Vaterra SLICK ROCK Instruction manual

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NOTICE
WARNING: Read the ENTIRE instruction manual to become familiar with the
features of the product before operating. Failure to operate the product correctly
can result in damage to the product, personal property and cause serious injury.
All instructions, warranties and other collateral documents are subject
to change at the sole discretion of Horizon Hobby LLC. For up-to-date
product literature, visit www.horizonhobby.com and click on the
support tab for this product.
This is a sophisticated hobby product and NOT a toy. It must be operated with
caution and common sense and requires some basic mechanical ability. Failure
to operate this Product in a safe and responsible manner could result in injury
or damage to the product or other property. This product is not intended for use
by children without direct adult supervision. Do not use with incompatible components or alter this product in any way outside of the instructions provided by
Horizon Hobby LLC. This manual contains instructions for safety, operation and
maintenance. It is essential to read and follow all the instructions and warnings
in the manual, prior to assembly, setup or use, in order to operate correctly
and avoid damage or serious injury.
MEANING OF SPECIAL LANGUAGE
The following terms are used throughout the product literature to
indicate various levels of potential harm when operating this product:
NOTICE: Procedures, which if not properly followed, create a possibility
of physical property damage AND a little or no possibility of injury.
CAUTION: Procedures, which if not properly followed, create the
probability of physical property damage AND a possibility of serious injury.
WARNING: Procedures, which if not properly followed, create the probability
of property damage, collateral damage, and serious injury OR create a high
probability of superficial injury.
AGE RECOMMENDATION: Not for children under 14 years. This is not a toy.
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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS AND GUIDELINES
»» Always keep a safe distance in all directions around your
model to avoid collisions or injury. This model is controlled
by a radio signal subject to interference from many sources
outside your control. Interference can cause momentary
loss of control.
»» Always operate your model in open spaces away
from full-size vehicles, traffic and people.
»» Always carefully follow the directions and warnings for this
and any optional support equipment (chargers, rechargeable
battery packs, etc.).
»» Always keep all chemicals, small parts and anything electrical
out of the reach of children.
»» Always avoid water exposure to all equipment not specifically
designed and protected for this purpose. Moisture causes
damage to electronics.
»» Never place any portion of the model in your mouth as it
could cause serious injury or even death.
»» Never operate your model with low transmitter batteries.
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WATER-RESISTANT VEHICLE WITH WATERPROOF ELECTRONICS / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /
Your new Horizon Hobby vehicle
has been designed and built with a
combination of waterproof and waterresistant components to allow you
to operate the product in many “wet
conditions”, including puddles, creeks,
wet grass, snow and even rain.
While the entire vehicle is highly waterresistant, it is not completely waterproof
and your vehicle should NOT be treated
like a submarine. The various electronic
components used in the vehicle, such
as the Electronic Speed Control (ESC),
servo(s) are waterproof, however, most
of the mechanical components are
water-resistant and should not be
submerged.
Metal parts, including the bearings,
hinge pins, screws and nuts, as well as
the contacts in the electrical cables, will
be susceptible to corrosion if additional
maintenance is not performed after
running in wet conditions. To maximize
the long-term performance of your
vehicle and to keep the warranty intact,
the procedures described in the “Wet
Conditions Maintenance” section to follow must be performed regularly if you
choose to run in wet conditions. If you
are not willing to perform the additional
care and maintenance required, then
you should not operate the vehicle
in those conditions.
CAUTION: Failure to exercise caution while using this product and complying with the following precautions could
result in product malfunction and/or void the warranty.
GENERAL PRECAUTIONS
»» Read through the wet conditions maintenance procedures
and make sure that you have all the tools you will need to
properly maintain your vehicle.
»» Not all batteries can be used in wet conditions. Consult the
battery manufacturer before use. Caution should be taken
when using Li-Po batteries in wet conditions.
»» Most transmitters are not water-resistant. Consult your
transmitter’s manual or the manufacturer before operation.
»» Never operate your transmitter or vehicle where lightning
may be present.
»» Do not operate your vehicle where it could come in contact
with salt water (ocean water or water on salt-covered roads),
contaminated or polluted water. Salt water is very conductive
and highly corrosive, so use caution.
»» Even minimal water contact can reduce the life of your motor
if it has not been certified as water-resistant or waterproof. If
the motor becomes excessively wet, apply very light throttle
until the water is mostly removed from the motor. Running a
wet motor at high speeds may rapidly damage the motor.
»» Driving in wet conditions can reduce the life of the motor.
The additional resistance of operating in water causes
excess strain. Alter the gear ratio by using a smaller pinion
or larger spur gear. This will increase torque (and motor life)
when running in mud, deeper puddles, or any wet conditions
that will increase the load on the motor for an extended
period of time.
