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    TQI keeps losing signal, I'm assuming.

    My rustler vxl every now and then when I am bashing will lose signal and it has no forward or reverse but still has steering. After a few moments it will come back and all is fine till a few moments later. I have rebinded this thing about ten times and it still does it. Could the receiver be going bad? I may call Traxxas and see but wanted to check here in case I am missing something

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    Sounds like a brown out issue... how hot is your servo when this happens?
    Could also be that the ESC is tripping LVC and bouncing back... I have had that happen on cheap aftermarket ESC's but never a Traxxas ESC.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Not sure about the servo but I'll check next time. Just for wanting to know why would that matter for a steering servo? Yeah I'm not sure what it is. Does it with lipo and NiMH. Its frustrating though. When flying threw the air I can't control it because I lost forward and reverse.

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    The ESC is powering the receiver... if the servo is overdrawing the ESC's low voltage side then the receiver looses enough power to start causing issues; this process is called "brown out".
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Got ya. Learn something new everyday lol.

    What is weird is yesterday is sometimes when it messes up. I'll rebind it while bashing and go about my bashing. Most of the time it won't happen again. Weird stuff. But I'll check the temps of the servo next time I take it out.

    Anything else I should look at?

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    Other than a brown out issue, the only thing I can see happening is a dying ESC. I have never read or heard of a radio dying in this fashion.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    I'll just have to keep an eye on things reckon. What kind of temps are normal fora servo? Whatever it is I am sure Traxxas will take of it. Thanks for your help Jimmie!

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    I know the last few times I was out the ESC was around 90F-120F. So that's good at least

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    A servo shouldn't even feel warm... the only time my servos feel warm is when I am crawling with my Summit and really working them. In my basher it is not warm at all.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    OK. If its hot I have a 2055 laying around I can swap it for to test it out again.

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