With the soon to be released Castle SC 1400 series motor with the Sidewinder controller, I'm wondering 2 things.
1. Will the Traxxas Power Up program have that as an option aside from the MMM/2200 system ?
2. Who is already planning on trying out the new Castle system, regardless of the Power Up program ?
I like how it is hard wired ESC to motor, no connections or plugs to possibly fail. Good price too, and I'm sure Castle has picked this one well, as they have been planning the release for quite some time.
Actually maybe it's not hard wired, I thought I read that from one of the reporters at the iHobby show. I also noticed BigSquid had this comment from Castle ...
.."Sounds like the whole Castle crew is loving their new 65,000 sq ft facility, and Patrick is working on something truly uber for next spring. From the sound of it, the best things come in small packages, and the surface rc guys are gonna be in for a real treat.
Wonder what that means... they already fill every niche I can think of, and for a good price with excellent customer service and warranty. What is left to release that would be considered "Uber" ???? A 12 pole motor ? LOL ... have no idea what that would even mean...
Good write up on RC Monster ! This makes me think the "Uber" thing may be all the motors being 4 pole, and these new much higher temp magnets.
OK after several pages of reading, I think the answer is the whole CM36 line of motors, will be released in 4 pole version, with higher temp magnets. They will be very high efficiency, can run them much hotter without damage, and using 1515 big motor technology, but stuffing it in the small cans, thus ROAR legal. Sounds like a win win ! Much more torque, runs cooler, new winds plus original winds.