Sometimes we see situations like this and it occurs for a number of reasons:
A.) LRP ESC has no provision for motor thermal shut down. If your motor is running hot, the ESC will not shut down because of it.
B.) The LRP has an electronic timing advance function commonly referred to as the "Power" setting. Running this setting on very high levels such as 5-8, can cause more current draw, heating, and seems to increase the liklihood of some sort of failure especially when coupled with high gearing like most people seem to be accustomed to.
When using these timing settings it is important to use a lower gearing (smaller pinion gear) in conjunction with them due to the higher current and RPM that they induce into the motor.
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