Castle Creations Mamba & Mamba Max FAQ – Which Brushless System Do I Need?

Posted: December 28, 2010 in General RC
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This info is extracted from the linked Castle Creations URL below. I have long desired to buy myself an electric RC car or SC truck, and have spent considerable time researching on the rather complex info on the battery types, motor types and ratings, and ESCs. I came across this tutorial and I found it rather good. It applies fairly generally, so if you’re considering on what KV-rated motor, ESC and battery system to get, I hope this helps!

MAMBA MAX 10th SCALE POWER PACKAGE INFORMATION

1. Which system do I need?

That depends on how many cells, what vehicle, and what track/expectations?

For 6 cells NiMH:

Touring car (Associated TC4, Losi XXXS)

Short technical track – 4600 with good gearing range, or 5700 geared very small

Medium track – 5700 large gear range, 6700/6900 good gear range, 7700 geared small

Large track (nitros top out on the straight) 6700/6900 geared high, 7700 good gear range

2wd Buggy/Truck (Associated T4, B4, Losi XXXT, Duratrax Evader, Traxxas Stampede) and 4wd buggy (Kyosho Lazer, Losi XXX-4)

Short track – 5700, possibly 6900 geared small

Medium track – 6900, possibly 7700 geared small

Large track (nitro trucks topping out) big gear 6900, 7700

Measured speeds with 6 cell NiMH in a stock geared Associated B4 buggy:

4600: 30mph

5700: 35mph

7700: 45mph

On 2s Lipo:

Touring car (Associated TC4, Losi XXXS)

Short technical track – 4600

Medium track – 5700 large gear range, 6700/6900 geared small

Large track (nitros top out on the straight) 6700/6900 and 7700 should have good gear range

2wd Buggy/Truck (Associated T4, B4, Losi XXXT, Duratrax Evader, Traxxas Stampede) and 4wd buggy (Kyosho Lazer, Losi XXX-4)

Short track – 4600 or 5700

Medium track – 5700 or 6900 geared small

Large track (nitro trucks topping out) big gear 6900, small gear 7700

Measured speeds with 2 cell LiPo in a stock geared Associated B4 buggy:

4600: 30mph

5700: 40mph

7700: 50mph

3s Lipo

NOT FOR USE WITH THE 7700 MOTOR

Touring car (Associated TC4, Losi XXXS)

Short technical track – NA

Medium track – 4600 large gear range, maybe 5700 geared small

LARGE track (nitros top out on the straight) 5700 geared up

2wd Buggy/Truck (Associated T4, B4, Losi XXXT, Duratrax Evader, Traxxas Stampede) and 4wd buggy (Kyosho Lazer, Losi XXX-4)

Short track – 4600

Medium track – 5700 small gear

Large track (nitro trucks topping out) big gear 5700

Measured speeds with 3 cell LiPo pack in a stock geared Associated B4 buggy:

4600: 45mph

5700: 60mph

via Castle Creations | FAQ: Mamba and Mamba Max.

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