Hey I'm new to the forums. I hate that my first post has to be about a problem with my new Summit. I bought a new Summit VXL last week and it arrived in the brown truck last night. I had a power cell charged and ready but it was pouring rain so I waited until this morning to put my first pack through it.
Right off the bat I noticed 3 problems. First, it needed an excessive amount of left trim. The knob is turned about 3/4 of the way to the left. I tried to readjust the servo arm but it is either too far to the left or right. Second when I give it about 25-50% throttle, it will sometimes just sit there and I can hear the motor trying to turn. The first time I noticed it I didn't think anything of it. But it was happening every 3-4 times I have a go at the throttle. Third thing I noticed, it pulls hard right and flips over when at about 50-75% speed with anywhere between 25-100% brakes. I don't know why it's doing this, as my MERV has never done it.
After my power cell died, I called Traxxas Tech Support. I explained what was going on. He had me recalibrate the ESC, which only made it much much worse. Now when I give it any amount of throttle it will spurt forward about an inch, make noise like the motor is trying to work, then move forward another inch. He suggested that the ESC or motor were bad and that I should send it in for repair. I just got it yesterday and this seems a little ridiculous to me. Shouldn't they have tested this after assembly?
Anyway, I have the motor and ESC from my MERV sitting on a table at home as it is disassembled waiting on a whole bunch of upgrades. Should I send this off first thing, or should I use the other ESC and motor and see if it changes anything? I'm a complete noob at this hobby so any and all advice is appreciated.
Oh and I went back over to the Summit after I got off the phone with support, and the ESC was smoking just sitting there....
Thanks for reading my first post/Rant.