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02.09.2011, 03:03 AM

DrKnow will have to answer that himself, but from PMing with him a bit I think a lot of it is just about doing it because it's a cool concept. Not extremely practical or necessary, but cool nonetheless. I love stuff like this. Also, trying to completely get rid of fans.

I was looking at some of the little radiators TCS has, they are pretty neat. I could mount one of these right on the front bumper of my 1/8 GT, put a cut out in the body with a little mesh for debris protection, and it would look just like an intercooler on a real 1:1 car, and have plenty of airflow with no fan needed.

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02.09.2011, 03:44 AM

-P- the main goal is to be able to seal off a MMP, MMM, or XL in a waterfroof case without heat issues. The purpose of the waterproof container would be so I could run my RC's in any environment without worry of water damage, which of course voids the warranty.

As an example, say I went to the track and ran just after they watered or was bashing in the mud. Then I take the car home and just take a garden hose and some compressed air to it.


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02.09.2011, 04:12 AM

Well, that would definitely be cool.

I fear Linc's suggestion of inverting it may end badly. It was designed knowing heat rises and the components are stacked in a way that the heatsink is on top to pull heat up as well as the fan pulling air up and out. You'd have to keep it awfully cool to compensate for that.

Additionally, motors and servos are pretty water proof the way they are. A little silicone around the case seam and some heavy grease around the output will waterproof a servo. A little tape and silicone will waterproof a motor.

I think in order to make this a reality you need to focus all of the cooling ability on the esc. Your cooling system will only remove so much heat, and I fear adding the servo and motor into the loop will over tax the system.

Focus on the esc, and if you end up with ice cold temps, then perhaps you can add the motor or servo.

Also since motors can run a little hotter than esc's trying to keep the motor cool enough that the esc won't overheat could really tax the system.

I'd like to see you accomplish this. Good luck.


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I fear Linc's suggestion of inverting it may end badly. It was designed knowing heat rises and the components are stacked in a way that the heatsink is on top to pull heat up as well as the fan pulling air up and out. You'd have to keep it awfully cool to compensate for that.
I don't think this is much of an issue. Hot air rises (because it is less dense). That doesn't mean that heat rises in general. A heat sink physically connected to heat-generating electrical parts will absorb heat no matter which side it's connected to.

Another consideration - with DrKnow's overpowered set-ups, his trucks may spend as much time on their lids as upright - negating the effect of how the esc is oriented.
   
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The only downside to mounting the heatsink to the chassis I can think of is stress on the components. Con't forget the heatsink is thermal-epoxied to the FET casings - and that's it - so all the stress from jumping, rough terrain, and bad landings will be transferred directly to the FETs, which are relatively fragile. Unless you plan to do something different, the FETs will also be supporting the weight of the entire ESC and all the G forces will be acting on the FETs.
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The only downside to mounting the heatsink to the chassis I can think of is stress on the components. Con't forget the heatsink is thermal-epoxied to the FET casings - and that's it - so all the stress from jumping, rough terrain, and bad landings will be transferred directly to the FETs, which are relatively fragile. Unless you plan to do something different, the FETs will also be supporting the weight of the entire ESC and all the G forces will be acting on the FETs.
This is true. The esc really needs to be mounted in some manner, then the heatsink can just be used to remove heat.

I do worry about the shock, not sure how that will affect stuff.

I do know that if you do not mount an esc sollidly you will have issues with it. That is whay I use double sided tape and zipties whenever possible.
   
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Yeah, it would be different if the heatsink was actually mounted to the PCB (and/or case) and the sink was also touching the FETs.
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I think the first thing I'll try is a liquid heat sink that attaches (in mirror) to the MMM's heat sink. Then put that whole assembly in some foam tucked into a lightweight watertight case (without the MMM's plastic case) that with any luck shouldn't be too much larger than the MMM with it's fan...

The motor cooling was more about helping HOT motors without using a fan. Like these goofy SC trucks trying to put out 1500 watts on 2S.
I think if you had the ESC as the first component in the loop it would work, assuming the chassis has enough thermal mass to dissipate the combined heat, and like Harold said the motor can be a little hotter.


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I have thought about trying something like this:



Build a water jacket around the HS and have the in/out on opposite corners on top. It doesn't require modding the MMM, except for cutting off the top of the case that holds the fan. I think the material would have to be ~1mm thick to fit between the HS and the capacitors on one side.


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Nice setup jeff ! Love that little pump omg loll sooo small !!
   
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Nice setup jeff ! Love that little pump omg loll sooo small !!
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Well, I have been emailing TCS micropumps with questions about the pumps, controls, and their cooling liquid. Is there anything that someone would like me to ask specifically?


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thanks guys ! let me know how much you're setup ends up at , water cooling is such a good ideal ! make's me think of my old pc
   
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Awww man, when did we have to start doing that!


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