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Old 04-09-2015, 11:43 AM
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Okay so I'm new to the rc world and I was using my exceed rc 2.4ghz 1/10 madspeed electric drift car at a local park a day after it rained, the shelter was mostly dried up except a couple of spots. I ended up drifting into a puddle, COMPLETELY by accident and now when I turn it on I use the throttle and everything is fine. But when I turn the light on the motor goes off then just starts running full throttle without me touching it. I think I may have fried something when it hit the puddle and I didn't know where to look for help and this was the first place that came up. Sorry if wrong section as well. Any help would be appreciated
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Try opening your ESC and receiver then spray with canned air. Spray also your battery terminals. Let it air dry for a couple of hours...

If this doesn't work, then your esc or receiver must be shorted.
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Old 04-09-2015, 08:02 PM
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Blow compress ESC & RX like Sagad said. Make sure your Trims on TX at 12o'clock. Do a recalibration on RX and ESC Read manual to do it.
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And what would the esc be lol..
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Old 04-09-2015, 10:40 PM
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ESC(Electronic Speed Control) read the manual on calibration. It adjust the neutral, full throttle, and braking. Make sure your batteries are fully charge.
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Old 04-10-2015, 12:38 AM
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An electrical cleaner spray works well too. Regardless of what you use I would suggest giving it several days with no power to completely dry out.
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+1 on Geezatec's and InspGadget's additional input. If all of that doesn't work, there are a lot of reasonably priced esc's and/or receivers online or here on RCTECH. That is really part of the hobby.

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Thanks to everyone, I know it's part of the hobby I'm just trying to learn

Just incase airing it out doesn't do the trick, could someone link me to a decent esc with a reasonable price. Along with a receiver, just incase.
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brushed or brushless (2 wires to the motor or 3?) for the ESC? Which budget?

not sure about receiver (sometimes abbreviated "Rx") compatibility...
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looking up Exceed Madspeed. Several cars listed, Some brushed and brushless. Brushless more dependant on calibration. Its been too long for me to remember brushed models. TX seldomly goes bad, not likely. If disconnecting servo, and switching leads will show the TX is functioning correctly.

Next thing is to change from brushed to Brushless, and to lipos. Model shown on Web shows 2000mah batteries used.

All up to the Newbie!! Good luck!!!
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...if your going to run in the water i'd suggest getting a waterproof esc.
Let us know if you have a brushed or brushless setup. If you don't know, -take a picture and post it for us (showing the ESC and motor if you can).

Most of us would be willing to sell you a waterproof ESC that would work for next to nothing (I would anyway).
We are here to help you out.
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Originally Posted by knupdaed View Post
Thanks to everyone, I know it's part of the hobby I'm just trying to learn

Just incase airing it out doesn't do the trick, could someone link me to a decent esc with a reasonable price. Along with a receiver, just incase.
Here's a link:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Speed-Passio...97551190&rt=nc

I'm sure that there are more choices out there...
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That is a great deal for $54,
yet consider going for a waterproof esc if you plan on drifting through puddles again. Seriously, waterproof would be the way to go.
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Originally Posted by eR1c View Post
That is a great deal for $54,
yet consider going for a waterproof esc if you plan on drifting through puddles again. Seriously, waterproof would be the way to go.
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Here's another link for waterproof esc. You can go that route as well. Just buy the esc, I'm almost sure that your motor was not damaged. Again, there's more choices out there...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hobbywing-QU...item19edd48ad8
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