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    XL 2.5 burned up right away

    Bought a brushed boss 302 this morning. Charged up the battery, plugged it in, hit the throttle 2-3 times in the dining room, noticing that it was extremely jumpy, then all of a sudden smoke starts rolling out from under the body. I was able to quickly unplug the battery and get the esc off the car before it did anything else. What the heck? Has anyone else had this happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1chucked View Post
    Bought a brushed boss 302 this morning. Charged up the battery, plugged it in, hit the throttle 2-3 times in the dining room, noticing that it was extremely jumpy, then all of a sudden smoke starts rolling out from under the body. I was able to quickly unplug the battery and get the esc off the car before it did anything else. What the heck? Has anyone else had this happen?
    What smoked? And just 1 stock battery?
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    Esc, yes........

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    Fyi: The xl 2.5 is an esc

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    Sorry to hear that, some pretty bad luck . If you bought it locally I would take it back and see if they will exchange it for you. If they wont of if you ordered it online you are still covered but it will just take a little longer. Contact Traxxas they have the best customer service in the business and there is no question they will make it right for you.
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    I have a good relationship with the local hobby shop, I let them know. They will call Traxxas for me. They are pretty strict with warrantys only going straight through manufacturers. I didn't expect them to do anything but since it was brand new they are helping.

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    You dont hear many problems with the XL 2.5 so its most likely an isolated incident. And, as your seeing... traxxas will take great care of you.

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    I don't hear much bad about the XL2.5 either, when mine went a couple weeks ago, Traxxas had a new one to me within days! I talked to a rep on Friday night and the new one was at the LHS I work at by the following Wednesday, and when I called about the servo that I think took out he ESC, it was the same, within a few days.
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    hey guys i bought a BL boss and my vxl-3m esc went poof on its 3rd run with stock battery.... i called traxxas and they want me to mail it to them at my cost and they "might" replace it. i am sure they will just sucks i had to borrow a friends esc till it gets to texas and back and it will prolly take a few weeks since i live in canada, but i have faith in traxxas.
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    At least you got to run yours.

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