Was doing wheelies across my living room and then the truck just stopped going forward an backwards but will still steer right an left...any ideas...speed control junk ? Truck is not even two months old
The lx 5 esc lights up red an blinks when I throttle forward or reverse
Sounds like you blew the brushes out of the motor. Did you break in the motor properly? How old is the motor? does the Motor spin?
A month an 4 days. I thought so what's the correct way an it doesn't do anything what part spins ?
If your motor spins it would indicate that the pinion slipped. If you have nothing. You probably cracked a brush doing the wheelies. Without a proper break in burs can develop on the brush face. I am not sure but I would assume this is the problem.
Just a small disclosure. Several will say, "I never did that and my motors are fine". So be it. Very happy for ya! An once of prevention is worth a pound of cure! If you want to get the most out of your equipment than do anything you can to make it last as long as possible. Do you have to do this? NO. Does it improve the performance of your brushed motor? Absolutely!
Last edited by cooleocool; 01-18-2014 at 03:53 PM. Reason: merge
The only way a titan will wheelie is slamming it from reverse to forward, this is a huge no no.
If this was the case you could have broke a number of things, one is mentioned by power man above, its also a recipe for destroying your transmission.
You may have overheated the motor.
Wheelies are hard on the slash and it wasn't built to do them in the first place, not many days go buy there isn't a post from someone destroying their truck in the quest for wheelies.
With a little luck you just fried your motor so a 20 dollar bill should fix it.
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First off thanks guys I appreciate the fast help .i went to my local hobby shop today an motor is fryed 15 bucks she's got a new one now install time !! Thanks again to all for the help great forum
Instead, Traxxas recommends the following method for breaking in a brushed motor:Originally Posted by Nitro Chicken
The Titan 12T motor will benefit from a short break in period to ensure optimum performance and longer motor life. For the first battery pack, use the stock installed pinion gear and drive smoothly on a flat, paved surface. Accelerate smoothly (avoiding full throttle starts), with most of the driving being done at higher speeds. This will help insure that the motor provides the best performance and longest life.
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^^^^ Again. Another recommended way of doing it. But the water gets rid of the carbon debris. Point being, Some form of a break in process. The race trick has always served me well. And I do want to get the maximum performance out of my motor. And besides, How much wear can a couple packs put on a motor. No more than a couple packs put on a motor in the car being ran under load. At least the water keep it cool and removes the dirt while its forming the brush to the commutator. Getting rid of all that carbon sure does allow for better air flow around the stator that would usually be plugged up with dirt otherwise. But then again, Traxxas will be happy to sell you another motor for $15 to $20. They have plenty of them!!!
I think you are missing the point Powerman. The water break in trick is an old racers trick. Racers back in the day when the method came about wanted and needed maximum performance out of the brushed motors because brushless simply was not available. They did not care if a motor last one or two races and needed to be replaced or rebuild if they got a tiny bit more performance out of it. Today racers almost all use brushless motors and brushed motors are typically found in RTR bashers. Here motor life is more important than getting that tiny bit of extra performance that track racers were looking for back then.
Most complaints about the Titan are it dies too soon not that it lacks performance. Proper break in is key to making them last a reasonable time and they can if done properly. Using the water method is probably not the best way to make a Titan last as long has possible IMO.
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I totally got the point and know where the roots of this method came from. But you make it sound as if the motor will only last one race. And that is so not the case. And the reason it was developed in the first place was to get the best contact patch from the beginning of the motors intended use and it was done in water to get the carbon out and to keep it cool.
However. OP got himself a new motor. Hopefully he will follow some sort of break in process and abandon the idea of doing wheelies with a XL-5 Slash. Taking it easy a few packs is surely better than nothing at all.
I personally prefer the water break in method. There's more than one way to skin a cat.
I also have only owned one Titan. Once it broke I went brushless. I haven't had a brushed anything except for a crawler in years.
Last edited by Powerman; 01-18-2014 at 09:36 PM.
Regardless of break in method, heat is your number one enemy. The advertised speed for these trucks requires larger pinion which causes the motor and esc to run too hot in most cases, which leads to premature engine failure. Keeping your motor temps as cool as possible is the best thing to do for lengthening its life.
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