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Post your bad experiences using VENOM products lol

Old 01-30-2009, 07:15 AM
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I was thinking today and just wondering how many horror stories there were pertaining to Venom products as I'm sure pretty much everyone has used them at one point.If you have a story lets hear it.I'll start..........

2400 AA batteries caught fire while in a wall charger,ruined two batteries,the charger,and my wall

2 of their fireball motors LITTERALLY turned into fireballs while running in my vehicles,both caught fire!!

2 3300-3600 battery packs,1 burst into flames and exploded,the other completely melted itself out of the pack.

Keep in mind these items were all used correctly and properly maintained,still they all failed
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Old 01-30-2009, 11:50 AM
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Damn, you should carry a fire extinguisher! The only Venom product I have ever bought was a stick pack a long time ago. It still works.
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Old 01-30-2009, 12:02 PM
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Yea, I think it may be something YOU are doing. I've yet to have anything from them go up in flames.
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I have two Venom stick packs and a Venom RX pack in my Baja. Now stop scaring me
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Old 01-30-2009, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Theslowguy View Post
Yea, I think it may be something YOU are doing. I've yet to have anything from them go up in flames.

I don't think its possible for me to mess up such a noob process being that I have been in RC 23 years.I'll tell you exactly what happened on each account.

2400 AA batteries were set on a digital wall charger programmed specifically for these type of cells with an automatic cutoff.

2 of their fireball motors I had were both run on the same car with correct gearing and no limit esc,motors burned up nothing else.Upon further investigation the one brush was worn more than the other leaving almost no brush material left,this happened on both motors also the bushings wore into an oval shape after 2-3 runs.I always completely dissasemble my motors,clean,lube them frequently.Even though I did regular maintenance they still burned up.

2 3300-3600 battery packs -As far as these things go I guess the Stock C027 motor I was running them on was too much power for the poor little cells

Funny thing is I when I go to my LHS they have a box behind the counter that always has venom products in it,(mainly battery packs) that customers have returned.hahahha
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23 years and you are still buying venom stick packs and fireballs?


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I don't think its possible for me to mess up such a noob process being that I have been in RC 23 years.I'll tell you exactly what happened on each account.

2400 AA batteries were set on a digital wall charger programmed specifically for these type of cells with an automatic cutoff.

2 of their fireball motors I had were both run on the same car with correct gearing and no limit esc,motors burned up nothing else.Upon further investigation the one brush was worn more than the other leaving almost no brush material left,this happened on both motors also the bushings wore into an oval shape after 2-3 runs.I always completely dissasemble my motors,clean,lube them frequently.Even though I did regular maintenance they still burned up.

2 3300-3600 battery packs -As far as these things go I guess the Stock C027 motor I was running them on was too much power for the poor little cells

Funny thing is I when I go to my LHS they have a box behind the counter that always has venom products in it,(mainly battery packs) that customers have returned.hahahha
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Originally Posted by Theslowguy View Post
23 years and you are still buying venom stick packs and fireballs?
Well I was running the fireballs back when brushless first came out so I didn't get the chance to convert right away,I now run brushless in everything I own.I stopped buying venom sticks a few years back,I now run a different brand but only in my scale trail trucks since they are cheap and easy to waterproof,I run lipo packs in my other vehicles
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I have never bought a venom product (allright, i have, 8 alkaline double A's for a budy's radio), but it always makes me laugh HARD when somebody dumps 70 bucks into a 4600 mah venom stick pack instead of a nice, matched promatch ener-g 4600 pack that is sitting next to it for like 40 bucks.
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Originally Posted by speedemall View Post
2 of their fireball motors I had were both run on the same car with correct gearing and no limit esc,motors burned up nothing else.Upon further investigation the one brush was worn more than the other leaving almost no brush material left,this happened on both motors also the bushings wore into an oval shape after 2-3 runs.I always completely dissasemble my motors,clean,lube them frequently.Even though I did regular maintenance they still burned up.
while I can't imagine enough scenarios to account for three seperate fire issues by everyone I know in 20 years of racing, that it's all but physically impossible for a round peg to wear an oval hole in a round hole unless someone forced it to do something terribly wrong and I also find it odd that while you say you did "regular maintenance" on the motors that any brush could be left to wear to the point there was no brush left.

considering all, I hope you have a really good personal injury policy
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I have numerous 6 cell 5000 mah (I think there 5000) packs and have never had any problems with them. Venom has great customer service too.
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by fullsyzz View Post
Damn, you should carry a fire extinguisher!
That about sums it up for you bub.
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:33 PM
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Originally Posted by RobbieT View Post
it's all but physically impossible for a round peg to wear an oval hole in a round hole unless someone forced it to do something terribly wrong :
Apparently it is a common problem with cheap motors using soft brass bushings.My Titan motor in my slash did the same exact thing as have some of my tamiya 540's in the past.The brush wearing to almost nothing was the result after running one full battery pack on the motors very first outing lol
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Originally Posted by speedemall View Post
Apparently it is a common problem with cheap motors using soft brass bushings.My Titan motor in my slash did the same exact thing as have some of my tamiya 540's in the past.
"Apparently"??

only time i have heard of that was when someone had a gearmesh set too tight.

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The brush wearing to almost nothing was the result after running one full battery pack on the motors very first outing lol
i would guess that is physically impossible



considering all, I hope you have a really good personal injury policy
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Originally Posted by speedemall View Post
Apparently it is a common problem with cheap motors using soft brass bushings.My Titan motor in my slash did the same exact thing as have some of my tamiya 540's in the past.The brush wearing to almost nothing was the result after running one full battery pack on the motors very first outing lol

You had a slash motor go up on you?!?!?!? Yea dude, it's you. I'm sorry, but if they can do a 5 hour enduro race with those without one single motor issue then it's you. Those things are bullet proof.
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Originally Posted by Theslowguy View Post
You had a slash motor go up on you?!?!?!? Yea dude, it's you. I'm sorry, but if they can do a 5 hour enduro race with those without one single motor issue then it's you. Those things are bullet proof.
OH no,no!!! Don't get me wrong the titan was a very good motor but I ran it almost every day for 4 months straight so it got a good workout before it went.While doing maintenance on the motor I found it to have some play from left to right opposite the pinion side,eventually the bushing oval'd and the armature went out of balance burning the motor up.I have since gone brushless.
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