Castle’s Sidewinder ESC, the leading 1/10th scale sport brushless ESC,
is now waterproof. The new Sidewinder 3 can power crawlers on water
filled trails, SCTs through rain soaked parking lots, and AWDs on rips
across muddy fields. Drivers can follow their irresistible urges to
drive in the mud or stomp their truck in puddles without damaging their
Designed for 1/10th
The Sidewinder 3 is a great fit for 1/10th off-road, on-road, and rock
crawlers running up to 3S LiPo. It sports updated circuitry for faster
response time and improved reliability. As always, the Sidewinder 3
offers industry-leading software functions and USB programming
capability via Castle Link USB adapter (sold separately).
Legal mumbo jumbo
Although Sidewinder 3 and Castle brushless motors are waterproof, always
rinse the ESC and motor with fresh water after exposure to corrosives
or dirt. While the motor and controller may be waterproof, we suggest
users confirm that the rest of their vehicle, including the batteries,
servo, radio and chassis, are also waterproof before exposing them to
liquids of any kind.
- 2s - 3s LiPo; 6 - 8 cell NiMH use in vehicles up 5 lbs with battery, ready-to-run.
- Sensorless brushless (540 or 36mm) and/or brushed (down to a 19T) motor operation.
- Waterproof design ESC
- 5.0 volts fixed, 2 amps Peak BEC
- Convenient transmitter programming for six common adjustable settings
- Additional settings and software updates available via Windows®-based Castle Link (sold separately), a Field Link card (sold separately) or the Castle Link iOS App and a B-LINK Bluetooth Adapter (sold separately)
- Sidewinder 3 ESC
- User Guide and Quick Start Guide
- Gearing Chart for Castle Motors
- Castle decals
*Not intended for operation while submerged in
liquid. If unit is operated in wet conditions, rinse with fresh water to
remove dirt or corrosives, then fully dry unit.
**Brushed motors are recommended for rock
crawlers (vehicles traveling 3-5mph.) Brushless motors are fine for use
with rock racing. If your vehicle is going to be in a bound up
situation, very slowly traversing rocks and obstacles, you are running a
rock crawler. If you are constantly traveling at 5mph or higher, you
have a rock racer.