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Old 04-23-2003, 06:34 PM   #1
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Default Air Cooled Pro 3

A buddy of mine here in Puerto Rico has come up with a innovative idea as to cool the motor with a heat zink adaptor for the Pro3. Here is a pic. Tell me what you think.... Here in PR the weather get's pretty hot and as for RC Racing you can just imagine... I think it looks cool and It works!!!
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Old 04-23-2003, 06:44 PM   #2
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Default Here is the Pic....Sorry!!!

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Old 04-23-2003, 06:46 PM   #3
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that idea is VERY tight, you should also post it in the Pro 3 forums, you probably just created a new trend with the pro 3's

good job!

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Old 04-23-2003, 08:34 PM   #4
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NOT BAD!
but after u switched to those aluminium rear braces,it's not possible anymore
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Old 04-24-2003, 04:46 AM   #5
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Is that a homemade top brace?

Personally I don't use clip-on heatsinks as they block off the air vents built in to the motor can.

What you could also try is a small computer fan, wired in with the battery, pointing at the motor.
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i agree with sosidge, blocking off the vents is much more disadvantageous.

there isn't much airflow over that part of the car so i think the heatsink would be fairly ineffective.

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I have put holes in the clip on heatsink in my tc3. have to be careful when you drill or the heatsink will break.
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OK - it looks nice... but not incredibly functional.. the direction of airflow over the heatsink is in the incorrect direction... and as sosidge stated, the vent holes on the motor are now covered.
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i dont notice much of an advantage in motor cooling when using clip on heat sinks because of what was stated.

you also took out alot of the bracing so you just added more flex to that car. which already has tons of.
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Old 04-24-2003, 07:48 PM   #10
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Another modification

I've just done a modification to the suspension part of the Pro3. I don't know if any one else has done it before but here it goes!!!
I took HPI part # A137 and secured the shock end assembly with this ballend. This because the shocks, once in a while came off after getting hit or turning over during a race. If anyone has done this before I excuse myself, but it sure works and it looks good with the purple aluminum screws and nuts holding them. I belive that they are strong enough to hold during a race ... I hope. Here's a pic. Let me know what you think.
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Another modification

I've just done a modification to the suspension part of the Pro3. I don't know if any one else has done it before but here it goes!!!
I took HPI part # A137 and secured the shock end assembly with this ballend. This because the shocks, once in a while came off after getting hit or turning over during a race. If anyone has done this before I excuse myself, but it sure works and it looks good with the purple aluminum screws and nuts holding them. I belive that they are strong enough to hold during a race ... I hope. Here's a pic. Let me know what you think.
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Old 04-24-2003, 08:24 PM   #12
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Lightbulb Air Cooled Pro3 Part II

Here are more pics of the same car with the Reedy Ti motor in it. As you can see the heat zink does not cover the vents on the motor. The motor brace is as strong as the aluminum part, not affecting the chasis flex at all... and yes it is home made. I'ts good enough to keep a Trinity Topaz motor very coooooool. You can just imagine what it can do to a vented can??? Well here they go.... And thank's for your replies and comments, they are very helpfull indeed...
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Old 04-24-2003, 08:30 PM   #13
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Here's the other pic....
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Im just shocked that someone still has a pro3
your ideals have been used and thought of a loooooong time back when that car came out.

anyway have fun and enjoy
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Im just shocked that someone still has a pro3
well... Pro 3 is still hot in my place.... we even have pro 2 and still running good....
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