Notices
Redcat Racing Support Moderated Support Forum for all Redcat Racing Cars, Trucks & Buggies

new owner of a volcano pro

Old 01-05-2012, 07:32 PM
  #26  
bdyman
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: ciceroil
Posts: 65
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: new owner of a volcano pro

so looks like i should have the parts this weekend,  one question what is the max nimh battery i can run in the volcano
 can i go up to 5000  or is the max 3500
Old 01-06-2012, 07:35 PM
  #27  
bdyman
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: ciceroil
Posts: 65
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: new owner of a volcano pro

ok well i got the radio system and it work awesome,  but im still having the issue, battery is fully charged,  i pull full throttle i can see the esc has a red light beneath it,  and then its switching to green when im full throttle,  its still jerky, still hesitates,    im starting to get frustrated and almost readt to return the truck 
 
     or im almost ready to just replcae with a totaly different brushless system , im at a loss on what to do
Old 01-06-2012, 07:43 PM
  #28  
nitrosportsandrunner
 
nitrosportsandrunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: skowhegan, ME
Posts: 9,505
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: new owner of a volcano pro

try testing the throttle responce with the servo unplugged from the reciever.

and i assume you re-calibrated the esc to your new spektrum radio?

I have had a servo go bad before, and it effected throttle...made it glitchy.

If the truck isnt that old, then redcat should replace the ESC for you.

Or you can find the ezrun 35amp esc for around $40 new.

Better yet, upgrade to a ezrun 60amp...or even a traxxas vxl ESC if you can spare the cash.

on the battery, the # 3500 or 5000 refers to the capacity of the battery...not the voltage. so a 5000mah pack will get you longer runtimes then a 3500mah.

so you can run anything you want, a 2000mah or a 6000mah(yes the make them that high.) it makes no difference to the ESC.

also, the ESC can handle a 8.4v 7 cell nimh pack...which will get you performance similar to using a 2s lipo pack.
Old 01-06-2012, 07:59 PM
  #29  
bdyman
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: ciceroil
Posts: 65
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: new owner of a volcano pro

well i did the procedure you posted a while back in this thread   if i did the re calibration wrong then how do it re calibrate it??
 the battery question now im good on i tried fitting my 7 cell packs from my old emaxx but they didnt fit   so ill look for 6 cell batteries
 and for 40 bucks for a different esc  why not spend a tad bit more and get something that i know will not have any issues
 
 im getting frustrated all i want to do is charge the battery and go         i never had this problem with my emaxx`s and my ken block car
 
 
Old 01-08-2012, 06:42 PM
  #30  
bdyman
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: ciceroil
Posts: 65
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: new owner of a volcano pro

well this is what im noticing.......................when the battery is fully charged it works fine, when the battery is draining is when im having a issue
 so i bough the program card tonight, and am going to buy a bigger stronger battery the duratrax 6 cell 7.2 5000 nimh
   if the tuning of the esc dont work and rebinding and re calibrating dont work again   then i will replace the esc

 when i get home tonight  ill post pics of the new radio and  i re adjusted the suspension for a lower stance
Old 01-09-2012, 11:16 AM
  #31  
316duke
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: jacksonville, NY
Posts: 8
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: new owner of a volcano pro

Have you tried LVC off mine was set at 2.8 from factory and did the same thing
Old 01-09-2012, 11:18 AM
  #32  
316duke
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: jacksonville, NY
Posts: 8
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: new owner of a volcano pro

Also if you really want to wake your truck up try a 2s lipo battery wow does it wake these things up stupid fast even once i do the 12v fan change on mine ill try a 3s lipo
Old 01-09-2012, 05:58 PM
  #33  
bdyman
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: ciceroil
Posts: 65
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: new owner of a volcano pro

well i just bought the program card last night and its coming from hong kong, so im sure its gonna be a while before i can tune the esc,  as far as the lipo battery goes im all set up for nimh use,      i know the use of lipo batteries are the way to go  but i just cant do lipo right now

here are some pics

Old 01-09-2012, 06:01 PM
  #34  
bdyman
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: ciceroil
Posts: 65
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: new owner of a volcano pro

i almost forgot,  i have batteries left over from my emaxx,  the size is 7 cell, 8.4 5000 nimh,    can i use them ???
Old 01-09-2012, 06:52 PM
  #35  
316duke
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: jacksonville, NY
Posts: 8
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: new owner of a volcano pro

