I was out bashing with my lcg slash and all seemed well. I was running on flat grassy ground with 40 yard straightaways and serpentining between trees. battery is a Duratrax 8 cell 5000 mah nimh and I have velineon system in truck. Battery has less than 5 runs on it.
When i was finished i noticed a strange smell and discovered the battery had melted the shrink wrap and one cell appeared burned( partly brownish color). No damage to truck and it runs fine with a new battery.
I charged damaged battery and it seemed to take a charge and was at 10+ volts. when I try this battery the truck has no power and the wheels barely spin when lifted off ground. Voltage had dropped to 8+ volts overnight.
Gearing was 23/86 I have changed to 19/86 since this incident
Any suggestions on gearing?
What caused the battery to fail?
Anybody know what kind of warranty Duratrax might have?