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Old 02-27-2009, 06:36 PM   #1
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I just got a VXL system for my slash yesterday night, got it all installed, went to sleep, then school today, and had a problem. I set the throttle limits, made sure all the connections were good, the battery was charged (7-cell NiMh), turned it on, went 20 feet and died. Read through the manual and de-geared it back to stock (had put on the other gear that comes with the Slash, 21 tooth I think). Once again, it died, but went about 40 feet before the ESC started flashing red. The motor was dead-cold, same with the ESC, so I have no idea what is wrong. Just need an opinion before I make the 45 minute trek back to where I got it.
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:51 PM   #3
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Thanks for that, runs perfect now.
It said in the manual you could run NiMh with it on, apparently not.
Thanks for your help.
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hold down the button on the ECS for about 10 sec. It will make a sound and the led will go red. that will turn off your LVC. do the same to turn it back on if you ever go Lipo
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I did just that and it runs fine now, even though Traxxas states it is unnecessary in their manual. Guess they will be getting an email from me soon about this.
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Yep. LVC has to be off to work with NIMH. Same thing happened to me. I doubt an e-mail is gonna get them to reprint the manual. FWIW
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I'm just glad I didn't have to waste 3 hours and $10 in gas getting it fixed.
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