castle sct sidewinder

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Old 02-22-2011, 10:26 PM
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so i bought the sidewinder sct system two weeks ago and on the first day the esc had a glitch and stopped working and i just got my new one from castle and within the first 20 minutes the motor shaft snapped and then i plugged in my spare castle motor and ten minutes later the esc got real hot and went up in a puff of smoke, this happen to anyone else on here or am i just unlucky, either way it looks like another 2-3 weeks to wait for another motor/esc.
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:42 PM
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Tell us more about your setup

What car ?

What batteries ?

What speed did you have the car geared for ?

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Old 02-22-2011, 10:45 PM
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i was running it in a sc10, with the gens ace 5000mah 40c 2s batts, it was geared at 17/87
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Perhaps just bad luck. I had a similar streak of bad luck with 1/8th esc's a while back. Since you mentioned a motor shaft snapping I would suggest taking a look at your drive train. In general Castle motors are known to be very durable.
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Old 02-23-2011, 03:37 PM
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chances of there being a problem with your setup/car is about 99%

gear mesh, something binding in tranny, bearings in tranny or hubs are seizing.. something..

2 esc's and a broken motor shaft SPELL a problem with your car or mesh way to tight.

3 sidewinder sct systems, with lots of use on all of them and no failures to date..
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Agree, need to check the drivetrain, it should roll freely with pinion removed. If it doesn't, something's binding.
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