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Old 07-09-2016, 12:41 AM   #76
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I've got both, and the R1 puts out more on my scales, not much more, but more.

So everyone who says WTF is the best fan you can get.......your wrong!
Are you measuring pressure or airflow? They're not the same thing.
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I'm hooking them up to a lipo and placing closely to a mini scale. Back to back results within seconds, the R1 gives better results every time. Would you call that pressure? then yes. I wouldn't know what other way you could compare fans. I don't own a lab/wind tunnel
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I'm hooking them up to a lipo and placing closely to a mini scale. Back to back results within seconds, the R1 gives better results every time. Would you call that pressure? then yes. I wouldn't know what other way you could compare fans. I don't own a lab/wind tunnel
Yes, that's a crude way of comparing pressure. Airflow is more important with the way these fans are used (although pressure matters too when the fan is mounted behind the motor). A crude way of comparing airflow is to seal a large plastic bag around the fan and time how long it takes to fill the bag.
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If you buy the relabelled "Racing Performer" (Yokomo) ones from Banzai, they're a very good deal. Cheap shipping, too.

http://banzaihobby.com/Yokomo-RP-033
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Old 10-18-2016, 04:07 AM   #80
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I managed to break a few blades off a 40mm WTF fan only 2 weeks after installing it. When I went to throw it in my broken fan pile, I noticed I had a 40mm fan that I yanked from my power supply previously due to a burned out motor. I compared them side by side, and it looked like the blade section was the same size. I dismantled both fans, and sure enough, it was an exact fit.

Would be nice to find a cheap source of these fans so I don't have to ditch the expensive WTFs when they lose a blade.
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I was told the superior hobbies fan is made in the usa. I don't know if that is true but its a really durable and strong fan. If they are making them to go inside a missile or a satellite it may be possible.
Super late reply, the Superior fans are NOT made in the US and never were.

More than likely a fan for a government customer will still be made in Asia.
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I managed to break a few blades off a 40mm WTF fan only 2 weeks after installing it. When I went to throw it in my broken fan pile, I noticed I had a 40mm fan that I yanked from my power supply previously due to a burned out motor. I compared them side by side, and it looked like the blade section was the same size. I dismantled both fans, and sure enough, it was an exact fit.

Would be nice to find a cheap source of these fans so I don't have to ditch the expensive WTFs when they lose a blade.
I think u have a fan mount issue... Vs that the fans are overly fragile.
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I think u have a fan mount issue... Vs that the fans are overly fragile.
Maybe, but it doesn't take much to break a blade. They spin very fast, and if a stone hits one it's going to do some damage. I don't have the luxury of running indoors.

Here's how it's currently mounted. I plan on modifying the motor clamp to allow me to mount the fan on top of the motor at some point.
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Fan guards exist. They prevent breakage by minor items hitting blades.

I'd mount the fan high.. and away from the motor so air can move around
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Fan guards exist. They prevent breakage by minor items hitting blades.

I'd mount the fan high.. and away from the motor so air can move around
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Super late reply, the Superior fans are NOT made in the US and never were.

More than likely a fan for a government customer will still be made in Asia.
I guess they shouldn't have told their team drivers that then... :/
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2 Tornados Dead in 2 days... 1 connected on batteries 1 on esc... after 3-4 packs both dead.
My sanwa rx-462 receiver doesnt give power to the WTF and i dunno why.
Any suggestions? im getting a replacement back soon.
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Fan failure usually caused by poor mounting (or plugging in backwards).

Tornado ?? I think you mean Windy -- it's best to shim the fan away from the motor more than other models otherwise magnetic force can now low the fan to run at full speed.
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Fan failure usually caused by poor mounting (or plugging in backwards).

Tornado ?? I think you mean Windy -- it's best to shim the fan away from the motor more than other models otherwise magnetic force can now low the fan to run at full speed.
i run it on my xb4 '17 behind the motor. i dont think it was too close
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i run my R1 fan in front of the motor

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