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Old 12-08-2012, 03:31 PM   #1
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Anyone have problems with having the ESC mounted in the front under the canopy on the Trekker?
I maidened mine this morning. 45 outside, 1800rpm headspeed and only hovering and a few figure 8's and the CC Ice2 HV120 felt pretty warm.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:22 AM   #2
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I mounted mine up on the rear deck. I am worried about having it tucked away inside the canopy as there is not much air flow. I think the highest temp I've seen is about 110 degrees. Plus If it ever decides to go up in flames, I want it up out of the way and not enclosed right beside the FBL unit and battery.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:07 AM   #3
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I'm putting mine where HeliBuilder.com put his. Nu66ie meet KHoyasgk. KHoysagk, meet Nu66ie. We are all 'friends' but, you two may not know each other.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:11 AM   #4
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Thanks Heligriff, thanks Nu66ie.
I thought about putting it back there, but as of now I like the way I have it mounted and no wiring shows with the canopy on, which makes for a cleaner look. Plus, I really don't feel like ripping it apart again.
I found a link to an ESC cooling fan but couldn't find any more info on it. Anyone know more about it, please share your info.
For some reason helifreak won't let me post the link to heli daily. So lets try it this way. Just remove the space between "heli" and "daily" to get to the page.
heli daily.com/cool-product-cooling-fan-for-castle-creations-ice-80-120-160-hv-escs/
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:32 AM   #5
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Thanks Heligriff, thanks Nu66ie.
I thought about putting it back there, but as of now I like the way I have it mounted and no wiring shows with the canopy on, which makes for a cleaner look. Plus, I really don't feel like ripping it apart again.
I found a link to an ESC cooling fan but couldn't find any more info on it. Anyone know more about it, please share your info.
For some reason helifreak won't let me post the link to heli daily. So lets try it this way. Just remove the space between "heli" and "daily" to get to the page.
heli daily.com/cool-product-cooling-fan-for-castle-creations-ice-80-120-160-hv-escs/
I can't imagine it being able to give off enough air to cool a 160HV ESC while doing 3D or Sport flying. Maybe it can, but I would think that air rushing through the canopy at 40mph would be greater than what the fan can deliver. It may be more valuable after you've landed just to cool the ESC quicker. Hey, for $30, it would be worth the extra protection!
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:33 AM   #6
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How do I get my helis to show up on my posts? Is that a signature?
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:43 PM   #7
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How do I get my helis to show up on my posts? Is that a signature?
correct.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:28 PM   #8
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:26 PM   #9
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khoysagk, nice to meet.

I have seen that cooling fan article but have not seen it for sale anywhere. Did you look at your Castle Logs to see what the temperatures were? If your flying in cooler weather, it may be just fine. ...the logs are your unseen friends...
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:18 PM   #10
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khoysagk, nice to meet.

I have seen that cooling fan article but have not seen it for sale anywhere. Did you look at your Castle Logs to see what the temperatures were? If your flying in cooler weather, it may be just fine. ...the logs are your unseen friends...
The temp spiked at 127°. Of course that was just the maiden. Right now it might be fine, come summer it might be a different story.

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Old 12-11-2012, 09:51 PM   #11
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127 is nothing at all. Like Nu, i have my CC160Hv mounted on the back deck. i whole heartedly reccomend you trade up to the 160 as the 120 has had issues.
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