WET CONDITIONS MAINTENANCE
»» Drain any water that has collected in the tires by
spinning them at high speed. With the body removed,
place the vehicle upside down and pull full throttle for
a few short bursts until the water has been removed.
CAUTION: Always keep hands, fingers, tools and any
loose or hanging objects away from rotating parts when
performing the above drying technique.
»» Remove the battery pack(s) and dry the contacts. If you have
an air compressor or a can of compressed air, blow out any
water that may be inside the recessed connector housing.
»» Remove the tires/wheels from the vehicle and gently rinse
the mud and dirt off with a garden hose. Avoid rinsing the
bearings and transmission.
NOTICE: Never use a pressure washer to clean
your vehicle.
»» Use an air compressor or a can of compressed air to dry
the vehicle and help remove any water that may have
gotten into small crevices or corners.
»» Spray the bearings, drive train, fasteners and other metal
parts with a water-displacing light oil. Do not spray the motor.
»» Let the vehicle air dry before you store it.
Water (and oil) may continue to drip for a few hours.
»» Increase the frequency of disassembly,
inspection and lubrication of the following:
• Front and rear axle hub assembly bearings.
• All transmission cases, gears and differentials.
• Motor—clean with an aerosol motor cleaner and
re-oil the bearings with lightweight motor oil.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /
QUICK START / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /
INTRODUCTION
Please read the entire manual to gain a full understanding
of the Vaterra Slickrock 1/18th 4WD Rock Buggy RTR vehicle, fine-tuning the setup, and performing maintenance.
Thank you for purchasing the Vaterra
Slickrock™ 1/18th 4WD Desert Buggy
RTR. This guide contains the basic
instructions for operating your new
vehicle. It is critical that you read
all of the instructions in order to
operate your model correctly
and avoid unnecessary damage.
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WARNING AGAINST
COUNTERFEIT PRODUCTS:
Always purchase from a Horizon
Hobby, LLC authorized dealer to
ensure authentic high-quality
Spektrum product. Horizon Hobby, LLC
disclaims all support and warranty
with regards, but not limited to,
compatibility and performance of
counterfeit products or products
claiming compatibility with DSM or
Spektrum.
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Introduction
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Quick Start
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Components
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The Vehicle Battery
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The Transmitter
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Transmitter and Receiver Binding
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Control Test
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Before Running Your Vehicle
3.Install the AA batteries in the transmitter.
Only use alkaline or rechargeable batteries.
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Run Time
4 Install the fully charged battery in the vehicle.
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Tuning, Adjusting & Maintaining Your Vehicle
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Dynamite Tazer Mini Waterproof Brushed ESC
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Dynamite 60T Mini Rock Crawler Motor
5 Power ON the transmitter and then the vehicle. Always
power the transmitter ON before the vehicle and power
it OFF after the vehicle has been powered OFF.
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Changing the Travel Adjust Settings
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Troubleshooting Guide
6 Check the steering and throttle control directions.
Verify that the servos are moving in the correct
direction.
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Limited Warranty
7 Drive your vehicle.
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FCC Information
8 Perform any necessary maintenance.
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Fasteners
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Replacement Parts
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Optional Parts
1 Read the safety precautions found in this manual.
2 Charge the battery. Refer to the included charging
warnings and instructions for battery charging
information.
COMPONENTS / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /
»» 1/18-Scale Slickrock™ 4WD Rock Buggy RTR
»» Spektrum™ DX2E 2.4GHz DSM® Radio System
»» Dynamite® Tazer™ Mini Waterproof Brushed ESC
»» Dynamite 280 Mini Rock Crawler Motor
»» SPMS602 Waterproof Servo
»» Dynamite 7.2V 1100mAh 6C Ni-MH Battery
»» 100 milliAmp Charger
»» 4 AA Batteries (for transmitter)
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REQUIRED TOOLS
»» Soft bristle cleaning brush
»» #0 or #1 Phillips screwdriver
OPTIONAL TOOLS
»» Nut driver: 5.5mm - DYN2803
»» Hex driver: .050 - DYN2820
* Use only Dynamite tools or other
high-quality tools. Use of inexpensive
tools can cause damage to the small
screws and parts used on this type
of model.
SUPPLIED TOOLS
»» “L” shaped hex wrench
• 1.5mm
»» 4-way wrench
• 7mm, 5.5mm, 5mm, 4.5mm
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THE VEHICLE BATTERY / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /
Refer to the charging warnings. It is
recommended you charge the battery
while you inspect the vehicle. The
battery will be required to confirm
proper operation in future steps.
