I have a new vxl system and I have a new 3s 4000 Lipo. As soon as I put in the fresh pack, I can run about 30 seconds to a minute and it will blink the ESC red. I have telemetry installed and its saying battery is fully charged, but it will blink until I turn it off. The motor isn't hot or nothing. If I turn it back on its ready to go. Or I can put the same pack into another RC and it will keep running. I'm trying to find out whats kicking the ESC into red blinking on a brand new fresh 3s. Because it only does it when I run the 3s pack. I can run 2s with no problem no blinking.
Pull the trigger & ride. You gone crash or Bash!!!
I had this same problem with my slash. The esc telling you there is an error. If the lipos are fresh and the esc is brand new i recommend contacting traxxas with your problem because there is an error in your esc. Hope This Helped!