Castle’s Sidewinder ESC, the leading 1/10th scale sport brushless ESC, is now waterproof. The new Sidewinder 3 can power crawlers on water filled trails, SCTs through rain soaked parking lots, and AWDs on rips across muddy fields. Drivers can follow their irresistible urges to drive in the mud or stomp their truck in puddles without damaging their controller.
Designed for 1/10th
The Sidewinder 3 is a great fit for 1/10th off-road, on-road, and rock crawlers running up to 3S LiPo. It sports updated circuitry for faster response time and improved reliability. As always, the Sidewinder 3 offers industry-leading software functions and USB programming capability via Castle Link USB adapter (sold separately).
Same Amazing Price
Retaining the astonishing retail price of $79.95 (ESC only), the Sidewinder 3 offers world class performance at an entry level price.
Legal mumbo jumbo
Although Sidewinder 3 and Castle brushless motors are waterproof, always rinse the ESC and motor with fresh water after exposure to corrosives or dirt. While the motor and controller may be waterproof, we suggest users confirm that the rest of their vehicle, including the batteries, servo, radio and chassis, are also waterproof before exposing them to liquids of any kind.
Sidewinder 3 ESC Specs:
Input voltage: MIN: 2s LiPo; MAX: 3s LiPo
Operating environment: Waterproof* design allows for use in nearly any environment.
Reversible: Yes - with lockout
Size: L: 1.93" (49mm) W: 1.48" 38mm) H: 0.79" (20mm)
Weight (with 127mm long battery wires and no battery connector): 1.96 oz 55.5 g
*Not intended for operation while submerged in liquid. If unit is operated in wet conditions, rinse with fresh water to remove dirt or corrosives, then fully dry unit.
Racers, Bashers and Castle's engineers crave one thing, more power!
So how do you improve upon the already awesome CM36 series? Work with motor guru Steve Neu to change the motor from a slotless design to one with a 1.4 inch diameter slotted stator. Then change the single neodymium rotor magnet from a 2 pole donut to a 4 magnet, four pole rotor for more torque. Throw in better manufacturing, high quality bearings and a removable end bell and you have the new 1406 series of high performance motors from Castle. The end result is an all new motor that cranks out 30% more torque with all the efficiency and endurance that Castle is known for. These motors are bolt in upgrades for most all 1/10 applications and come in the now-standard ratings of 4,600kv, 5,700kv, 6,900kv and 7,700 kv for easy transition for dealers and customers alike.
Neu Castle 1406 Series Sensorless Brushless Motor Specs:
Size: 1.9" (49mm) length, 1.4" (36mm) diameter
Shaft Size: 1/8" (3.2mm)
Weight: 5.9 oz. (169.5g)