The manual says something about upgrading to a 12v fan on speedcontrol before using a battery bigger then 7.4 so i asked my dealer and he said i cold use the 11.1 lipo with bigger fan but im gonna try my 8.4 traxxas batts just how she sits
Old 01-09-2012, 07:19 PM
  #36  
bdyman
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: ciceroil
Posts: 65
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: new owner of a volcano pro

well my volcano is the brushless, and it has a cooling fan      i already fit the 7 call and you have to remove one of the battery posts for it to fit
   and it doesnt really affect the way the truck sits,  just a bit heavier,  so ya come back  in here and tell if it works
Old 01-09-2012, 07:24 PM
  #37  
nitrosportsandrunner
 
nitrosportsandrunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: skowhegan, ME
Posts: 9,505
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: new owner of a volcano pro


ORIGINAL: bdyman

i almost forgot, i have batteries left over from my emaxx, the size is 7 cell, 8.4 5000 nimh, can i use them ???
might have to mod the battery tray...i assume they are 7cell long packs? They should fit, as the battery tray is a bit long. If they are hump packs, you will have to use some velcro or something else to hold the batts in.

either way you can use 7cell nimh packs on the volcano.
Old 01-09-2012, 07:29 PM
  #38  
316duke
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: jacksonville, NY
Posts: 8
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: new owner of a volcano pro

i have the same truck that you have the fan that comes on the speedcontrol is only 5v and they say not to run it with anymore then 7.4v but i figure wth its only 8.4 and i have hump packs and velco raparound strap to hold the batt in
Old 01-09-2012, 07:32 PM
  #39  
nitrosportsandrunner
 
nitrosportsandrunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: skowhegan, ME
Posts: 9,505
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: new owner of a volcano pro


ORIGINAL: 316duke

i have the same truck that you have the fan that comes on the speedcontrol is only 5v and they say not to run it with anymore then 7.4v but i figure wth its only 8.4 and i have hump packs and velco raparound strap to hold the batt in
the fan is safe to run with 6-7cell nimh or 2s lipo. remember, a 2s lipo will have 8.4v when fully charged.

You only have to change the fan setup to run over 7cell nimh or to run a 3s lipo.
Old 01-09-2012, 08:32 PM
  #40  
bdyman
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: ciceroil
Posts: 65
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: new owner of a volcano pro

ahhhh ok cool,  so now i guess i need to find some plugs,   traxxas to bananna   anyone know where i can find them

again thanks to nitro sport for all your help,  im new to redcat products   so i appreciate all the help
Old 01-10-2012, 05:11 AM
  #41  
316duke
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: jacksonville, NY
Posts: 8
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: new owner of a volcano pro

I ordered a couple of these http://www.ebay.com /itm/180725242301?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p398 4.m1423.l2649
Old 01-10-2012, 04:42 PM
  #42  
bdyman
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: ciceroil
Posts: 65
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: new owner of a volcano pro

your link is broken.......
Old 01-10-2012, 06:13 PM
  #43  
316duke
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: jacksonville, NY
Posts: 8
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: new owner of a volcano pro

http://www.ebay.com/itm/180725242301?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p398 4.m1423.l2649 Copy and paste in browser

Old 01-10-2012, 08:03 PM
  #44  
bdyman
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: ciceroil
Posts: 65
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: new owner of a volcano pro



it worked thanks,  gonna order and see what happens when i hook up the batteries

Old 01-11-2012, 05:57 PM
  #45  
bdyman
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: ciceroil
Posts: 65
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: new owner of a volcano pro

all parts are ordered  just have to wait and see what happens
Old 01-17-2012, 06:18 PM
  #46  
bdyman
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: ciceroil
Posts: 65
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: new owner of a volcano pro

ok guys, i got the parts batteries are charging,  the program card works pretty good  but it only goes to the 5th setting when it has 12 setting
  ill come back and post results i hope the tuning of the esc works if not i dont know what else to do
Old 01-17-2012, 08:21 PM
  #47  
bdyman
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: ciceroil
Posts: 65
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: new owner of a volcano pro

ok here is the update
  the 8.4 4600 nimh battery does not work, and it fried the esc, i tuned the esc per the instructions, let everything cool down  and it still fired the esc
   so guess i have to look for a new esc and or complete brushless system
Old 01-18-2012, 11:43 AM
  #48  
316duke
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: jacksonville, NY
Posts: 8
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: new owner of a volcano pro

I would get ahold of redcat or the dealer you got it from and have them replace it being it is rated for 6-9 cells NiMH and 2-3S Lipo
Old 01-18-2012, 04:22 PM
  #49  
bdyman
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: ciceroil
Posts: 65
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: new owner of a volcano pro

well i dont want their elcetronice in my truck,  ill buy a complete new system, either a traxxas brushless or duratrax,  or whatever i find  just not gonna go with red cats stuff      im pretty disgusted at this point too,   i have had the truck out for a total of 3 times and all the other times im working on it
    fixing the steering, or the radio isnt working,  or re doing gear lash, and then spent 20 bucks in parts only to find out that the esc burns up!!!   so now im stuck with a program casrd that in never gonna use again!!!     just truely disappointed

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.