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    RC Racer TwinTurboV8's Avatar
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    Very low braking power

    Iíve got barely any brakes on one of my mervs and I donít know how to increase the power. Itís bound up to a TQi remote, but itís one of the old style ones with the rechargeable battery compartment and the old iPod connector (and I donít have an iPod). Iíd like to have more braking power, especially when doing speed runs and bashing. How can I increase it?


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    If you can get a new transmitter and get the link module u can on the app
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    Try recalibrating both the ESC and transmitter. Hopefully, that will solve the problem. Did it start to have this problem recently or did it come like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RCWilly View Post
    Try recalibrating both the ESC and transmitter. Hopefully, that will solve the problem. Did it start to have this problem recently or did it come like that?
    I bought the car used about a month ago and it came like this


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    Update: Tried recalibrating the ESC, but it made no difference


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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatTraxxas View Post
    If you can get a new transmitter and get the link module u can on the app
    I did actually try linking it up to my ERevo 2.0ís Bluetooth tqi and adjusted stuff in the app, but it still made no difference :/


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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinTurboV8 View Post
    I bought the car used about a month ago and it came like this


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    Is it brushed or VXL? The braking power for the brushed motor is much weaker compared to brushless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RCWilly View Post
    Is it brushed or VXL? The braking power for the brushed motor is much weaker compared to brushless.
    Itís the VXL model with stock VXL-3m and 380 motor


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    If you have another VXL ESC and motor, swap them around and see if it's the ESC or motor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RCWilly View Post
    If you have another VXL ESC and motor, swap them around and see if it's the ESC or motor.
    I swapped the ESCs around from my other Merv Vxl and had the same outcome, must be the motor


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