Posted on 4th Oct 2016
PJ's RC TECH TIP #11 (Beginner): Keep track of motor, ESC, and battery temps, they should be around 130-140 degrees fahrenheit. We use the "Rule of Thumb" that is you can not hold your Thumb on the Motor for 5 seconds, its time to allow the motor and ESC to cool. Keep in mind, driving in Tall grass and sand will heat the Electronics up quicker.
PJ's RC TECH TIP: As silly as it may sound is your transmitter on, vehicle plugged in, turned on, and linked? Sometimes on rare occasion our vehicles will not respond to us. The Receiver could have become unbound from the Transmitter, The ESC throttle needs to be re-cailbrated or your low voltage detection [...]
PJ's RC TECH TIP #9 (Beginner): Remember to turn on your Transmitter first then your car so the Receiver can bind to the car. Your Tqi Transmitter is also capable of being paired to multiple vehicles. This way you have less Transmitters floating around.
PJ's RC TECH TIP #8 (Beginner): Do not leave any batteries plugged into the vehicle at any time. The ESC's will draw the slightest amount of power even when turned off. Your NiMh & LiPo batteries will become damaged if drained of too low voltage.
PJ's RC TECH TIP #7 (Beginner): Do not store LiPo’s fully charged. They will puff and become unusable. The best way to keep them in excellent condition is to use the Traxxas 2970 or 2972 EZ-Peak charger. We recommend putting your LiPo batteries in storage mode when they will not be used [...]
PJ's RC TECH TIP #6 (Beginner): Do not cut or shorten your antenna tip. We see this all the time at our shop. The metal tip and the shielded wire above it is the most critical part of the antenna. If damaged the distance your truck will respond to you will shorten [...]
PJ's RC TECH TIP #5 (Beginner): Check and make sure clutch nut on applicable vehicles are tight. The springs that create the appropriate tension between the spur gear and the clutch plates have a tendency to wear out over time. As they wear out you will experience slower acceleration which is your clutch [...]
PJ's RC TECH TIP #4 (Beginner): Check motor screws for tightness and or add blue lock-tight to your pinion set screw and engine mount screws. Anything that goes 35 mph is going to vibrate! Especially as we jump them off of every obstacle we can find. When your motor moves out of [...]
PJ's RC TECH TIP #2 (Beginner):PJ'J RC TECH TIP: Make sure tires are not ungluing, and or bead locks are tight. Tire glue by nature and compound is brittle. With the incredible amount of torque and RPM's those tires are spinning at, glue and rubber have a tendency to break the bead and [...]
PJ's RC TECH TIP #3 (Beginner): Use an airgun to blow off excess dirt, mud and moisture from your vehicles critical components. Lubricate your bearings with WD-40, 3-1 oil, gun oil or similar after use. Most of us have troubles avoiding puddles, wet grass, mud and all the fun elements in our way! [...]