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Old Mar 09, 2012, 10:30 AM
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Just bought my first RC...Traxxas Slash, but have a question

I'm relatively new to RC in general, but have had a couple small RC helis in the recent past. The 2wd brushed slash is my first RC car though. I was told by my local hobby store that it is important to break in the motor, which I did. Out of the box it was in what I believe is called training mode (on the transmitter it says 50/50). According to my local hobby store I needed to switch it to the regular setting, or 70/30 on the transmitter. I followed the directions in the manual and I THINK I switched the setup to 70/30 on the transmitter properly, but noticed that I was unable to go in reverse. However, when it was in training mode, I noticed that it would go in reverse. Is that because I didn't get it switched from 50/50 to 73/30 correctly? Any help would be appreciated!

Also, if any of my terminology is off, please correct me. I gotta learn this stuff sooner or later!

Cory
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 10:53 AM
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The 70/30 setting on the transmitter has nothing to do with training mode at all. Training mode on the ESC limits power to 50% in forward and reverse. The 50/50 mode just means you have equal travel in forward and reverse. In 70/30 mode you have more precise control over forward throttle, but you still have the same end point for full power in forward and reverse.

It sounds like when you re-programmed the ESC, you put it in race mode instead of normal mode.

IMO, the 70/30 thing isn't a big deal unless you're racing with a big power setup and really need fine control over the forward power. Go with what you prefer, not what the LHS told you.

For the mode on the ESC, go through the setup instructions again and put it in normal mode instead of race mode.
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 10:58 AM
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Shows what I know about this stuff. Thanks for the info. At this point I dont know what I prefer. I haven't seen anything in the manual about race mode, training mode, or normal mode for that matter. Do you or anyone else know exactly what I need to do to put it in any of those modes? In the mean time I will read through it again. Thanks!
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 11:20 AM
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Just went through the entire manual and there is no mention of race mode or normal mode or anything like that. Any ideas?
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 11:27 AM
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Nevermind...I'm an idiot. I just found it in the manual. The terminology in the ESC section was slightly confusing to my novice mind. It does appear that it was in race mode.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 07:49 AM
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You also shouldn't go through any 'break in' procedure with that motor. The Titan 12 turn is one of the weakest brushed motors I've ever come across. They dont last very long at all so there's no point in going through a break in procedure. The procedure would consume 1/4 of the motors life. Just run it and have fun. I would highly advise going to a different brushed motor or a brushless setup in the near future. Brushless is amazing in comparison to the brushed setup.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 08:53 AM
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You also shouldn't go through any 'break in' procedure with that motor. The Titan 12 turn is one of the weakest brushed motors I've ever come across. They dont last very long at all so there's no point in going through a break in procedure. The procedure would consume 1/4 of the motors life. Just run it and have fun. I would highly advise going to a different brushed motor or a brushless setup in the near future. Brushless is amazing in comparison to the brushed setup.
I appriciate your opinion, but I'm not sure it is completely accurate. According to the manual as well as my local hobby shop, the motor would benefit from being broken in for the first battery. Based on what you are saying, I should only expect the motor to last for about 4 charges of the battery.

I dont want to change the motor b/c my I have a track locally that runs a stock slash class.

Either way, I went through the break in process as reccomended in the manual and am starting to figure this thing out and have some fun.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 12:54 PM
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the stock motor will last for quite a while. my first motor lasted 4 months of complete hell. you could not read the lable when i was done. through snow slop you name it ive been through it. lasted 4 months before it went out. bought a second one 5 months later i went brushless. the brushed motor still works just fine.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 10:40 PM
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You also shouldn't go through any 'break in' procedure with that motor. The Titan 12 turn is one of the weakest brushed motors I've ever come across. They dont last very long at all so there's no point in going through a break in procedure. The procedure would consume 1/4 of the motors life. Just run it and have fun. I would highly advise going to a different brushed motor or a brushless setup in the near future. Brushless is amazing in comparison to the brushed setup.
My kids slash that gets constant abuse for almost 3 years, just finally needed a new motor.

However I would not worry about break-in too much on these cheap motors.
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