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Old 10-16-2014, 10:14 AM
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TQ Raceway ....They have the R1 fans...they are the best out there.

Here is a link...

http://www.tqrcracing.com/shop/produ...p?s_cate_id=05
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by KA2AEV
You guys that are mounting just the fans, where do you get just the fans from???
i have one of hanulec's original fans but there are a bunch that are very good - most online shops carry fans by themselves now
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Thanks guys appreciate the info
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Here are the pictures of the fan unit I use. Hope this helps.
Attached Thumbnails Tamiya Championship Series-gedc5191.jpg   Tamiya Championship Series-gedc5192.jpg   Tamiya Championship Series-gedc5195.jpg  
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Originally Posted by CSeils
Here are the pictures of the fan unit I use. Hope this helps.
thanks!!
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Old 10-17-2014, 01:33 PM
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For you guys who did or are planning on mounting the fan using either Lexan or aluminum
Do you know if this addition is TCS legal?
Or does it have to be a specific type of Fan mount
I don't remember seening any mentions about Fan mounts in the rules
Just trying to avoid any trouble with the Techies before the next TCS
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Old 10-19-2014, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by KA2AEV
For you guys who did or are planning on mounting the fan using either Lexan or aluminum
Do you know if this addition is TCS legal?
Or does it have to be a specific type of Fan mount
I don't remember seening any mentions about Fan mounts in the rules
Just trying to avoid any trouble with the Techies before the next TCS
There are no restrictions on how you mount your fan. Obviously what they don't want to happen is your fan flying off the track due to poor mounting. One rule I know of is you can't use more than two fans. Either you put one on your ESC and one on the motor or two on the motor and non on the esc, its up to you. But you can't have say one on the esc and two on the motor or four on the motor and two on the esc. Don't laugh, I've seen it happen before.
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Old 10-19-2014, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by izzyracer
There are no restrictions on how you mount your fan. Obviously what they don't want to happen is your fan flying off the track due to poor mounting. One rule I know of is you can't use more than two fans. Either you put one on your ESC and one on the motor or two on the motor and non on the esc, its up to you. But you can't have say one on the esc and two on the motor or four on the motor and two on the esc. Don't laugh, I've seen it happen before.
I have to, but with this hobby, I've seen some people take things to excess
for the most stupidest reasons, totally forgetting these are just toy cars and a
hobby!
Thanks Izzy for the info!
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Originally Posted by KA2AEV
I have to, but with this hobby, I've seen some people take things to excess
for the most stupidest reasons, totally forgetting these are just toy cars and a
hobby!
Thanks Izzy for the info!
all valid points but luckily with fans, as long as you don't go with more then 2 (in any combo like Izzy mentions), you're fine at almost every track and every racing ruleset

now said of said fans are sometimes something completely different
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Originally Posted by k_bojar
all valid points but luckily with fans, as long as you don't go with more then 2 (in any combo like Izzy mentions), you're fine at almost every track and every racing ruleset

now said of said fans are sometimes something completely different
I can honestly say that I wasn't a big fan of fans! I always seemed to catch the wires or accidently break one of the blades in the fan and ruin it, or they just stop working completely If you mount your fan too close to the motor the magnets of the motor will overwhelm the magnet on the fan and won't be as efficient as it could be.
I have probably spent over $100 dollars on fans and fan mounts and fan heat sinks.
Now fans are more powerful not just using the voltage off the receiver but also being able to run directly off the battery or receiver pack.
This is enough to make a racer's head spin.
Anyway final thought of fans is they are a necessary evil but will save you from your motor going up in smoke which can cost you hundreds of dollars in the long run.
Just my2$

P.S. I use the R1 fans and mounts, they seem to work the best. The fans blow a lot of air and the mounts are light and don't block any of the openings in the motor by angling the fan just the way you want it!
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Tamiya world is coming up. I wish luck to all the national champions. Go kick some ass over there!

Also nice write up like Rod did would be greatly appreciated XD
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Tamiya world is coming up. I wish luck to all the national champions. Go kick some ass over there!

Also nice write up like Rod did would be greatly appreciated XD
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Old 11-10-2014, 09:32 AM
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Just wanted to say congrats to the winners of the TCS race at Middle River Hobbies, especially to Manny and his coppertone-colored Mini and to Denmark for navigating his white-colored F1 car through the field with aplomb.

Any comments on the date? Early November seems to be good race date, no weather issues, no conflicts with other big events.

Thanks to all the visiting drivers, see you next time.
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Golddust and Myself want to thank Matt, Amy and the boys from Middle River Hobbies for putting on
a wonderful show once again.
We've had a blast so many times at this facility, we're looking to go back again already!
Thanks again
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Old 11-12-2014, 12:45 AM
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Special thanks to Fred at Tamiya and Tamiya USA for keeping the TCS Racing series alive. This past weekends event at Middle River Hobbies was fantastic with the MRH Crew hosting on of the best run events on the east Coast.

Its amazing to see the great turnouts we're getting on the East coast for TCS Events. I'm sure it has to do in part to Tamiya not charging but I also like to believe that the racers believe Tamiya offers some of the best products out there and has found a way to keep the fun in racing. As a loyal Tamiya user since my first Tamiya kit (Holiday Buggy 1980 something - WOW I'm old) - Thank You!!!

Looking forward to 2015
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