I would imagine it was the ESC. I programmed to my futaba reciever and the programming went smooth. I turned ESC off, on and checked the steering, fine. I hit the throttle engine spun for like 5 seconds and stopped. At that point I had steering but no respose at all from the engine. I reprogrammed and same thing engine spun a little then stopped. After reprogramming for the third time, POOF. Smoke poored out of the little hole on the esc. Now at first I thought is was something I had done. I found out the turn around for the replacement was gonna be like 3-4 weeks so I went out and bought a Castle works 5400kv. The packaging and system apeared to be of much less quality than the Xcelorin but the set up was simple and it flies. I am running it with a 3 cell 1250 mah battery and WOW!!! I read a few threads of people running into the same problem right out the box but I also read overwhelming positive reviews. I am soooooo impressed with how the MINI T responded to the 5400kv I cant wait to throw the 9400kv system in. Once I get it back I'll pm you my review.
[COLOR="Red"]TA T4 w/Mamba Max 5400 KV:tire:[/COLOR]
[COLOR="Blue"]Losi Mini T/Slider Conversion w/Mamba Max 8000kv:eek:[/COLOR]
[COLOR="Indigo"]TA RC 18MT w/Mamba 8000kv:nod:
[COLOR="DarkRed"]RC 10l3 Oval [/COLOR]
[COLOR="DarkSlateGray"]TA T3 Stock[/COLOR]