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    Emaxx newbie: ESC seems fine but no beeps and no go at motor pls help!!!

    Please help me here you experts! First outing with Emaxx with a 20T pinion on 2x2S Lipos...running fine on sand and then nothing: no drive forward or back. Servos fine, ESC light amber in neutral, green on acceleration and red on reverse but no beeps when I switched off and on? Has the ESC or motor blown or is this a protective shutdown? Have reset transmitter, checked all connectors to receiver and to motor. Noticed the ESC fan doesn't seem to come on and critically: no beeps when I turn ESC on...what to do???

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    13. What do the flashing LEDs mean? The LEDs can have different meanings depending on what you are doing.
    If you are not calibrating and have no throttle input:
    Flashing Red and Yellow = over temp
    Flashing Green and Yellow = low voltage cut-off(battery)
    Flashing Green OR Red = Speed control has not been calibrated and is not armed; or throttle sub-trim is not at 0.
    Solid Green OR Red = should not happen when at neutral, indicates full throttle/reverse
    Flashing Yellow = possible problem with controller (Mamba Max Pro indicates neutral and armed with C.H.E.A.T. turn off)
    Solid Yellow = indicates neutral and armed (Mamba Max Pro indicates neutral and armed with C.H.E.A.T. turn on)
    Flashing all colors = speed control is not receiving a valid signal from the receiver, usually indicates the receiver wire is plugged in backwards into the receiver; possible problem with controller or with throttle channel on receiver.
    If you are applying throttle or reverse when NOT calibrating:
    Flashing Red and Yellow = over temp
    Flashing Green and Yellow = low voltage cut-off(battery)
    Flashing Green OR Red = indicates partial throttle (green) or reverse (red)
    Solid Green OR Red = indicates full throttle (green) or reverse (red)
    Flashing Yellow = possible problem with control
    Solid Yellow = should never happen
    Flashing all colors = speed control is not receiving a valid signal from the receiver, usually indicates the receiver wire is plugged in backwards into the receiver; possible problem with controller or with throttle channel on receiver.
    If you are applying throttle or reverse WHEN calibrating:
    Flashing Red and Yellow = should not happen when calibrating
    Flashing Green and Yellow = should not happen when calibrating
    Flashing Green OR Red while beeping = indicates speed control is looking for full throttle (green) or full throttle (red). If it continues for more than ~ 8 seconds, indicates speed control is seeing partial throttle (green) or reverse (red), increase endpoints on transmitter so speed control sees full throttle/reverse.
    Solid Green OR Red = indicates full throttle (green) or reverse (red) has been read
    Flashing Yellow = speed control is not seeing a valid neutral signal, check your transmitters throttle sub-trim is at zero, exponential is set to 0 or linear, and mixing is disabled.
    Solid Yellow = indicates neutral has calibrated and is armed
    Flashing all colors = speed control is not receiving a valid signal from the receiver. Usually indicates the receiver wire is plugged in backwards into the receiver; also happens when speed control has accepted a calibration setting (throttle, reverse or neutral) and flashes/chimes 4 times before moving to next calibration point; or problem with throttle channel on receiver.



    Do you have another motor to try ? 20p on sand may have overheated the motor.. or at least take it off and see if it spins freely (for a brushless motor) no grinding

    the beeps do come from the motor...
    Last edited by bazookamaxx; 09-24-2012 at 02:30 PM.

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    Hey pal thx do much. However still cannot workout my problem: I get no beeps when turned on, lights go thru the flashing sequence to amber: then I throttle on it goes green and red when I brake back to amber when neutral. Clearly no output from ESC to motor. The sand was fine and hard and I run a fan on the motor: there was no smoke from the engine. Clearly for some reason the ESC has cut off the signal to the engine.
    Is there a way to reset the ESC?

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    http://www.castlecreations.com/suppo...s_ed_guide.pdf

    page 20


    make sure your trim for throttle brake is at normal

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    i had the same problem with two Mamba monster esc's and had to send them in to castle. they sent me new ones for free. the turnaround time was two weeks.
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