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Discussion in 'Racing and Bashing' started by HeadHoncho, May 30, 2013.

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    Hey guys im having a issue with my castle sidewinder sct eveytime i hit the throttle full throttle it blinks yellow and like stop the motor. what gives? i cant figure it out. it will go the it when i go full throttle it just stops and makes the motor click really loud. any ideas?
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    u need a castle link.  Go see adam he can help u. He had to program my sidewinder.
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    well i had it working earlier today. is was working fine.
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    You may not have a good neutral.  Check your transmitters throttle sub-trim is at zero, exponential is set to 0 or linear, and mixing is disabled.
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    i have a castle programmer!! I can see if i might be able to help out
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    those were also issues I had. 
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    Reading the manual helps immensely here fellas, instead of drawing conclusions find facts.  Flashing yellow means that there is a fault in the esc.  In this case it could be an overvolt situation, or fault of the board to see total RPM.  Either way read the instructions they are there for a reason.
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    Good idea:

    Castle Creations Sidewinder SCT:

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    Read through what he is saying John, The esc "works" it will go forward and reverse which means the neutral set is close enough to work.  But when he hit "full throttle" it cogs or as he said it "clicks" and wont move and stops.  This points to the two issues I referenced earlier.
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    Caleb - When I read his original post I understood that it was working (properly I presume) and then later started to cause him trouble when he gave full throttle.  That would indicate that the neutral had changed.  I would try a re-calibration...it's free.
    But hey, his ESC could have failed also.
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    Is there still a warranty on it?
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    figured out what happened narrowed it down the the wires the wires the go to the receiver the ones onte actually esc were fraid and rotten got those resouldered then it was glitching turns out my servo is a high voltage one esc no liky liky. so but a cap balancer on it to distribute the power so everything likes it and tada fixed. thanks guys for the advice and input. Now if i would stop breakin stuff:p i got more then one lap outta it lol. Thanks again.
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    Glad to hear its fixed. You racing sunday. Sounds like there might be enough for a novice class.
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    uhh no not this weekend i broke my front axle piece but i might show up to watch a bit.
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    what front axle part ? i more than likely have a part for you.  let me know and i'll tell ya for sure.  i know everybody says how sloppy the sc10's are and prolly right, but breaking parts should be somwhat rare. (at least if your racing)    Anyhow, i prolly have what you need to get back in the game.
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    http://www.teamassociated.com/news/latest_products/617-SC10_12mm_Hex_Drive/

    this one. i have some on order they should be here wednesday. or thursday.
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    Is it your front bulkhead. $2 at mild to wild. I have 3 spares as well. It's not a bashing truck. Thats forsure. But I love my sc10
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    no ihave an aluminum one of those its the part the wheel goes on then then wheel nut. i got a set on order then maybe tomorrow or something get rpm front and rear arms and aluminum steering knuckles. i already have c hubs that are aluminum :p
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    I wouldn't get the rpms. Too soft keep stock. Be careful with aluminum.  Its pretty but will end up being a tank. And remember if u replace somthing with aluminum somthing else has to give. These are tips that I learned going throughthe process.
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    the way i drive? i need to be tank. lol

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