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Mamba Monster Max esc Fan broken

Old 07-15-2009, 06:38 AM
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Default Mamba Monster Max esc Fan broken

Hey I was driving my truggy today and I noticed my esc fan doesn't kick in at 150f anymore it doesn't even work when i first turn on the esc.
Has anyone else had a broken fan on MMM, it's only 15 packs old.
Old 07-15-2009, 06:46 AM
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Default RE: Mamba Monster Max esc Fan broken

Yep, common problem. Just like your wheel bearings, the dust from racing greatly affects the fan. It will eventually go bad. Castle has a place where you can order extra case w/fan on their side for $12. Not a terrible price considering how much people pay for those novak fans, and you get a fresh case too!
Old 07-15-2009, 06:59 AM
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Default RE: Mamba Monster Max esc Fan broken

Will they replace it under warrany my truggy hasn'y even seen the track yet, just been running on grass on tarmac. I am anal lol with my truggy and it get cleaned after every run it still looks brand new so no dust has been in the esc.
Old 07-15-2009, 09:39 AM
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Default RE: Mamba Monster Max esc Fan broken

All you have to do is pop the case open, and slide the new one in,
it has a little plug..
They have instructions on the site to show how to take the case apart.

Blow the top of the esc off with air compressor, a piece of grass may be holding the fan from spinning.
(that has happened alot to mine)

I bought a novak 30x30mm fan, and replaced mine, I just plugged it in to a spare channel on my receiver so it runs all the time to keep it extra cool..
Old 07-15-2009, 11:32 AM
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Default RE: Mamba Monster Max esc Fan broken

If you have difficulty finding a fan, here is a link to Novak fans:

Novak Fan Replacements

For any serious racing, you need to keep replacement fans available, so always buy extras.

Running escs without fans is a sure way to destroy them from over-heating.

Old 07-15-2009, 12:15 PM
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Default RE: Mamba Monster Max esc Fan broken

http://www.castlecreations.com/produ...ment_case.html

12.99 gets you a new fan with case.
Old 07-16-2009, 12:35 AM
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Default RE: Mamba Monster Max esc Fan broken

Castle are charging a rediculous amount for shipping to Australia, $35 us for shipping a small fan is outragous.
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Default RE: Mamba Monster Max esc Fan broken

dunno if this is still a problem to you Lst but as you said shipping to Aus sucks bigtime. join the club :P
but u can get the fan and esc case for 11.99 USD on towerhobbies.com and the shipping is only about 7USD i think...
i know USD is scaled for us but that's still cheaper than 30 dollars or whatever u said before.
hope that helps.
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Default RE: Mamba Monster Max esc Fan broken

probably doesn't help, since it was 6 months ago.
but thanks for trying anyway
(check last post date before posting, usually helps avoid what's called a "gravedig")
Old 02-08-2010, 04:52 AM
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Default RE: Mamba Monster Max esc Fan broken

ORIGINAL: Lst xxl
Castle are charging a rediculous amount for shipping to Australia, $35 us for shipping a small fan is outragous.
Digikey has an assortment of fans all shapes and sizes, if you measure the one that broke I'm sure you can find a sunon or other replacement and shipping should at least be reasonable. www.digikey.com just use the search function and type in 'fan'.
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Default RE: Mamba Monster Max esc Fan broken

Old post, but I sell replacement fans for all kinds of ESC's and I ship to Austrailia for $2. Check [link=http://members.cox.net/manicrc/]here[/link] for info.

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