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nitro water cooling

Discussion in 'Race - Engines, Tuning & Exhaust' started by rob, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. rob

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    hey guys. i had an idea today. well it might be a silly idea but i was thinking if anyone has put a water cooled head off a nitro boat motor and put it on their road car. im not sure how the boat head works (if it works with a radiator or just from the water) so just want your input on this guys. Imagine how much cooler and how scale it will look if you fit your on road drift car with a mini scale radiator!
     
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    I would imagine it would use a water pickup that would be just under the surface of the water. Air cooling is best for ground vehicles from what I see.... perhaps can you mount a fan beside your motor?
     
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    I have seen nitro touring cars with a rad right where the big foam bumper would be with like 1-2 computer fans like the little ones.. I am sure it would work fine as long as u have a decent amount of air runnin thru it
     
  4. rob

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    sounds cool guys! I might search for some pics
     
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    well with no water pump the water would not move...
     
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    maybe have a little electric water pump?
     
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    Hi,
    Wow! Good Idea
    Fortunately, as I sit,
    while reading this post
    :scared:
    this is the first time I see a miniature cooling system,
    like everyone else, I'd be curious to know more,
    even more,
    a water pump, maybe it would be the piece that you see in the middle of the chassis (pictured, located between servo and tank)??
    I will follow this issue
    Seb

    :yaehamnotdurnk:
     
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    it wouldnt work, boats have a pick up and exit where it picks up cold water, runs it by the motor and it exits the boat warmer then when it enters. on a car theres no way to get fresh water so the entire time the water would get warmer and warmer until eventually you would be pumping hot water by your engine causeing it to work against you. and it wouldnt take very long either, maybe 3-5 mins.
     
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    It could work you would have to get or make a radiator with a fan to dissipate the heat from the motor.
     
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    just a thought too. that boat pump is probaly not meant for the hot temps. its for cold river water (or whatever)
     
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    LOL i've been rear ended enough times on the track, there's wayy too much contact and heavy crashes for precision work like that, especially in the front. the only way to keep it protected would be to hide it back behind the front bumper meaning you wouldnt get much air flow.
     
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    Ive thought about this issue and im not sure it will really be that effective in an r/c car compared to a normal 1:1 vehicle.
    Eg: in a car you have a thermostat which regulates water flow. Now if there is no thermostat, the water will just keep getting pushed around in a circle into the motor then to the radiator BUT the water doesnt stay in the radiator long enough to cool down. Same with the rc car. its just going to be pushing hotter and hotter water round and round and water wont stay in radiator long enough to cool.
     
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    lol 2 computer fans. just don't run it non stop give the car breacks.:wut:
     
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    Ever think of using a gel based cpu cooling system since them run much cooler than water and are alot safer for the electronics and the new systems arre really small with little pumps
     
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    i thouhgt of that and read this and though why not rearrange the servos and put the radiator more in the middle and run anifreeze ( in a 1/1 car in the summer it keeps the motor cooler) but i dont know alot about on-road car but you can't you cut open the front a little and put a mesh screen in front of the radiator to keep debris from getting in it and reinforce the radiator form the shock of bumping in racing and the road
     
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    I would have to say the idea sounds good in theory but in the practice probably not worth it. These engines do need some heat to run right. A boat is liquid cooled as there is usually no air going over the head.
     
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    Sick idea guys, But ill stick to fan cooled engine's.. also fan are alot less hassle
    :)

    -Jamie
     

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