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    Erevo 2.0 cooling

    Plan on picking up 2.0 brushless as soon as my LHS gets one, intend to run 6s. What are folks running for cooling on the stock motor?

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    The VXL-6s ESC already has a fan on it from the factory. I use a Yeah Racing dual fan setup on the motor, powered by an open slot on the receiver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grizzly03 View Post
    The VXL-6s ESC already has a fan on it from the factory. I use a Yeah Racing dual fan setup on the motor, powered by an open slot on the receiver.
    Wasn't even thinking of that. My 1.0 already has an esc fan as well. I'll look into that setup though, thanks!

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    I have a Castle Creations fan setup, and it seems to work just fine. In the future, it may get a Yeah Racing setup, since that looks really sharp, and more importantly, seems to work better due to the heat sink.
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    I went with a yeah heatsink and fan. Really need a heat sink to go with a fan. Helps much more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Beavis View Post
    I have a Castle Creations fan setup, and it seems to work just fine. In the future, it may get a Yeah Racing setup, since that looks really sharp, and more importantly, seems to work better due to the heat sink.
    I have the castle one with a hobbystar alloy framed 30mm fan in it on a blx2050kv motor in my ERBEv2 and in my outcast, I have the yeah racing with the same fans on it on the blx2050kv motor. I like the dual fan setup better for a few reasons. The heat sink, it locks onto the motor like a clamp with screws and 2 fans, so if one fan fails, you still have something moving air.

    I really should buy another dual fan cooler for my ERBEv2. I had a single fan one die in my outcast and my motor got to 254F before I realized the fan was out... the dead fan cost me a new motor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olds97_lss View Post
    I have the castle one with a hobbystar alloy framed 30mm fan in it on a blx2050kv motor in my ERBEv2 and in my outcast, I have the yeah racing with the same fans on it on the blx2050kv motor. I like the dual fan setup better for a few reasons. The heat sink, it locks onto the motor like a clamp with screws and 2 fans, so if one fan fails, you still have something moving air.

    I really should buy another dual fan cooler for my ERBEv2. I had a single fan one die in my outcast and my motor got to 254F before I realized the fan was out... the dead fan cost me a new motor.
    Those alloy framed fans fit the yeah racing heatsink?

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    Well, I have the PowerHobby version and I had to egg out the bolt holes on the bottom side of the fan a bit, then I added 2mm aluminum spacers to raise the fans for better air flow.

    Took a little work, but I really like those fans. They push soooo much air, and the alloy frame makes them last a lot longer. The motor/blades don't flex nearly as much on impact and the cage is far less likely to crack. So it was worth the effort to me.

    I also put one on the max6 in my outcast because it's OEM fan lasted 2 bash sessions, then died due to the cage breaking, then blades snapping off. Doesn't fit there quite right, but I made it work.

    These are the fans (they have a couple colors):
    https://www.rcjuice.com/hobbystar-tu...x30mm-red.html

    Spacers (2mm version):
    https://www.rcjuice.com/hobbystar-al...acer-10pk.html

    Mesh:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077M93J18

    Cooler:
    https://www.amazon.com/Powerhobby-Al.../dp/B07ZPMTZX7

    I ran the bolts through the washers->screen->fans, put the spacers on the back side, then squeezed them with pliars so they would grab onto the bolts a little bit. I don't have to tell you how hard it was trying to get 8 spacers to stay in place all at the same time otherwise... lol! Crimping them on made them stay put well enough to get it bolted up. I didn't want to use tape or glue or anything because I wanted the aluminum->aluminum->aluminum contact between the fans, spacers, heat sink. I did use threadlock on all the screws after threading them through though. I had to use my own bolts/washers for the fans.

    Installed:
    Last edited by olds97_lss; 08-17-2020 at 04:21 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olds97_lss View Post
    Well, I have the PowerHobby version and I had to egg out the bolt holes on the bottom side of the fan a bit, then I added 2mm aluminum spacers to raise the fans for better air flow.

    Took a little work, but I really like those fans. They push soooo much air, and the alloy frame makes them last a lot longer. The motor/blades don't flex nearly as much on impact and the cage is far less likely to crack. So it was worth the effort to me.

    I also put one on the max6 in my outcast because it's OEM fan lasted 2 bash sessions, then died due to the cage breaking, then blades snapping off. Doesn't fit there quite right, but I made it work.

    These are the fans (they have a couple colors):
    https://www.rcjuice.com/hobbystar-tu...x30mm-red.html

    Spacers (2mm version):
    https://www.rcjuice.com/hobbystar-al...acer-10pk.html

    Mesh:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077M93J18

    Cooler:
    https://www.amazon.com/Powerhobby-Al.../dp/B07ZPMTZX7

    I ran the bolts through the washers->screen->fans, put the spacers on the back side, then squeezed them with pliars so they would grab onto the bolts a little bit. I don't have to tell you how hard it was trying to get 8 spacers to stay in place all at the same time otherwise... lol! Crimping them on made them stay put well enough to get it bolted up. I didn't want to use tape or glue or anything because I wanted the aluminum->aluminum->aluminum contact between the fans, spacers, heat sink. I did use threadlock on all the screws after threading them through though.

    Installed:
    Wow, thanks man! That is super informative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cghorr01 View Post
    Wow, thanks man! That is super informative.

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    At this time of covid-crisis, I figure the more info to help people buying the correct stuff the first time, the better. Anytime really, spending money right the first time is always better.

    I just made that mistake myself with something else... bought a 24V psu for charging. The fans are so loud that I can't stand to be in the same room. Ended up modifying my own off ebay for $20 that's just 12V, but does more than what I currently need. Could have saved myself $110...
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