Since I'm running the stock vxl system, the motor gets pretty hot even with a heatsink and fan. I found this motor mount plate with heatsink on ebay, and was impressed in helping keep the motor cooler. I don't have a temp gun just going by feel, but after about 35 mins of bashing in the grass (13/54 gearing with 2s 45C 6000mah, day was 78 degrees) I can comfortably put my finger on the motor and not have it catch on fire . I think I will get the Traxxas aluminum motor mount next to help dissiapate the heat even more.
So just an fyi on those out there still running the stock vxl system.
Last edited by ksoul; 06-11-2010 at 12:22 AM.
I got that motor plate also it's also available through HobbyEtc website. I used a little dab of thermal compound with mine and I'm liking the results better than without any thermal compound.
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