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Old 05-16-2013, 04:53 AM   #1
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I noticed that some shells for nitro cars have a hole in the windscreen for cooling.

Just wondering why this is not commonly done for electric cars.

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Old 05-16-2013, 04:56 AM   #2
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I noticed that some shells for nitro cars have a hole in the windscreen for cooling.

Just wondering why this is not commonly done for electric cars.

Thanks.
The hole in nitro car windscreens is for access to the fuel tank.

It's against the rules in electric racing. It also ruins the aerodynamics of the body.

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The hole in nitro car windscreens is for access to the fuel tank.

It's against the rules in electric racing. It also ruins the aerodynamics of the body.

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I'd much rather not cut holes in my body, aerodynamically it's a lot better id say, and you get the full handling characteristics with no holes.
And a fan is most of the time good enough to cool the motor to where it needs to be, for a nitro engine the little fan is pretty much useless.
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