whats the difference. i see there is a little black thing on the wires on the et3s. i bought an et3s and i heard its only usable with a TQi? please pm me info, thanks
The et3s only works with the tqi IF the castle link is on.
Slash 4x4 LCG+(rolling)HCG, Slash 2wd(raptor)
The little black thing on the power wires is a capacitor, I assume it is used for glitch busting. The ET3s is basically the same as the Castle Mamba Max Pro and can be reprogrammed with a Castle Link to work with any radio system by connecting the Castle link and ESC to your computer and clicking on "Advanced " then to "Live Link Enable" and change to "Disable" . If you are using a Futaba radio the throttle channel must be set to Reverse. I found out the hard way after researching the web after Traxxas Tech Support(Should be changed to Traxxas Tech Needs Support) said that the ET3s would only work with a TQi radio. Now my Futaba 3PM works fine.
Also to take note the ET-3S only allows you to run up to 3S Lipo to. To run a different Tx/Rx CLL has to be turned off via Castle Link on a PC. Its a nice ESC for the cost. You can pick them up fairly cheap on eBay.
There are three other things different on the Castle MMP vs the Traxxas ET3s; The Castle MMP has 4 mm motor connectors and an on/off switch ( which most racers remove) and the wires are a little shorter. The ET3s has no on/off switch,a Traxxas battery plug and 3.5 mm motor connectors that you may need to change depending on your motor/battery plugs or use 3.5MM Male to 4MM Female Bullet Plug Adapters for the motor that I found on E bay.
Last edited by sfiery; 11-14-2013 at 07:35 AM.