Sidewinder 3 Waterproof 1/10 Sport ESC/Motor Combo (4600kV) by Castle Creations w/Neu-Castle 1406

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This is the Castle Creations Sidewinder 3 Waterproof 1/10 Sport ESC/Motor Combo with an included Neu-Castle 1406 4600kV motor. Castle’s Sidewinder ESC is now waterproof! The Sidewinder 3 can power crawlers on water filled trails, AWD's in rain soaked parking lots, and SCT's on adventures through muddy fields. Drivers can now give in to those irresistible urges to drive in the mud or rip through puddles without damaging their ESC.

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 features 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). NOTE: This ESC is recommended by Castle for rock crawler applications. However, the motor included in this combo is not suited to rock crawling applications.

Amazing Price
The Sidewinder 3 offers world class performance at an entry level price.

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, Castle suggests 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.

Neu-Castle 1406 Motor
Everyone wants more power. So how could Castle improve upon the incredibly powerful CM36 series? Work with motor guru Steve Neu to change the motor from a slotless design to one with a 1.4 inch diameter slotted stator. Then change the single neodymium rotor magnet from a 2 pole donut to a 4 magnet, four pole rotor for more torque. Throw in improved manufacturing, high quality bearings and a removable end bell and you have the 1406 series of high performance motors from Castle. The end result is a motor that cranks out 30% more torque with the efficiency and durability that Castle is known for. These motors are bolt in upgrades for most all sensorless 1/10 applications and are available in the now-standard ratings of 4,600kV, 5,700kV, 6,900kV and 7,700kV.

NOTE: This ESC is recommended by Castle for rock crawler applications. However, the motor included in this combo is not suited to rock crawling applications.

1406 Motor Features:

  • 1.4 inch diameter slotted stator
  • 4 magnet, four pole rotor for more torque
  • High quality bearings
  • Removable end bell end

Sidewinder 3 Specifications:
Input Voltage: MIN: 2s LiPo; MAX: 3s LiPo
Operating Environment: Waterproof* design allows for use in nearly any environment.
Brake: Proportional
Reversible: Yes - with lockout
Size (LxWxH): 1.93x1.48x0.79" (49x38x20mm)
Weight (w/127mm long battery wires and no battery connector): 1.96 oz (55.5g)

*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. 

1406-4600kV Specifications:
Type: Brushless
kV: 4600
Overall Diameter: 1.4" (36mm)
Shaft Diameter: 1/8" (3.18mm)
Overall Length: 1.9" (48.2mm)
Connectors: Factory installed 4mm bullet connectors

This product was added to our catalog on April 10, 2013.

Chuck Finley
Wednesday, Sep 14 2016 (7 months ago)
Castle Creations Sidewinder 3 Waterproof 1/10 Sport ESC/Motor Combo (4600kV)
Awesome setup for bashing! Installed in a slash with OBA, soldered a new male jst plug into the esc plug and can confirm the audio works exactly the same as stock. Run times appear longer, the power isnt even funny, the truck easily has more speed than the stock suspension setup can handle. It has power and is efficient, hoping in good longevity.

*update Sep 30th 2016*
Smoked the output bearing yesterday, castle doesnt even offer replacement parts for their products anymore,so while the system runs great, why not offer rebuild parts? Luckily replacements that are upgrades are a $1 a pop from the jungle. Most rc'ers are great tinkeres and fully capable of replacing pressed in bearings very easily, disappointing)