Quick Start Instructions
Refer to supplied Castle Creations Mamba Monster instruction manual
for full operation details.
Read and follow all operating instructions prior to running the model.
The information on this addendum and in the Castle Creations Mamba
Monster instructions supersedes the information in the Traxxas E-Maxx
Your E-Maxx Brushless edition truck has been pre-programmed and
“bound” to the transmitter at the factory. Follow these instructions to
switch your model on:
1. Install the batteries in the transmitter as described in the E-Maxx
Owner’s Manual on page 11.
2. Install the batteries in the E-Maxx as described in the E-Maxx Owner’s
Manual on page 12.
3. Make certain the throttle trim
knob and throttle neutral
switch are set as shown
4. Switch the transmitter on.
5. Switch the speed control on.
You will hear a short sequence of tones as ALL the LEDs blink.
The sequence will then repeat twice more, then the YELLOW LED
will remain illuminated.
6. With the E-Maxx’s wheels off the ground, conrm correct operation
of the throttle and steering system. Your E-Maxx is ready to drive.
ATTENTION! LiPo Battery Users
The E-Maxx Brushless Edition is programmed at the factory for use with LiPo
batteries. Your model will run properly with NiMH batteries. To obtain the
x im u m p er fo r ma n ce fr o m th e i n cl u de d b at t er i es re fe r t o t h e M am ba
Monster manual included with your model for instructions on de-activating
e L i Po vo lt a ge cu t o f f. I f L iP o b a tt er i es ar e u se d b e s u re to r e se t t h e M am ba
n st e r t o th e c o rr e ct Li Po cu t of f v o lt ag e f o r y ou r b at t er i es . Fa i lu r e t o
properly reset the Cutoff Voltage may lead to damage or failure of your LiPo
Never use LiPo batteries while Low-Voltage Detection is enabled.
• Make Sure The Axle Nuts Are Tight Before Each Run
Before operating your E-Maxx Brushless Edition,
take a moment to make sure
the axle nuts are tight,
as they may have loosened during shipping. The
correct size axle-nut wrench is supplied with the
truck. Check the tightness of the axle nuts before
each run. The E-Maxx’s high speed and torque can
loosen the nuts over time if left unchecked.
• Range-Testing the TQ2.4GHz Radio System
Before each running session with your model, you should range test your
radio system to ensure that it operates properly.
1. Turn on the radio system and check its operation as described on page
15 of the E-Maxx manual.
2. Have a friend hold the model securely by the wing and front bumper.
Make sure hands and clothing are clear of the wheels and other
moving parts on the model.
3. Walk away from the model with the transmitter until you reach the
farthest distance you plan to operate the model.
4. Operate the controls on the transmitter once again to be sure that the
model responds correctly.
no t a t te mp t t o o p er a te t h e m od e l i f th e re is an y p ro b le m w i th t h e r ad i o
system or any external interference with your radio signal at your location.
• Higher Speeds Require Greater Distance
The faster you drive your E-Maxx, the more quickly it will near the
limit of radio range. At 60mph, the truck will cover 88 feet every
second! It’s a thrill, but use caution to keep your model in range. If you
want to see your E-Maxx Brushless Edition achieve its maximum speed,
it is best to position yourself in the middle of the truck’s running area,
not the far end, so you drive the truck towards and past your position. In
addition to maximizing the radio’s range, this technique will keep your
model closer to you, making it easier to see and control.
No matter how fast you drive your E-Maxx, always leave adequate
space between you, the model, and others. Never drive directly
toward yourself or others
• Slipper Clutch Break-In
The E-Maxx Brushless Edition’s slipper clutch requires a break-in
procedure to ensure consistent operation with the extremely high power
output of the included Castle Creations Mamba Monster brushless motor
system. The slipper clutch has been adjusted to the correct initial setting
for break-in. Follow these steps to ensure maximum performance and life
from your slipper clutch:
1. Make your rst runs with the model using the stock gearing and 6- or
7-cell NiMH packs, or 2S LiPo packs.
2. Drive normally. The slipper clutch should slip momentarily when
accelerating aggressively on high-traction surfaces (you will hear a
whirring sound when the slipper clutch allows the spur gear to slip).
3. If excessive slippage is noticed (slipping that lasts for more than 3
seconds under hard acceleration), or the slipper clutch slips anytime
the throttle is applied at any lever, stop driving immediately. Let the
slipper clutch cool for 10-15 minutes. When the clutch is cool, test-
drive the vehicle again. If you still experience excessive slippage, allow
the slipper to cool once more, then tighten the slipper nut
¼ turn (turn
the nut clockwise) and repeat the break-in process. Do not adjust the
slipper clutch before it has cooled.
4. Continue to run the vehicle and monitor slipper clutch performance as
noted above, and readjust if necessary. When the run is complete, the
slipper should be fully broken in.
After break-in, the slipper clutch is ready for any type of driving, with any
batteries up to 6S Lipo. Set the slipper clutch so it only slips for a moment
(if at all) under hard acceleration in high-traction conditions. If excessive
slippage is noticed, stop driving immediately. Continuing to drive with
a loose slipper will cause damage to the slipper unit. You must let the
slipper cool down to ambient temperature before tightening the slipper
nut and resuming driving.
TQ 2.4 Transmitter Binding Instructions
For proper operation, the transmitter and receiver must be electronically
This has been done for you at the factory. Should you ever need
to re-bind the system, follow these instructions:
1. Install batteries in the E-Maxx and plug them into the speed control.
2. Press and hold the transmitter’s SET button as you switch transmitter
on. The SET LED will ash.
3. Press and hold the receiver’s SET button as you switch receiver on.
The SET LED will ash.
4. When both LEDs stop ashing (this will take just a moment or two),
the system is bound and ready for use. Conrm that the steering and
throttle operate properly before driving the model.
TQ 2.4 Transmitter Fail-Safe Operation
When bound to the transmitter, the 2.4GHz Micro Receiver automatically
ts i ts f ai l- sa f e po si ti on t o th ro tt le n eu tr al . Th is m e an s th e re ce iv er w il l
automatically return the throttle setting to neutral in the event of signal
loss due to interference, low battery power, or accidentally switching the
is an pre-installed E-Maxx with a Castle Creations Brushless System from the factory. It is designed to eliminate guesswork
provide a truly Ready-To-Race
brushless powerhouse right out of the box. The E-Maxx is manufactured by Traxxas and is
by full Traxxas factory support. The installed Mamba Monster power system (electronic speed control, motor, on/off switch)
manufactured by Castle Creations. All support for the power system will be handled directly by Castle Creations and will be
Castle Creations’ warranty and service terms. T raxxas will not provide direct service and suppor t for the installed
system. If you cannot accept this product support arrangement, do not run the model or open any of the enclosed
Return the model to your hobby dealer. Note that your hobby dealer absolutely cannot accept an item for return or
exchange after it has been run or is otherwise no longer in as-new condition.
ow er Syst em is NOT W A TERPROOF . Do not expose the pow er system to an y type of wat er , condensation, or moisture.
Traxxas, 1100 Klein Road, Plano, TX 75074,
Phone: 972-265-8000, Fax: 972-265-8011, e-mail: support@Traxxas.com
Make sure the throttle
trim knob is centered.
Make sure the throttle
neutral is set to 50/50.