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    How to Cool Down a Motor and ESC Without Fans :D

    This isn't the most effective method of cooling, but it certainly is the cheapest and fastest to get. It could probably be used temporarily (like waiting for the motor fans to get delivered or something).

    Materials needed:

    - Sealable plastic bag

    - Ice cubes (anything cool would work)

    - Tape/rubber bands

    What I did was to toss the Ice cubes in a Ziploc bag, and use a rubberband to secure the bag of ice on top of the motor.





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    They also make those sealed re-freezable ice packs that aren't actually made of water that might work.

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    That's true, but for around the same price, you can get a heatsink or a fan, but it should also work pretty good.
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    Do you have issues with condensation? But, I guess with those being water resistant, it shouldn't be an issue.

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    Hopefully anything that condensation would hurt, is sealed. Hopefully..

    Have you always done this or was it a new idea? Its a great idea honestly.

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    It's a new idea, just kinda came up with it. I am using a brushed motor for this, so condensation doesn't really do any damage. It's not a good idea with unsealed sensored motors, because there will be enough condensation to drip onto the motor.

    Also, it's probably not the best idea to cool a LiPo with it, condensation getting inside the LiPo may damage it. I came up with this only as a temporary fix, so it's not the best idea to do this consistently.
    Last edited by RCWilly; 09-04-2020 at 10:54 PM.
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