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Blackout XTE blown motor

Old 05-21-2020, 09:26 AM
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Default Blackout XTE blown motor

So I recently purchased the Blackout xte brushed version like 3 weeks ago and I honestly have to say Iím not really impressed. Now to start off Iím new to the rc hobby and any help or even constructive criticism would be appreciated. That being said this wasnít my first purchase. I bought the Hosim 9125 monster truck before the blackout. The front and rear differentials broke within 2 weeks so I thought well thatís what I get for going cheap. So I started looking into something around $200 because Iím on a budget (according to my wife)! So I get the blackout because a lot of people said it was a great truck for someone just starting out with the hobby. And yes I did hear others saying donít waste your money, save up for a Traxxas or Arma. But I gave the Blackout a try. Right out of the box the battery charger didnít work properly. Itís supposed to light up when charging. Next the front right wheel was bent like the mold was broken that made it so driving straight was not happening. But I had the wheels from the 9125. So then I tried to trim the steering and the wheels wouldnít turn unless driving it. The servo is super weak and thatís after adjusting it. I called the support guy and he said sometimes the chargers donít even light up at all because theyíre cheap and I should get a better charger. So I ordered one and figured I might as well buy a couple 3s batteries for it because it say the ESC and motor can handle it. Well I ran it for about 4 minutes before it started to smoke so I shut it off thinking I ran it to hard and would switch back to my 2s I had from the other truck. Well apparently it canít take 3s cause itís not working at all! Looking into getting a brushless setup but donít want to spend a lot because the truck might not be worth putting more money into. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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