I just picked up a Snap-On Revo Brushless from a friend. He says he only ran it 2 or 3 times, it looks brand new. He says that it will only go about 35mph and only one of the batteries drains but both are plugged in. The car is all stock, including batteries.
I'm new to these cars, any idea why it may be doing that? Does he just have it plugged in wrong? Can you plug in the batteries the wrong way coming from the ESC? Maybe one of the batteries is just dead?
Any help would be appreciated!
could be a dead battery, not really a wrong way to plug in the battery's if you still have the Traxxas connectors.
needs some lipos........pm coming
Would you go flip my truck back over??
Stock out of the box 35mph is about right.
If they are NIMH batteries they arent quite up to the task of an ERBE.
It could be possible for one to drain faster than the other depending on the internal impedence of the packs. The higher impedence pack will act as a load on the lower. Effectively both are discharging but part of the lower impedence packs discharge is recharging the higher. This is why its always recommended to run packs of the same manufacturer, age and C rating so the individual cell impedence will be close to the same across all cells. The higher impedence pack also acts as a current limiter of the circuit as a whole.
Yeah mate...+1 on Lipos. It's a whole new experience...
Rock n Rolla !