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Overgeared --

Refers to running a pinion or clutchbell that is too big or a spur gear that is too small for the powerplant, such as when gearing for top speed. Overgearing causes excessive stress and heat on the engine or motor / electronics. For electrics, if your ESC is shutting down or the electronics and battery are too hot to touch after a run, you are probably overgeared. Try dropping a few teeth on the pinion or bumping up a tooth or two on the spur.
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