Hey guys, I'll cut right to the chase, here's my issue:

I hook up my new Seaking 35a marine ESC to the stock Traxxas Blast Radio (2218, 4ch) and then the motor.

Everything "works" except I cannot get the remote to program correctly. The ESC always assumes DOWN on the stick is FORWARD, no matter what I do. The throttle trim on the side doesn't help one bit.

Does anyone have any experience with a this radio and ESC?

The ESC i have: http://www.hobbypartz.com/07e-c-seaking-35a.html

I'm trying to get this done soon, I'd greatly appreciate any help.