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Old 09-12-2018, 09:02 PM   #1
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Question Trx Bronco ESC problem

Ok I recently got a BEC and upgraded servo. When I got finished installing it the ESC was blinking green after I turned it on. The wheels turned but it did not move. I took it to the hobby store. Where I found out it wasn't finding neutral in the radio. They told me to call traxxas and get a new radio. I called traxxas and they said it was the ESC. That I would have to remove it and send it in. Slight problem with this idea I have tied in the BEC to the ESC. Now I have no idea who to believe. I would like to believe the hobby shop as that way doesn't cost me anything. However my problem being that if the hobby shop is correct how do I get traxxas to see this without sending them my ESC because it's been altered and will null the warranty. If it is my ESC I will buy a new one but I didn't want to take on the financial responsibility to buy a new remote as those can be quite spendy.
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Old 09-12-2018, 09:38 PM   #2
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I think your screwed if it is the esc, Traxxas will no way warrenty it. So saying that get a hobbywing 1080 cause its way better anyways. Then your upgraded there for cheap, then you will find out if the radio is working or not then.
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If you plugged the BEC into the JST connector on the stock ESC that is simply a tap off the battery input and is actual battery voltage. Are you sure you are picking up the steering signal from channel 1 and power from the BEC? I would undo what you did and put it all back stock then see if it works properly. If so you have something wired incorrectly. To correctly wire your BEC I recommed using one of these by-pass harnesses from Holmes Hobbies.

https://holmeshobbies.com/electronic...s-adapter.html

If it turns out that you do in fact have a bad ESC, don't waste your time with a stock replacement. Get yourself a HW1080 ESC.

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Old 09-12-2018, 11:40 PM   #4
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I think your screwed if it is the esc, Traxxas will no way warrenty it. So saying that get a hobbywing 1080 cause its way better anyways. Then your upgraded there for cheap, then you will find out if the radio is working or not then.
Thank you captain obvious!
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If you plugged the BEC into the JST connector on the stock ESC that is simply a tap off the battery input and is actual battery voltage. Are you sure you are picking up the steering signal from channel 1 and power from the BEC? I would undo what you did and put it all back stock then see if it works properly. If so you have something wired incorrectly. To correctly wire your BEC I recommed using one of these by-pass harnesses from Holmes Hobbies.

https://holmeshobbies.com/electronic...s-adapter.html

If it turns out that you do in fact have a bad ESC, don't waste your time with a stock replacement. Get yourself a HW1080 ESC.
Thank you I will put it back to stock and set what happens
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Thank you captain obvious!
No prob bob
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