I read the manual of the Hobbywing Wp-1060 ESC. That one seems to be a newer model, but I assume most of the hardware and software settings are the same as wp-1040.
--Make sure your EPA setting in your transmitter are set to 100%, brake and throttle. (For SPEKTRUM transmitters this setting is called TRAVEL)
--D/R to 100%
--ATL to 100%
--disable ABS in your transmitter
--like I assumed before, Futaba transmitters and some others, throttle direction needs be set at REV. Other ones need NOR.
--check motor polarity
--After calibration, how many times does the ESC bleep? This should be 1 time for NIMH battery.
--Read the PROTECTION FEATURES. " If the voltage of battery pack is lower than the threshold for 2 seconds, the ESC will enter the
protection mode, so the motor speed will be lowered till stopped. When the car stops, the red LED blinks to indicate the low voltage
cut-off protection has been activated.
2S Lipo 3"
--And the last two POI you can find in troubleshoot section:
"1. Plug the throttle signal wire correctly (in right direction) into
the throttle channel (usually Ch2) of the receiver. MAYBE THE PLUG IS REVERSED OR NOT CONECTING PROPERLY)
2. Set the “TRIM” of throttle channel to 0 or turn the knob to
its neutral position"