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Old 06-13-2008, 07:31 PM
outcastrc outcastrc is offline
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Over the years I have had a few motors go bad on me. Never started a fire tho I melted the winding once. Its pretty easy for an already weak motor to get a little too hot and then let go.

Batteries on the other hand I have had blow apart, burst into flames, melt thru plastic chassis, you name it...

But then I have been doing this for 25 years...

With your motor out of the truck just make sure your vehicle hasn't any undo friction in all the gears. Include full lock steering in your tests. It may be possible that under a certain circumstance the truck bogs down, putting undo stress on the motor / esc. Its an easy way of taking your truck out of the equation.
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