Just got my Gymkhana this week in Australia (from Tower).
I bought a second (standard) battery and the serial connector.
This thing runs abnormally hot with 1 battery or 2 (not that it should make a difference).
I also bought Lipos but haven't been game to run them.
Anyway, I have only run the car 4 times, first run was fine, 2nd run it auto shut off I imagine due to over heat because the motor and ESC was unbearable to touch.
3rd time I ran it (earlier today) it shutdown again, very hot motor and ESC again.
I just ran for a 4th time and this time it caught fire. Well, it got hot enough to melt the solder between the batteries and they pretty much just SMOKED out and burned themselves out of the model.
Anyone else have this problem? I have an EBRE and run it a lot harder than this thing and never had any probs.
Runs never last more that 15 mins before shut off.
Here's a couple pics of batteries and the melted solder.