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    brakes on the 1/16 e revo

    my brakes seem to barely work . they engage but no skidding hold back kind of brakes.

    is this normal with the size of the truck?

    im using the dx3r spektrum and have re programed the esc with it it. It all checked out ok.

    how about all of you?
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    This is normal with the stock ESC. I don't mind it but a lot of people here say its a "bad quality esc" and replace it with something else.

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    I would try recalibrating the radio to the ESC.

    There was another thread about this and it seemed people with aftermarket radios had much better braking than those using the stock radio. I put my MERV on my Spektrum DX 2.0 before I ever drove it and have very good braking. If I dial up the braking to the highest level on the radio I can make the truck do stoppies when braking
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    I keep hearing "recalibrate the ESC to the radio"... How is this done? I have reset the ESC numerous times and I still have ZERO braking power. I am using a MX3 2.4ghz radio and it takes the truck minimum 10 feet to stop from a 15mph speed. I have no brakes at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr.bjm
    I keep hearing "recalibrate the ESC to the radio"... How is this done? I have reset the ESC numerous times and I still have ZERO braking power. I am using a MX3 2.4ghz radio and it takes the truck minimum 10 feet to stop from a 15mph speed. I have no brakes at all.

    It is on page 16 in the manual...

    Transmitter Adjustments for the electronic speed control
    Before attempting to program your ESC, it is important to make
    sure your TQ transmitter is properly adjusted (set back to the factory
    defaults). Otherwise, you may not get the best performance from your
    speed control.
    The transmitter should be adjusted as follows:
    1. Set the throttle neutral switch to the 50/50 setting. This adjusts
    the transmitter’s throttle trigger throw to 50% for throttle and
    50% for braking and reverse.
    2. Set the throttle trim control to the middle “0” setting.
    3. Set the Channel 2 servo reversing switch to the left position. Do
    not change the position of any of the servo reversing switches
    after programming the ESC.
    4. You are now ready to program your speed control.
    Setup Programming (Calibrating your ESC and transmitter)
    Read through all of the following programming steps before you
    begin. If you get lost during programming or receive unexpected
    results, simply unplug the battery, wait a few seconds, plug the battery
    back in, and start over.
    1. Disconnect each of the motor wires between the ESC and the
    motor. This is a precaution to prevent runaway when the speed
    control is turned on before it is programmed.
    2. Connect a fully charged battery pack to the ESC.
    3. Turn on the transmitter (with the throttle at neutral).
    4. Press and hold the EZ-Set button (A). The LED
    will first turn green and then red. Release the
    EZ-Set button.
    5. When the LED blinks RED ONCE.
    Pull the throttle trigger to the
    full throttle position and hold it
    there (B).
    6. When the LED blinks RED TWICE.
    Push the throttle trigger to the
    full reverse and hold it there (C).
    7. When the LED starts flashing GREEN,
    programming is complete. After the throttle is
    returned to neutral, the LED will then shine solid
    green or red (depending on the low-voltage
    detection setting, see note below) indicating the
    VXL-3m is on and at neutral (D).
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    After going to LiPo and recalibrating the ESC, my braking is MUCH improved. So much so it almost flips if I'm not careful with the braking. Your mileage may vary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtnel
    Does that recalibration procedure apply to aftermarket radios also ?
    Yes it does. I reset my ESC when I put my DX2.0 and bam, great brakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheOMan
    After going to LiPo and recalibrating the ESC, my braking is MUCH improved. So much so it almost flips if I'm not careful with the braking. Your mileage may vary.
    I was doing high speed runs on the 3s Lipo...I went from almost full throttle to full brake. Complete front flip/tumble.
    wow!

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    My brakes seem to work better as I go faster. When I am at full throttle, my mini E-Revo stops very quickly without skidding. It's like it has anti-lock brakes.

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