I made my first build and it’s working decently so far, it can climb everything i’ve thrown at it so far (5-10% hill inclines), but when I go up more than 1 hill my ESC overheats and throttles the speed, even when the battery is 80-90% charged. The motor also gets quite hot to the touch.
My build is:
-Carvon V2 Hub single
-FVT 120A ESC
-Turnigy 20C 5000mAh Li-Po
I removed my fan from the FVT ESC as I heard that it functioned fine as long as you provide it with airflow, so I cut a hole in my enclosure for the airflow, but it seems to overheat nonethenless. This is how I mounted the ESC.
My ESC settings are:
Motor Timing: High
Motor Acceleration: High (with 150% accel curve on the wiiciever)
Cut-off voltage: 3.0V/cell
Direction: Forward w/o Reverse
Does anyone have any ideas on how to prevent the throttling from overheating?