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Runaway Traxxas Emaxx

Old 02-12-2024, 07:47 AM
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Hey folks - I recently picked up a very neglected OG (I think?) E-maxx. I put a 2.4Ghz radio in it and cleaned it up a bit. The problem I have now is that the throttle will suddenly and unpredictably go haywire and accelerate to full speed to the point where the only way to stop it is by turning off the car. Does this sound like I need to replace the throttle or is something else going on? I would really appreciate some insight into this runaway car.
Old 02-13-2024, 11:29 AM
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Have you tried calibrating the esc?
Old 02-13-2024, 11:41 AM
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I have not, but will do so. I assumed it was calibrated by the previous owner, but I guess not?
Old 02-13-2024, 02:02 PM
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Well, calibration is the easiest and cheapest thing to do!
Remember to remove the wheel from the car, prior to calibration, to avoid accidents.
Also, make sure that RX's antenna is away from the motor.

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Old 02-27-2024, 08:24 AM
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Here's an update: I tried recalibrating the esc without any change. I replaced the esc with a new one and all is good. Thanks for all the help!
Old 03-17-2024, 04:10 AM
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Before making things really complicated and that you mention that you just purchased this unit, have you definitely checked the battery condition and crystals ?

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