Castle Creations Mamba Monster X 8S ESC with 1717-1260Kv Sensored Motor, 010-0165-03

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MORE POWER - COOLER TEMPS - LONGER RUNS Take your scale build or upgrade to the next level with Castle’s legendary brushless power. The MAMBA MONSTER X 8S, 33.6V ESC W/1717-1260KV SENSORED COMBO is a perfect upgrade for heavier 1:8th vehicles and lighter 1:6th vehicles weighing up to 20 lbs. and running up to 8S LiPo.



  • Input Voltage Range 2S-8S LiPo
  • Sensorless, Sensored and SmartSense™ Running Modes
  • Powerful Integrated 8A Peak Adjustable BEC (5.25V-8.0V)
  • CRYO-DRIVE™ Technology minimizes the amount of time the ESC's electrical components spend generating heat, resulting in improved thermal performance during partial throttle operation where the majority of driving occurs
  • ESC is housed in a rugged CNC aluminum case and potted in waterproof epoxy to protect the electronics and promote efficient heat transfer
  • Premium forged heatsink with elliptical fins for superior air flow and increased heat dissipation
  • Oversized factory equipped thermally controlled 40MM cooling fan
  • Compatible with S.BUS2 Telemetry Link and Futaba T4PX and T7PX transmitters
  • Waterproof design for all weather conditions
  • Data logging capability to capture and record performance data from your vehicle
  • Auxiliary wire functionality for "on-the-fly" adjustments using your transmitter
  • Audible alerts for easy diagnosis of common issues such as motor-over-temperature and low-voltage cutoff
  • Convenient transmitter programming for six common adjustable settings including cutoff voltage and drag brake
  • Easily tune and update ESC with USB and Bluetooth™ programming options
  • Castle Link USB programming kit (coupon included with purchase)
  • Optional smartphone-based programming with the B-LINK™ Bluetooth Adapter (sold separately) and Castle Link app available on Google Play or Apple App Store
  • Proudly designed and manufactured in Olathe, KS USA and backed by Castle Creations' 1-year warranty
  • 4-POLE 12-SLOT sensored design that boasts exceptional efficiency and produces less heat
  • High-strength, high-temperature grade neodymium sintered magnets combined with high-strength Kevlar wrap ensures the integrity of the rotor is not compromised during harsh running conditions and high RPMs
  • Proprietary stator winding produces low internal resistance for a cooler running motor
  • Oversized NMB bearings and vibration dampening system ensure the longest possible bearing life
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Drive fearlessly and punch that throttle! The MAMBA MONSTER X 8S utilizes Castle's breakthrough technology CRYO-DRIVE. By reducing the rate at which the ESC heats up and removing heat more efficiently, your setup will be able to handle higher gear ratios, in heavier vehicles, with longer runs. These software advancements work in parallel with a unique open-housing design to allow increased directional airflow to cool critical components. With the integration of a 40mm cooling fan and a forged elliptical fin heatsink, the design maximizes airflow throughout the system, taking thermal performance to a whole new level.

High-performance demands high quality and this ESC was designed with durability in mind. Constructed around a robust aluminium casing, the epoxy potting guarantees protection around the circuitry and ensures all-weather use. Mamba Monster X 8S is a workhorse, it will dominate in the harshest of environments.

You can easily optimize the ESC for any driving condition, from rugged terrain to smooth pavement to the perils of rock and gravel. Create, save and download setup profiles through the Castle Link Programming Suite on your Windows PC, or wirelessly with the convenience of the new B-Link Bluetooth Adapter and Castle Link app for Android or iOS.

Additional tuning flexibility awaits you with on-the-fly adjustments from your transmitter via the Auxiliary wire. Simply connect the white signal wire to an open radio channel, and enable the feature in Castle Link by selecting what Auxiliary function you would like to use. Access programming parameters such as Torque Control, Max Brake or Rock Race Mode. Optimize your vehicle for any racing or bashing application you can imagine!

When paired with the newly released Castle 1717-1260KV, users with heavy, high-speed rigs will experience controllable low-end ranges without sacrificing power, punch or speed. SmartSense mode uses the motor's sensors to start the motor to provide smooth starts, excellent torque, and low-speed drivability. Once the motor is spinning, it seamlessly transitions to Castle's ultra-efficient sensorless mode. Instead of wasting it through raw heat and RPMs, you'll put more power to the ground, where it should be.

Whether you are burning out, dropping the hammer, trigger happy, powering out, on-the-rocks, off-the-rocks, wheeling or mud bogging - MAMBA MONSTER X 8S is ready to test the limits of your R/C car or truck.

In The Box

  • (1) Mamba Monster X 8S ESC

  • (1) 4-POLE Sensored 1717-1260KV Motor

  • (1) Castle Sensor Harness Adapter

  • (1) 200mm Sensor Wire

  • (1) Mamba Decals

  • (1) Coupon for free Castle Link USB

  • (1) ESC Quick Start Guide

  • (1) Motor Quick Start Guide


Wire Gauge
10 AWG
Motor Size
Length: 3.35" (85.1mm), Diameter 1.87" (47.6mm)
Overload Protection
Adjustable Timing
BEC Voltage
5.5, 6.0, 7.5, or 8.0 (default 5.5V)
Shaft Diameter
0.196" (5 mm)
Number of Poles
Product Weight
ESC, 5.75oz (163g) without battery connector, Motor 21.08oz (597.6g) with wires
Input Voltage
Motor Design
Battery Input Lead
7.4 - 33.6V
Motor Type
Auto Cutoff
Drive Type
Connector Type
6.5mm Bullet
RPM/Volt (Kv)
BEC Continous Current
1/6 scale vehicles weighing up to 20lbs runnning up to 8S LiPo, Upgrade for heavier 1/8 scale, and lighter 1/6 scale vehicles