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    [help] setting up XL-5 esc with an other radio

    hello

    I have a XL5 stampede since last december, rode it a lot, love it.
    So I bought an other XL-5 esc and 12T motor to fit in an other rc car.
    So I have in that other car:
    - associated transmiter (from a rc18t)
    - futaba receiver
    - xl-5 esc
    - 12T motor

    trouble is, when i try to set up the esc, I plug a battery pack (fully charge 4000mha 8.4v pack), turn the radio on, push and hold the set up buttons until the light turn red.
    than I wait, it blinks once, I pull the trigger, and wait, wait , wait, it does not blink again.
    if somebody can help.
    when I just turn it on, the steering works, the motor turn, but not very fast.
    can the xl5 esc work with a non-traxxas radio?
    do I need to set up something on the radio, like the 'high' and 'low' throttle setting?

    thanks a lot
    tom4

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    Im not exactly sure if it does or not. But try holding full throttle until it blinks again, im not sure if you did that but if you didnt try it.

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    I dont know if you have the manual or looked online...but heres a link with all the proper steps for setting up the XL5 esc. This might help you.
    http://www.traxxas.com/products/elec...s%20KC1036.pdf
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    is the 12t a titan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tom4
    can the xl5 esc work with a non-traxxas radio?
    It should.
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    my t4 radio would not program with my VXL either. then when I plugged stock traxxas radio back in, it programmed perfectly... Maby it's just assossiated because i read in the manual it's able to work with aftermarket recievers......
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    hello

    I reversed the throttle on the transmitter, and could set up the forward speed, but not the reverse.
    I wish I had another transmitter here, but beeing in vacation, I only brought one
    maybe it's asso, I remember a friend had some trouble running his micro-T with another radio

    tom4

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