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Old 04-27-2013, 12:57 PM   #196
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Has anyone broken the R1 or Superior Hobbies fan? I know the Superior fan is way stronger than any other fan I've seen in that size. I know guys running them in 4x buggies and slamming them around, fan is still going strong. It may be $30 but it's not flimsy or going to give out anytime soon.
+1.....the SH fans are tough. I think it is because the fan uses bearning and not maglev to support the fan.

Can anybody confirm the bearing type used in the R1 fan?
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:14 PM   #198
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Got my r1 wurks fan today. Thing shifts some serious air!... Happy days indeed.
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:28 PM   #199
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Couple things I see with your "durability test." First, all you proved is that if a huge weight gets dropped on the fans, they'll both crack. Second, how do we know you didn't scar the plastic with an hobby knife before putting it in the vise. Do that and that'll be the first place the fan breaks.

The main durability problems with fans that I've seen are the motors coming apart, due to bearings or mounting issues. Or when that is good, the three plastic arms that go from the outside into the motor will break. Perhaps do another test where you test the fans in that area.
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:45 PM   #200
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i'll post a vid,measuring the parts. dont have time rightnow, on my way to the track.

if anyone has any doubt on any of the test or measurement, please feel free to do your own test. both fans are available at hobby shops.

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I'm a believer. I replaced my delta fan with an R1 fan at the track today. I don't have a SH fan for comparison - but the delta has always been the standard other fans are judged against.

Anyway, the R1 was better than the delta, without a doubt. Motor (TC 17.5) was cooler than its ever been after 6 minutes - barely warm to the touch.

I don't really know what measuring thrust on a scale tells you, and I definitely don't know what crushing a fan in a vise tells you. But this is what I can tell you from in car use - the R1 fan is the real deal. Total badass.



Its loud though.
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And I cant believe I just posted in a fan thread. what has RC car racing come to?

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Old 04-27-2013, 09:12 PM   #203
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R1wurks Blower fan 7-8 [email protected] 6.00volts constant
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Just a question where are you getting these Voltage drop numbers?

If you packs are dropping half of volt in 1 minute you need some better batteries. The lowest Voltage that I have seen from a pack after a 6 minute run in 17.5 was 7.6. So with your numbers on your chart I would like to know how you came up with the numbers or if you just took a guess that your pack will lose half a volt every minute of use? I can tell you that racing 25.5 or 21.5 motors I have yet to come back with a pack after an 8+ minutes of racing that is lower then 8 volts. Maybe Im using better quality packs but I think your numbers are really flawed and you would need to use some data logging device to really prove your point on that voltage drop.

But just going off your numbers that you provided and what I know from what I see with my packs and their voltage after a run the SH fan is the way to go it will push more air for my stock racing needs.
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This reminds me of like some D3.5 motor testing from some other motor company!
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:43 PM   #205
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I'll just say this

Steve from R1 may not have the most conventional methods

But he will test things in more ways than one can imagine
You all are only catching a glimpse of it here

When the R1 name goes on something, you can bet it is up to the job
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Should i buy a $15 fan or a $30 fan? HMMMMMMMMMMM?
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I really love all of the fan talk guys. I'm happy people are realizing that installing a fan is important. Honestly, most fans do a good job cooling your motors. They won't prevent you from blowing up a motor -- trust me, I know. I believe the most important part of these fans is overall reliability when installed in the car.
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