Recently installed a GoPro mount on my truck and decided to do some high speed runs in a local parking lot
Traxxas 3s lipo 6400mAh
After about 5 minutes of back to back runs, it made a cogging noise and just quit in the middle of the lot
Tried turning the ESC on and off, but got nothing
Tried switching back and forth from Lipo to NiMH mode, but didn't get the usual ascending and descending tones (lights work, but no sound)
Took a whiff and it definitely smelled burnt
Didn't have the ESC cooling fan plugged in, but both the ESC and motor were cool to the touch after the run (37* out today, so no fan needed)
Pretty sure it's toast, but I'll break out the meter and check for sure tomorrow.
Still converting the video footage, but I'll have it up later tonight.
Anyone have a link to the Lifetime Electronics Warranty form?
The one on the main site doesn't work for me
Smell and/or smoke from your esc cant be a good thing.
4x4 Slash 5.5 Big Block
Don't need a form just call them they'll give you a RA #, send $40 with the old ESC and poof a new one arrives.
Actually, if you call ahead like tallguy said, you can get it replaced under warranty. I think you have to ask first, i had 2 esc's replaced under warranty, and i had to pay for my third. try it out.
if you want me to i can break your truck for free!
I'll give them a call in the morning
I just assumed that since it's more than a year old (I'm actually running a new ESC and Motor replacment from June of 2010), that I had to that I'd have to go by the form prices and I'm just not sure what the going rate is
Anyhoo, here's the video footage
I took it a little easy on the throttle since I didn't have a cage for the camera, but I did get a few WOT passes in there
Hope your using a fake name on the forum with TRX folks reading it
Asking for trouble with that sort of gearing, it was a matter of time before you killed it
Try stock 13/54 gearing if you plan to run 3s
Xerun 150 / Tenshock SC401 3500kv
What's wrong with his name? Go Pros mounted on car videos usually come out much worse. This one was pretty good. Can't comment on his gearing but based on his other vids I would say he probably pushes the envelope. Lol.
Isn't there only 30 days warranty on their electronics?
Losi TEN-SCTE | Tekin RX8 | Tekin Pro4 4600
I gave them a call and after forwarding the video and explaining the situation, I was advised to send in both the ESC and Motor
Sent it in on Tuesday and just got an email confirmation stating that they replaced the VXL3s with a new unit and that my motor was tested and checked out fine and was shipped out today
How's THAT for fast service!!
This is why I love this company!!
BTW, I'll most likely be putting it up for sale to help fund a new MMP setup
man that gopro really gives you a since of the speed! cool video!
sent from my BAMFed Thunderbolt
fix, run, break, repeat
man she sounds good tho . screamn! great vid.
EFFORT EQUALS RESULTS
Nice, that thing was really screamin!! It looked like you were movin pretty good but you need to set your tow. lol
That is awesome! Got anymore shots of the coupe?
Off to Craigslist they go
lol yea traxxas sends there items fast, i send my speed control in last wednes day and i just got it back tuesday
btw hiw fast were you going with the slash on 3s