Perhaps someone can help me with this...
Ran my used M18 for the first time on Friday and it ran just fine. At the end of the session, I realized that the FWD and Brake on my Spektrum DX3 were set to zero, so I upped them to the factory setting, which are both 125, and ran the car for like a minute or so. It ran fine.
I tried to run my car yesterday afternoon after charging up the battery and while the steering worked just fine, the motor wouldn't turn at all. I know the ESC is receiving the signals, because it blinks as it should under part throttle and full throttle. The brake doesn't seem to work.
The battery is old, but I cycled it a few times and it definitely holds a charge - but I realize it still could be bad.
While I was fussing with the car, I noticed that if I press the throttle, either a little or a lot, and flick the wheels, the motor turns over and the car runs - as long as the wheels keep turning. If the car stops, I'm back at square one and the motor won't turnover unless I flick the wheels.
So what's up? Is it my battery, motor or something else?
The ESC is the XMC300, stock motor, receiver is SR3500, and the battery is a 5-cell Nimh receiver pack that I re-purposed and attached 14G wires and a Deans connector.