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Castle Creations "Sidewinder 8th" 1/8 Scale Brushless Car Package (2200kV)

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This item is discontinued and no longer available for purchase. It has been replaced by CSE010-0139-01.
Low Price: $179.99
Discontinued Online

This is the Castle Creations "Sidewinder 8th" 1/8 Scale Brushless Car Package, with an included 2200kV motor. Lean and mean like the smaller SV3, the Sidewinder 8th features everything youíll need to toss buggies, truggies, and monster trucks around like a rag doll. Any vehicle weighing in at up to 11lbs and running up to 6S LiPo is fair game. Its powerful BEC will laugh at nearly every servo on the market today, and its potted design will tolerate wet conditions without flinching.

Paired with Castle Creations 1515B-2200kv motor, with the same internal design as Castle's award winning NC-1515-2200 motor, itís got the power to take on the competition. Compatible with applications up to 6S (25.2 Volt), this motor is incredible in monster trucks, and works great in 1/8th buggies and truggies as well. The ESC is equipped with the state of the art software that Castle is known for, and has USB programming capability using the Castle Link USB Adapter (sold separately). So pound on snow filled parking lots, beat the muddy trails into submission, and tear streams a new one. Tell em 8th sent ya.


  • Sidwinder 8th ESC
    • Reverse: Yes Ė with lockout
    • Brake: Proportional
    • Continuous Maximum Current: 90A
    • Input Voltage: 2-6S LiPo
    • Length: 2.45 in (62.2mm)
    • Width: 2.20 in (56mm)
    • Height: 1.33 in (34mm)
    • BEC Voltage: 5.5V Fixed, 4.5A Con5nuous, 8A Peak
    • Battery Connector: Not Included
  • 1515B-2200kv Motor
    • kV: 2200
    • Max RPM: 60,000
    • Shaft diameter: 5.0mm

Legal mumbo jumbo Castle wants you to read:
Although Sidewinder 8th and Castle brushless motors are waterproof, they can corrode when exposed to corrosive materials, such as salt water. Always rinse the ESC and motor with clean water after exposure to corrosives or dirt. While the motor and controller may be waterproof, Castle suggests users confirm that the rest of their vehicle, including the batteries, servos, radio and chassis are also waterproof before exposing them to liquids of any kind.  

This product was added to our catalog on February 14, 2014

Verified Owner
Tuesday, Sep 16 2014 (about 4 years ago)
Castle Creations "Sidewinder 8th" 1/8 Scale Brushless Car Package (2200kV)
ok so i have a Revo 3.3 nitro. I bought the sidewinder and tekno rc conversion kit(TKR4001) and 2X traxxas 3cell 5000mah batteries and now I'm scared of it. it go so fast now i can barely keep control of it. i love this motor. wheelies are now on commend. no messing around with tuning. i would recommend this to anyone doing a nitro to electric conversion.
Monday, Sep 15 2014 (about 4 years ago)
Castle Creations "Sidewinder 8th" 1/8 Scale Brushless Car Package (2200kV)
Very good system. I put it in a 1/8th scale Hpi Trophy Truggy Flux. Even though the specs are low it doesn't matter it has more than enough torque then needed. I'm only running 4s LIPO and its very impressive. All around this an EXCELLENT system. The adjustability, speed, power and price are superior to other systems. Even while running the esc doesn't break a sweat. Its not far at all from the mamba monster. You can't even tell a difference from its big brother. Castle has done it again! BUY IT YOU WON'T REGRET IT!
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Jul 8 2014 (about 5 years ago)
Castle Creations "Sidewinder 8th" 1/8 Scale Brushless Car Package (2200kV)
I got this ESC /motor combo in my traxxas Emaxx It's got lots of power on two 3s 5000 lipo batteries for the price you can't go wrong I love it
Tuesday, Jul 21 2015 (about 4 years ago)
Castle Creations "Sidewinder 8th" 1/8 Scale Brushless Car Package (2200kV)
I didn't purchase it through amain but I am currently running it my 8ight t 3.0 and I'm not enjoying it much at all. It has a lot of grunt but after a few laps on a mid size tracks then it starts hesitating. Started with 45/15 spur/pinion and dropped down to 45/12 spur pinion and still have the issue. I won't be bothering to RMA it since it's going in a 4x4SC next spring but spend the extra and get a tekin rx8 w/2000kv. You won't regret it!
Friday, Sep 1 2017 (about a year ago)
Castle Creations "Sidewinder 8th" 1/8 Scale Brushless Car Package (2200kV)
Very disappointing no on off switch for ESC. Seems that the description of the controller does not tell you that there is no way to turn the ESC on or off like all other castle controllers.Seems kind y dangerous to plug a 5400 3slipo battery into a hot circuit board