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Old 04-09-2003, 07:53 AM   #616
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Default Amp draw of fan...

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Hi Gilles. Greetings from Malta.

The red and black from a 6 volt fan are soldered straight onto the red and black terminals on the GT7 - in otherwords on the battery wires. It's easy on the GT7 with it's terminals exposed.

I don't disconnect from the switch but from the battery connectors so everything goes out when I pull the positive lead off the battery.

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Hi Jonbull,
I was just wondering how much a 6v fan would draw (amps) out of the batts. I have'nt tried putting a fan on before. besides keeping the motor and electronics cooler, are there any other benefits of using it? Thanks in advance
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Thanks .

how much volts a fan needs, does it worth the extra weight ?
does it allow you to have a higher Gear Ratio ?
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Old 04-09-2003, 08:05 AM   #618
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Hi guys. Greetings from Malta.

GLIDE. GILLES.

A small 6 volt computer fan will require negligible amperage.

Remember that HEAT IS THE ENEMY, so anything we can do to reduce the amount of heat has got to be a bonus. In this case it wastes near to nothing, and the MR4 Sp is very much underweight. So if we are going to put weight on we might as well put useful things.

If you are running mod motors I think the advantages of the fan outweigh the disadvantages - amp consumption.

If you are running stock you just don't have a consumption problem anyway so the fan has got to be an advantage.

As for the question of gearing I think it should be more benificial in mod where a cooler running motor can be geared a bit higher.

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Old 04-09-2003, 08:09 AM   #619
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Hi Utieh,

Johnbull mentioned that it is the 6V type fan. I have seen 5V brushless ones and i think they draw .02amps or was it .2amps - not sure.

Johnbull can you shed some light on this?
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Old 04-09-2003, 08:21 AM   #620
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Old 04-09-2003, 08:43 AM   #621
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Johnbull: if you managed to fit all that stuff on the super narrow Sp chassis, then you should have no problem manuvering everything onto the SD!

As for adhesives for the servo, I know shoe goo is the popular choice, but sometimes it can be hard to work with. Heres what I use instead.(check attachment) Its called Handyman's All-Purpose Adhesive sealant.

What make it better than shoe-goo in my opinion is that it goes on as easy as Elmer's school glue(it even white), but it dries clear with a bond as strong as shoe-goo. I've used shoe-goo before and know that sometimes its a pain to get it out of the tube and then to do exactly what you want. Not the case with this stuff.
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Old 04-09-2003, 09:13 AM   #622
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Hi guys. Greetings from Malta.

DARKSEID. Thanks for the tip. Have you been on F1 recently!

GLIDE. A 5 volt fan will do fine. With a draw of .2 or even better .02 you shouldn't have any problems, stock or mod.

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Does anyone know the internal ratio of the SD??
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Uncle,

internal ratio is 2.353
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Johnbull: no I haven't hit the thread in a day or so....

guess I'll go check it out.
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Default SD MOD 12turns gear ?

TC SD use 12T motor race mins , use which spur gear best ?

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Default spur gear ?

TC SD use 12T motor race 8 mins , use which spur gear best ?
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LeoChan..

You're very limited to the spur gear size...
Mo mentioned that he used 64p 95T on his.
There's only a handful of cars in the US..mostly Team drivers has them..
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which team driver ?
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which team driver ?
There's a couple on this thread..Mainly Mo and Matt H.
Check the previous pages..

and check the Yokomo Japan website...you can download Masami's setup.
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