I got a very good deal on a BNIB brushed MERV (the 7105) just after Christmas. So I decided to to take the money I saved up front, and spend it on a better radio/rx (the Spektrum DX3c & SR300). Unfortunately the SR300 didn't work with the stock XL 2.5 esc, so I bought the Velineon combo with the VXL3m esc and 380 brushless motor. Hey, I was bound to go brushless eventually.
Stupid me didn't realize that I also needed a new motor plate, motor mount, and gear cover to complete the upgrade, but these arrived today and will be installed once I get home from work. So my newly vxl'd MERV should be running tonight.
For the time being, I will be running with a pair of 1200 mah nihm batteries in parallel. I will also be running the stock (since it started brushed) 25 spur/50 pinion gears.
Based on your experience - do you think I will need to worry about ESC and motor temps with this setup? Right now it's winter here, and below freezing most of the time. Am I good to go without any enhanced cooling? How about in the summer? Thanks in advance for any advice.