Hi Guys, my summer project was to rebuild a couple of damaged (near new!) traxxas trucks donated by my brother. The Summit repaired easy with drive shafts and upgrade 2.4 Ghz Tqi transmitter and 6518 receiver. It runs great and me and the son are enjoying it very much.
The Rustler is more of a challenge. Same transmitter used for this truck with a second 6518 receiver.
Problem is the rustler (not brushless vxl - the older model) switches on and pairs fine, but no forwards action.
I have steering and reverse. This puzzles me because i have swapped the transmitter/ receiver out and proved that they work in the summit. So what would be the issue with the rustler? Steering is channel 1 and esc is ch 2.
It has an XL5 esc - as far as I can see this looks to be working and will let me program and pair fine.
Could it be a motor or servo issue? If the motor works fine backwards why not forwards?
I thought it could be a battery issue but no change when I put in another battery.
Any ideas would be appreciated