RE: t-maxx 3.3 starting problems.
I have removed the Blue wires off all 3 of my Traxxas Engines and always use a Glow Igniter these days. Read many tips on Tuning but I have found that the first half Tank each day is when I tune the engine in. I spend about 10 minutes getting it tuned in after the engine is warmed up to get the High Speed Needle set right. I have a unique situation where I live because the outdoor temps can swing 20 degrees each weekend I go out to play at around 6000 Feet Above sea level. So fine tuning is a must each time I play. Traxxas Engines will tend to run hot so a Infra Red Temp Gauge helps with getting it to run around 240 Degrees and top heat on these engines is 270 Degrees. I have never found the EZ Start System to be junk in the 14 years I have been using them. They are dependable and work until like anything else on a Nitro needs maintenance :)
Posted on: 5/15/2013 6:03 PM by Author "JoeMaxx"
in the forum "Traxxas Monster Truck forum"
RE: Lipo battery packs?
Sometimes you have to cycle a new battery a few times before it provides the run times. Really depends on how long it was sitting a shelf. Most LiPo like to be cycled about 3 times before they will provide the full runtimes. Many models that are LiPo compatible have ESCs that have a LiPo battery pack setting on them so they know a LiPo battery pack is installed otherwise they freak out and then give a very short run time. The LiPo Battery pack setting has a low voltage cutoff point somewhere between 3.2 and 2.4 Volts so the ESC does not drain the battery pack below it's lowest voltage allowed. Todays ESCs are smart enough to know the votlage of the LiPo Battery packs. I would read the manual on how to set it up for LiPo Battery packs.
Posted on: 5/15/2013 5:38 PM by Author "JoeMaxx"
in the forum "1/16th, 1/18th, Mini & Micro RC Cars"