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Old 07-06-2006, 08:15 PM   #1
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Default Pros and cons about motor FAN

I have seen alot of pro drivers using motor FAN on there cars now a days. I don't think it really hepls your motor to cool down especially runnning your cars outdoor during this hot summers days.

I' ve said this co'z I've tried one before, I have even used x2 motor FAN but it only bring down the temp of the motor to a very minimal about couple of degrees lower and thats basically nothing.

Whats your opinion about this topic. And is there any other MOTOR FAN out there thats is good. I've been using the 3Racing MOTOR FAN.
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Old 07-06-2006, 08:25 PM   #2
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The 3racing fan is pretty weak. Try using a much stronger fan such as the Much More or Novak. Or you can find your own from PC stores. ("RC" fans are just basically rebadged ones with a rx plug installed)
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Old 07-06-2006, 08:38 PM   #3
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Hmmmm.... I'll probably try novak. I went and look at some Miniature FAN from a local electronics store. But hose funs pulls a lot of power of your batteries.
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I don't think the fan draining the batteries is going to impact runtime if you're running Ib4200s or GP4300s. Definately gonna meet the 5min.
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I went and look at the Muchmore cooling FUN spec, It Draws 0.05A at 5v.
While the 3racing cooling FAN draws 0.08A at 7.2V So this mean 3racing FAN gives you more coling effect than muchmore am I right? So that mean
3-racing is better than muchmore cooling FAN.

To my conclusion either one will not give you the cooling the motor needed so why use one.

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Usually people start using them cause the Pros starting to use them....

And most of the time people do follow what the Pros do...
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Old 07-06-2006, 09:13 PM   #7
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Exactly!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like said I even used X2 cooling FAN It didn't do anything but It looks cool though
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How about this one Radioshack Micro FAN this will cool down your motor.

Rated @:

12VDC rated voltage
1.56 watts max

But will this decrease the Runtime and voltage of your batteries when use?
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I'm running the AE fans, in front front of the end bell, and I get 20 degree difference... Since it is so hot here right now, you really do not have a choice in the matter... When the temps come down, I will remove it....
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The 3racing fan is pretty weak. Try using a much stronger fan such as the Much More or Novak. Or you can find your own from PC stores. ("RC" fans are just basically rebadged ones with a rx plug installed)
hey. does the Team MM fan fit direct on the 3-racing clamps?

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Thats what I did on mine one FAN right on the endbell and the other right on the motor can, But like I said before it didn't do much.
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would you guys know how many volts a fan for a computer processor is? it doesnt say so i wouldnt know. im guessing around 3volts? correct me if im wrong.
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You want to use a 5v fan, the 3Racing fan is weaker than the MMR one. The real measure of a fan is not the amps but airflow measurement. This depends on RPM but also on the fan blades.

If you don't think it does anything then don't use them. Other people think they help so they will use them.

Also, your batteries are not going to dump because you run a fan.
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hey. does the Team MM fan fit direct on the 3-racing clamps?

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Probably not, but you can modify it using a thin plastic lexan to mount the fun to heat sink that's what I did on mine, But I used X2 3-racing cooling Fan.
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I went and look at the Muchmore cooling FUN spec, It Draws 0.05A at 5v.
While the 3racing cooling FAN draws 0.08A at 7.2V So this mean 3racing FAN gives you more coling effect than muchmore am I right? So that mean
3-racing is better than muchmore cooling FAN.

To my conclusion either one will not give you the cooling the motor needed so why use one.
Just because it operates at a higher amperage doesn't mean it's better. In my opinion the 3 racing fan sucks because the fan blades are so damn small, and you have to wire it to the battery to get maximum air flow from it.
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