1.08.13, 9:34 pm
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I think the reason the motor runs cooler now is probably based on a couple of factors. Last month, I phoned Tamiya down in Irvine and asked them what battery voltage they recommended I run the motor on.They said 7.2v.
Now, I had every intention to stick with 9.6v, but they said for max efficiency, 7.2v was the way to go. That's not to say that it couldn't run the higher voltage, but if it did, it would run a little hotter, thus decreasing the motor's life expectancy. Add to that the notion that the 380 was working harder to pull in more amps from the stock electronics.
I know it sounds weird, but it does make sense.