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Old 03-08-2016, 05:15 PM   #18841
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I'm not a huge fan (lol) of the waterfall mounts available...You pretty much have to run the Finnisher body, they dont work well with the silencer bodies. So I made my own, I hollowed out the stock waterfall and picked up the Schumacher KF2 fan mount. Mounted it to the cradle and attached a 25mm fan. When i initially started running with a fan it dropped temps roughly 25º.
That came out great, nice work!
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Hx - I'm a noob, so anything to lower temps serves a dual function of allowing more runtime when practicing turning laps. Did you just dremel it out? Any issues with durability?

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Old 03-08-2016, 06:01 PM   #18843
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Hx - I'm a noob, so anything to lower temps serves a dual function of allowing more runtime when practicing turning laps. Did you just dremel it out? Any issues with durability?
Yes. Dremeled out the stock waterfall and mounted the fan mount with a pair of xrings in between the cradle and mount so it has a little shock protection.
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Old 03-08-2016, 07:16 PM   #18844
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nice! can we see a pic of the wiring for the fan please?
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Old 03-08-2016, 07:55 PM   #18845
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nice! can we see a pic of the wiring for the fan please?
It just runs along the cradle and plugs into the spare channel on the rx.
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looking good! thanks
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Old 03-08-2016, 08:41 PM   #18847
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Waterfall fan mount question: Anyone use these? Prime or Shapeways? Also, there are different sizes? Any tips on how much temps are down and weight addition much appreciated. Thanks!
I got a waterfall mount and use a finisher body. Just installed it recently and was bashing around in the street in 45 degree weather. Motor never got hotter than 75 degrees. I will be bringing it to the track in a few days to see how it works indoor and putting some actual stress on the motor.

I'm way under weight so it didn't bother me adding it as I would think the benefits outweigh the weight penalty. Planning on jumping up a gear or two on the pinion as well to see how it handles it.
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Old 03-08-2016, 10:44 PM   #18848
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You should sell these. I would buy one from you. Imagine a lot of people out there that don't get the waterfall mount because they don't want to deal with either a new body or they like the AE body....

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Old 03-08-2016, 11:23 PM   #18849
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You should sell these. I would buy one from you. Imagine a lot of people out there that don't get the waterfall mount because they don't want to deal with either a new body or they like the AE body....
All you need to do is Dremel the waterfall and solder the plug onto a fan. Amain sells everything you need.
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Thanks for all the tips fellas!

Just getting back into the hobby in a serious way. I've always previously built kits with allen keys. Picked up a 1.5MM and 2MM hex driver from the hobby shop. Couldn't believe the difference in how my hands feel after a few steps, as well as how tight I can get things. I thought that the chassis plates just wouldn't sit perfectly flush with the chassis when screwed together. I went back over them with the hex driver and it's mint.

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I didn't see a carbon fiber battery strap. I'm assuming you have a battery strap of some sort that fits under the mount, correct? and not taping in? thx again

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Waterfall fan mount question: Anyone use these? Prime or Shapeways? Also, there are different sizes? Any tips on how much temps are down and weight addition much appreciated. Thanks!
Running the soft prime waterfall with WTF windy fan, fan requires some modding, shaved top & notch for battery brace. Prime comes in 1 size but a hard and soft. This refers to how it connects, the soft has rubber o-rings on connection to transmission. This is for extra flex, hard is more like the AE firmness I would say. I don't use it.

Adds 20g in total. I'm getting 15°c cooler after 5 mins. Only a finnisher will fit, not a problem to me. I run 17.5t stock.

I'm really happy with it, great insurance for my motor with minimal to no performance loss.
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Quick question: What size turnbuckle wrench do I need for the B5M? I'm about to order a few parts and wanted to get a decent one to replace the cheap stamped one that came with the kit. Don't have the car with me to check the size.

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I didn't see a carbon fiber battery strap. I'm assuming you have a battery strap of some sort that fits under the mount, correct? and not taping in? thx again
I just tape the pack in. I was worried about it coming loose at first but I have to work it pretty good to get it out.
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Quick question: What size turnbuckle wrench do I need for the B5M? I'm about to order a few parts and wanted to get a decent one to replace the cheap stamped one that came with the kit. Don't have the car with me to check the size.

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Pretty sure it's 3mm

Ae sells one: http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...-asc1111/p7958

Schelle has one that does all major sizes: http://www.amainhobbies.com/rc-cars-...10-blk/p300378
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