Well, I've done what I could to try and alleviate the motors from cutting out in flight, crashed on me again, no damage luckily. Now it seems like the motors are not making power, they probably have around 25 to 30 flights on them by now. Could be that the motors are gonzo, or it may be the ESCs. The 180 motors sure did run extremely hot, and are overburdoned for the application IMO. Looks like I'm going to have to shell out some $$$ for the brushless kit to get a X350 that lasts for more than 20 to 30 seven minute flights.
It's a bummer, since I really like this thing, kinda like the Slow Stick of 450 class helis.