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Old Mar 21, 2003, 05:32 PM
Don93
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Re: Electric HPI RS4 MT Question

Hi,

Yep, the truck has a full set of bearings. I was driving it at
different speeds on a paved road.
Also, it coasts just like normal and I Had the motor out and noticed no
binding.
I'm very stumped myself.

Thanks,
Don



Pt3 wrote:

>You know, you had me all the way up till you said the ESC wasn't even warm.
>When you are running are you able to go up and down the speed scale?
>Battery hot, motor really hot and speed control cold........something
>strange going on here. I'm going to ignore that your ESC is not even warm
>and skip to the basics. Have you put bearings in the Truck? Bearings are
>almost a complete must with this Belt drive truck. No matter how well you
>put it together there is a noticeable drag without bearings.....really
>noticeable. If so then pull the motor out and push it on a flat surface to
>make sure it free wheels fine, if not then you'll have to find out where it
>is binding up at. Also, make sure you don't have any wires shorting out
>against anything.
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>Patrick
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>"Don93" <don93antiapam@att.net> wrote in message
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>>Hello All,
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>>I have an Electric HPI RS4 MT. Lately it has been running very hot.
>>Yesterday the battery got so hot that it melted part of the shrink
>>wrapping off. Also, it melted off one of the wire leads where it is
>>attached to the motor. I was running without the 'inner body', have
>>installed the 'heat sink motor plate' and it was @70'F.
>>By getting that hot could it have damaged the motor???
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>>Any ideas as to what is causing this problem or how to fix it???
>>The speed controller does not even get warm. My motor is a 14 turn
>>Speed Gems (new brushes, recently trued comm)and I was using a 2400 MiMH
>>battery.
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>>Any help would be appreciated.
>>
>>Thank You,
>>Don
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>>remove 'antispam' to reply
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