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Heat issues, some advice please?
#1
GHey guys,

I’m having a blast tuning and learning to drift my YD-2. However, I have some issues with the ESC overheating. It hasn’t quit on my yet, but it’s definitely too hot even after some pretty kind hearted revving on hardwood for a few minutes. The motor gets pretty hot too, but the ESC is worse. I’m thinking my battery is the culprit, but wanted to ask here before I spend money anywhere.

Here’s my setup:
Gearing: been trying 18/84 (12.133 final) and 26/84 (8.4 final)
Motor: 9.5T (3900kv) This one
ESC Toro 160A
Battery: 5000 mAh 45C 7.4V LiPo

Could someone be so kind and explain to me what’s the cause of the scorching ESC? Thanks!!
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#2
Did you get to the bottom of this?

First few things that come to mind are:
Faulty wiring
Motor timing
ESC programming
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#3
Do you have a temp gun at all?
What about the battery, is it getting hot at all?
Is the timing on esc and motor standard?
Is the motor/esc wiring getting hot to?
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