I have had my Summit for a month now (it was a Christmas present to myself), and my son and I have been taking it out everyday for as long as it takes for the battery to drain, usually about 35 min. So I bought a pair of 2s 7600mah Lipos and charged them up and we went out for the first run. We were bashing around like normal, and then after about 40 min we found some loose dry dirt and were doing some pretty cool drifting with lots of dust, and next thing i know the dust starts to looks like a little smoke and then a lot of smoke... and long story short the motor is toast. First of all I am really surprised by how quickly it burnt up.. we weren't doing anything unusual for us, and had only gone about 5 maybe 10 minutes longer than normal. Not sure what happened there but it happens and i was itching to witch things up anyway.
Now i need to figure out what to replace it with. I know a lot of people like the Dewalt 14v, and that could be a good replacement. I was also thinking of going with a Tekin T8 2200v and switching out the ESC to a MMP ESC. I like the stock Summit a lot but was starting to wish I had a bit more speed and torque, but I would really like to still have control in low gear for climbing. I mostly go when its dry, but I have some snow chains and like taking it into the snow as well, so I would like it to be as waterproof as possible.
The other thing is, is there a temperature cutoff or alarm I can use so I don't melt another engine?
Any help or ideas would be great. I also have a pair of 4s Lipos that I can use for this as well.