I have a 2wd slash with the 3500 brushless motor. Ive been running a 3 cell 5000 lipo and after 10 runs had to replace both servo and motor. Is the 3 cell to much for this setup? Should I only run a 2 cell lipos or did I just get a crappy servo and motor to start with? Any help would be great. Thanks.
If your talking about the vxl system then it can't handle 3s well. 2s is all I would suggest. Get an mmp/3800 4 pole if you want to drive 3s or 4s.
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the extra voltage didnt fry ur stuff if thats what youre wondering.
It may help damage the motor if it had defects. You have more stress from more torque and rpm. If If the motor is good quality or not a lemon it should be fine. The servo was probably bad quality (I have alot of problems with traxxas wp ones on 2c, 3c nimh....)
How old is the motor? I had 3 vxls that went out on 3s, one lasting almost 5yrs of severe punishment. Lets not get started on the escs. I use an og mamba esc, and futaba servos and alot of my problems went away. Imo, get a different esc, servo, and use a castle or vxl motor.
Last edited by Chubaka; 05-25-2014 at 06:30 PM.
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It was vxl 3500, brushless motor. Only had it a month. Ran it 10 times. I ran it super hard, but died after that. Ive just heard from other traxxas users saying 3 cell lipos destroy Traxxas setup. Ive only ran it with 2 different 3 cell batteries all 10 times. So I think Im going to switch 2 cell lipos. Anybody want 2 used 3cell 5000 lipo batteries, $100
Okay.. Yeah sometimes even with it just plugged in, the motor would get hot. Every time I ran it, it was hot. So most likely overheated it. Thanks for the help.
3800kv shouldnt be run on 4s in a slash. You'd be asking for your motor to burn out.
You can get a temp gun on eBay for $14 shipped. Well worth the money. It's cheap insurance if you ask me.
if the motor was getting hot with the battery just plugged in, it was broken. and I say 2s 8000mah is plenty for anything you have in mind. mine inflated somehow, and I got a 3s replacement under warranty, never plugged it in for fear of turning everything in the trans to plasma with its awesome powers...
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