HPI Sport 2 Flux Issues
So I've newly entered the brushless game. I used to have a nitro Savage (early model) but got rid of it due to lack of skill keeping it in tune. To replace it I got a E-Firestorm that was great, but I got bored with it--too slow--and I eventually sold it a year later for the same price I paid for it new. Now, two years later I decided to pick up a HPI Sport 2 Flux. I followed the "Set Up" word for work, charged the battery that came with it (awaiting some Turnigy LiPo's) and it doesn't seem to work correctly. As soon as you give it some throttle (it doesn't matter how much or little) it quickly dies within seconds. You get good speed (a burn out) at full throttle, but it stop going anywhere before the tires even get traction. Do it at a small amount of throttle, and it loses juice before it even gets to 4 or 5 mph. It does the same thing not matter how many times I squeeze the throttle or how far I do it. I quickly loose interest in it, and I just set it aside for now until I get get some assistance on figuring out what is up with the thing.
I've only charged the battery once (using the approx. 6 hour wall charger that came with it), and I'm afraid to charge it again with out really draining it (it's a NiMH battery), but I don't know if it's a valid fear or not. I'd just like to get the car running so I can take it to a parking lot to do some driving with it. I want it to run like it should, but it doesn't seem to.