CHARGING WARNINGS
WARNING: Failure to exercise
caution while using this product and
comply with the following warnings
could result in product malfunction,
electrical issues, excessive heat,
FIRE, and ultimately injury and
property damage.
»» Read all safety precautions and
CAUTION: If at any time
during the charging process the
battery becomes hot to the touch,
disconnect the battery immediately
and discontinue the charging process.
Charge only batteries that are cool
to the touch and are not damaged.
Inspect the battery to make sure it
is not damaged, e.g., swollen, bent,
broken or punctured.
»» NEVER LEAVE THE POWER SUPPLY,
CHARGER AND BATTERY
UNATTENDED DURING USE.
»» NEVER CHARGE BATTERIES
OVERNIGHT.
literature prior to use of this product.
»» Never leave the battery and charger
unattended during use.
»» Never allow the batteries or charger
to come into contact with moisture
at any time.
»» Never charge batteries in extremely
batteries. This charger cannot charge
batteries such as “heavy duty”, “alkaline”, “mercury” or “lithium” batteries.
»» Always constantly monitor the tem-
»» Always use only Ni-MH rechargeable
»» Never attempt to charge dead
»» Always disconnect the battery and
or damaged batteries.
has been pinched or shorted.
correctly.
charger after charging and let them
cool between charges.
1 Connect the charger to an AC power source.
2 Connect the battery connector to the charger connector.
3 Allow the battery to charge for 11 hours.
4 After 11 hours, disconnect the battery from the charger.
5 Disconnect the charger from the AC power source.
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contact Horizon Hobby if the product
malfunctions.
»» Always make sure you know the speci-
»» Always connect to the charger
»» Never charge a battery if the cable
charging.
»» Always terminate all processes and
hot or cold places (recommended
between 50–80°F (10–26°C)) or
place in direct sunlight.
»» Never allow children under 14 years
of age to charge batteries.
»» Always inspect the battery before
fications of the battery to be charged
or discharged to ensure it meets the
requirements of this charger.
perature of the battery while charging.
»» Always end the charging process if the
charger or battery becomes hot to the
touch or starts to change form during
the charge process.
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INSTALLING THE VEHICLE BATTERY
1 Ensure the ESC is powered OFF.
2 Remove the door from the
battery box.
3 Install the fully charged battery
into the battery box as shown.
4 Connect the battery to the ESC.
5 Reinstall the door on the battery box.
6 Power ON the transmitter,
then the vehicle.
CAUTION: NEVER remove the
transmitter batteries while the vehicle
is powered ON, as loss of control,
property damage or injury may result.
THE TRANSMITTER / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /
INSTALLING THE TRANSMITTER BATTERIES
1 Push in the battery cover a small
amount to release the retaining tab,
then remove the cover.
2 Install 4 AA batteries, taking care
to align the battery polarity to the
diagram in the transmitter’s
battery case.
CAUTION: If using rechargeable
batteries, charge only rechargeable
batteries. Charging non-rechargeable
batteries may cause the batteries to
burst, resulting in injury to persons
and/or damage to property.
3 Carefully reinstall the battery cover
by aligning the tabs with the slots
on the transmitter.
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For more information on the transmitter, go to www.horizonhobby.com
and click on the support tab for the
Spektrum DX2E to download the
instruction manual.
SPEKTRUM DX2E RADIO SYSTEM
1 Steering Wheel controls direction (left/right) of the model
6 ST. Trim adjusts the “hands off” direction of the model
2 Throttle Trigger controls speed and direction
(forward/brake/reverse) of the model
7 TH. Trim adjusts the motor speed to stop at neutral
3 Antenna transmits the signal to the model
8 Steering Dual Rate adjusts the amount the front wheels
move when the steering wheel is turned left and right
4 ON/OFF Switch turns the power ON/OFF for the transmitter
9 BIND Button puts the transmitter into Bind Mode
5 Indicator Lights
10 ST. REV reverses the function of the steering
when the wheel is turned left or right
• Solid green light indicates adequate battery power
• Flashing green light indicates the battery
11 TH. REV reverses the function of the speed
control when pulled back or pushed forward
voltage is critically low. Replace batteries.
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TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER BINDING / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /
BINDING PROCEDURE
1 Make sure the transmitter and vehicle are both powered OFF.
2 Install a bind plug in the receiver battery/bind port.
You do not need to remove any of the other plugs to re-bind.
5 When the receiver binds to the transmitter,
the receiver LED will turn solid.
6 Power OFF the vehicle, then the transmitter.
3 With the bind plug installed, power ON the vehicle.
The receiver LED will flash orange.
