1/10 SCALE MONSTER TRUCK OWNERS MANUAL
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AGE WARNING! This radio-controlled (RC) vehicle is not a toy. It is the responsibility of the parents or guardian to ensure that minors receive appropriate guidance and supervision when operating or working on this product.It is the buyer’s responsibility to ensure that this product is safely operated. You must be 14 years of age or older to operate this vehicle. The buyer assumes all risks associated with the use of this product Namero LLC d/b/a Redcat Racing and their retail partners, dealers, distributors, manufacturers and affiliates cannot control the use and operation of this product and as such shall not be held responsible or liable for any injury, accident or damage resulting from the use of this product.Always fully read all instructions, manuals and warnings that come with your RC vehicle and any accessories required to operate the product.Never operate your RC vehicles on public roads, near bystanders, children, pets other animals.Always leave a safe distance around your RC vehicles when driving so that in the event you lose control you don’t damage the vehicle, hurt yourself or others. Never lose sight of your vehicle while it is in operation and be aware of your surroundings. Always keep dear of the wheels or other moving parts on the vehicle and never attempt to pick up the vehicle if the wheels are in motion. Always perform a prerun inspection to ensure that there is no damage and that all screws and wheel nuts are secure. If damage is found, repair or replace prior to use.Do not attempt to touch the motor, esc, battery or other electrical components during or immediately after use as these items will get hot during operation.Always allow the vehicle time to cool down between runs. Overheating the electronics can shorten the life of your electronic components.Never leave the battery connected when not in use and store batteries in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions.Never leave a battery unattended while being charged. Never charge batteries while they are inside the RC vehicle.There is a risk of fire and explosion when dealing with batteries. Rechargeable batteries may become hot and catch fire if left unattended or charged too quickly. Always use extra caution when charging LiPo batteries. Always, only use a LiPo-specific charger when charging LiPo batteries. Always use a LiPo safe charging pouch when charging LiPo batteries. Always charge batteries away from flammable materials and in a well-ventilated space. Never charge at a rate higher than IC. (2000Mah pack 2 amp charge rate). Overcharging can lead to fire and explosion. Always store battery packs in a cool dry place.Never use a LiPo battery that has previously overheated and/or shows signs of damage or swelling. If you suspect the battery to be damaged, immediately discontinue use and properly dispose of the battery.Never dispose of a LiPo battery with regular trash. To safely dispose of LiPo batteries, refer to your local disposal authority or recycling center.Always check the ESC settings to ensure that they match the battery type during operation. If using a LiPo battery, the ESC must be set to LIPo or damage may occur.Never mix old and new batteries. Do not change or charge batteries in a hazardous location. Do not mix alkaline, lithium, standard (carbon-zinc), or rechargeable (NiMh, cadmium) batteries.If you do not agree with or are unable to follow these warnings and are not willing to accept full and complete liability for the use of this RC product immediately return the product to your place of purchase in new and unused condition.
FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS
- Electric Brushless 3300KV RC-540 Motor
- Brushless ESC (2S LIPO Ready)
- 4 Wheel Drive
- Oil Filled Shocks
- 2.4GHz Radio System
- Scale: 1/10
- Length: 400mm
- Width: 310mm
- Height: 185mm
- Wheelbase: 275mm
- Ground Clearance: 30mm
- 7.4V LIPO Battery
- LIPO Safe Charger
A: On/Off SwitchB: MotorC: ESCD: ReceiverE: Steering ServoF: Steering LinkageG: Battery (sold separately)H: Battery Hold DownI: Battery Connector
Steering Reverse Switch: Top left switch. Used to change steering orientation. If the car turns right when you steer left, flip this switch. Throttle Reverse Switch: Top right switch. Used to change throttle trigger orientation. If the car goes in reverse while you pull the throttle trigger, flip this switch.Power LED: Left LED light. Lights up when the transmitter is turned on.Status LED: Right LED light. Lights up green when transmitter batteries are full. Flashes when transmitter batteries are low and need replacing.Bind Button: Used to bind the transmitter to the receiver. See binding instructions.Steering Trim: Left knob. Used to set the steering neutral point. If the vehicle veers in one direction while the steering wheel is centered, turn this knob in the opposite direction until the car drives straight.Throttle Trim: Middle knob. Used to set the throttle neutral point. If the vehicle moves forward or reverse while the throttle trigger is centered, turn this knob until the vehicle remains still. For maximum setting, turn slowly until the vehicle creeps forward, then turn the knob in the opposite direction until the car stops.Steering Dual Rate: Right knob. Used to limit the amount of steering. 0= little/no steering & 100= maximum steering. Set the knob to the amount of steering you feel comfortable with. If the vehicle has a tendency to spin out, lower the steering rate.
