I guess ESC stands for Exploding, Smoking and Crackling.
I installed a brand new VX2 in my Emax 3906 only about 3 months ago. I have less than 2 hrs on it and
today I tried running it but the green light immediately started flashing very rapidly. Steering worked but no power to the motors. I took it home and checked all the wiring. Nothing reversed or plugged in wrong.
I turned it on and I noticed that the transmission servo was chattering a lot so I disconnected it from the
receiver thinking it was shorting out and the cause of the problem. Within a few seconds the ESC
started glowing underneath and then I heard a crackling noise. Before I could pull the batteries off, it
popped with that sickening smell of "Did I just screw up?" type smoke exiting the ECS.
I removed the ESC and underneath it I noticed something hard about the size of a pencil lead had pierced
the plastic housing. So my question is:
Any idea what happened?
Is it under warranty? I bought it through EBay so do I send it back to the seller or send to Traxxas?
Thanks all for your time.