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    Question Best Motor cooling for X-Maxx 8s

    Evening all.

    Doing a quick inspection of my Maxx and found that I have thrown a blade on one of the cooling fans over the motor.

    I have checked and could not see any stones of debris in the case so must have been just a dodgy fan.

    Checking wheelspin models, a single fan is £20 that is expensive for what it is! CPC/RS Components are cheaper for a similar one but i have seen people sticking on the Castle cooler as per the below link: -

    Original Stock Fan replacement: -
    https://wheelspinmodels.co.uk/i/284426/

    Castle one: -
    https://wheelspinmodels.co.uk/i/123125/

    Has any had any success in fitting a good cooling system like this or have any recommendations for it?

    Thanks,

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    My stock fans both pooped early, and I replaced them with the Castle 2028 shroud. Very happy with it, not one broken blade yet despite taking way more hits than the stock fans.

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    I use the Castle cooling fan too. They're very easy to mod for use on a Xmaxx.



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    Awesome Stuff!

    Thank for the speedy replies!

    I have one on order and will try and get some shots when its all fitted!

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    Is that fan better for stock setups? As far as air moved.

    Off topic Does anybody have any suggestions for fans to run on the Hobbywing 800kv?

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    IMO the best cooling solution that i've found

    It's cheap
    It's not fragile(soooo many broken fans)
    It's very quiet
    It moves a ton of air

    See my forum post HERE

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    Not sure where to find that or how to connect one. Lol. Seems massive though. Is that practical?

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    If you get the Castle fans, and cut away the plastic that's on top of the fans (see my photo's above), you move a lot more air. Yes, you loose your fan protection, but in the years I've had my Castle fan, I've never had a problem with stuff getting into the its' fan blades. Plus, it's a lot easier to spray (cleaner/dry-lube) into the fan brushes to give you a lot longer fan life. So long, as a matter of fact, that I yet, haven't had the need to change a fan, and still (have/use) the originals.
    Last edited by ReglarGuy; 08-31-2020 at 04:41 AM.
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    Thanks for all of the replies!

    Never even thought of using a PC case fan and have loads!

    Already got the castle fan on order and itís been shipped so will give this a go and if needed in the future, Iíll use a case fan and see how this goes.

    Thanks again peeps!

    Hal


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    Quote Originally Posted by hallamnet View Post
    Evening all.

    Doing a quick inspection of my Maxx and found that I have thrown a blade on one of the cooling fans over the motor.

    I have checked and could not see any stones of debris in the case so must have been just a dodgy fan.

    Checking wheelspin models, a single fan is £20 that is expensive for what it is! CPC/RS Components are cheaper for a similar one but i have seen people sticking on the Castle cooler as per the below link: -

    Original Stock Fan replacement: -
    https://wheelspinmodels.co.uk/i/284426/

    Castle one: -
    https://wheelspinmodels.co.uk/i/123125/

    Has any had any success in fitting a good cooling system like this or have any recommendations for it?

    Thanks,

    Hal
    Here is the Castle one with a good price.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Castle-Crea...oAAOSw-qleJhKr

    And here in Castle website:

    https://www.castlecreations.com/en/o...an-011-0019-00

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxximustraxx View Post
    IMO the best cooling solution that i've found

    It's cheap
    It's not fragile(soooo many broken fans)
    It's very quiet
    It moves a ton of air

    See my forum post HERE
    I use similar thing as you, but I plain to use two computer fans together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juanmacine View Post
    Here is the Castle one with a good price.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Castle-Crea...oAAOSw-qleJhKr

    And here in Castle website:

    https://www.castlecreations.com/en/o...an-011-0019-00
    Ended up ordering that fan so hoping for the best!

    Domineazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxximustraxx View Post
    IMO the best cooling solution that i've found

    It's cheap
    It's not fragile(soooo many broken fans)
    It's very quiet
    It moves a ton of air

    See my forum post HERE
    Hallamnet recently did his as well:
    https://forums.traxxas.com/showthrea...-for-X-Maxx-8s
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    Quote Originally Posted by Domineazy View Post
    Ended up ordering that fan so hoping for the best!

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    Hope you get it soon, mate.

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    Hi Guys.

    I did in the end send the fan back and made my own cooling solution as you guys have already found. As I will be looking to upgrade the motor and esc in the future (maybe near future), I thought i'd go for a solution that I can adapt to other motors and if needed chassis mods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juanmacine View Post
    Hope you get it soon, mate.
    Thanks it came in already. I'm just waiting for my OSE 8mm's which are coming in a couple of hours so I can start my build finally lol.

    Domineazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallamnet View Post
    Hi Guys.

    I did in the end send the fan back and made my own cooling solution as you guys have already found. As I will be looking to upgrade the motor and esc in the future (maybe near future), I thought i'd go for a solution that I can adapt to other motors and if needed chassis mods.
    See your post and your mod is excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domineazy View Post
    Thanks it came in already. I'm just waiting for my OSE 8mm's which are coming in a couple of hours so I can start my build finally lol.

    Domineazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReglarGuy View Post
    I use the Castle cooling fan too. They're very easy to mod for use on a Xmaxx.



    Hey RG (or anyone), I'm running a stock motor but want to use change to a Castle fan due to constantly breaking blades. Is the only mod just running zip ties through the Castle shroud holes and around the Xmaxx's inner skeleton?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goaround28 View Post
    Hey RG (or anyone), I'm running a stock motor but want to use change to a Castle fan due to constantly breaking blades. Is the only mod just running zip ties through the Castle shroud holes and around the Xmaxx's inner skeleton?
    Needa figure out how to use on a 800kv HW. It didnt fit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domineazy View Post
    Needa figure out how to use on a 800kv HW. It didnt fit

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    Hmmm ok...did you try grinding down the ribs on the inside?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goaround28 View Post
    Hmmm ok...did you try grinding down the ribs on the inside?
    On the chassis brace or the fan?

    Domineazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domineazy View Post
    On the chassis brace or the fan?

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    The interior of the fan shroud. The part that sits on the motor heat sink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goaround28 View Post
    Hey RG (or anyone), I'm running a stock motor but want to use change to a Castle fan due to constantly breaking blades. Is the only mod just running zip ties through the Castle shroud holes and around the Xmaxx's inner skeleton?
    That's how I do it, but you can do what ever works with your setup. (IMO) there's no right or wrong way if it works, and looks good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goaround28 View Post
    The interior of the fan shroud. The part that sits on the motor heat sink.
    I don't have a heat sink on my motor. It's not the stock motor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReglarGuy View Post
    That's how I do it, but you can do what ever works with your setup. (IMO) there's no right or wrong way if it works, and looks good.
    Thanks, I have one on the way and plan to also do your mod to open up the grills. Nice work, it looks factory. Dremel???

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    Stop it, stop it, you're embarrassing me....hey, why did you stop. (lol)

    What I did to open the fan area up was to use small wire cutters (called nippers) to cut out the main part of the fan cover, then a Dremel sanding drum to re-shape the area left, then used an Xacto knife (as a file) to finish smoothing (by scrapping) out the plastic's ruff spots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReglarGuy View Post
    Stop it, stop it, you're embarrassing me....hey, why did you stop. (lol) .....


    Perfect! I have all the tools needed for surgery. The only question now is the skill of the physician. Really appreciate you taking the time to help.

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    I have complete faith in you doctor. (lol)
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    So far a good mod. I was surprised to find the eight "screws" were decorative and part of the molded shroud. Not a deal but unless I missed a memo the fans don't seem to be removable to aid in removing the screens. They have to be...they got put in there after the shroud was fab'd but it's not obvious with light prying. Anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goaround28 View Post
    So far a good mod. I was surprised to find the eight "screws" were decorative and part of the molded shroud. Not a deal but unless I missed a memo the fans don't seem to be removable to aid in removing the screens. They have to be...they got put in there after the shroud was fab'd but it's not obvious with light prying. Anyone?
    I have the same fan but never looked at it's construction. Just zipped, plugged and bashed. I did notice the top screws were only decorative. Perhaps screws on underside but guess just glued onto posts...

    Mine doesn't have any mesh screens that I noticed. Then "screens on top" are just part of the molding...

    Guess one could add fine mesh screens with ac glue to the top...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acidic01 View Post
    I have the same fan but never looked at it's construction. Just zipped, plugged and bashed. I did notice the top screws were only decorative. Perhaps screws on underside but guess just glued onto posts...

    Mine doesn't have any mesh screens that I noticed. Then "screens on top" are just part of the molding...

    Guess one could add fine mesh screens with ac glue to the top...

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    Thanks and I agree. Looks like the fans may be plastic welded on their posts but it's hard to tell. I'm going to cut the screen molding off the inlet like RegularGuy did, and thought removing the fans would make that process a bit easier. I'll just go easy.

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    i picked some of these up https://www.rcmart.com/wild-turbo-fa...t-fan-00079591

    little trimming to the stock fan mount setup and they fit.

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