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Old Oct 23, 2012, 06:01 PM
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can you turn an ice50 into an ice50 lite?

i have a regular ice 50 that i'd like to remove the heatsink of so it'll fit in a plane i have. can i do this and then shrink wrap it or is there an aluminum plate that gets mounted under the shrink to help as a heatsink? just trying to save from buying another awesome, but pricey esc. thanx.
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Old Oct 23, 2012, 07:07 PM
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As I recall the Lite version has a small aluminum plate as a heatsink under the shrink wrap.


It would be best to sell it and get the lite version. You could call Tech Support and see how much they would charge to convert it for you or if they will send you the parts. A plate and shrink wrap would probably not be that expensive/


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Old Oct 23, 2012, 09:01 PM
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that's what i was thinking. hopefully one of the mods will shed some light on this for me. not like it would be very hard, i've wrapped my other esc's before with heatsinks.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 01:41 PM
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that's what i was thinking. hopefully one of the mods will shed some light on this for me. not like it would be very hard, i've wrapped my other esc's before with heatsinks.
Just call the repair department...


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Old Oct 24, 2012, 04:47 PM
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thanks clintstone. just noticed that the heatsinks are applied to the board with what looks like thermal cement. i've used it some in my computer projects and it's hard as hell to get apart. guess i'll make that call now.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 04:54 PM
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just got off the phone with Bernie and through some laughter, it looks like i'm looking for a lite version. he said they use a pretty robust themal cement and it'll most likely tear the top of the fets off if i try and pry any. just not worth ruining a perfectly functional esc so it'll fit where i want it. now we know.
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