Like all ESC, ESC has to be Calibrated TX-RX-Motor. All has to connected. Look online to do this. Search calibrating Turnigy Trackstar ESC. Not to familiar with this ESC. More into higher class ESC like Tekins & Novak. All ESC you have to calibrate. Programmer work better with until you calibrating. Then experiment with the programmer. Give it time, in takes a few second to calibrate, It may have chimes or LED's for references, Full throttle to braking then neutral.