So, i bought my truck used, about a month and a half ago paid $400 for it, bought a new chassis, servos, a-arms, dyed them all black, installed sway bars, did up a body with colour change paint (expensive stuff), the truck was beautiful and perfect, until i got my batteries, ***** 5k 2s 30c packs, plugged up 2 in series, all i got was flashing lights on the esc, all 3 lights randomly flashing, after a wahile i figured out it was a setting on my spektrum, i was relieved, only to get it programmed, go to fire it up a few days later, and NOTHING, zero response from the ESC... i am so furious with this thing right now, i was so excited to finally get one of these, and it's been nothing but a money pit hanging on my wall, hasn't moved 2 inches, it's already cost me well over $600 (incluidng the initial purchase) and will now cost me $200 for a new speed control (if/when i get one, it'll certainly not be a mamba i love my mamba max and sidewinder, but i guess every company has it's weak point... i'll go for the tekin this time)...
AND to top it all off, the thing killed one of my BRAND NEW servos, the thing was literally MINUTES old. another $20 down the tubes at the hands of the mamba.
sorry for the long run-on story, i just needed to vent, i am so angry right now, at this point, i could have just bought a BNIB erbe from my LHS, and it would have been cheaper, and i would (hopefully) not be sitting here a month and a half later, with a shelf queen fit for the trash.
And no, i dont have a castle link, i programmed it manually when it was working for the brief time, and i really am not sure if i can spend another penny on this thing at this point.