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Postby 971wright » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:37 pm

Hi Guys thought you would like to see how I cool the new boards very simple and dosnt cost much the fan was bought on ebay 10 for £10 so £1 each .Cut large hole where the fan is to let the air in and cut smaller hole to let air out.Just make sure the screws dont stick through there isnt much room behind and if there to long you could blow the board .

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Postby Mackem » Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:23 am

Nice tip Pete, any chance of a link to those fans?

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Postby 971wright » Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:31 pm

Hi John Bought them last year on ebay dont have a link but I typed cooling fan in search and they were there had a look yesterday and couldnt find any this size but there were larger ones just keep looking they will popup from time to time .

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Postby BREL » Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:22 pm

I glued  my fan on to the Rx18's case and drilled a ten mm hole to let the air circulate around the board

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Postby FireflyKeith » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:43 pm

Check out RCCOMMAND he has just added some new stuff to his upgade parts and he has a few different fans now, also lots of other goodies ;D ;D  His shipping is fast and cheap also 8)

http://www.rccommand.com/Tank%20Upgrade%20Parts.php
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Postby JTS » Wed May 20, 2009 7:27 am

Hi

Can I ask a really silly question can the fan be pligged into one of the RX18 sockets?

                                 

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Postby BREL » Wed May 20, 2009 7:50 am

yes Jim it can

I used the unused smokers socket and switch to keep the fan on all of the time

I cut the plug off the smoker 1 inch from the end and soldered the fans wires to the plug wires to get a connection then I used a spare plug and leads to short out the switch socket to keep the fan on all of the time whilst the tank is switched on and off via the TX
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Postby FireflyKeith » Sat May 23, 2009 2:58 pm

BREL wrote:I used a spare plug and leads to short out the switch socket to keep the fan on all of the time whilst the tank is switched on and off via the TX


Hi Brel, im just in the middle of adding my fan to the RX18 and have plugged it into the smoker socket, i just wanted to check what i do with the smoker switch socket, do i just plug a lead in and join the two wires together or do i need a switch ???

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Postby BREL » Sat May 23, 2009 5:33 pm

Keith, join the two wires together by soldering them there is no need of a switch because the fan starts when the Start button is pressed on the TX

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Postby FireflyKeith » Sat May 23, 2009 6:01 pm

Will do, thanks Brel
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Postby JTS » Sun May 24, 2009 4:18 am

Thanks for the advice BREL


                                  I have already blown a RX18 board when changing over my gear boxes!



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