7 Disconnect the battery from the ESC.
Remove the bind plug from the receiver.
4 With the steering and throttle in the desired preset failsafe
positions (neutral), press and hold the bind button and power
ON the transmitter. The transmitter’s red LED will flash after
4 seconds when the transmitter is in bind mode. Release the
bind button once the red LED flashes. Continue holding the
failsafe positions until the binding process is complete.
8 Safely store the bind plug in the bind plug
compartment in the transmitter.
Your Spektrum DX2E comes prebound
to the vehicle.
If you encounter problems, obey
binding instructions and refer to the
transmitter troubleshooting guide for
other instructions. If needed, contact
the appropriate Horizon Product
Support office.
9 The receiver will keep the binding to the
transmitter until another binding is done.
CONTROL TEST / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /
FORWARD
Perform a control test with the vehicle
wheels off the ground. If the wheels
rotate after the vehicle is powered
ON, adjust the “TH. Trim” knob until
they stop. To make the wheels move
forward, pull the trigger. To reverse
them, wait for the wheels to stop,
then push the trigger. When moving
forward, the wheels should maintain
a straight line without any steering
wheel input. If not, adjust the “ST.
Trim” knob so the wheels maintain
a straight line without having to
turn the steering wheel.
BRAKE/REVERSE
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BEFORE RUNNING YOUR VEHICLE / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /
1 Check for free suspension movement. All suspension arms
and steering components should move freely. Any binds will
cause the vehicle to handle poorly.
2 Charge the battery.
3 Check the calibration of the ESC. If recalibration is required,
follow the setup instructions.
4 Adjust the transmitter settings to your desired
configuration.
DRIVING PRECAUTIONS
»» Maintain sight of the vehicle at all times.
»» Routinely inspect the vehicle for loose wheel hardware.
»» Routinely inspect the steering assembly for any loose
hardware. Driving the vehicle off-road can cause fasteners
to loosen over time.
»» Do not drive the vehicle in tall grass. Doing so can damage
the vehicle or electronics.
»» Stop driving the vehicle when you notice a lack of power.
Driving the vehicle when the battery is discharged can
cause the receiver to power off. If the receiver loses power,
you will lose control of the vehicle. Damage due to an
over-discharged battery is not covered under warranty.
»» Do not apply forward or reverse throttle if the vehicle is
stuck. Applying throttle in this instance can damage the
motor or ESC.
»» After driving the vehicle, allow the electronics to cool before
driving the vehicle again. Remove the body of the vehicle
to reduce cooling time.
RUN TIME / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /
The largest factor in run time is the
capacity of the battery pack. A larger
mAh rating increases the amount
of run time experienced.
The condition of a battery pack is also
an important factor in both run time
and speed. The battery connectors
may become hot during driving.
Batteries will lose performance
and capacity over time.
Driving the vehicle from a stop to
full speed repeatedly will damage
the batteries and electronics over
time. Sudden acceleration will also
lead to shorter run times.
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TO IMPROVE RUN TIMES
»» Clean and oil bearings often. If bearings are dirty, they
will increase friction and cause reduced performance.
»» Keep your vehicle clean and maintained.
»» Allow more airflow to the ESC and motor.
»» Change the gearing to a lower ratio.
A lower ratio decreases the operating temperature of the
electronics. Use a smaller pinion gear or larger spur gear
to lower the gear ratio.
»» Use a battery pack with a higher mAh rating.
TUNING, ADJUSTING & MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /
»» Examine your vehicle on a regular basis.
»» Use a brush to remove dirt and dust.
»» Look for damage to the suspension arms
and other molded parts.
»» Re-glue the tires to the wheels, if necessary.
»» Clean and oil all wheel bearings.
»» Use suitable tools to tighten fasteners.
»» Make sure the camber and steering linkages
are not bent. Replace any bent linkages.
»» Adjust the Toe and Camber settings, if necessary.
»» Remove the shocks and inspect them for
damage. Rebuild the shocks if oil is leaking.
»» Inspect electronics and batteries for exposed wires.
Repair exposed wires with shrink-wrap, or replace the wire.
»» Make sure the ESC and receiver are secure on
the chassis. Replace the double-sided tape,
if necessary.
SERVICE/REPAIR
If any problems other than those
covered in this manual arise, please
call the appropriate electronics
service department. Refer to the
Warranty and Service Information
section for the appropriate department to contact.
CLEANING
Performance can be hindered if
dirt gets in any of the moving suspension parts. Use compressed air, a soft
paintbrush, or a toothbrush to remove
dust or dirt. Avoid using solvents or
chemicals, as they can actually wash
dirt into the bearings or moving parts,
as well as cause damage to the
electronics.
