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    No brake! Just forward to reverse

    I need help with getting my controller settings back to normal. I was going to try 70/30 but a Traxxas rep talked me out of that saying it is not good on the ESC so I tried to go back to 50/50. After getting the reps help on setting it on 50/50 I can't get the brakes to work at all. I just go from forward to reverse and vice versa. Can some help me? Thanks for any input

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    What surface are you running on? Tile?
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    I run 70/30 and you need to recalibrate any time you switch ESC's, Radio / Rx, and 50/50 or 70/30

    Speed Control Programming Instructions

    The Castle Creations speed control should not need
    reprogramming with normal use. However, if you install a different
    radio system in your model, or change the transmitter’s throttle-neutral
    setting from 50/50 to 70/30, you will need to reprogram the speed
    control. Follow these instructions to reprogram the speed control:
    1. Install the batteries of your choice in the battery compartments and
    plug the batteries into the speed control.
    2. Switch on your transmitter.
    3. Hold full throttle while you switch on the Mamba Monster controller.
    After a few seconds, you will hear multiple tones and the
    RED LED will light.
    4. Hold full brake. After a few seconds, you will hear multiple tones
    and the YELLOW LED will light.
    5. Release the trigger to the neutral position. After a few seconds,
    you will hear multiple tones and ALL THE LEDs will light.
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    Quote Originally Posted by coreys24 View Post
    I was going to try 70/30 but a Traxxas rep talked me out of that saying it is not good on the ESC so I tried to go back to 50/50.
    I am puzzled by this and wonder why? I run all my Traxxas vehicles (5 of them) on 70/30. I also have three non-traxxas remotes used for competitive racing of other vehicles that are similar to 70/30. Most of the very expensive transmitters I have seen are 70/30 by default and don't even adjust to 50/50.
    Last edited by explorerlyon; 01-26-2016 at 07:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87 GN View Post
    I run 70/30 and you need to recalibrate any time you switch ESC's, Radio / Rx, and 50/50 or 70/30

    Speed Control Programming Instructions

    The Castle Creations speed control should not need
    reprogramming with normal use. However, if you install a different
    radio system in your model, or change the transmitter’s throttle-neutral
    setting from 50/50 to 70/30, you will need to reprogram the speed
    control. Follow these instructions to reprogram the speed control:
    1. Install the batteries of your choice in the battery compartments and
    plug the batteries into the speed control.
    2. Switch on your transmitter.
    3. Hold full throttle while you switch on the Mamba Monster controller.
    After a few seconds, you will hear multiple tones and the
    RED LED will light.
    4. Hold full brake. After a few seconds, you will hear multiple tones
    and the YELLOW LED will light.
    5. Release the trigger to the neutral position. After a few seconds,
    you will hear multiple tones and ALL THE LEDs will light.
    Ok thanks for your input. I will try this tomorrow when i get off from work in the morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by explorerlyon View Post
    I am puzzled by this and wonder why? I run all my Traxxas vehicles (5 of them) on 70/30. I also have three non-traxxas remotes used for competitive racing of other vehicles that are similar to 70/30. Most of the very expensive transmitters I have seen are 70/30 by default and don't even adjust to 50/50.
    Not sure why this was the reps thoughts but he just wanted me to send in my esc and remote when we could not get the brakes to perform

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    this happened to me . Traxxas wanted me to send back my esc.
    Im waiting on it as we speak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coreys24 View Post
    Ok thanks for your input. I will try this tomorrow when i get off from work in the morning
    Hey GN, thanks for the advice. I tried your instructions this morning and I went from no brakes, to having brakes now but no reverse. Now this is great cause I can drive with out reverse but I had to have brakes! Also, after reading your instructions numerous times I noticed that you said this is to go from 50/50 to 70/30. Is it the same when trying to go back to 50/50?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coreys24 View Post
    Hey GN, thanks for the advice. I tried your instructions this morning and I went from no brakes, to having brakes now but no reverse. Now this is great cause I can drive with out reverse but I had to have brakes! Also, after reading your instructions numerous times I noticed that you said this is to go from 50/50 to 70/30. Is it the same when trying to go back to 50/50?
    yes, it just triggers the relearn on the esc. i run nitro, however i like the 70\30 because it gives a longer throw on your throttle which turns into better throttle control.
    Last edited by mxaustin; 01-28-2016 at 02:50 PM.
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    Ok cool. Thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoraduntov View Post
    this happened to me . Traxxas wanted me to send back my esc.
    Im waiting on it as we speak.
    Hey, if this happens again, call castle. 87 GN got me close back to normal with forward and brakes but no brakes. But when I called Castle, the rep. got me back to normal within a minute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coreys24 View Post
    Hey, if this happens again, call castle. 87 GN got me close back to normal with forward and brakes but no brakes. But when I called Castle, the rep. got me back to normal within a minute.
    I meant but no reverse

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    just wondering what Castle recommended?
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    Hey GN I heard somebody called you out over in the "what car do you drive in real life" thread.

    https://traxxas.com/forums/showthrea...eal-life/page4
    Last edited by MaXXL; 01-30-2016 at 10:02 AM.
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