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    Exclamation vxl 3-m esc problem

    i was driving outside in the snow for about 20 mins with one 3s battery and all of a sudden it stopped, i took it inside and the esc was flashing red, the esc was kind of warm, whenever i turn the esc on it just flashes red, please help

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    Unplug the servo then try it. If it works the servo is burned out.

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    fast red or slow red?

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    1. Do you have Low Voltage Detection turned ON? Green light on startup = GO for LiPo

    2. Does it flash slowly, or rapidly?

    Slow red flash = low voltage detection. The cold could be affecting your LiPo, or it wasn't fully charged.

    Rapid red flash = thermal protection mode. Your power system is overheating. Are you geared too high for 3S?
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    flashing rapidly red, i have it geared 23/50 and it wont let me press anything

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    In my opinion your gearing is a bit high for 3s power. look for a 16, 17, or 19tooth pinion. Im running 19/50 with mine on 3s nd it brought my temps way down compared to the 23 and 25 / 50 that i was running.

    Andrew
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZAD View Post
    In my opinion your gearing is a bit high for 3s power. look for a 16, 17, or 19tooth pinion. Im running 19/50 with mine on 3s nd it brought my temps way down compared to the 23 and 25 / 50 that i was running.
    +1 this guy ^^^
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    Gear down and try the servo. the light flashes quickly when the servo goes out.

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    thanks for the feed back everyone founfd the problem, steering servo is burned out

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    what do you think would be the best quality servo???

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    hitec hs85 mg seems to be popular

    you'll have to waterproof it though before you take it out in the snow
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    alright thanks ill have to order one

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    there is one that comes waterproofed by hitec but it's about $50 instead of $30
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    Quote Originally Posted by zippogeek View Post
    +1 this guy ^^^
    What gearing should i have for a 2s.

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    Stock should be okay!

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