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Old 09-04-2009, 03:16 AM   #1
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if you let the magic smoke out of your esc it no workey anymore.

Lesson learned: WHEN YOUR ESC CANT HANDLE 4S, DONT CONNECT A 4S LIPO TO SEE IF IT GOES FASTER HE HE
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Old 09-04-2009, 03:25 AM   #2
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Oh do tell....was it Orange, Red, Blue, Purple, Green or any other off brand?
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Old 09-04-2009, 04:51 AM   #3
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if you let the magic smoke out of your esc it no workey anymore.

Lesson learned: WHEN YOUR ESC CANT HANDLE 4S, DONT CONNECT A 4S LIPO TO SEE IF IT GOES FASTER HE HE
I am guessing XL-5?
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:44 AM   #4
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My favorite magic smoke is when it gets let out at an indoor track during the winter season. Nothing like that acrid nostril burning smell when it is too cold to open the doors and let it out.
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Old 09-04-2009, 07:37 AM   #5
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Here is a kit for replacing the smoke in Lucas Electrical systems,,, but since its for wiring harnesses, it's probably the wrong composition for electronics.

http://www3.telus.net/bc_triumph_registry/smoke.htm
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:09 AM   #6
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Majic smoke from electric things is usually white. I have witnessed a few speed controls, motors and a lipo emit great plumes of it.
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:20 PM   #7
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Here is a kit for replacing the smoke in Lucas Electrical systems,,, but since its for wiring harnesses, it's probably the wrong composition for electronics.

http://www3.telus.net/bc_triumph_registry/smoke.htm
That is some funny shxx..
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I had a 2S 5000mAh 30C lipo release the magic smoke last night. you right it no workie after that. I almost crapped my pants...
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Old 09-04-2009, 03:37 PM   #9
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Here is a kit for replacing the smoke in Lucas Electrical systems,,, but since its for wiring harnesses, it's probably the wrong composition for electronics.

http://www3.telus.net/bc_triumph_registry/smoke.htm
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A friend of mine over his racing years had a Yokomo charger, and a Mamba ESC let out the magic smoke. Fortunately both items were under warranty, and the manufacturers were able to put the smoke back in. Free of charge!
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Majic smoke from electric things is usually white. I have witnessed a few speed controls, motors and a lipo emit great plumes of it.
Usually white?

Orange = novak
Blue = LRP

Ect....
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Usually white?

Orange = novak
Blue = LRP

Ect....
And what Tekin = Red? you really think Tekin has never had a esc go up in smoke I love how "veterans" that have been around for 2-3 years think thier brand is perfect. That is kind of funny though. Cool to watch as long as it's someone elses money burning up.
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Ahh Lord Lucas. Prince of smoke & darkness.
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My Novak puffed some purple smoke.
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Something like this??

Courtesy Jason Boulanger - the JBRL Super Photographer
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