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Old 01-18-2010, 10:15 PM   #1
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Default Programming Sidewinder with JR xs3

I just finished buttoning up my sons Honcho but im having problems programming his sidewinder with the JR XS3 radio. I reset the XS3 to default but when i go to program it i get full forward programming but my reverse is so weak. I do have reverse but its soooo slow. I followed all programming instructions but still nothing. I also plugged in the ESC to the Castle link and made sure everything was set correctly and it is. I even moved the reverse strength to 100% but i think its a programming issue. I get the chimes telling me that forward is programmed but when i hit reverse on the TX to program reverse, the ESC just blinks red and has that regular beep tone. PLease help! He (my son) wants to drive his rig BAD!!
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:12 AM   #2
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Default Same here

I wish you the best of luck I am going through about the same thing with mine right now but I am getting closer. I'm new at this but I can give you one bit of advice on the programming. PATIENCE, I tried to program mine at least 10 times befor I finally got to where it finally took, one thing I think I was doing wrong is as I was going through the programming sequence I was switching to the next step too fast and not giving it time to completly take. The last time I done it I let it set through the sequences for several seconds each time. Don't know if this will help you any but good luck.
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:37 AM   #3
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With the XS3 set your throttle EPA's to 125% for both forward and reverse.

Set your throttle reverse setting to normal.

Also the XS3 has a brake EPA (grip button A) Make sure this is set to max (125% i think it goes up to).

Recalibrate you ESC an see what happens you can get a slow reverse if you calibrate the ESC with the brake EPA set to a low setting!
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