Hey guys, well I finally got my Summit (very sweet), but I am having some issues with it. I am running it on 4s lipo (I contacted traxxas about the problem and they said the esc isn't meant for lipo, so they couldn't really help), but I know there are some guys using lipo. I am running one battery based on the wiring in this diagram:
I ran it outside in high gear for awhile and everything went fine. But everytime I put it into low gear, lock the diffs, and try to climb something it shuts down. It even gets to the point that if I just turn the wheels all the way in one direction it shuts it down. The first thing that happens is the lights turn off, the all the servos cinch up. If I hit the esc button once all the servos re-center, then hit it again and everything starts up fine.
I drove it in high gear for 10 minutes with no problem and the esc wasn't even warm to the touch. But I could have it sitting there in the house just moving the wheels back and forth in low gear with the diffs locked and the esc gets pretty warm and it does the shut down thing. Any ideas? I 'm lost on this one. I took a video of it,
I guess I could get an esc that is meant for lipo (mamba monster?) but I don't want to have to spend $200.00 more just to be able to run it. All I have are lipos and I thought it would be fine to use them on this. Any help would be great.