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I have a vxl brand new. It is set in the first 1

I have a vxl stampede brand new. It is set in the first 1 light position. 8.4 volt battery it will give one good acelleration then the light turns red and I have to unplug it to shut it off?

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Your vxl is set on the wrong battery type. It got inadvertantly set to a lithium ion battery setting and it immediately reads your 8.4 volt battery as being dead! Look through your instruction manual about 4 pages in and it will show you how to set the battery setting back to a regular battery. I had the same problem and as soon as I reset the vxl motor controller back to standard battery, mine works great! Don't get discouraged, it is a great hobby and lots of fun for all. There are many upgrades you can also do by gearing down the motor for faster speed. Gear change packs are about 20.00 and can really boost your speed. I hope this helps. I am out of town but if you can't find the instructions, email me later this week and I'll see if I can find mine when I get home. Simple fix, just don't have my book on hand.

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