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    sidewinder

    can the Castle Creations Sidewinder SCT with the 3800KV motor run 3s. is it capable of it without burning the motor and speed control quick. well i guess what im trying to ask is, is it 3s capable with that motor, and will it heat up.? i know castle has some great motors but it seems like a combo for the price
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    everything says 2s only.
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    Motor will happily run 3s if geared correctly with a decent ESC (Not the Sidewinder)

    Cheers
    Last edited by crusey; 03-03-2012 at 10:08 PM.
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    I hear the Sidewinder is going to struggle with heat in a 4x4, even if you just run a 2s

    a better option would be a MMP

    don't get me wrong, the Sidewinder is a GREAT ESC, but I've heard multiple times of them constantly overheating and shutting down in the 4x4. in a 2wd, they're perfect; less weight and half the drivetrain to turn
    fix, run, break, repeat

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    im now thinking of putting it in a 2wd buggy... to bash on 3s i dont know why i posted it here lol... sorry for the inconvenience

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    so i guess all i wanna know is can you run 3s with the combo?

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    Not in a heavy SC truck

    In a lighter vehicle if geared conservatively you may get away with it

    I wouldnt be using the Sidewinder on 3s period

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    the sidewinder esc is 2s only

    i was limited to 12/52 max gearing in the TX heat on 2s. i had to cool it down way too much for my taste. i stepped up to the MMP ESC and it ran much cooler and it seemed to have a little more power to. and you can run a 3s on the MMP, but if your gonna run 3s the MMP 2400 is ONE of the best for the 4x4"s. IMO it has the right amount of torque to get this truck rollin' right.

    IMO:

    Sv2/3800 - 2s only

    MMP/3800 - 2s-3s Max

    MMP/2400 - 3s-4s Max
    Last edited by Koda Dank; 03-04-2012 at 06:23 AM.

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    My kids have the sidewinder combo's. Picked them up when they were still under 100$. For us it was a deal maker because the 2400 combo was alot more expensive. I don't recall the 3800 sct combo's being out then. But they may have. The esc does struggle with heat. Sometimes I'd like to dropkick. I have been debating on swapping them out for a better esc...
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    you can get the 3800 with the mamba max sct esc on ebay but it is the same price as the 2400 combo, so its your opinion.
    3800 is 540 motor and 2400 is 550 motor
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