Is an ESC fan needed for 17.5 brushless?

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Is an ESC fan needed for 17.5 brushless?

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Is an ESC fan needed for a GTB running in a 2wd buggy with a 17.5 motor?
It makes it tough to fit this into the already cramped JRX-2 chassis.

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Re: Is an ESC fan needed for 17.5 brushless?

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You should be fine without the fan. I never ran one in my B4 with a 13.5 on the hottest days of the summer. Just to be safe, check the temps @ 2 minutes and 5 minutes during practice.

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Re: Is an ESC fan needed for 17.5 brushless?

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Watch the GTB's, they run hotter than most--Charlie from Novak let me borrow one during the
2008 USOW as we were having problems with a prototype motor & thought it might be esc related, anyway the clear fan that comes factory with them is junk--, if you can get the smaller
but faster black novak fan remove the clear one and junk it, replace with the optional. Even with the 17.5 and up to 5000/37c batteries you can still do some damage on hot days depending on your rollout

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Re: Is an ESC fan needed for 17.5 brushless?

Post by tecnica2001 »

I've been running my GTB with a 5.5 in my T4 for almost a year without a fan, and haven't had a problem so far.

Oh, and I'm running a 35C lipo through it too.... :wink:
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I didn't have any probs last year, sans fan.
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Re: Is an ESC fan needed for 17.5 brushless?

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sounds good, thanks guys.

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Re: Is an ESC fan needed for 17.5 brushless?

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Just keep an eye on the temps for the first couple runs. Also, if conditions change from moderately dry to really wet your system will be working much harder.

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Re: Is an ESC fan needed for 17.5 brushless?

Post by badhoopty »

i ran all last year at the vintage nats with no fan.

BUT i spent half the time upside down waiting to get marshalled... ;)

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