First time poster...
I bought a Stampede (3605) for my son and we have about two hours run time on it and we have blown two motors (the stock one and a Venom Fireball mod 17d).
Everything on the truck is stock out-of-the-box. The Titan 12T motor lasted four runs. Replaced it this evening with the Fireball and after five minutes the motor belched smoke and actually blew the negative wire right off the motor terminal (popped the soldered joint right off).
The gearing is as it was out of the box - 19 / 90.
Any idea what is going on with this truck? Went to the local hobby shop to get the replacement motor and was told this was a drop in replacement. Told me how to break it in (which I did) and then five minutes later it's dead.
I am definitely not too happy with the Stampede thus far. So far the $25 toy R/C truck this was to replace has lasted longer!
Any suggestions? Is this a gearing issue? Crappy motor choices? Should I leave the truck on "trainer" mode so it doesn't ruin motors as quickly?
Thanks - evan