I installed a 13t 3000kv motor and with 3s it's extremely powerfull. I love it, but the motor is getting way too hot. It runs okay with 2s, but I want to have the same power as with the 3s setup. I'm going to order another motor to see about lowering the temp, but not sure which one. Is 10t 3500 the best option?
whats the actual temp?
A brushless motor can run hot...to hot to touch but still be fine.
150-160 is a good "max" safe temp. But ive run a traxxas vxl motor at 190 before without damaging it.
anything over 130 is very hot to the touch.
If you are using the stock tires and gearing your pede came with, then a 3000kv motor on 3s should not get to hot to safely run.
Your money would be better spend on a temp gun. should be able to get one for $20
If its a motor rated for 3s, then you should be able to find a safe gearing for it. But you will need a temp gun to know for sure how hot the motor is getting.