Well, the brakes wasn't strong straight out of the box, but it worked for my purpose (leisure) and where I play (offroad).
But I think I may have somehow damaged the stock HPI esc, now the truck don't hit full throttle even when the trigger is all the way in.. Power is not consistent, usually slow in fact, and the esc heats up quite a bit more.
So I got the esc replaced with a new Futaba unit tonite, and the truck appeared to have recovered it's speed and much more. With the new esc, I can slam on the brakes and the wheels lock, or ease it on to slow the truck down. Still need to hit the track tomoro to check out if the truck is really fixed though.
Am I the first to have a problem with this esc? [&o]