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Old 06-25-2016, 01:16 AM
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Question Motor Fried, Why?

Hey guys,

I have a 1/8 Trophy Truggy Flux that has Castle 1515 2200kV on 6S. It has 13t pinion and 50t spur gear and it was running fine on stock tyres but then i change tyres to Proline badlands 3.8 and the motor temp measured 160c literally. The motor is now fried so i need to find out why it fried before i buy a new motor. Would a simple change in tyres cause the temps to go ballistic? This was the very first run on badlands so they were extremely grippy. Everything else was running OK except the ESC was running a little high but it has temp cut-off and it got to 110c spike with 90-100c average. I usually get under 90c on stock tyres. Only thing i can think of is that i may have damaged the motor on the very first 6s run which was because i had too high pinion and it got really hot but it was fine for few runs after so i have no idea.