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Castle ESC cages available from RPM R/C Products

Looking to update your Traaxas Slash, Stampede 4x4 or Rally car with one of our legendary Castle Sidewinder ESCs? Our friends at RPM R/C Products have just released a couple of ESC "cages" that make it easier than ever to "Power Up" with Castle. rpm-castle-sidewinder-cage_BLACKThe RPM ESC Cage for both the Castle Sidewinder 3 and the Sidewinder SCT ESCs fit in the stock location on the Traxxas Slash 2WD, Slash 2WD LCG, Slash 4×4, Slash 4×4 LCG, Stampede 4×4 & Rally, while also working on other Traxxas 1/10th scale vehicles.

rpm-castle-Sidewinder_ESC_cage-installedThe RPM Cage simplifies ESC installation and maintenance by providing two screw locations that hold the entire assembly in the vehicle, eliminating the use of double-sided tape or hook/loop fasteners to secure your Castle Sidewinder or SCT Sidewinder.

To fan or not to fan, those are your choices RPM lets you decide if you want to run a fan or not. Because the cage only encases the ESC body, there is plenty of room to install a Castle ESC cooling fan. This clever design leaves the sides of the ESC open, allowing air to reach them.

rpm-castle-sidewinder-cage-3The folks at RPM also include a separate, encased on / off switch mount that bolts directly to the cage in one of four locations for even more installation versatility. And because the switch mount attaches directly to the cage, no extra time is needed to remove it. Or if you choose, you can mount the switch anywhere you’d like simply by drilling and tapping two 2mm holes.

These cool ESC cages retail for $9.95 and are available directly from PRM R/C Products.RPM_logo

 

 

It's official: Nic Case built the fastest r/c car in the world!

Congratulations to Team Castle Racer, Nic Case, who has been officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the designer, owner and driver of the fastest, battery-powered remote-controlled car in the world! Nic Case GWR 202mphCase made the run back in late October, documenting his efforts in accordance with Guinness World Record guidelines. He then had to submit his documentation and await Guinness' validation of his data and his accomplishment. (not that any of us doubted him, but this is what it takes to make it "official".)

Here is a link to Nic's record that is now on the Guinness World Records website.

All of us at Castle Creations are proud to have been a part of Nic and his entire team and their relentless pursuit to become the first R/C car to surpass 200 MPH and the effort it took to be recognized as a world record holder. Thank you Nic for believing in and trusting Castle products to help get you there.

And, just because it's so darn cool, here is the world-record setting video of the spectacular 202.02 MPH run in his custom-built R/C Bullet!

http://youtu.be/96OBzDI1ZIM

Castle Racer Surpasses 200 MPH with RC Bullet Car

Long-time Castle-sponsored racer, Nic Case, has broken his own world record by becoming the first RC driver to build and drive a battery-powered radio-controlled car to 200 miles per hour! In fact, Case's blast of 202 mph blew right through the 200 barrier and is in the process of being verified by officials at Guinness World Records. Nic Case RCB 202mph-pl-sm

Case is already officially recognized by the Guinness Book of World Record's with a 171.96 mph pass recorded in December of 2012.

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We will have more information about Case's incredible accomplishment in the future. In the mean time, enjoy the video of his record-smashing speed runs. All of us at Castle Creations are proud to have been a part of this long and extensive effort to be the FIRST battery-powered RC car to run 200 mph! Congratulations to Nic and his team of supporters and friends.

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