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    Exclamation How to tell if your motor is to hot without a temp gun?

    Anyone know how i can find out if my motor is to hot?

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    It burns your fingers really bad

    Just messing with ya man, get a temp gun. Its the only sure fire way. Laser guns are cheap at any auto type supplier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firemanJBI View Post
    It burns your fingers really bad

    Just messing with ya man, get a temp gun. Its the only sure fire way. Laser guns are cheap at any auto type supplier.
    Actually, you are not wrong lol. While yes, a temp gun is the best way to get acurrate readings, if you can't keep your finger on a motor for more than 3 secs or so without burning your finger then your way to hot. Let the powerplant cool down at that point. On my 1/8 setup I can keep my finger on the motor all day if I wanted to so I don't even have to pull the temp gun out of my bag.
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    And if you smell burning your motor is cooking your fingers....peace
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    I have a temp gun, but usually just use the finger test after a run. Now don't try to be a hero and keep your finger one there just to trick yourself into thinking your motor isn't hot. 3+ seconds comfortably is a good rule.

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    Fingers have notoriously bad calibration. Use an IR temp gun.
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    both my vxls on slash 4x4 n 2x4 hit 260 degre multaple times and never had a problem with them started melting things around them lol but hey thats what happens when u run battery after battery 2s 5200... get a temp gun 3rd degree burns on fingers hurt!
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    I calibrated my finger with my temp gun +/- 5 degrees. Your fingers may vary.

    Quote Originally Posted by ksb51rl View Post
    Fingers have notoriously bad calibration. Use an IR temp gun.

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    It helps for the finger trick if you have someone else's fingerprints on
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    1st degree burns start at 150 degrees... so its going to feel hot basically at any temp over 110... you need a temp gun as previously stated.

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