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Castle MX (red X) 1515 Combo Vs MX (silver X) 1515 combo

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Old 07-06-2019, 06:20 AM
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Default Castle MX (red X) 1515 Combo Vs MX (silver X) 1515 combo

Apart from the silver X whatís the difference with the newer version?

I do believe the earlier gen (red X) had a slightly lower output voltage for the fan.

Anything else?

Also I noticed the MX/1515 combo with the Red X also has different colour motors rather then all black like the newer version

Basically Castle stock isnít there and Iíve been offered a new but older style MX/1515 combo
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Are you getting a sensored combo ?
the fan reference is correct, the red fan will die if using a high current servo . If buying a non sensored motor make sure it is a genuine castle motor . The black can motors are Traxxas brand if the back is not labeled castle than is not a castle motor .
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Originally Posted by traxxas fan View Post
Are you getting a sensored combo ?
the fan reference is correct, the red fan will die if using a high current servo . If buying a non sensored motor make sure it is a genuine castle motor . The black can motors are Traxxas brand if the back is not labeled castle than is not a castle motor .
Yes itís the sensored combo, how will the fan die based on the servo?

Do you mean if you set the internal BEC high (as in which voltage) causes premature failure?

Motor is green but unlike my new 1515 which are all black wires this has black, red & white
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The only change was the color of the X on the fan shroud. A lot of people seemed to think that we changed power limits on the silver X model, but there was no hardware or software differences.

At some point we did change to a slightly different fan, but that change did not change at the same time as the fan shroud change. The fan voltage is the same as BEC voltage. We had a higher failure rate with the fan than we would like, so we changed to a higher voltage fan that had the same RPM rating. It is spinning slower at the same voltage. It does not affect cooling performance much, but it does help the fan last for longer.

The motor wires went to all black when we moved to our sensored motor. If it has the tri-color wires, it is a sensorless motor.
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The only change was the color of the X on the fan shroud. A lot of people seemed to think that we changed power limits on the silver X model, but there was no hardware or software differences.

At some point we did change to a slightly different fan, but that change did not change at the same time as the fan shroud change. The fan voltage is the same as BEC voltage. We had a higher failure rate with the fan than we would like, so we changed to a higher voltage fan that had the same RPM rating. It is spinning slower at the same voltage. It does not affect cooling performance much, but it does help the fan last for longer.

The motor wires went to all black when we moved to our sensored motor. If it has the tri-color wires, it is a sensorless motor.
Perfect, thanks

Really after sensored so Iíll give that combo a miss, any ideas on when stock will be refilled?
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Perfect, thanks

Really after sensored so Iíll give that combo a miss, any ideas on when stock will be refilled?
We had some issues with motor production over the last few months, but we have worked through all of the issues and should be getting a stock of motors soon. We have quite a bit of backorders to work through but a lot of those are to distribution to ship to hobby shops. I don't know dates or number of motors, but I've heard that we are going to be getting regular large shipments of motors in again.
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We had some issues with motor production over the last few months, but we have worked through all of the issues and should be getting a stock of motors soon. We have quite a bit of backorders to work through but a lot of those are to distribution to ship to hobby shops. I don't know dates or number of motors, but I've heard that we are going to be getting regular large shipments of motors in again.
Great news.

Also long shot but do you offer any form of trade in if someone wanted to go from a sensorless to a sensored motor?
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Great news.

Also long shot but do you offer any form of trade in if someone wanted to go from a sensorless to a sensored motor?
We do offer a non-warranty trade in service. Give our support or sales/service teams a call during business hours and they will be happy to fill you in on all the details. They have up to date prices and expected ship dates.
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