This rally is only 3 weeks old... and has only been driven 3 times.

..... so I must be doing something wrong. I mailed it to myself here in Florida... took it out of the box this morning, and was all set to paint the new body, install the new fans, struts, etc.

The steering works just fine.... but when I apply throttle...... nothing. It doesn't even "sound" like it is trying to do anything.... just...... nothing.

The light is blinking red..... and the car won't turn off with the battery connected..... the only way to turn it off is to unplug the battery.

I recalibrated the speed control as per the instructions..... still nothing.

I held the button down... waited for the blinks... and set it to "sport" mode... also as the instructions indicated..... still nothing.

What am I doing wrong? what am I missing?