Well I bought 3 Brushless Slashes for Christmas. 1 for my son,1 for my gf, and one for myself. I have used Spc 2s 5000mah 25c batteries in all 3 since new. 2 of them have been running great. I really haven't used mine much since I bought a Brushless emaxx right after seeing how good the slashes ran.
Well anyways. This weekend I got my slash out to run with my son. 1st thing I noticed was after running a little bit i let off the throttle and the truck kept going at a very slow speed. I didn't think much of it and thought the the transmitter and esc needed re calibrated. So the next day I re calibrated the transmitter and head out to the parking lot. To my surprise the truck did not want to move. It was trying to go but just wouldn't. It was just surging. I tried with it for about 15 minutes and it did finally start to go but only for about 2 minutes and when I stopped it didn;t want to move again. I removed the body and I could tell it was very very hot. The ESC, Motor, and wires. The battery was still cool. So i went in and got my Temp gauge. the motor after sitting a few minutes was around 230 degrees and the Esc was around 220. I am running stock gearing.
So anyways, I call traxxas support today and come to find out that is not going to be covered under warranty. Which I am a little upset over seeing that this truck has not had much use, probably 5-7 packs thru it total. I don't want to have to go thru this again and spending $90 for the out of warranty clainm for a new esc and motor just does not sit well with me after seeing how long this one lasted and spending close to $1,800 on rc cars since Xmas time. I really hope that I don't end up with the same problem with the other 2 trucks. But those 2 have been in training mode since day one. Since my son is 6 yrs old and my gf's first rc.
So I am going to be looking for a new ESC/Motor combo. What is out there and what do you guys recommend? I am not racing these trucks, just bashing around in parking lots.