Hello! So I bought a Raptor on 6/29 from the Traxxas display at the NHRA races and just this week one of the 3000MAH battery packs is acting up. After I fully charge it if I don't put it in the truck and run it right away it discharges. Like 15 minutes of sitting on the counter and the truck runs at what seems like 1/2 power. If I put it in the truck immediately and run it, it's fine, but still discharges faster than the other pack I have (or at least it seems too).
After the run today (99% pavement) when I took it out it was HOT! I don't mean warn, I mean can barely touch it hot, this has not happened in the past. Particularly the last cell that sits sideways. It's hot enough it appears to be melting the plastic wrap. I get that the packs will get warm\hot, but to the point where you can't touch it for more than a couple seconds?
This can't be normal right? No other visible damage to the pack. Is this something that is covered under the 30 day electronics warranty? I'm not overly concerned about getting a free replacement since one of the packs came free with the quick charger I purchased there also.
Here's what the pack looks like after today's run.
Otherwise I love the truck and am pretty sure I have every mother\wife in the neighborhood mad at me now since I know what's going to be on every kid\husband's Christmas list this year!