Words and Photos Drew Trudeau
Bumping up your RC vehicles power system to brushless puts you in the driver’s seat with some of the fastest motors you can bolt on and with great speed comes great responsibility. If you are the kind of RC nut that really loves to get the most out of your motor you know how important it can be to keep it running cool. Castle Creations is renowned for world class motors with some of best accessories to lengthen the lifespan of your motors and improve overall performance and their Blower Fan Shroud is a surefire way to achieve maximum performance and keep your Neu-Castle motor running for a long time.
Whether you’re at the track or in the park, it’s not unheard of to run your vehicles at peak RPMs where you run the risk of damaging the motor under extreme temperatures. By securing the CC Blower to your motor you can reduce running temperatures by up to 30 degrees which allows the motor to perform under optimal conditions increasing its overall lifespan as well. I thought this would be the perfect upgrade for my E-Revo. Installing the shroud merely requires slipping it over the motor, securing it with the included zip-ties and plugging it into an open channel on the receiver for power. With the truck powered up the CC Blower immediately kicks on and begins its cooling ways, just that simple. After two full battery packs of hard driving the motor was noticeably cooler; 22 degrees according to my temp gun. While that may not seem like a lot, consider the difference 20-30 degrees can make when you’re motor temp is on the border of too hot. Twenty is the difference of being safely on the cool side or toasting wire depending which way it goes and that’s a huge difference to this editor in the end.
For all out aggressive and high performance thrills this kind of accessory is a must have. Castle Creations yet again goes one step further to enhance their motor’s capabilities by literally blowing away the competition. Grab your temperature guns and judge for yourselves.
Length: 1.93in. (49mm)
Width: 1.75in. (44.5mm)
Height: 1.75in. (44.5mm)
Wire Length: 9.5in. (241mm)
Part No.: 011-0004-00
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