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    problem with e revo throttle and steering

    Hey guys, I've got a steering and throttle issue with my merv. I was driving it one day using 2s lipos, it was in lipo mode. Then all of a sudden it just stoped working. It wont go foward, backwards or steer. So after reading several threads pointing to the servo, I decided to buy one ( Hitech 82). I installed it and it didnt fix the issue. It still does nothing. So yesterday i bought a new receiver, installed it, binded the transmitter to it and still nothing. It wont let me recalibrate the esc. It does on red blink so i pull the trigger to full throttle. But it never does the 2 red blinks for reverse. I have even tried the recalibration with the servo disconnected. But the funny thing is when you adjust the throttle trim it will go. If you turn the knob foward the car goes foward, and if you turn the knob backwards the car goes back. But nothing happens with the steering trim when adjusting it. I thought it was the esc but after the throttle trim experiment, I am starting to lean towards a faulty transmitter.
    You guys got any ideas????? Thank you for your help

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    What channel is the esc plugged into? It should be in "2". Try with no servo plugged in.

    Is the reciver light turning green?

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    Esc is plugged in the channel 2 slot, i looked in the manual to make sure it was in the correct slot. Receiver light is green, and i have tried with the servo connected and disconnected.

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    Do you have a rx battery pack you could try? If the servo works then on both channel 1 and 2 then it is an esc issue. Try it without the esc plugged in.
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    I have no rx battery packs. Only the lipos. I have tried the servo connected to both 1 and 2 channels with the esc disconnected on the new receiver and the old one. I get nothing on the servo when attempting this.

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    That would be the next step. You can get a rx battery pack for a couple dollars . then just use aa batteries in it.
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    I got a friend up the road who just got a 1/10 stampede. He has extra batteries ( non lipos). I think his are 11.1v though, not 7.4v.

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    make sure your steering trim and multi function knobs are centered, then try binding the controller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudzlinger View Post
    make sure your steering trim and multi function knobs are centered, then try binding the controller.
    I did. That didnt help either.

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    I also reset the transmitter while the steering trim and multi function knob where set to zero. Then binded the receiver and transmitter, but still got nothing.

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    If your friends radio is traxxas, try his transmitter. If not, try his radio system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dacaur View Post
    If your friends radio is traxxas, try his transmitter. If not, try his radio system.
    I will try that. Im honestly leaning towards a faulty transmitter

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    There is nothing wrong with your servo or esc/motor. It is the radio for sure.
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    Will the traxxad 6528 tqi transmitter bind with the 2218x receiver?

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    You could try but I am thinking not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1FasImp View Post
    Will the traxxad 6528 tqi transmitter bind with the 2218x receiver?
    I am pretty sure no. I feel like I looked into this for my own rig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1FasImp View Post
    Will the traxxad 6528 tqi transmitter bind with the 2218x receiver?
    Yes. It will.
    It's 2217 rx's that won't work...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dacaur View Post
    Yes. It will.
    It's 2217 rx's that won't work...
    Im going to order one. I find one for cheap. Thanks

    Thanks

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    I ordered the transmitter. It will be here today. I'll keep yall updated.

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    My new transmitter came in and it works. I have throttle and some steering. Now the steering only turns to the right. It wont go back to center and wont turn left. I upgraded to a hitec 82mg servo. Is there anyway to fix that issue?

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    Do you have another servo you can try? First troubelshooting step is to verify if the servo is the problem. If it wont return to center, My first guess is servo problem. Its unlikley you could get two bad transmitters in a row, but anything is possible....
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    I bought the traxxas 2080 servo and installed it. The cars works now with no problems.
    Thanks for the help.

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