Hey Mark. Sorry for the incident.
Strange that the controller did not go into fail safe mode.
A same incident happened to a friend of mine at our local track. The crystal on the receiver loosened out but the car went into fail safe mode and the throttle / brake servo was locked. That was on the 3PK. But I would gather that it would work the same on the 3PJ that you're using. Are you by any chance using Futaba receivers? I thought I remember you mention that you're using something else for the receiver... Perhaps that's why the fail safe did not kick in or supported...
Originally posted by markp27
Oh man - I'll have to see if I can rescue the chassis some how - it's the 705s 4mm one, so maybe I can bend it back into shape. It's only the very end which is bent up. Are these things fixable?
You can try bending it. But if it was me, I'll look at the place where the chassis bent. If it's at the nose BEFORE the first screw mounting where the front bulkheads are secured, then it will not tweak the chassis as a whole. Well, if you leave it, it'll be OK I guess. It'll just be ugly.
If the bend is somewhere in the middle part where the front bulkhead is screwed and mounted, there is a chance that the front part will be tweak.