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Old 05-10-2004, 12:16 PM
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Mini-X ESC dying?

I've been getting some really weird behavior with my car lately and I'm starting to think its my ESC.

Ever since I got the car, I would have occasional "stalls" where the car would stop taking receiver input. Usually if I walked closer or waited a few sec I would get control back. I've heard some Rx just shut down if interferance goes past a certain threshold as a failsafe. So this was annoying, but not that big a deal since it was rare.

I've since done lots of mods the car including a shaft mod to do 4WD with normal motors (currently a stock HPI 180). Ran fine like that outside. When I took it to a 1/10 indoor track I noticed a lot of glitching, pretty constant on off type behavior. So I shrinkwrapped a Futaba R142JE Rx and installed it. Now the behavior is even worse. It will shut off for seconds at a time and just generally not work.

I realize there are many points that could have gone wrong, but I'm wondering if this type of behavior could be caused by the ESC going bad or does it sound like Rx trouble?

Thanks in advance. I really want to get the X up and running and show all the 1/10'ers that small scale can be fun and competitive.
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