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Castle creations 2200kv rebuild kit, discontinued???

Old 03-16-2014, 07:35 AM
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Default Castle creations 2200kv rebuild kit, discontinued???

My castle creations 1515 2200kv motor has started to shed its magnets,

I'm looking at a rebuild kit but they show discontinued on the castle website,

do I need to sent the motor to castle for repair?
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Old 09-07-2018, 08:08 AM
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Hello- several years have passed since your post so I hope you got a solution....Iím now in the same ďboatĒ and require the rebuild kit. Vorza flux 2200kv Torq motor shaft/magnets shot to bits. Any advice? Thanks

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Old 09-08-2018, 08:26 AM
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Everywhere I looked...came up with nothing. Is that HPI Flux TORK 2200kv motor made by Castle? I don't know. It doesn't look like one to me. I haven't kept up with HPI stuff in a long time though. I could be wrong. I'd contact Castle Creations. I'll bet it would cost about 2/3 of a new Castle motor to have it repaired by Castle themselves. Now then, I think the HPI Flux MLH-2200 motor, that some of the HPI Vorzas come with, looks like a re-badged Hobbywing EZRun motor. I know that is what I'm looking at getting once my Castle motor gives out on my buggy.
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Hello, I really appreciate the response. I found a new direct replacement for £46 inc postage on ebay. Itís the exact same so no worries about dimensions etc.

the rebuild kit wasnít that much less!

The vorza is my only buggy. Pretty pleased with it. Think a Thphoon would be a cheaper competitor? I just bash. Cheers
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The Vorza has got to be one of the all time great HPI bashers. The Typhon would rank right up there in the basher market IMO. I was so close to getting the Arrma Typhon, but a winning bid on eBay got me my 1/8 buggy that I have longed for.

Glad to hear you got things under control with your motor issue.

Rotor abuse was caused by what? Bearing failing?

I like to subject my brushless motors to regular cleaning and re-lubing of the bearings to try insure a long life. I run my RCs in a very dusty environment. Fifteen runs is the maximum I let my RCs go before maintenance is done to whole RC. YMMV. I got many different types of motors with different amounts of openings in them. The motors that are pretty well sealed up from the elements, still manage to find dirt/dust getting inside.
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Default Voraza flux

Thanks for the reply. I bought the vorza second hand and run it on flat wet grass (Scottish lawn). Running an air compressor is as much love as Iíve shown it! I routinely run it on 6s because I have heaps of 3s.

Im a plane guy and car is for friends or when itís too windy. I should show it more love but my planes are my babies! Nice to know my research wasnít way off getting the vorza as a basher. I was very pleased to find a motor for £45. The magnets had disintegrated. Possibly old. Looked like the previous owner had tried to balance it with some hard blue epoxy- some was in the windings; cause or symptom of the motor failure I donít know.

all the best
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That sucks. Mayb theyll replace it though trade in thingy.
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got a new motor for £45 so happy enough.

the differential is stiff to turn- sound right? Cheers

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