So I went to run my truck today, pulled it out, put a battery in (nimh 7 cell) ran it til dead, all was fine. After about 10 minutes, I put a fresh 7-cell in, and set esc to training mode so the kids could run it. It wouldn't move....made a weird whining noise when you hit the throttle, so I turned it off at the esc, and turned it back on. .....still nothing.....weird I thought.....went to check on another battery I had charging, came back about 2 minutes later to find wires from esc smoking, charring on chassis, and esc extremely hot! Glad I wasn't gone any longer! Anybody else had this happen? Gonna call Traxxas tomorrow and see if they are gonna take care of it for me. I sure hope so!
Avoid the rush, Get scared right away!
Traxxas is very good about customer service... they will fix you up.
Mine fried, not same scenario, but traxxas replaces them free. IF* you have a LHS they MIGHT be able to help you out without dealing with traxxas as mine did.