CASTLE CREATIONS COBRA 8 25.2V ESC W / 1512-2650KV SENSORED MOTOR
We're thrilled to introduce the Cobra 8, our next generation electronic speed controller (ESC) for surface applications. As the inaugural product in a new line, the Cobra 8 is engineered with cutting-edge technology tailored specifically for 1:8th scale vehicles weighing up to 15 lbs.
The Cobra 8 boasts a state-of-the-art 32-bit, dual-core processor, ushering in a new era of precision and performance. Its enhanced data logging capabilities offer extended recording times, faster sampling rates, and a wealth of data points, enabling users to delve deeper into their vehicle's performance than ever before.
Crafted with a CNC aluminum bottom case, the Cobra 8 is engineered to endure the most rigorous conditions, ensuring reliability in every race or off-road adventure.
One of its defining features is our acclaimed CRYO-DRIVE™ technology, engineered to reduce operational temperatures, significantly prolonging the ESC's lifespan. Moreover, equipped with an impressive 8-amp BEC, the Cobra 8 can effortlessly power the most demanding servos, making it an indispensable ally in your high-performance setup.
We’ve packaged the Cobra 8 with three different Castle 4 -POLE 12-SLOT motor options to overpower a wide range of 1:8th scale vehicles, this combo includes a Castle 1512-1800Kv Sensored Motor and is ready to overpower 1:8th scale off-road and on-road vehicles as well as 1:10 scale 4WD SCT up to 9 lbs.
- 32-Bit Processing power for smoother motor control and improved response time.
Enhanced Data Logging includes:
- Double the maximum sample frequency of older generations.
- 8x increased logging time of older generations.
- Data point for ESC electrical motor timing.
- Data point for acceleration via onboard accelerometer.
- Looping feature prevents interruptions in data log recording.
- Ability to download specific sessions.
Additional tuning features include:
- Improved braking adjustability
- Separate brake and reverse curves
- Highly adjustable internal BEC. (5.0V - 8.0V adjustable in 0.1V increments)
- Access to tuning options and firmware updates for free with Castle Link V4 USB programmer included with purchase. Now with USB-C connector! (Requires Windows 10 or higher)
- Mounting holes located in bottom of aluminum case for installation into vehicle.
COBRA 8 / 1512-2650kv COMBO COMES WITH:
|Input Voltage Range:
|MIN: 2s LiPo
MAX: 6s LiPo (25.2V) (4s max with included 1512-2650kv motor)
|5.0V - 8.0V adjustable in 0.1V increments; (8A Peak); default 5.5V
|Waterproof* design allows for use in nearly any environment.
|SmartSense Brushless, Sensored Only, Brushed
|Yes, but may be disabled for racing.
|Yes, factory equipped (30MM),** temperature controlled
|60mm x 52mm x 43mm (2.36" x 2.04" x 1.69")
|Weight (with no battery connector):
|5.84 oz. ( 165.6 grams)
|6.5mm female bullets for motor connection, matching 6.5mm male bullets included with motor
|Items Needed for Operation:
|A high current connector designed for high-powered electric systems, rated for 120+ amps, such as Castle CC Bullet 6.5mm, CC Bullet 8.0mm, or 6.5mm Polarized Castle Connectors, soldered to the battery leads.
|Product Use Statements:
|*Although the Cobra 8 ESC and Castle brushless motors are waterproof, they are not intended for operation while completely submerged in liquid. 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, we suggest 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.
**The cooling fan must be removed prior to driving in wet conditions. It is not waterproof.
|With Included motor: Ideal for up to 4S (25.2 Volt) operation in vehicles weighing less than 9 lbs, with batteries, ready-to-run.
|Fully programmable Castle feature set using the included FREE Castle Link USB adapter and freely downloadable NEW Castle Link 2 Windows™ software.
|Castle Link Mobile App:
|Not compatible at this time.
|Telemetry Link Capable:
|Not compatible at this time.
|Input Voltage Range:
Diameter: 40mm (41.4mm with fins)
|383g (13.6oz) with wires. 334g without wires.
|Mounting Hole Specifications:
M3 and M4 @ 25mm
|6.5mm male connectors on 10-gauge wire
|Ideal for 1:8 scale off-road and on-road vehicles as well as 1:10 scale 4WD SCT up to 9lbs and up to 4s LiPo.
Running modes: SMARTSENSE™, Sensored, Sensorless with Castle sensored capable ESCs.
|Castle’s newest software technology, CRYO-DRIVE™ minimizes the amount of time the ESC's electrical components spend generating heat by optimally controlling which components are being used while driving the motor. This is happening thousands of times per second, which greatly reduces the rate at which the ESC heats up. This results in significantly improved thermal performance during partial throttle operation where the majority of driving occurs. Your setup will be able to handle higher gear ratios, in heavier vehicles, with longer runs.
When paired with a Castle 4-POLE 12-SLOT SENSORED MOTOR SmartSense™ software, enabled by default in the Castle Link Programming Suite, will use the motor’s sensors to provide smooth starts, excellent torque, and low-speed drivability. Once the motor is turning, it seamlessly transitions to Castle’s ULTRA-EFFICIENT sensorless mode with electric timing. Smooth sensored startups and high-efficiency sensorless running makes the COBRA 8 system produce more power and less heat. QUIETSENSE™ is an innovative advancement in the design of sensored motors to deliver the highest precision and most efficient startup.
The COBRA 8 allows “on-the-fly” adjustments to be made through the AUX wire once enabled in Castle Link. Once you have selected an AUX wire function, that setting can then be tuned from your transmitter while driving. Torque control, max throttle, max brake and drag brake adjustments are a sampling of the available modes. This real-time tuning allows you to quickly and easily fine-tune your system. . Click here for additional information.
The COBRA 8 contains NEW DATA LOGGING FEATURES:
You can view a detailed turn-by-turn record of what your ESC actually experienced during the run. You will be able to record real-time data such as motor RPM, battery current and voltage, ESC and motor temperature, throttle input, and more. Download and analyze the collected data via Castle Link and make adjustments to maximize both performance and battery life.
|For over 25 years Castle engineers have been setting the bar for industry leading software functionality. The Castle Link Programming Suite is your ticket to creating the perfect setup. To gain access to the host of tuning parameters download the BRAND NEW simple to install software from our website and you are ready to personalize your controller's settings. Requires Windows 10 or higher.
|The COBRA 8 is housed in a rugged CNC-machined aluminum case and then potted in waterproof epoxy. This not only protects the electronics but ensures any heat generated in the controller can easily be dissipated through the case.
|COBRA 8 features Audible Alerts that will notify you, via audible chimes, of possible issues with calibrations and error conditions to help diagnose problems.
The COBRA 8 is proudly designed and manufactured in Olathe, Kansas USA and is backed by Castle Creations’ 1-year warranty and unparalleled "make-it-right" customer support. Call us, email us, or walk in our front door – we’re here to help. Click here for additional information about our Tier 1 and Tier II warranty.