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Old 02-27-2011, 11:57 PM
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I bought a fan identical to this in MS at Nitro Toys and Hobbies. I think I paid under $10 for it and its is awesome. I don't know the # off hand, but if you search it should be easy to get. I wouldn't be surprised if they would ship it too for a few extra $$. The thing I like about this fan is it has a wide enough base to be servo taped on the chassis where ever I want with no heavy mounts etc. I have been running three in three different cars all powered off the esc posts without any failures after several months. FYI

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Old 02-28-2011, 12:07 AM
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Yeah Racing

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Old 02-28-2011, 12:11 AM
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Lol $11.80 for the fan, $13.54 for you to post the 0.06gram fan to Australia.

WTF?!?
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Dragonfire View Post
Lucky you.... With one single exception every YR fan we have had has failed on battery voltage in two racemeets. They are pretty good up until then but why chance it? The MM fan is better on BEC voltage so thats all I use now and it does enough.

Did you run the YR fan in for ~8 hours first ?

I have done so to all my YR fans, and they're still running perfectly.

I usually give them 8 hours at 4.8v, then clean the bearing, and re-lube.
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:31 AM
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Originally Posted by [[john]] View Post
Did you run the YR fan in for ~8 hours first ?

I have done so to all my YR fans, and they're still running perfectly.

I usually give them 8 hours at 4.8v, then clean the bearing, and re-lube.
Why would running them in help?
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:53 AM
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How are you guys running your fans directly to your battery? Just solder it right to the positive + negative? Arent there any voltage limits that need to be in place?

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Old 02-28-2011, 06:19 AM
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Originally Posted by TC4Racer123 View Post
How are you guys running your fans directly to your battery? Just solder it right to the positive + negative? Arent there any voltage limits that need to be in place?

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Solder right to the + and - posts on the ESC, route the wires as required. Most of the fans listed will run just fine with full battery voltage. If it won't, it's not worth having.
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Old 02-28-2011, 06:38 AM
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I found that with the fan hooked up to the speedo terminals, when I accelerated the voltage drop across those terminals was so much that my fan stopped. So decided to give the fan its own power source, two tiny 150mah Lipo's hooked up in series to get the voltage. They have replaced some chassis weights so nothing lost there. Works spot on.

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