NOTE: A Mamba Monster X 8S service advisory has been released - please read this statement from Castle Creations. Castle has put a temporary hold on using D-Wind type and motors with Kv higher than 2,000Kv. A software update to correct this is coming in the next few weeks.
The Castle Creations Mamba Monster X 8S 1/6 ESC/Motor Combo with 2028 Sensored Motor is a great way to take your build to the next level with Castle’s cutting edge sensored large scale brushless power. The MAMBA MONSTER X 8S COMBO is ready to power any R/C vehicle weighing up to 25lbs, and running all the way up to 8S LiPo. This motor and ESC combo is designed for heavy, high speed rigs, and you'll experience smooth low-end control, without sacrificing power, punch, or speed.
The MAMBA MONSTER X 8S utilizes Castle’s breakthrough technology, CRYO-DRIVE. By reducing the rate at which the ESC heats up and removing heat more efficiently, your setup will be able to handle higher gear ratios, in heavier vehicles, with longer runs. These software advancements work in parallel with a unique open housing design to allow increased directional airflow to cool critical components. With the integration of a 40mm cooling fan and a forged elliptical fin heatsink, the design maximizes airflow throughout the system, taking thermal performance to a whole new level.
The ESC was designed with a robust aluminum casing, and the epoxy potting guarantees protection around the circuitry and ensures all-weather use. Mamba Monster X 8S is a beast, ready to take on the harshest of environments and still perform. You can easily optimize the ESC for any driving condition, from rugged terrain to smooth pavement to the perils of rock and gravel. Create, save and download setup profiles through the Castle Link Programming Suite on your Windows™ PC, or wirelessly with the convenience of the new B-Link™ Bluetooth™ Adapter and Castle Link app for Android or iOS.
When paired with the Castle sensored 2028-800KV motor, users with heavy, high power rigs will experience controllable low-end control without sacrificing power, punch or speed. SmartSense™ mode uses the motor’s sensors to start the motor to provide smooth starts, excellent torque, and low-speed drivability. Once the motor is spinning, it seamlessly transitions to Castle’s ultra-efficient sensorless mode. You’ll put more power to the ground, where it should be, instead of wasting it through raw heat and RPMs.
NOTE: This is not a direct replacement to the Mamba XLX. The XLX still handles rawer full throttle power in the most extreme setups.
- Input Voltage Range 2S-8S LiPo
- Sensorless, Sensored and SmartSense™ Running Modes
- Powerful Integrated 8A Peak Adjustable BEC (5.25V-8.0V)
- CRYO-DRIVE™ Technology minimizes the amount of time the ESC’s electrical components spend generating heat, resulting in improved thermal performance during partial throttle operation where the majority of driving occurs
- ESC is housed in a rugged CNC aluminum case and potted in waterproof epoxy to protect the electronics and promote efficient heat transfer
- Premium forged heatsink with elliptical fins for superior air flow and increased heat dissipation
- Oversized factory equipped thermally controlled 40MM cooling fan
- Compatible with S.BUS2 Telemetry Link and Futaba T4PX and T7PX transmitters
- Waterproof design for all weather conditions
- Data logging capability to capture and record performance data from your vehicle
- Auxiliary wire functionality for "on-the-fly" adjustments using your transmitter
- Audible alerts for easy diagnosis of common issues such as motor-over-temperature and low-voltage cutoff
- Convenient transmitter programming for six common adjustable settings including cutoff voltage and drag brake
- Easily tune and update ESC with USB and Bluetooth™ programming options
- Castle Link USB programming kit (coupon included with purchase)
- Optional smartphone-based programming with the B-LINK™ Bluetooth Adapter (sold separately) and Castle Link app available on Google Play or Apple App Store
- Proudly designed and manufactured in Olathe, KS USA and backed by Castle Creations' 1-year warranty
- The 2028 Extreme can easily run in the 10 horsepower range (Burst power output for duration's typical of vehicle acceleration.)
- Running modes include Sensored and an ULTRA-EFFICIENT sensorless mode.
- High-strength, high-temperature grade neodymium sintered magnets combined with High-strength Kevlar wrap ensures the integrity of the rotor is not compromised during harsh running conditions.
- Oversized NMB bearings and vibration dampening system ensure the longest bearing life possible.
