Stock VXL ESC and V3500 - Slash Ultimate was running great. Had the slipper in, was geared 21/54, running Traxxas 2S and 3S LiPo’s – no issues, running fast and fun for months. Went to track and made these changes: replaced slipper with center diff, geared down to 11/54 and installed new Losi green springs in front. Made 3 or 4 runs on the track with the 2S, was ok, did not have the punch I needed. Changed to the 3S, made 2 runs, much faster and punchy. On the 3rd run, not doing much, a quick punch of the gas to jump and I heard a pop. Lost everything - dead. Grabbed Slash, burning smell, small amount of smoke. Seemed like the ESC, but then broke it down and found the motor and the ESC were both toast. The ESC is all burnt and one of the wires came out of the ESC. And the motor, well...
Can anyone shed some light on why this happened?
Not a hot day, not pushing it real hard or anything.
The copper wires in the motor are kinda messed up, is there any fixing a motor like this or is it junk?
Does anyone think Traxxas will help me out with this?
Is it even worth it to try with Traxxas?
Please let me know that I am not the only one that this happened to!
This thing stinks!
Stinks real bad!
I take it the magnet is not supposed to look like this?
The other side.
Some of the copper wires are out of place and messed up a little.
Can I replace the magnet and be back up and running?
I think when it locked, it chewed up my spur gear a little.