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    Hi everyone! It recently snowed here and I have been running my summit. When I am running it, it tends to just shut off. Everything just stops, and I have to go turn the speed control back on. It does this on the last 5 minutes of the battery. It never did this until I started running in the cold.. Thanks in advance for any advice!!!

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    Try unplugging one servo at a time and then drive it. If a servo goes bad (even if it still works) in can "short" the esc and turn it off. The Summit has 5 servos, so it's possible one is shorting out a little. Good luck!
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    This Summit only has one servo... the steering servo.

    Are you running LiPo?
    If so, LiPo does not perform well in the cold. Neither do NiMh, but since they heat up while being used, you can usually get away with running a full pack with NiMh. LiPo looses a lot of "C" in the cold... so when you try to pull out more than it can in the cold, the voltage dips and shuts everything down.

    But it still could be the servo...
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    Speeking of the servo, I can only turn one way. I am picking up a new one tomorrow, and that might be the problem. And Jimmy, I am running the stock nimh battery.

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    My summit is not even a month old and I have had problems since day 1

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    Same here, the day after I got mine the servo blew. I have blew at least 5 so far... and ive had it for a month

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    What servo are you running?
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    The stock one.. I think there might be something wrong with my servo saver... unless the stock ones are
    Really that bad...

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    I would upgrade instead of replacing with stock again...
    Blue Bird 390
    HiTec 5085

    Both are not waterproof; but with a little time, RTV, and grease they can be.

    If you go with the 390:
    BlueBird 390 Set Up

    All stock hardware is used.
    NONE of the hardware included is needed!


    There are tab braces that do not allow the servo guard to sit flush.
    IT IS OPTIONAL TO REMOVE THEM.
    I have done this both ways without any adverse reactions.
    Here is a picture of the braces:

    (thanks goes to danielhr77 for the picture)
    The tab braces create a small gap between the chassis and the servo guard.

    Here is how it plugs in:



    You will also need to reverse the servo direction.
    These are the steps for LINK and TQi radios:

    Hold MENU for 3 seconds
    Green Blinks

    Press MENU
    2 Green Blinks

    Press SET
    Green Blinks

    Press SET
    Red Blinks

    Press SET
    8 Green Blinks

    Hold MENU
    Setup Complete
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    That's what I'm doing. Picking it up at my LHS tomorrow

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    Also Lossen up your servo saver i blew one about 3 months ago and replaced it..lossen my servo saver havent broke a single one again its been 3 months and i crash and bash really hard.. i broke my bulkhead from turning into my friend stampede going 40 mph but the servo was perfectly fiine!! your servo saver IS WAY TOO TIGHT!!!

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    How do you loosen your servo saver?? thats probably the problem

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    This Summit only has one servo... the steering servo.
    DOH!!!! LOL! When I saw the thread, I thought it was in the 1/10 Summit, not 1/16... Whoops!
    Summit Rustler Sl2sh TMaxx Pnde Slayer Sl4sh

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    IDK if you lossen it already but First take out the servo arm and the front skid plate screw,out the two screw that go in the saver from the toe or camber links i can remeber...then the servo saver should come out flip it on the bottom their should be 2 screw on it lossen those two (about a 3/4 of a turn or until your comfortable not alot tho then you can barley steer and you should be good!!

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    how do you reverse the servo direction with a standard TQ radio? thanks.

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    There are so many TQ radios... wait, all of Traxxas radios are TQ something or other... so without a part number it is hard to give any direction.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    Oh, we'll mine is a TQ model 6516, or 6517

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    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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