Originally Posted by Quinton
What's the difference between the Mamba 5700 sidewinder & Max besides the price?
The biggest difference I have seen in performance when running the 4600 or 5700 with the Sidewinder vs the Mamba is the brakes. I need about 10% more with the Sidewinder over the Mamba. Everything else will be pretty much the same. The one other thing is the Mamba has a built in usb port while the SIdewinder you will need the usb cord and Castle link adapter to be able to use the Castle link. The adapter plugs into your usb cord and then into the receiver plug on the Sidewinder. Cost about 20 bucks or so for the adapter.
THe Mamba will take more punishment overall as it does have better fets and takes the heat better when it comes to thermaling. The Mamba will also run lower wind brushed motors and more powerful brushless motors.
I raced my 2wd buggy with the 4600 and Mamba until the prototype Sidewinder I had showed up to test. After testing I have been running a production version Sidewinder in my 2wd for the last year. My main difference was again the brakes as I needed 10% to equal my Mamba.
Now in my 4wd I run the Mamba because it runs the 5700 and 6900 motors and they get hotter and the 4wd car and Mamba takes the beating.
Both will work great and for 2wd I can't see ever needing more than the 4600 or 5700kv motors so the Sidewinder is great for the price and plenty of performance.