I just got my sidewinder sv2 in the mail along with the 5700kv 4 pole 1406 motor. awesome system. lots of torque. but my worry is about the esc. it gets hot, or i should say warm really fast and easily. it has thermal shutdown, so its safe, but it gets warm even if im not driving. i dont know if this is normal, but it got warm just now when i programmed the esc manually through the transmitter. it works perfectly fine, no problems other than this. i am going to try to get a fan and increase air flow to the esc, but any ideas? I just want to make sure i can get it replaced if need be. Thanks guys!
edit: also, after the first time i programmed the esc, when i turn the esc off, the motor acts like it has brakes applied. it is difficult to push the truck, after the esc is off. if i unplug the esc wires to the motor, the motor is free again. is this normal either? Thanks!
edit:...again haha but the braking effect mentioned above has actually gone away here after a few minutes. maybe the esc retains some voltage after running in the capacitors or something. so nvm about that, but the heat issue is still here