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Old Feb 23, 2013, 08:51 AM
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I doubt that was the problem but since you have a new ESC anyway it's a moot point.

The red servo wire from the ESC just supplies power to your electronics.
If you cut it,it would just NOT supply power to the electronics.

The fact that it fell into three pieces after it burned is more indicative of a problem...Like a dead short because the pieces were sliding around before the heat shrink melted.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 01:10 PM
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Oh I see. In the case that the ESC does not have an internal BEC (like my dead ESC), what would the red wire do?

Ultimately you're right - the fact that the new ESC is working well makes it a moot point. But, in case I did not accurately communicate what the other RCG user told me, here is the link to that thread: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1835198

Thanks again to everyone for the effort in helping me figure out what went wrong.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 02:14 PM
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Those rainbow wires come from the factory with the red wire.
Align ESCs with no BEC just leaves that red wire unhooked in the ESC.
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