Originally Posted by Bhodi11
I had my first good runs over the weekend. I ran 5 2s combos (All Maxamps 6500mah). Overall really liked it. I need to work on my toe/camber/ride height etc... Im still trying to learn the art of the setup. Once I get it dialed in right I think it will really hook up great. I was running 22/46 on the Tekin 1900kv and had a bad of heat problem. I hit 240 degrees on my last run, in fact it got so hot the solder on the ground wire melted and the connection came loose. I was running on a small track and not even really that hard. Unfortunately I did not temp the motor on any of the prior runs. Did not think it would be an issue. Tekin still working amazingly enough. Anyone have an idea as to why the Tekin would get soo hot? This is the same motor I ran in my SC8.2e which I bashed the hell out of and never had a heat problem.
Definitely not gearing, you are geared for ~45mph, Voltron geared for ~60mph.
Your heat issue is somewhere else. A T8 esc should shut down(thermal) way before that temp of 240F. Mine thermals around 180 degreesF. Something is not right there.
Hope you're not using any software timing. These 1/8th heavy cars do not like much if any timing. That's one reason why Tekin T8's runs in dual mode(sensored to sensoreless)No Booost or Turbo to heat thing up.
Make sure the car coasts easily. Take off pinion/motor and give it a coast test. It should roll easily. All gear meshes should be smooth. Voltran's car is super smooth and quite. He goes 58mph on the straight.
I would guess with the T8 esc not thermalling is your problem source.
And yeh those YEH Racing 30x30 2S fans are money.
I'm getting somewhat interested in this car especially if Voltran gets any faster, lol. It's a little hard to get fired up now because our outdoor season just ended. I'd really like to see pivot ball suspensions front and rear which adds adjustability. Hopefully V2.
Desoto was untouchable at our big GLC race this year with his nitro version.