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    RC Racer
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    VXL-3 Shorted out wires

    While driving around on dirt (No Bashing or High speed runs) My ESC quit. Removed the body and smelled something unusually hot. Unplugged the battery and this what shorted out. Wires inside the ESC. Basically the Smoke got out.


    Sent from Mars Curiosity.

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Jimmie Neutron's Avatar
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    3M or 3S?
    I don't know it it still holds since you opened it up, but Traxxas does have a lifetime replacement program.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Looks like the 3S based on the sensor port.

    Lousy, looks like a simple capacitor blew out, thus blowing something else.

    Traxxas support should take care of you! =)

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    RC Racer
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    3s version.... I ended up replacing the entire ESC and motor with the Castle Creation 3800. Upgrade parts as they expire. I will however send this ESC in. If not covered, I'll pick one up on FleeBay . It will be my backup.

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