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Savage Flux XS Castle Electronics Question - 10.09.2011, 09:09 PM

I have seen the Savage XS is heavily promoted as having Castle Creations electrics, most notably a 4 pole motor and an ESC which appears to be a Sidewinder SV2 with a fan on it.

What I am curious about is the specs of this gear, given a lot of people report the motor in particular runs quite hot. Branded as a 1410 4000kv motor, how does this compare to the Castle Short Course 3800kv motor? What temps are safe for this 4 pole motor given reports of 170-180f are common (I thought we left the hot temp on motor days with the 4 pole series)

What are the specs on this ESC? We wouldn't recommend a Sidewinder to someone doing a custom prodject with 100+ amp draw on start up. Yet my Eagletree shows the Flux XS is more Amp Hungry than the Flux HP! 110 Amps on start for the HP, 145 Amps on the Flux XS, all through a Sidewinder? That was on 2s, on 3s it'd be huge? Can the ESC safely take this?

Will we see a significant reduction in temps if we remove the HPI Branded 4 pole and install a Castle SCT 3800 motor (given that Castle has said the Alphastar 2350 motor in the Flux 2350 is essentially a HP Motor with weaker magnets, is this HPI one the same deal, weaker magnets, lower efficiency, higher temps?

Would appreciate the input, I am tentatively starting to trust Castle electrics again, the MMM in my SC8e has been behaving of late, and I am hoping the XS electrics will behave as well.

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