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Old 05-18-2009, 05:19 PM   #1
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Default ESC or Battery Problem

Hey guys,

Have an old TL-01 that I use for bashing around, has been in the cupboard for a while.

Last time I pulled it out and charged the battery, it ran fine in the air but when I put it on the ground it would just jolt forward then stop, then jolt again.
It would go fine in reverse though.

What I want to know -

Does this sound like a ESC or a battery problem?
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Old 05-19-2009, 03:26 AM   #2
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:01 AM   #3
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Difficult to say for sure, but I wouldn't rule out the motor being faulty.


1) the speed control isnt getting the forward drive to the motor properly, when under load.
2) the motor is not in good shape (may need cleaning, or replacing)
3) the differential may be slipping (there may be less load on the motor/gearbox in reverse)

I would have thought if it was a battery problem, you wouldnt get the motor to work well in forwards, or reverse.

There is no harm in putting a voltmeter on the battery once its charged though to see what reading you are getting.
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