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    Add me to the list of those with a bad ESC

    Got a 1/16 Summit from Tower Hobbies on Tuesday. The truck was driveable, but behaved very strangely at slow speed. Swapped the ESC from the 1/16 E-Revo I purchased at the same time...works like a champ.

    Traxxas Tech Support was very helpful. My ESC is in the mail on its way back to them. Hopefully they will give me one that works as well as the one from the E-Revo. Below is the detailed info I sent along with the RMA. Maybe this will be helpful to others having problems with the ESC from the 1/16 Summit


    These are the symptoms my model is experiencing:When driving forward slowly and coasting, I try to apply more forward
    throttle and the truck applies the brakes. The same thing happens in
    reverse. When driving backward slowly and coasting, I try to apply more
    reverse throttle and the truck applies the brakes. The braking issue is
    somewhat intermittent. It happens about 30% of the time. The truck also
    seems to sometimes stutter at 10-25% throttle. Truck is 100% stock using a
    single Traxxas supplied stock NiMH battery.



    I have already tried these troubleshooting procedures:Luckily I purchased a Traxxas 1/16 E-Revo VXL RTR at the same time (Please
    see my Tower Hobbies Receipt). The E-Revo truck works flawlessly. I tried
    swapping parts one-by-one until I determined that the root cause was the
    ESC. First I swapped transmitters, no change. Next I swapped radio
    receivers, no change. Then I swapped ESCs between the trucks. With the
    original ESC from the E-Revo now in the Summit, the Summit performed
    flawlessly. With the original ESC from the Summit now in the E-Revo, the
    E-Revo exhibited the same slow speed braking issue described above.

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. jimbo74's Avatar
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    so you are expecting 2 escs for 1 bad one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo74 View Post
    so you are expecting 2 escs for 1 bad one?
    sounds like it.
    slash revo vxl x4 rally x2 ped 2wd slash vxl rus

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    I do not see where he thinks he is getting two ESC's...

    I do see, however, that he expects this replacement ESC to perform just as well as is other ESC he already has.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    I do not see where he thinks he is getting two ESC's...

    I do see, however, that he expects this replacement ESC to perform just as well as is other ESC he already has.

    maybe it was the lack of grammar marks that made it appear that way. looking at it again, i might be mistaken.... i swear it said i swapped them, and want a new one for the erevo and the bad one.....

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    Sounds like they have you taken care of. I am sure your new esc will work as well as the one in your revo.

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    Sorry to confuse anyone with my post. Bottom line is that the ESC from my summit is bad. The one from the revo is just fine. Sent the summit one back. Having fun sharing my son's revo while I wait for my summit esc to be returned.

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    Just received an email from Traxxas saying that they are replacing the ESC. It has been forwarded on to their shipping department. That was a pretty swift turnaround time if you ask me. I sent it to Traxxas via UPS ground on Friday. They received it yesterday (Wed). It has been checked out and a new one is ready to ship today (Thursday). Overall it should be under 2 weeks door to door. Thanks Traxxas!

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