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Old 05-05-2012, 12:23 AM   #1
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hi all,

I've picked up a Parkzone Spitfire with the 30A brushless ESC setup in and I think I'm having problems keeping the ESC cool.

First, I have to rave about Parkzones support. Once again they have been incredible and shipped me a new motor and ESC after my plane had a meltdown. Since we weren't sure if it was the motor or the ESC that caused it, they shipped both to me. FANTASTIC!! they even upgraded me from the 30A to the 40A.

Okay, back to my Spitfire... the ESC is set up in such a way that it is crammed into the plane tightly between the battery and the side of the fuse, getting virtually NO airflow and I'm worried that it won't stay cool during flight.

I'd love to hear any ideas that you guys might have to increase airflow or cooling in this model.

I will post a few photos for reference.
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My Spitfire (can you see the crash repair?)


Empty battery compartment with ESC hanging out


Stock battery (2200mah 11.1v). Note the ESC on the left of the battery


3300Mah battery installed. quite a bit larger, but still a very reasonable c.g.
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:29 AM   #3
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I can't see your picture.

Are you using the stock prop?
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yes. stock 9.5x7.5 prop, stock 960k motor and (now)stock 40A E-flite ESC.
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