On/Off Switch: Bottom switch. Turns transmitter On and Off.
RECEIVER:BINDNCC: Used when binding to the transmitter. Ch3: Used for 3rd channel when needed.Ch2: Used for electronic speed controller (ESC).Chi: Used for steering servo. Failsafe Button: Used to set failsafe.
- Insert the BIND PLUG into the receiver BIND
- Make sure your ESC is plugged into CH2, and insert the bind plug into BINDNCC. Now, power the vehicle on, and the receiver light should begin to blink red.
- Press the BIND button in the center of the transmitter’s Control Panel and turn on the radio.
- Release the bind button when you see the green light on the radio flashing. At this point, your receiver’s LED light should pause for approximately 1 second and then blink Turn off the power to your vehicle, as well as the radio.
- Remove the BIND PLUG from the receiver. Make sure the servos and ESC are attached as described above.
- First, turn your radio on, then your vehicle as Your radio and receiver should be bound together and communicating with each other.
ATTENTION:It is important to read all instructions included with your battery and charger before attempting to charge a battery. Follow all instructions and warnings included with your battery and charger when using batteries.
LIPO Balance Plug: This plug MUST be plugged into a LIPO balance charger to charge your LIPO battery. Never attempt to quick charge LIPO batteries using the power plug.Power Plug: This plug is used to power the vehicle and gets plugged into the ESC. On a LIPO battery, Make sure to unplug this plug from the ESC BEFORE plugging the Balance Plug into a charger.
Battery Connection Instructions:Make sure battery connectors are fully pushed in when connecting the battery to the vehicle.
ATTENTION:We recommend you only use quality batteries and chargers like Hexfly batteries and chargers in Redcat vehicles.Recommended Charger: HX-403 – LIPO balance chargerRecommended Batteries: HX-580030C-D – Hexfly 5800MAH 7.4V 30C LIPO battery.
Charge Times:Charge times vary according to charger current and battery mAh. Battery mAh ÷ Charger mA = Approximate charge timeEx. 2000mAh battery + 500 mA charger = ∼4 hours charge time.To convert milliamps (mA) to amps (A): Divide the mA number by 1000.ex. 900mA ÷ 1000 = 0.9A
UNPLUG THE BATTERY PACK FROM THE VEHICLE!BEFORE CHARGING YOUR BATTERY PACK, YOU MUST FIRST UNPLUG IT FROM THE ESC. FAILURE TO UNPLUG THE BATTERY FROM THE VEHICLE’S ESC BEFORE CHARGING MAY PERMANENTLY DAMAGE SOME OR ALL ELECTRONICS IN THE VEHICLE.
NEVER LEAVE BATTERY PACKS UNATTENDED WHILE CHARGING! Leaving a battery unattended while charging may result in fire and damage/injury.
NEVER ALLOW A BATTERY PACK TO GET HOT! It’s normal for the battery pack to get warm, but it should never get hot! Monitor batteries during charging and unplug to let cool if the battery gets hot.
WHEN CHARGING LIPOs, A LIPO SAFE CHARGING BAG SHOULD BE USED TO HFI P PRFVFNT FIRFS.
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IMPORTANT LINKS:Link to the most recent version of this manual with exploded views and parts lists: www.redcatracing.com/pages/manualsLink to electric vehicles manual: [PDF]