I just got a brand new slash 4x4 and today my first chance to really run it.
I went out to a favorite bashing spot with some fully charged batteries ready for some fun. I hit it he throttle and the tuck took off, got about 30ft away and stopped. I couldn't get it to respond at all. No throttle or steering response. I walked toward the truck and once I was about 15 or so feet away it started responding I again. I tried it a few more time and same thing happened at approximately the same distance with the same results.
My first thought was the batterys in the controller (rechargeables) were dying but I put them in the traxxas link controller I have for the Revo and I was easily over 100 ft away and it worked fine. This leads me to believe that I have something wrong with my controller. Any ideas before I contact traxxas for warranty?
"obey gravity. It's the Law."
Have you tried the radio with some good alkaline batteries? If you have a docking station, make sure its not charging the phone, incase thats taking power.