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Old 05-03-2006, 06:25 PM   #1
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After you and your b4 secured 1st place at the last EPROT, it inspired me to get my old b4 dusted off, fixed up, and ready to race again.

I bought it when they first came out, so it's a complete stock b4 from 3 years ago. No fancy factory team upgrades or anthing, so i'm curious to see how it fares against your newer model.

The 15 turn cheapo Tazer ESC arrived in the mail the other day, so I threw that into the b4 with my original tower hobbies speed secret 14 turn that I ran in it. The motor surely has seen better days.. i've had to rebuild it countless times but it still lugs along like a champ.

I've never had a problem running 1 or 2 turns lower than the ESC recommendations, but that's been with high quality ones like LRP and Novak. Time will tell if the Tazer holds up - already I see where skimped such as using 16 guage wiring.

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Old 05-04-2006, 03:32 PM   #3
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One tip I can pass on would be to watch out for the heat sink on the ESC. It gets very close to the lexan body of the B4. I used a piece 1 inch piece of aluminum tape on the lexan body just above the ESC to reflect the heat.

I have an extra piece in my toolkit which I bring to EPROT if you need/want.
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Thanks for the tip!

Although my ESC is running so hot, I don't think I want to reflect any heat back towards it...

Instead, I think I'll end up cutting a hole in my body where the heat can escape...

Thanks again though, I never noticed how close it actually was until you mentioned it!
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If you going to cut a hole.. make a U infront of the esc.. then bend the lexan in a little.. air will follow the curve.. and pull air down to the esc keeping it cooler.. .. that's if you were going to cut a hole anyway..
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