»» Power ON the transmitter. If the green LED is dim
or off, replace the AA batteries in your transmitter.
»» Check the spur gear and pinion gear for wear.
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LED INDICATOR
LED COLOR
LED STATUS
Ni-MH at Power ON
Flashing Green
ON
Li-Po at Power ON
Flashing Red
ON
Forward/Reverse with Smart Brake
Solid Green
ON
Forward Only with Brake
Flashing Green
Crawler Mode
Solid Red & Green
Stop
OPERATION
NORMAL
Constant/Peak
20A/200A
Full-On Resistance
0.004 Ohm
Operation
Forward/Reverse with Smart Brake;
Forward Only with Brake
Input Voltage
4–7 cell (4.8–8.4V) DC
Minimum Motor Limit
370 motor, 20 turn; 380 motor, 22 turn
BEC Output
5.6V DC; 1 amp max.
Overload Protection
Thermal, Stall, Over-Voltage
Dimensions (LxWxH)
1.61 in x 1.34 in x 0.55 in
(46mm x 33mm x 20mm)
Weight
36 g (1.27 oz)
ABNORMAL
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
SOUND
Forward
Both
OFF
Forward (full speed)
Red
ON
Reverse
Both
OFF
Reverse (full speed)
Green
ON
Brake
Both Solid
ON
Overheat
Both
LEDs alternately flashing
1 beep per second
Motor Stalled
Red
Flashing quickly 3 times,
stopping, then repeating
1 beep per second
Battery Over Voltage (over 10V)
Both
Red LED flashing once per second
Green LED flashing once per second
1 beep per second
Battery Voltage Low/Discharged
Red
Flashing once per second
1 beep per second
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TRANSMITTER CONTROLLED PROGRAMMING
1 Power ON the transmitter and set the
transmitter’s throttle endpoint travel
to maximum and the throttle trim to
the center position.
2 Hold the throttle trigger at full throttle,
then power ON the ESC.
3 Continue holding the throttle trigger
at full throttle until a beep sounds and
both red and green LEDs flash, then
release the throttle to neutral.
4 The ESC is now in programming
mode. The ESC will cycle through its
programmable features in this order:
aGreen
Change Battery ChemisLED only try Type: Ni-MH or Li-Po
bRedTransmitter/ESC
LED only Endpoint Calibration
c Red + Change ESC Running
Green Mode: Forward/Reverse
LED with Smart Brake,
Forward Only with Brake
or Crawler Mode
5 Move the throttle trigger to full
throttle and back to neutral at A, B or
C in order to execute the setting task.
a Change Battery Chemistry Type:
Ni-MH or Li-Po
• The respective LED will indicate
the current battery type for 4
seconds:
-- Solid Green LEDNi-MH
-- Solid Red LEDLi-Po
• Move the throttle trigger to full
throttle and return to neutral
within the 4 seconds. A beep will
sound and the respective LED
will indicate the updated
battery type.
• To change back to the previous
battery type, repeat the step above
within 4 seconds of the beep.
• Both the red and green LEDs
will flash 3 times with 3 beeps.
• Power OFF the ESC and then power
ON the ESC to return to normal
operation.
b Transmitter/ESC Enpoint Calibration
• After executing the setting task, the
green LED will flash as you release
the throttle trigger to neutral. Once
neutral is reached, a beep will sound
and the green LED will glow solid for 1
second. The red LED will begin to flash.
OPERATION
• Move the throttle trigger to full throttle
and hold it until a beep sounds and
the red LED glows solid for 1 second.
Release the throttle trigger to neutral
and the red LED will glow solid while the
green LED will begin to flash.
• Move the throttle trigger to full brake/
reverse and hold until a beep sounds
and the green LED glows solid.
• Release the throttle trigger to neutral.
Both red and green LEDs will flash 3
times with 3 beeps.
• Power OFF the ESC and then power ON
the ESC to return to normal operation.
SMART BRAKE
When the throttle is changed from
Forward to Reverse or Reverse to
Forward, the ESC will brake instead of
reversing the motor immediately. The
ESC will remain in brake mode unless
the throttle is returned to the neutral/
stop position for a short time.
LED STATUS
waiting for throttle position
position set
Neutral
Flashing Green
Solid Green (1 second)
Forward
Flashing Red
Solid Red (1 second)
Full Brake/
Reverse
Solid Red / Flashing Green
Solid Green (1 second) followed
by Red and Green flashing 3x
c Change ESC Running Mode: Forward/Reverse with Smart Brake, Forward Only with Brake or Crawler Mode
• The respective LEDs will indicate
• Move the throttle trigger to full throttle
• At any time that the ESC is powered
the currently selected ESC running
within the 4 seconds to select the next
and the transmitter is at the neutral/
mode for 4 seconds:
ESC mode. A beep will sound and the
stop position, the respective LEDs will
respective LED will indicate the new
indicate the current ESC running mode:
-- GreenForward/Reverse
ESC running mode.