- Proprietary winding techniques allow Castle Creations to produce a stator assembly that is the lowest possible resistance, resulting in a cooler running motor.
- Dual sensor ports to ensure optimal installation in your large-scale vehicle.
- Updated modern and sleek design that looks as cool as it performs.
- Input Voltage Range: MIN: 2S LiPo , MAX: 8S LiPo 33.6V
- BEC Specifications: Adjustable: 5.5V, 6.0V, 7.5V. or 8.0V (8A Peak), default 5.5V
- 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, waterproof
- Cooling Fan: Yes, factory equipped (40MM), fully removable** (See Product Use Statements below)
- Size: L x W x H 69.5mm x 54.1mm x 47mm
- Weight (with no battery connector): 5.75 oz. (163 grams)
- Connectors: 6.5mm female bullets for motor connection
- Input Voltage Range: 12S MAX
- Kv: 800
- Max. RPM: 45,000
- Minimum Input Voltage: 3S
- Maximum Input Voltage: 12S
- Sensored Capable: Yes
- Can Length: 4.4" (113.2mm)
- Can Diameter: 2.2" (57mm)
- Weight (w/wires): 44 oz./1.25kg
- Shaft Size: Length: 30mm
- Diameter: 8mm
- Mounting Hole Specifications: 4mm holes @ 30mm spacing.
- Cooling Fan: Available, but not included. See 011-0019-00 here.
- Connectors: 8.0mm male connectors
- Recommended ESC: Mamba XL X
- Running modes: Sensorless and Sensored
- Max. Recommended Vehicle Weight: 4WD vehicles weighing less than 25lbs. 2WD vehicles weighing less than 30lbs.
Programmability: Fully programmable Castle feature set using Castle Link USB adapter (coupon for free Link included) and freely downloadable Castle Link Windows™ software, or the Castle Link iOS® or Android® app with B-LINK™ Bluetooth™ Adapter (sold separately).
Telemetry Link Capable: Yes, with Castle Creations Telemetry Link for S.BUS2 and Futaba T4PX and T7PX transmitters.
Product Use Statements:
- Recommended battery capacity for 1:6th scale vehicles is 5000mah. Castle recommends using 50C continuous discharge or higher LiPo batteries.
- Surge ratings should never be used to determine a pack’s suitability for a brushless application.
- Castle recommends a high current connector designed for high-powered electric systems, rated for 100+ amps, such as Castle CC Bullet 6.5mm, CC Bullet 8.0mm, or 6.5mm Polarized Castle Connectors.
- Applying voltages higher than 33.6V will cause irreparable damage to ESC.
- Although Mamba Monster X 8S is waterproof, it is NOT intended for operation while completely submerged in liquid. Always rinse the ESC with clean water after exposure to corrosives or dirt.
- The cooling fan must be removed prior to driving in wet conditions. *Fan is not waterproof.
- Monitor motor temperatures closely; overheating a motor will cause permanent damage to the magnets. Never exceed 180° F on the motor or ESC.
- The 2028-800KV is a water resistant design. The sensor board is coated with silicone conformal coating to protect the sensors from moisture. The sensor connections are not water resistant; water can cause signal loss which could result in loss of sensored capabilities. Castle recommends applying dielectric grease to the outside of the sensor wire connections after installation of the wire. Routine maintenance is recommended after running in wet conditions. Please refer to the Running & Maintaining document in the resources tab above for info on running and maintaining motors in wet environments.
- Application Guidelines: Mamba Monster X 8S and 2028-800Kv motor is intended for use in 1:6 scale vehicles weighing up to 25 lbs. and up to 8S LiPo. Vehicle Examples: Traxxas™ X-Maxx & Unlimited Desert Racer; Arrma™ Kraton 8s & Limitless; Losi™ Super Rock Rey & Audi R8; Redcat™ Shredder (optional motor mount and modifications may be necessary to install motor).
- Mamba Monster X 8S ESC
- 4-POLE Sensored 2028-800KV Motor
- Castle Sensor Harness Adapter (installed)
- 250mm Sensor Wire
- Mamba Decals
- Coupon for free Castle Link USB
- ESC Quick Start Guide
- Motor Quick Start Guide