Warranty - still have not had a direct answer there, but I'll make sure they back us to my satisfaction as we take care of our customers.
After working at a company producing around 30,000 ESC's per month (yes, you read that right) I learned quickly that there's not much need for warranty rework on an ESC. It pretty much works right out of the box and keeps on working, or the magic smoke gets let out among the first few times you nail the throttle.
It's pretty simple - magic smoke out in the first few uses = new ESC for you. Magic smoke out several weeks/months later... we'll take that case by case and maybe have a "no questions asked
" flat rate replacement price when you send a stinky one in to us.
Motors are a whole different story though - first time out and overgeared to the moon = dead melted motor. Like I've talked about above - BL motors are extremely simple machines, and are easy to burn up if you're not paying attention. Gear ratio "X" might be just fine for a 5 min race, but practice for 10 min on a lipo pack could toastify things in a hurry.
So I'll ask everyone here what would you expect for a SP motor warranty/replacement policy? I think I can count the Mamba motors I got back from customers during 3 years at Castle on two hands, but they were a little more difficult to overpower than race motors. Let me know what you think.