LED Solid
with Smart Brake
-- GreenForward/Reverse
• To select the next mode, repeat
LED Solid with Smart Brake
-- Green LED Forward Only
the step above within 4 seconds
Flashing
with Brake
-- Green LED
Forward Only
of the beep.
Flashing with Brake
-- Red + Green Crawler Mode
• Both red and green LEDs will flash
LED Solid
-- Red + Green
Crawler Mode
3 times with 3 beeps.
LED Solid
• Power OFF the ESC and then power ON
the ESC to return to normal operation.
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DYNAMITE 60T MINI ROCK CRAWLER MOTOR / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /
GEARING
Your vehicle has been equipped with
the optimal gearing for the stock platform. It offers an ideal balance between
speed, power and efficiency. Should you
decide to customize your vehicle with
optional batteries or motors, it may be
necessary for you to change the pinion
or spur gear.
Installing a pinion gear with less teeth
or a spur gear with more teeth will
provide greater torque and reduced
top speed. Likewise, a pinion gear with
more teeth or a spur gear with fewer
teeth will reduce torque and increase
top speed. Care should be taken when
installing larger pinion gears as this can
“overgear” the vehicle, resulting in overheating of the motor and ESC. When
testing different gearing options, pay
close attention to the temperature of
the motor and speed control to ensure
you are operating within the temperature range of the components. The motor or ESC should never be so hot that it
cannot be touched. If temperatures are
too hot, a different gearing combination
with lower pinion gear and/or higher
spur gear is suggested.
PRECAUTIONS
»» Never touch moving parts.
»» Never disassemble while the batteries are installed.
»» Always let parts cool before touching.
ADJUSTING THE SLIPPER
Turn the 3mm adjustment nut clockwise (to the right) to reduce
the slip or counterclockwise (to the left) to increase the slip.
CHANGING THE PINION GEAR/GEAR RATIO
1 Loosen the motor screws and slide the motor back.
2 Loosen the set screw and remove the installed pinion gear.
3 Place the new pinion on the end of the motor shaft
so the set screw is located over the flat on the shaft.
4 Position it so the teeth line up with the spur gear
and secure by tightening the set screw.
SETTING THE GEAR MESH
The gear mesh has already been set at the factory, and
setting it is only necessary when changing motors or gears.
Proper gear mesh (how gear teeth meet) is important to the
performance of the vehicle. When the gear mesh is too loose,
the spur gear could be damaged by the pinion gear of the
motor. If the mesh is too tight, speed could be limited
and the motor and ESC will overheat.
1 Loosen the motor screws.
2 Put a small piece of paper between the pinion
and spur gears.
3 Push the gears together while
tightening the motor screws.
4 Remove the paper and
the gears should move
a small amount.
CHANGING THE TRAVEL ADJUST SETTINGS / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /
The minimum Travel is 75%,
and the Maximum travel is 150%.
1 Hold the trigger in the full brake position while powering
on the transmitter. The LED flashes rapidly, indicating the
programming mode is active.
4 Left Steering End Point Hold the steering wheel in the
full left position. Turn the ST TRIM knob to adjust the left
end point.
2 Throttle End Point Continue holding full throttle. Turn the
TH TRIM knob to adjust the full throttle end point.
5 Right Steering End Point Hold the steering wheel in the full
right position. Turn the ST TRIM knob to adjust the right end
point. Return the steering wheel to the center position.
3 Brake End Point Hold the trigger in the full brake position.
Turn the TH TRIM knob to adjust the full brake end point.
Return the trigger to the center position.
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6 Power off the transmitter to save the travel adjust settings.
