ESC gets HOT

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Old 07-02-2017, 04:22 PM
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im working on my uncles kyosho rc surfer thats been sitting around for 8 years.
I got all new electronics, cheap 320amp esc from ebay, TX/RX from dollar hobbyz and a brushed hpi motor dont know what turn.
I just test run it and after 5 mins the esc was very hot.... not sure why?
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Old 07-02-2017, 05:42 PM
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Is the esc and motor water cooled, boat stuff draws high amps.
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Old 07-02-2017, 05:46 PM
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with that setup it needs water cooling or ventilation and I'm guessing its getting neither.
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Old 07-04-2017, 09:13 AM
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you could add a fan over it to draw off some of the heat
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:43 AM
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water cool it....
the fan is useless inside that small area
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Old 07-11-2017, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by monsterbrad View Post
water cool it....
the fan is useless inside that small area
thanks guys got it all figured out but now I busted a prop... no idea how to find a replacement all I know is that the shaft has a small notch for the prop to slot on to im completely lost on this new issue
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Old 07-15-2017, 03:30 PM
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The Kyosho props have a lot of pitch to them which can also lead to an overheating problem. Some of their shafts are metric but a tiny piece of brass tubing over it can take care of any slop between the shaft and prop. That piece that the prop fits on is called a drive dog.
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