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Old 08-21-2006, 08:06 PM
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There has been a recent Recall on the MAMBA 25 SPEED CONTROLLER. If you would like more information on this recall PLEASE CONTACT Castle Creations.
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Old 08-21-2006, 08:11 PM
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Is something defective or what??
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Old 08-21-2006, 08:43 PM
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Yeah a chip in it lets it stay in armed mode so if you plug the battery back in after it's off it'll just shoot off somewhere
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Old 08-21-2006, 08:51 PM
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Wouldn't want that, but I have a failsafe on mine, so it wouldn't matter.
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Old 08-22-2006, 02:57 AM
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Has this always been the case? If so how come its taken so long to address
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Old 08-22-2006, 05:01 AM
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if i talk to them what are they going to do replace it?
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Old 08-22-2006, 06:28 AM
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Goin on normal CC service they will send you a new Mamba and you send in your old one, Personally I won't bother I don't use the switch anymore and just unplug the battery when done
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Old 08-22-2006, 07:05 AM
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i think it is just a waste of time
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Old 08-22-2006, 04:02 PM
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Waste of time? Brand new esc guys, recalled . I might as well take advantage of it.
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Old 08-22-2006, 04:12 PM
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if it was free i would take it, now i got to send mine in then they send a new one to me then i have to solder plugs and crap like that waste[X(] for me atleast
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Old 08-22-2006, 05:10 PM
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i have to solder plugs and crap like that waste for me atleast
$80 ESC versus $2 worth of plugs. [&:]
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Old 08-22-2006, 05:14 PM
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but the trouble of soldering!!! its not that bad but i think my current esc is fine plus I have to ship it international not worth it to me
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Old 08-22-2006, 06:03 PM
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Dude imagine plugging your battery back in because it came unplugged and having it shoot off somewhere where you can't ever find it anymore...
and it's just with the ones made from june to august
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Old 08-22-2006, 08:18 PM
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When I first got the mini-lst that happened, although thats because the throttle trim was all the way advanced LOL, freaked me out though.
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I emailed CC
This only effects ESC's from the last 2 weeks they told me, He said I could take a picture of the bottom of mine and send it to him to look at, but there is a very unlikely chance that unless you bought it in month of august that there is anything wrong with it or that they will even replace it, I for one have never had that problem.
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Old 08-23-2006, 10:56 AM
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ORIGINAL: Lord_Nick_D

I emailed CC
This only effects ESC's from the last 2 weeks they told me, He said I could take a picture of the bottom of mine and send it to him to look at, but there is a very unlikely chance that unless you bought it in month of august that there is anything wrong with it or that they will even replace it, I for one have never had that problem.
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Yea that makes more sense, I've got 3 now and none have that problem.
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Old 08-30-2006, 03:19 AM
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Mine hasnt been in the last 2 weeks, but when i plug in my battery and the controller is off the light just goes red, when i turn the micro switch off it stays in neutral is that normal?
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hmm... look at the back and take a clear picture of it... I will tell you if it's because it needs to go in for the recall
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Old 08-30-2006, 03:47 PM
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I only have a crappy webcam, could you explain what i need to look for?
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Old 08-30-2006, 09:25 PM
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it's a chip at the bottom next to a square one... it's small... it has 2 or 3 legs... if it has 3 legs send it in if it has 2 then it's OK
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Old 09-01-2006, 02:35 PM
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Gents...as previously stated the recall only affects those controllers purchased within the past 2-3 weeks. The first picture is what a good controller looks like, and the second picture is of the bad controller. We have most of them back here (caught them before they made it to end users) so there aren't that many of them out there.
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I have one I need to send back, the thing get's burning hot for no reason. I have 5 of them, so I switched it around between vehicles, get's hot in every one of them, even though the other's don't.
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I have one I need to send back, the thing get's burning hot for no reason. I have 5 of them, so I switched it around between vehicles, get's hot in every one of them, even though the other's don't.
Send it in. If it's under warranty still (1 year from date of purchase) include a copy of your receipt as well. The address here is:

Castle Creations
235 S. Kansas Ave.
Olathe, KS 66061
USA

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.
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Thank you!
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Old 09-13-2006, 09:35 AM
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I never knew you guys shipped back priority with these controllers =) Nice customer support there.
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