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /
PROBLEM
Vehicle does
not operate
Motor runs but
rear wheels
don’t move
Steering does
not work
Won’t turn in
one direction
Motor does
not run
ESC gets hot
Poor run time
and/or sluggish
acceleration
Poor range
and/or glitching
Slipper won’t
adjust
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
»» Motor plugs loose
»» Motor wire broken
»» ESC damaged
»» Motor over-geared
»» Driveline bound up
»» Ni-MH pack not fully charged
»» Charger not allowing full charge
»» Slipper slipping too much
»» Motor worn out
»» Driveline bound up
»» Transmitter batteries low
»» Vehicle battery low
»» Loose plugs or wires
»» Drive pin missing in shaft
»» Spur gear face worn out
»» Plug in completely
»» Repair or replace as needed
»» Contact Horizon Hobby Product Support
»» Use smaller pinion or larger spur gear on motor
»» Check wheels, suspension and transmission for binding
»» Recharge battery
»» Try another charger
»» Check/adjust slipper
»» Replace motor
»» Check wheels, transmission for binding
»» Check and replace
»» Recharge or replace
»» Check all wire connections and plugs
»» Replace drive pin
»» Replace spur gear and adjust slipper
»» Battery not charged or connected
»» ESC switch not ON
»» Transmitter not ON or low battery
»» Pinion not meshing with spur gear
»» Pinion spinning on motor shaft
»» Slipper too loose
»» Transmission gears stripped
»» Drive pin broken
»» Servo plug not in receiver properly
»» Servo gears or motor damaged
»» Servo gears damaged
»» Charge battery/connect
»» Turn ON ESC switch
»» Turn ON/replace batteries
»» Adjust pinion/spur mesh
»» Replace pinion gear on motor
»» Check and adjust slipper
»» Replace transmission gears
»» Check and replace drive pin
»» Check if connected/all the way
»» Replace or repair servo
»» Replace servo
EN
LIMITED WARRANTY / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /
WHAT THIS WARRANTY COVERS
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
WARRANTY SERVICES
Horizon Hobby, LLC (Horizon) warrants to the original
purchaser that the product purchased (the “Product”)
will be free from defects in materials and workmanship
at the date of purchase.
HORIZON SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES,
LOSS OF PROFITS OR PRODUCTION OR COMMERCIAL
LOSS IN ANY WAY, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH
CLAIM IS BASED IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER THEORY OF
LIABILITY, EVEN IF HORIZON HAS BEEN ADVISED OF
THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Further, in no
event shall the liability of Horizon exceed the individual
price of the Product on which liability is asserted. As
Horizon has no control over use, setup, final assembly,
modification or misuse, no liability shall be assumed nor
accepted for any resulting damage or injury. By the act
of use, setup or assembly, the user accepts all resulting
liability. If you as the purchaser or user are not prepared
to accept the liability associated with the use of the
Product, purchaser is advised to return the Product
immediately in new and unused condition to the place
of purchase.
QUESTIONS, ASSISTANCE, AND SERVICES
WHAT IS NOT COVERED
This warranty is not transferable and does not cover (i)
cosmetic damage, (ii) damage due to acts of God, accident, misuse, abuse, negligence, commercial use, or due
to improper use, installation, operation or maintenance,
(iii) modification of or to any part of the Product, (iv) attempted service by anyone other than a Horizon Hobby
authorized service center, (v) Product not purchased
from an authorized Horizon dealer, or (vi) Product not
compliant with applicable technical regulations.
OTHER THAN THE EXPRESS WARRANTY ABOVE,
HORIZON MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION,
THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT,
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE. THE PURCHASER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT
THEY ALONE HAVE DETERMINED THAT THE PRODUCT
WILL SUITABLY MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE
PURCHASER’S INTENDED USE.
PURCHASER’S REMEDY
Horizon’s sole obligation and purchaser’s sole and
exclusive remedy shall be that Horizon will, at its option,
either (i) service, or (ii) replace, any Product determined
by Horizon to be defective. Horizon reserves the right
to inspect any and all Product(s) involved in a warranty
claim. Service or replacement decisions are at the sole
discretion of Horizon. Proof of purchase is required for
all warranty claims. SERVICE OR REPLACEMENT
AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS WARRANTY IS THE
PURCHASER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY.
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LAW
These terms are governed by Illinois law (without regard
to conflict of law principals). This warranty gives you
specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights
which vary from state to state. Horizon reserves the
right to change or modify this warranty at any time
without notice.
Your local hobby store and/or place of purchase cannot
provide warranty support or service. Once assembly,
setup or use of the Product has been started, you
must contact your local distributor or Horizon directly.
This will enable Horizon to better answer your questions and service you in the event that you may need
any assistance. For questions or assistance, please
visit our website at www.horizonhobby.com, submit a
Product Support Inquiry, or call the toll free telephone
number referenced in the Warranty and Service Contact
Information section to speak with a Product Support
representative.
INSPECTION OR SERVICES
If this Product needs to be inspected or serviced and is
compliant in the country you live and use the Product in,
please use the Horizon Online Service Request submission process found on our website or call Horizon to
obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. Pack the Product securely using a shipping carton.
