum: Castle Creations 07.22.2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,839
Posted By Thomas Porfert
It appears that when the heatsink popped off it...

It appears that when the heatsink popped off it damaged a couple of the MOSFETs. The heatsink may have come off when the FETs popped; it looks like there are scorch marks on two of the 3 phases,...
Forum: Castle Creations 06.15.2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 42,970
Posted By Thomas Porfert
We do not offer upgrades to new products for a...

We do not offer upgrades to new products for a minimum of 3 months after the release. At some point we will allow upgrades to the new X series, but it will not be offered after the initial release...
Forum: Castle Creations 10.24.2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,304
Posted By Thomas Porfert
It appears the balancing epoxy did not stick/cure...

It appears the balancing epoxy did not stick/cure properly.

Unfortunately we cannot replace this motor if you send it to us. We only produce that motor for Traxxas for the XO-1 super car and as...
Forum: Castle Creations 10.20.2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,936
Posted By Thomas Porfert
BBB, Please seend the units in and let our...

BBB,

Please seend the units in and let our repair department take a look at them. As I said before we have a very VERY low failure rate on the Sidewinder 8th ESC. So it is very alarming to see 4...
Forum: Castle Creations 10.17.2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,936
Posted By Thomas Porfert
Well...doing some calculations you are geared for...

Well...doing some calculations you are geared for 85 - 100 MPH depending on tire diameter (calculated @ 5" - 6"). That motor is going to be pulling a massive amount of amperage. You are most likely...
Forum: Castle Creations 10.17.2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,936
Posted By Thomas Porfert
This is very surprising to hear. We have seen...

This is very surprising to hear. We have seen very few problems with the Sidewinder 8th and 1515B motor. It has actually been one of the most successful releases of a new product in recent history.
...
Forum: Castle Creations 10.13.2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 31,289
Posted By Thomas Porfert
I would recommend looking at the specs on the new...

I would recommend looking at the specs on the new 2028 800kv motor. Specifically the voltage limitation. I'll let you draw your own conclusions. ;)

Thomas Porfert
Tech Support
Castle Creations
Forum: Castle Creations 09.11.2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 18,377
Posted By Thomas Porfert
Thank you all for taking the time to post your...

Thank you all for taking the time to post your thoughts and give feedback on our recent price changes for "Tier Two Lifetime Warranty" repairs.
We are listening and we have heard you. After...
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