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Old 10-27-2018, 05:20 PM
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Bought 7 volcano 18, 1 is a known parts truck, the rest have 2 different types of radios binding and not able to bind looks as if it has a serial number to them.
Any way 3 of the 6 have esc problems of flashing red lights, steering works but for throttle. i downloaded the manuals which really don't offer any info i found on what the possible causes maybe. I have tested all motors as good so it leads me to believe all the esc's are bad. Wow 50% defect rate not to good is all i have to say. Is there a fix or special precautions to take so i don't toast the remaining ones.

If i order replacements how do i get the serialized ones? I assume they are all different part numbers as well as the bind-able.

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Old 10-28-2018, 03:57 AM
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Bought used or new?

If new, a person should really get in touch with Redcat.
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Old 10-28-2018, 05:46 AM
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all were used i should have specified that unfortunately it appears that is why the were returned to the store.
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Well got some of it figured out. Bad Lipo was the problem the flashing light was the warning of that. So as it stands now i only have 2 questionable ESC's both are MT-102 radio's version 1 ESC's. Can't find any info on setting or binding of them.
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Originally Posted by aldo_45030 View Post
Bought 7 volcano 18, 1 is a known parts truck, the rest have 2 different types of radios binding and not able to bind looks as if it has a serial number to them.
Any way 3 of the 6 have esc problems of flashing red lights, steering works but for throttle. i downloaded the manuals which really don't offer any info i found on what the possible causes maybe. I have tested all motors as good so it leads me to believe all the esc's are bad. Wow 50% defect rate not to good is all i have to say. Is there a fix or special precautions to take so i don't toast the remaining ones.

If i order replacements how do i get the serialized ones? I assume they are all different part numbers as well as the bind-able.

Any help greatly appreciated.
I have the same problem, bought a bunch of these and very few work, and nothing online anywhere about how to bind the remote with the ESC or how to reprogram the ESC. I'm about to bust out an Arduino and breadboard....
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