Please note that original boxes may be included, but are
not designed to withstand the rigors of shipping without
additional protection. Ship via a carrier that provides
tracking and insurance for lost or damaged parcels,
as Horizon is not responsible for merchandise until it
arrives and is accepted at our facility. An Online Service
Request is available at http://www.horizonhobby.com/
content/_service-center_render-service-center. If you
do not have internet access, please contact Horizon
Product Support to obtain a RMA number along with instructions for submitting your product for service. When
calling Horizon, you will be asked to provide your complete name, street address, email address and phone
number where you can be reached during business
hours. When sending product into Horizon, please include your RMA number, a list of the included items, and
a brief summary of the problem. A copy of your original
sales receipt must be included for warranty consideration. Be sure your name, address, and RMA number are
clearly written on the outside of the shipping carton.
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NOTICE: Do not ship Li-Po batteries to Horizon. If
you have any issue with a LiPo battery, please contact the appropriate Horizon Product Support office.
WARRANTY REQUIREMENTS
WARRANTY AND SERVICE CONTACT INFORMATION
COUNTRY OF
PURCHASE
HORIZON HOBBY
CONTACT INFORMATION
ADDRESS
United States
of America
Horizon Service Center
(Repairs and Repair Requests)
servicecenter.horizonhobby.com/
RequestForm/
4105 Fieldstone Rd
Champaign, Illinois
61822 USA
Horizon Product Support
(Product Technical Assistance)
www.quickbase.com/db/
bghj7ey8c?a=GenNewRecord
888-959-2306
Sales
sales@horizonhobby.com
888-959-2306
United
Kingdom
Service/Parts/Sales:
Horizon Hobby Limited
sales@horizonhobby.co.uk
+44 (0) 1279 641 097
Units 1-4 Ployters Rd
Staple Tye
Harlow, Essex
CM18 7NS
United Kingdom
Germany
Horizon Technischer
Service
service@horizonhobby.de
+49 (0) 4121 2655 100
Christian-Junge-Straße 1
25337 Elmshorn, Germany
For Warranty consideration, you must include your
original sales receipt verifying the proof-of-purchase
date. Provided warranty conditions have been met,
your Product will be serviced or replaced free of
charge. Service or replacement decisions are
at the sole discretion of Horizon.
NON-WARRANTY SERVICE
Should your service not be covered by warranty,
service will be completed and payment will be required
without notification or estimate of the expense unless
the expense exceeds 50% of the retail purchase cost.
By submitting the item for service you are agreeing
to payment of the service without notification. Service
estimates are available upon request. You must include
this request with your item submitted for service.
Non-warranty service estimates will be billed a minimum of 1/2 hour of labor. In addition you will be billed
for return freight. Horizon accepts money orders and
cashier’s checks, as well as Visa, MasterCard, American
Express, and Discover cards. By submitting any item
to Horizon for service, you are agreeing to Horizon’s
Terms and Conditions found on our website http://www.
horizonhobby.com/content/_service-center_renderservice-center.
Sales: Horizon Hobby
GmbH
France
Horizon Hobby SAS
infofrance@horizonhobby.com
+33 (0) 1 60 18 34 90
11 Rue Georges Charpak
77127 Lieusaint, France
China
Service/Parts/Sales:
Horizon Hobby - China
info@horizonhobby.com.cn
+86 (021) 5180 9868
Room 506
No. 97 Changshou Rd.
Shanghai, China 200060
ATTENTION: Horizon service is limited to Product
compliant in the country of use and ownership. If
received, a non-compliant Product will not be serviced. Further, the sender will be responsible for arranging return shipment of the un-serviced Product,
through a carrier of the sender’s choice and at the
sender’s expense. Horizon will hold non-compliant
Product for a period of 60 days from notification,
after which it will be discarded.
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FCC INFORMATION / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /
This device complies with part 15 of the
FCC rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device
may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including
interference that may cause
undesired operation.
CAUTION: Changes or
modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible
for compliance could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
ANTENNA SEPARATION DISTANCE
When operating your Spektrum
transmitter, please be sure to maintain
a separation distance of at least 5 cm
between your body (excluding fingers,
hands, wrists, ankles and feet) and the
antenna to meet RF exposure safety
requirements as determined by
FCC regulations.
The following illustrations show the
approximate 5 cm RF exposure area
and typical hand placement when
operating your Spektrum transmitter.
This product contains a radio
transmitter with wireless technology
which has been tested and found to
be compliant with the applicable
regulations governing a radio
transmitter in the 2.400GHz to
2.4835GHz frequency range.
IC INFORMATION / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /
This device complies with Industry Canada licence-exempt RSS standard(s).
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not
cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference,
including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
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