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    Traxxas ESC Cooling Fan

    Do you think the Traxxas fan is a worthy help w/ 3s
    And what about those integy motor heat sinc/fans?..
    like this one?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...:X:AAQ:US:1123
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    Fans do work well at keeping temps low. Just keep in mind that from my experience I feel fans on off road RC trucks just do not last as long has they would in other applications and need to be replaced some what frequently due to the beating they take.
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    How are you having heat problems in january in the midwest? If your motor is hot now what happens this summer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan93civic View Post
    How are you having heat problems in january in the midwest? If your motor is hot now what happens this summer?
    Well on my 2x4 I wasn't. But the couple times I was able to take the 4x4 out (had a premature Low voltage cut-off problem) I noticed thing were very warm after only a min or 2. Could have been the bad esc but I won't know for sure until I get the replacement back...
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    i had the fan on my other vxl esc and it worked great. i also had a FLM tranny on my rustler and it kept the motor down 30 less then the esc, till i put the fan on!

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    Are people only having heat issues and esc problems when using 3s lipos? Are there any known problems from using the stock battery or a 2s lipo?

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    Does Anyone know if this would fit the stock velineon?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    SPECS: Length: 1.7 (43mm)
    Width: 1.4 (37mm)
    Height: 1.6 (40mm)
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    ha! thats funny i have the same fan on my motor and yes it does fit!! and you could move the fan in any spot of the sink! oh and its a pretty good fan to it moves a lot of air past the fins!!!

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    Disco! I just ordered Both Fans. If Everything falls together I'll get my esc back at the same time as the fan comes in!
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    I dont see the one with 2 fans fitting. I got the one with one fan on my 4x4 Pede and i had to reroute the wires to make it work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrickTraxxas3 View Post
    I dont see the one with 2 fans fitting. I got the one with one fan on my 4x4 Pede and i had to reroute the wires to make it work.
    I meant I just ordered "both" the esc fan and the motor fan.
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    Sorry if I sound confused, but im talking about the ebay listing you posted, because the heatsink in the picture had 2 fans on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrickTraxxas3 View Post
    Sorry if I sound confused, but im talking about the ebay listing you posted, because the heatsink in the picture had 2 fans on it.
    lol!look at it again it only has one fan,it looks like that cause you can move the position of the fan on those two pieces that are screwed on or you can take them off and just screwe it right to the heat-sink!

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    yup they help keep the temps down i have both you gonna need a (y) harness btw to connect both to the esc

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    Quote Originally Posted by P'noRcer View Post
    lol!look at it again it only has one fan,it looks like that cause you can move the position of the fan on those two pieces that are screwed on or you can take them off and just screwe it right to the heat-sink!
    TrickTraxxas is correct, He is clearly talking about the fan in the first ebay link from the OP. Dual fans!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave00bear View Post
    TrickTraxxas is correct, He is clearly talking about the fan in the first ebay link from the OP. Dual fans!
    Yup..true that! I posted 2 different links. sry.. The first/original had 2 fans..the second had only 1. I bought the single fan unit and the traxxas esc fan.
    Now can't one of them hook up w/ the receiver?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pablokillla18 View Post
    yup they help keep the temps down i have both you gonna need a (y) harness btw to connect both to the esc
    Can 1 be powered by the receiver?
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    Ya I got the single fan one and it reaches the receiver (by the hairs of its chinny chin chin!!) Be careful though, its only a 2 pin connector so make sure red to red, black to black! You cant plug the integy one into the esc anyway because the esc an plug and the integy fan both have male connectors, so plug the heatsink fan into the receiver and the traxxas esc fan into the esc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrickTraxxas3 View Post
    Ya I got the single fan one and it reaches the receiver (by the hairs of its chinny chin chin!!) Be careful though, its only a 2 pin connector so make sure red to red, black to black! You cant plug the integy one into the esc anyway because the esc an plug and the integy fan both have male connectors, so plug the heatsink fan into the receiver and the traxxas esc fan into the esc.
    Disco! That was what I was hoping for!
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    wouldn't that overheat the fan motor on the heat sink because of 6volts going to it?

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    Naw, most of integy's fans are either 6v to 8.4v max input.

    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXNPH1&P=7 looks quite similar to the one on the single heatsink w/ fan.
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    need to get a new fan mined shorted ): try to cover the electronics with liquid tape because they are not water proof

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrickTraxxas3 View Post
    Ya I got the single fan one and it reaches the receiver (by the hairs of its chinny chin chin!!) Be careful though, its only a 2 pin connector so make sure red to red, black to black! You cant plug the integy one into the esc anyway because the esc an plug and the integy fan both have male connectors, so plug the heatsink fan into the receiver and the traxxas esc fan into the esc.
    that fan comes with a female connector with pigtails so it could be attached to the ESC wire , thats how i had both of my fans run! i had the traxxas fan and that integy heatsink on the motor with the female connector tied into the ESC plug. i wish i took some pictures before i sold it!

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    Its just easier to plug it into the receiver than have to solder stuff.

    BTW would THIS castle motor fan blower work on the vxl?
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    guys will a computer fan like this one work with a 7.2 volt power source even if it says 12 volt dc?

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