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Old 08-16-2009, 05:30 PM   #2071
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How well does it work? I tried the sidewinder with a novak and it didnt go well at all. Was a while back with old firmware. What kv or turn is the motor you are using. I want to use a 17.5 but am skeptical about the low end cogging.
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Old 08-16-2009, 06:28 PM   #2072
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I have a Sidewinder ESC that I updated to firmware v1.22. I have the motor connected to a Novak 13.5 brushless motor. I am using a Team Associated 5000mah 7.2v lipo (35C). I am using an M11 radio with DSS Airtronics receiver.

The motor never runs. It always cogs throughout the entire throttle range. It never gains any speed.

I have reprogrammed in many times, trying differant Start Power and Punch Control.

Nothing seems to stop the cogging. The cogging is so bad that the car will not even move.

Do you have suggestions on how I can eliminate the cogging, or get the motor to power up and run at full RPM?

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With higher turn motors like a 13.5 or 17.5, it is going to cog off the line. Once the car is rolling, it will work fine. There's not really much you can do about it, except wait for the MMP
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Old 08-16-2009, 09:14 PM   #2073
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To Joe Ford or who ever it concerns I just got a Mamba Monster set up with the 2650kv motor I ran 1 pack thru it for practice and I took it to our race today and was running great for the 3 qualifiers then I went to get ready for the A main and turned it on and the ESC just went up in smoke it was pouring like a orange smoke from it and melted the red wire and the receiver wire off of it THIS THING IS TOAST me and a friend started this track 2 years ago and it has really taken off in our home town we had 78 drivers today at our club race we even get some team drivers there like Jesse Robbers ( team Hot Bodies ) and it just didn't look good that my new system did this and now I will not be able to race since it looks like even if you warranty this that you have a 3-4 week turn around on this service is this a common problem on this system or did I just get a dud so just let me know because I have a bunch of our drivers wanting to go brushless conversion on there 1/8 scale buggies and there all up in the air on what to go with everyone is just kinda watching everyone system to see what to do and one more ? was wondering if you guys had any interest in sending us a banner of some sort for a back straight away wall we have had acouple guys send us some like Traxxas and some of our local businesses here's a link to our track thanks

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Old 08-21-2009, 12:07 AM   #2074
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Pitstang...email me @ [email protected] with vehicle, gearing, batteries (manufacturer, capacity, and C rating please). I generally don't have time for the forums anymore...workload increased like crazy.
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Old 08-22-2009, 09:33 AM   #2075
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Thanks, get back to work. If you cant figure out a castle product go to class, put the weed down, and get a clue! Stupid kids! This wasn't labeled [email protected]#$ session! WHERE IS MY MAMBA PRO!
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:16 AM   #2076
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Joe Ford I sent you the info on Friday and was wondering if you have got it yet and what is my next step to get this taking care of thanks
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Old 08-29-2009, 09:32 AM   #2077
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I'm going to be using a Castle BEC with my Mamba Max.
Should the esc switch be on or off ????
I have the red wire out of the plug.
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Old 08-29-2009, 01:36 PM   #2078
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You will still need to turn the switch on.
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Old 08-30-2009, 04:52 AM   #2079
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Thank you drperry
I was planing on using a switch on the BEC's red wire.
Will I have to use both switch's every time I turn it on or off ?????
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You do not put a switch on the BEC line.

You keep the red wire from the ESC disconnected at all times when using an external regulator.

The switch you need to turn on is the ESC power switch, and that is all.
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Thanks again
That makes it much neater.
I guess thats why they don't say anything about it, it's to simple I was trying to make it complicated
Thank you very much !!!!!
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No problem

Let us know how she works out!
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I just stumbled across this thread and would like to thank Castle for their excellent support. I had a problem with my son's ESC/Motor combo and their suggestions were right on the money. How many companies support their hardware with free firmware and software a year after you buy it ? Thanks again, specifically to Joe.
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Has anyone tried a 2.5 turn 13,800kv (Speed passion) motor on a Mamba Max in a 4WD buggy?
They say no motor limit, but this might be a bit too much?
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Has anyone tried a 2.5 turn 13,800kv (Speed passion) motor on a Mamba Max in a 4WD buggy?
They say no motor limit, but this might be a bit too much?
If your talking about running that motor on 2S then the motor will probably die before you find out. 100,000+ rpm is far more than the bearings in the motor can handle.

The 2.5T motor was meant to run on 4 cell nimh or 1S lipo, considerably lower voltage and the Mamba will handle it fine as long as you have a separate rx pack.

BTW, good to see this thread back alive after nearly a month of nothingness.

Where is the MMP???
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