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    1/16 grave digger

    I recently bought a 1/16 grave digger from my son, plugged the battery in and fried the esc. I sent that in to Traxxas, they said its on backordered and no ETA. So my hobby shop letme purchuse a new one and wil let me return the one ill getin the mail who knows when, Now i installed the new one. Ran it times with and without the lipo, no problem, but on its 3rd use with the lipo it fried. Any ideas? Is this normal? Only had the car for 2 weeks.

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    did you have the esc in low voltage detection mode?

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    What fried, the LiPo pack or the ESC? What are the specs on the pack?
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    The esc fried, the first burned out on the reg battery, the seconed time i just so happen to have the lipo in. i personally have not introduced the lipo to my son yet. but i ran it 2 times with the lipo no problem, the third attempt the esc fried. the lipo i using is 2600mah 20c 7.4 v 2s by CRC

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    Which ESC?
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    XL2.5 the first one fried on stock battery, the seconed on on the lipo.

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    I have the XL 2.5, my understanding there isnt a mode, i did install a alarm for it.

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    The 2.5 is not known for its ability to handle LiPo... most have fried when used with them, including mine.
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    i was informed by my hobby shop it was, i now know, thank you. Can i change to an after market esc and still use the same motor? to run a lipo? i not sure if i wanna go brushless knowing its a smaller motor and same price as i paid for the car.

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    Smaller?? Size and power have very little to do with each other when it comes to electric motors. The stock VXL system is much faster, stronger, more durable, and more powerful than the Titan/2.5 system it came with.

    That being said, if you want to stick with the stock Titan and want LiPo... look into the 2.5's big brother, the XL5.

    But, if you want to go brushless... which can be done for about $60-70; look into this thread:
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...w+installation
    Be sure to follow the links within the thread.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    thank you for the help. i said smaller because i was told the brushless motor that fits my sons car is smaller, i think i learning a hard way the shop is not always right. I was just at the shop and of course they gave me two options the momba max pro($98) or the XL 5($50) both i would have to configure to fit. I very green at this and learning. the current motor he has is the Titan 12 T 550 brushed. I am being cautious. because now i am in this car for $300, and i could of by now gotten the 1/16 e-revo or the 1/16 sumit. and would of been done and my son could be playing now.
    Again thank you.

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    It is true the the VXL motor will not bolt to the mount you currently have.
    Some shops are good at what they do, some are not.

    I am always willing to help whenever I can...
    feel free to ask here or PM me if questions arise.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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