Before you spend more time trying to determine what's wrong, try a friend's battery on your VFC. I have a stock VFC and it fires easily with a Hobby King 7.4V 2000mAh Lipo or Intellilect 9.6V 1600 mAh NiMH.
Your Lipo alarm is probably those cheap ones that beep even if the pack is charged.
Your charger is not a smart Lipo charger that can give you a full peak charge. Those overnight charger can sometimes overcharge your pack without warning.
By the way, which charger and battery did you order? Are you using Deans or stock Tamiya connectors?
Last edited by SuperHog; January 7th, 2012 at 10:53..