Originally Posted by dmitril
Need lower gauge wire if you want it cool. 20A lipo should provide enough current margin to stay cool, of course it depends on how true the battery is to specs and to how high the surge specs are. The initial surge can go over 20 amps on heavy springs (or sticky gearboxes).
I was thinking about that but the fact that the battery was getting that hot too made me think the voltage wasn't enough to fully wind the spring in time resulting in longer power draw (there's a delay between winds and the delay becomes proportionally smaller as wind time increases since firing sequence is a constant). I could easily drop the wire guage but I'm thinking the battery needs to be changed too.
Anyways, I need to focus on other gear first and stop being autistic about my gun.