Motor and battery pack get hot after every run
The motor or battery should not become too hot to touch. Inspect the following to help determine the cause.
- Motor is dirty or damaged
- Every 10-15 runs, remove, clean, and lubricate the motor. Use a product such as electric motor cleaning spray to flush dirt out of the motor. After cleaning, lubricate the bushings at each end of the motor with a drop of light-weight electric motor oil.
- Drive train is binding
- Remove the motor's pinion gear and roll the vehicle on a flat surface to check the drive train for binding.
- Hot electronics
- Let model cool down between runs.
- Model is overgeared
- Re-gear the model with a lower tooth pinion gear to lessen the load on the motor.
- Recommended reading
- Re-oiling the motor Bushings