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Old 08-23-2013, 12:06 PM   #1
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I've spent some time comparing various motor fans and would like to share the results with everyone. Enjoy!

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Well done, thanks for the info!
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Well done.
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Bravo . R U willing to add to the mix the gravity Rc fan I feel would be up there with the front runners it moves some air at 6v!
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Thanks for the support guys. Glad to be able to help our community.

I'd be happy to add the gravity if someone would sell me one Looks like christian is out. Any other suggested sources?
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Very informative...thank you
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Good review. I have 3 of those fans and pretty much confirms the rankings I had based on my experience.
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All that made we wanna do is go spend 30 bucks on a fan ! Thanks alot LOL!
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Great review!

Maybe the next series could be running a motor and seeing how much they cool...
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Can you try the zeppin 40mm
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nice job. I also like the battery test articles you wrote.
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Well done for sure.

Are the fans supposed to blow air on the motor or blow air away from the motor? I just bought some integy fans. They seem to
Blow air away from the motor.

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blow on the motor
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Thanks guys.

Yeah, ideally i'd be able to track test the effects of various fan setups. Hopefully I can get the time to put out some good info.

Zeppin 40mm has been added to the 'to test' list as well
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Well done for sure.

Are the fans supposed to blow air on the motor or blow air away from the motor? I just bought some integy fans. They seem to
Blow air away from the motor.

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For my track cars, I always set them to blow towards the motor, but to be honest, I've had the same question.

I've experimented with a few things just to mess around in the past, but I didn't feel like I put in enough laps to get truly conclusive results. I imagine if you had a good enough heatsink to wick heat away, an exhaust setup would work well.

I don't personally run anything that complicated though; i've learned just tape and go works for me.
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