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Unboxing Castle Creations Mamba Monster X

Unboxing – Castle Creations Mamba Monster X

New and improved from Castle Creations is the Mamba Monster X electronic speed controller. We recently received one to bash/test, so we got out the camera to take pictures while we unboxed it. As you can see by the pictures, the Mamba X is different than previous 1/8th models from Castle. A big red “X” on top shows that it [...]

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Reedy SC1000-BL

Reedy SC1000-BL 1/8th Brushless ESC

Designed to work in 1/8th scale buggies and truggies is the SC1000-BL ESC from Reedy. A splash-proof design keeps the fun going in wet conditions and it is designed to work on sensorless motors. Some of its other features/specs include- * LiPO cutoff protection * Comes with pre-wired cooling fan * Auto LiPO detect * Aluminum heat sink * Comes with T-plug style connector The [...]

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Mamba Micro X ESC

Castle Creations Mamba Micro X

New from Olathe Kansas based Castle Creations is the Mamba Micro X. This is another new ESC in the X series line from Castle and is made to power your 18th scaler or any car up to 2.25 lbs. The Micro X is waterproof, making it a great choice for all you basher out there. Here some of its other [...]

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Reedy SC550 Brushed RTR ESC

Reedy SC550 Brushed RTR ESC

If you are in need of an affordable brushed ESC, Reedy has just shot out a PR on their SC550. The SC550 is an affordable brushed ESC that can handle 540 or 550 motors down to 15 turns. It is also water resistant for the basher crowd, has a “T-plug” (Deans style) connector, and comes standard with a LiPo cut [...]

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Mamba Monster X ESC

Castle Creations Mamba Monster X Extreme 1/8th Waterpr…

The folks over at Castle Creations have just released full details on their new 8th Scale ESC called the Monster X. Here is the scoop on some of its new features-> * Programmable auxiliary wire to make “on-the-go” adjustments such as torque control, reverse, max throttle, and max brake. * Waterproof for bashing in any weather * Maximum cell count is 6S LiPo * [...]

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LRP iX8

LRP iX8 V2 1/8th Brushless ESC

The latest 1/8th esc from the folks at LRP is the iX8 V2. What’s new with the V2? It comes with new hardware to make it run cooler and comes pre-loaded with V2.6 team firmware. * 6S LiPo cell limit * No motor limit * USB software can be updated * Optimized sensored design * 6 volt 6 amp BEC The part number for the LRP [...]

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Castle X Series

2 New X Series Extreme ESCs from Castle Creations

What is the latest news from Castle Creations? That would be their Mamba X Series 1/5th esc called the XL X and their 1/18th esc called the Micro X. These new controllers are more Extreme than ever with some neat new features. The coolest new feature that comes on both controllers is the addition of an Auxiliary Wire that allows [...]

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Reedy SC600-BL ESC

Reedy SC600-BL Sensorless Brushless RTR ESC

Intended for use in 1/10th scale vehicles, the new Reedy SC600-BL esc is geared right at the basher crowd. The new Reedy is water-resistant for all you folks that like to bash when the going gets wet and it was designed to work with a wide range of sensorless brushless motors. * Auto detect for LiPo cell count * Cooling fan * 3.5mm [...]

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Airtronics SV-PLUS ZERO ESC/RX Combo

Airtronics SV-PLUS ZERO ESC/RX Combo

New from Airtronics is a Combination ESC & Receiver. Yes, both the ESC and receiver are integrated into one item to save space, save weight, and to make for an easier install. The ESC is for use with sensored brushless motors and has a cell limit of 2S LiPo and a motor limit of 4.5 turns on 2S. The receiver [...]

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Hobbywing Max8 ESC

Hobbywing EzRun Max8 ESC

The latest esc announced for the 8th scale market is the Hobbywing EzRun Max8. Designed for heavy duty 8th scale applications, the Max8 is waterproof and rated for a maximum cell count of 6S LiPo. * Continuous current- 150 amps * Motor limit- 2400kV on 6S * Comes with cooling fan * Size- 59.8(L) x 48(W) x 36.8(H) The Max8 has a part number of [...]

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Scorpion Power Systems Vanguard

2 New ESCs from Scorpion Power Systems

Scorpion Power Systems are primarily known for their brushless motors, but now they have announced a pair of new Vanguard Series ESCs. One unit is intended for modified racing, while the other is for super stock. The Vanguard series ESCs can run both sensored and sensorless type motors and both are capable of running on 3S LiPo batteries. The mod [...]

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Team Orion R8.1 Pro ESC

Team Orion Vortex R8.1 Pro ESC

After a year of teasing, Team Orion is about to unleash the R8.1 Pro on the driving public. The R8.1 Pro is Orion’s high-end race controller for 8th scale applications and has features like adjustable BEC voltage, a machined aluminum case, and dual sensor ports. The R8.1 Pro has a maximum cell count of 4S and a maximum motor rating [...]

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Castle Creations Mamba XLe

Castle Creations Shows New Mamba XLe at Nuremburg Toy F…

All you 5th scale drivers will be happy to know that Castle Creations was showing the new Mamba XLe ESC at the Nuremburg Toy Fair. The XLe is the latest and greatest in 5th speed controllers which comes with a 20 amp BEC and is rated for up to 8S LiPo. An official release date for the XLe has not [...]

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Reedy SC800-BL ESC

Reedy SC800-BL Sensorless Brushless ESC

The latest ESC from Reedy is the SC800-BL. The 800 is intended for 1/10th scale applications and is “splash-proof” for your bashing pleasure. Designed to run sensorless brushless motors, the 800 has a small footprint to make it easy to fit in most cars. Some of its other features and specifications include- * Proportional brakes and reverse * LiPo low voltage cutoff * [...]

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Luxury RC Traxxas Slash 2WD Speed Controller Plate

Luxury RC Traxxas Slash 2WD Speed Controller Plate

Luxury RC has announced a new ESC Plate for the Traxxas Slash 2wd. The plate allows for the sano install of an ESC in the center line of the truck and they are available in either red or blue. The plate comes with everything needed for the install and has a limited one year warranty. The esc plate is priced at [...]

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